By Muslim Mirror Staff
Experts from Amnesty International USA and Genocide Watch, leading global human rights watchdogs and other organisations have slammed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his Islamophobic policies and his silence over calls by Hindu extremists for a genocide of Muslims.
Genocide Watch president Gregory Stanton pressed for a US congressional resolution over the same. “We are going to ask for a congressional hearing by the Lantos Human Rights Commission which is bipartisan,” he was quoted by The Telegraph as saying
“The hearing will have the objective of having a US congressional resolution to warn Mr (Narendra) Modi and his government that it must denounce this incitement to commit genocide, which is a crime,” he added. He was addressing a congressional briefing hosted by several organisations, including the Indian-American Muslim Council (IAMC) and Hindus for Human Rights (HHR) on Wednesday.
In a statement, the IAMC said that the briefing was cosponsored by a group of 17 human rights and interfaith organizations.
Speaking at the event, Sunita Viswanath, Executive Director of Hindus for Human Rights said that the speeches made in the Indian state of Uttarakhand are an “explicit call for genocide against Muslims” by religious leaders who are close to the ruling party.
He added that according to research from the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, India is at a high risk – number two in the world – for a genocide.
Govind Acharya of Amnesty attacked the Indian government over the CAA and NRC. “This bigoted law specifically discriminates against Muslims seeking citizenship. When you combine it with the CAA, the NRC is weaponized against Muslims in India.” he added.
The briefing was also addressed by Amina Kausar, an IT entrepreneur who was one of the many victims of Bulli Bai app, where photos of Muslim women were uploaded along with derogatory remarks and put up for auction.
“These online abusers are not fringe elements. Many of them are backed by none other than the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi. I urge US government to take note of the systemic violence that Indian Muslim women are subjected to,” she said.