By Muslim Mirror Network
Protests were held in New York, Houston, Texas and in Chicago on Saturday and Sunday in connection with insulting remarks on Prophet Muhammad and growing persecution of Muslims in India. The protests were called by the US-baed Muslim groups.
Around 3000 people participated in the protest organised in front of the Indian consulate in New York on Saturday.
2nd tweet NY Muslim protest in front of INdian Consulate More than 3K @ndtvindia @BDUTT @thewire_in @bombaywallah @svaradarajan @khanumarfa @amnestyusa @amnesty @PTI_News @OmarAbbasHyat @brumbyoz @SamKhan999 @AbzzLive @omantvnews @timesofoman @OmanObserver @KSAMOFA @KSAmofaEN pic.twitter.com/3NbZMcsaQM
— ASPAIRE (@ASPAIREUSA) June 11, 2022
There has been an international outrage over former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharm’s derogatory remarks on Prophet Muhammad. In the wake of growing criticism in the Arab world, the BJP suspended Sharma and its Delhi unit media in-charge Naveen Jindal. However, the BJP responded with violence, police brutality and demolition of houses to protests organised by Muslims in India.
At least Muslim boys were killed during protests in Jharkhand’s Ranchi city on Friday. Several Muslim men and women have been detained and arrested for coming out on the road against the insulting remarks on the prophet.
After NY Houstonians come out in large number to protest the attacks on the honor of #Prophet Muhammad and massacres of Muslims in India Tomorrow 2 PM will be Chicago’s turn to protest in front of the Indian consulate @npr @gettleman @jslaternyc @AJEnglish pic.twitter.com/O5BbWEscF9
— ASPAIRE (@ASPAIREUSA) June 12, 2022
Outspoken Muslim student Afreen Fatima, her parents and sisters have reportedly been taken into police custody. Her house was demolished by authorities in Uttar Pradesh’s Allahabad.