Violence unleashed against Muslims in New Delhi and Kashmir are anti-Muslim measures that constitute crimes of ethnic cleansing.
According to recent reports, the acts of violence perpetrated in New Delhi, recently, were executed by pro-government Hindu mobs towards the country’s largest religious minority
Incendiary and vandalism attacks against property, setting mosques on fire and burning Muslims alive in their homes or dragging them out into the streets and lynching them, have left the unfortunate balance of 46 dead, more than 300 injured, and hundreds of homes, mosques and cars completely destroyed.
These heinous acts are committed within the context of protests against the Citizenship Law (CAA) recently enacted by New Delhi, just few months after Prime Minister Modi eliminated Kashmir’s special status of autonomy, occupying and isolating an entire nation.
Systematic attacks of India against Muslim minorities
Since the elimination of Kashmir’s special status of autonomy, on August 5, 2019, New Delhi has arrested an estimated of 7,000 people. However reports on human rights violations made by the Association of Mothers and Family of Disappeared of Kashmir (1) and even the latest UN report, leave much more chilling numbers: from 1989 to October 2018, a total of 95,189 people have been killed in massacres and mass killings in Kashmir.
In this sense, both the occupation and annexation of the Kashmir territory, of Muslim majority, and the enactment of this law, which denies citizenship to Muslim majorities who entered India before 2015, are contrary to international law, and civil rights in India.
Thus, the recent horrific events in New Delhi do not constitute acts of «communal violence» as the Modi government alleges, but constitute systematic and organized violence in line with the anti-Muslim terrorist policies of the Indian government, and acording to experts are crimes of ethnic cleansing.
This is how Delhi police treat Muslims in India. As the injured lay bloodied on the ground the police come to record them and make them sing the national anthem as they beat them further. Shocking! #DelhiBurning #DelhiPolicepic.twitter.com/W2oPLcGRyZ
— muslim daily Ⓜ️ (@BirdsOfJannah) February 24, 2020
Witnesses of the brawls criticize that the security forces allowed the violence of the radical groups, while the country’s data verification platforms corroborate a video showing how the Delhi police treat Muslims in India. As the injured lay bloodied on the ground the police come to record them and make them sing the national anthem as they beat them further.
We strongly condemn these heinous acts and demand to Prime Minister Modi to ensure the safety of all its citizens. He should stop to endorse the Indian Islamic community with the mount of terrorism, when is self defence against atrocious acts. The perpetrators and responsables of these crimes must be brought to justice.
We ask the international community, activists and social movements to pronounce and not be indifferent to this cruelty and oppression against innocent people.