Fraternity Movement Condemns Anti-Muslim Rallies in Delhi, Demands Action Against Ashwini Upadhyay, Others

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The rally at Jantar Mantar was marked by shouting of slogans calling for genocidal violence against Muslims. — Videograb

It also slams police for registering FIR against ‘unknown people’ when the real perpetrators are well-known

Team Clarion 

NEW DELHI — Fraternity Movement on Monday condemned the anti-Muslim rallies that were held in Delhi at Dwarka and Janatar Mantar on Friday and Saturday which were marked by hate speeches calling for genocide of Muslims.

In a press statement, the group of young Muslim activists said such gatherings should not only be condemned but fought with on grounds.

“Anti-Muslim terror crimes have become a common occurrence and there is no contestation from the opposition.”

The Fraternity movement said such rallies in the capital “have reaffirmed the secondary citizenship of Muslims in the country, with the situation worsening every day”.

The Dwarka rally against the proposed Haj House which came after a letter by the All Dwarka Residents Federation, saying Haj House will cause disturbance in the “brotherhood, harmony, and peace in the society apart from the law and order” and cited “every possibility of riots, migration of Hindu and repetition of situation like Shaheen Bagh, Jaffarabad, and Kashmir”.

The statement said in Dwarka rally on Friday “Hindu men could be seen asking to raise Shastra (arms) and Shaastra (Holy Texts) to oppose the move lest “terrorists” take over the country”.

Regarding the Jantar Mantar event near the Parliament, the Fraternity Movement said “people openly called for the genocide of Muslims raising slogans like “Jab mulle kaate jayenge, Ram-Ram chillayenge [Muslims will chant Ram-Ram when they will be slaughtered].”

“Despite visual evidence of hatred and blatant flouting of Covid guidelines, there has been no direct action from the police or executive against the organisers of these rallies. Registering an FIR against “unknown people” when the real perpetrators are known is nothing less than rendering institutional support to genocide enablers,” the statement alleged.

“From anti-Muslim rallies to lynching to pogroms, the Hindu supremacists enjoy impunity and state support, and complicit and implicit approval from the collective society,” it further said.

These vitriolic incidents are not, and should not be deemed to be, the doings of a fringe group or a sub-section of Hindutva, the group warned, adding, these are the reflections of the society we are living in, where Muslims are at risk of losing their liberty, their rights, and their lives. The Islamophobia is propagated by those who either actively call for genocide, or passively lend support in the form of silence.

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