Indian Americans Point to Complicit Role of Police in Anti-Muslim Violence in India

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Delhi Police Commissioner SN Srivastava with other police officials at Shiv Vihar. PTI

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NEW DELHI – The Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC) pointed to the complicit role of Delhi police in anti-Muslim pogrom and castigated the same for witch-hunting Muslim activists amid Corona lockdown.

The pogrom was allegedly instigated by incendiary speeches made by controversial BJP leader Kapil Mishra about Muslims peacefully protesting against discriminatory citizenship law.

IAMC came up with a 10-minute documentary which clubbed video evidence and witness accounts pointing to Delhi police allowing Hindu mobs to roam the streets freely to target the Muslim community.

“Delhi Police has been complicit in February’s anti-Muslim pogrom in North-East Delhi and is now using the #COVID19 lockdown to witch-hunt Muslim students and activists who participated in anti-citizenship protests,” tweeted IAMC.

IAMC urged the international community to take note of the rise of Hindutva fascism in India and warned that the citizenship laws and the pogrom has led to the holocaust.

The Indian American Muslim Council is a non-profit advocacy organization of Indian Muslims with sixteen chapters in the United States.

Earlier, Alliance for Justice and Accountability (AJA), an umbrella group of progressive South Asian organizations in the United States including IAMC, condemned the Indian government’s actions in bringing false criminal charges against hundreds of Muslim activists, students, and intellectuals in India and arresting many of them.

They said these activists are being targeted because they have taken on Modi government over passing regressive citizenship law CAA.

 

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