NEW DELHI — Condemning violence against Muslims in India in the aftermath of recent attack on Muslims by right-wing mobs, for their opposition to Citizenship Amendment Act, in Delhi, Iran on Monday called it “senseless thuggery”.
The Iranian foreign minister, Javad Zarif, called on the Indian government to ensure the rule of law and resolve disputes through a peaceful dialogue.
“Iran condemns the wave of organised violence against Indian Muslims. For centuries, Iran has been a friend of India. We urge Indian authorities to ensure the wellbeing of ALL Indians & not let senseless thuggery prevail,” Foreign Minister Javad Zarif tweeted.
Iran condemns the wave of organized violence against Indian Muslims.
For centuries, Iran has been a friend of India. We urge Indian authorities to ensure the wellbeing of ALL Indians & not let senseless thuggery prevail.
Path forward lies in peaceful dialogue and rule of law.
— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) March 2, 2020
More than 50 people lost their lives, mostly Muslims, when a mob of Hindu extremists unleashed a reign of terror and attacked Muslim areas on February 23 and looted and burnt their properties.
Unfortunately, Delhi police either stood by or escorted the mobs during the attacks showing the BJP government’s complicity with the mobs. A video in which injured Muslim men were forced by police cops to lie on the ground and sing patriotic songs went viral exposing the nexus between the police and the attackers.
The attacks were believed to have been carried out by RSS men and other right-wing goons in response to the protests against controversial citizenship law enacted last December and the NRC.