‘When Will the Govt Act?’ Reactions to Genocide Warning by US Expert Pour in

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Dr Gregroy Stanton of Genocide Watch said, “As the leader of India, he (Modi) has an obligation to denounce this genocidal speech (at Dharam Sansad of Haridwar).”

Team Clarion

NEW DELHI – A warning by the President of Genocide Watch of an impending genocide of Muslim in India has set off a wave of concern from political observers, civil society activists and social media users. With a consensus that the warning should be taken seriously, all have urge the Modi Government to take immediate steps to stop Hindutva violence targeting minorities primarily Muslims.

“The potential genocide has been in planning for a while.. now it seems to be raising alarms overseas as well.. we need to take this threat seriously..” wrote Satish Jha, the co-founder of the Hindi daily Jansatta.

“A gathering of saffron-robed Hindu monks held last month at the north Indian Hardiwar city was exactly aimed at inciting the genocide of Muslims,” said Dr Gregroy Stanton at a virtual briefing of US Congress on January 12, Wednesday. “As the leader of India, he has an obligation to denounce this genocidal speech… Yet, Narendra Modi has not spoken against it.”

Reacting to Dr Stanton’s warning, actor Mohammad Zeeshan Ayyub said that the people outside of India have understood but “When will you understand!!,” a reference to the Indian government.

Stanton is a former Research Professor in Genocide Studies and Prevention at George Mason University in the US. He is considered as the foremost expert on genocide who had predicted the Rwandan genocide of the 90s.

Stanton is the founder and president of Genocide Watch, the founder and director of the Cambodian Genocide Project, and the Chair of the Alliance Against Genocide. From 2007 to 2009 he was the president of the International Association of Genocide Scholars.

Sayema, a radio jockey who is active on social media asked, “When will the Govt of India act?”

Prof Ashok Swain, sharing Dr Stanton’s video clip about the warning, wrote “president of Genocide Watch predicts a genocide against Muslims might soon happen in India!”.

Meanwhile, apart from Genocide Watch, Amnesty International USA and 17 other organsiations expressed concern over the plight of Muslims in India.

Meanwhile, apart from Genocide Watch, Amnesty International USA and 17 other organsiations expressed concern over the plight of Muslims in India.

Lyricist Hussain Haidry, who actively exposes Islamophobia and Hindutva violence on the social media, slammed the mainstream media for not covering the genocide warning by the expert.

Experts warned that the country could slide into mass violence and massacres of Muslims if the authorities and leaders chose to look the other way.

The congressional session comes weeks after a so-called religious assembly held in the Hindu holy town of Haridwar made headlines where Hindu monks gave genocidal calls against Muslim community which is facing the brunt of emboldened Hindutva mobs in the last seven years since PM Modi assumed power.

On Saturday, weeks after registering a case against the assembly, the Uttarakhand police arrested Yati Narasinghanand, the priest of Dasna temple in Ghaziabad, a known hate preacher who organised the event, but in another case over his remarks against women.

Only one arrest has been made so far in the hate assembly case that of Jitendra Narayan Tyagi alias Wasim Rizvi on Friday after the Supreme Court asked the Uttarakhand government to file a response in the petition over the matter in 10 days.

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