Kuwait Condemns Ethnic Attacks Against Muslims In India

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Kuwait Condemns Ethnic Attacks Against Muslims In India

Kuwait has appealed to the Organization of International Cooperation (OIC) to indulge in Indian matters which are infusing anti-Muslim sentiments within the country.

On Monday, a statement was released by the General Secretariat of the Kuwait Council of Ministers, expressing deep concern for how Muslims were being treated in India.

General Secretariat of the Kuwait Council of Ministers had called OIC to take urgent action to protect the rights of Muslims in India.

A minister in Kuwait’s Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, Abdullah al-Shoreka, tweeted that the time for Muslims has come to speak up against the mistreatment of their co-religionists.

He further said that Muslims present globally will move politically, economically, socially against people in India who are committing crimes against humanity against Muslims by violating their rights.

Last February, a riot was erupted in Delhi mostly targetting Muslims by Hindu nationalists in India. This riot led to dozens of deaths.

Kuwait Condemns Ethnic Attacks Against Muslims In India

This riot came into effect when Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, passed a controversial citizenship law i.e. Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which has been blamed for excluding Muslims and undermining the principle of secularism in India.

People who witnessed the riots said that as mobs were fighting in the battles, with groups armed with swords and guns setting fire to thousands of properties and vehicles, Delhi police were intervening a bit initially.

There have been many conspiracy theories widely spread that subjected Indian Muslims amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

Tabligh Jamaat conducted an event at Markaz, in New Delhi, which attracted a mass gathering and then the lockdown was imposed thus leaving the crowd stranded and accusations for violating the lockdown and spreading the virus were made. The Government of India has blamed the spread of the novel virus on the mass gatherings of Muslims. Moreover, members of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have appeared in interviews describing the gathering as “corona terrorism“.

Fake video clips were spread which showed Muslims spitting on Police officials thus resulting in the spreading of a “CoronaJihad” hashtag on Twitter, despite the videos being debunked.
The spread of these fake videos resulted in the lynching of Muslims in some areas and complaints were there that Muslims were being called by names.

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