In the year 2019, the Hindu fascist regime of BJP decided to go after Sikhs in Punjab and the Muslims in the Kashmir, the two areas under the non-Hindu rule. There is a stark resemblance in the Indian HRAs being perpetrated in IIOJK and East Punjab. The experts are of the views that IIOJK is an experimental lab of Indian fascist state since long and Khalistan has been chosen to replicate the outcome. East Punjab is the food basket of India, where Sikh farmers are prosperous. Their hard work combined with the rich fertile land of the five rivers has given them both money and confidence. Modi conspired to take control of their lands by imposing restrictions while forcing them to sell their produce to the large Corporations denying them free market access. The Sikhs strongly retaliated. The Khalistan Referendum the International Sikh community decided to hold referendums in all important international capitals. After the very first referendum in London, where the Sikhs overwhelmingly voted to leave the Indian Union, ‘Hindutva’ caved in. Like the Kashmiris, the Sikh community now realizes the past blunder of their leadership in deciding to stay in the union. It may prove to be the unbundling of India where secularism has failed. A ‘Hindu Brahmin’ state may be in the marking where minorities will no longer exist. Considering the ongoing crackdown against Sikhs, RSS mentored BJP led Govt under Modi is going to make another IIOJK out of Punjab State. India under the leadership of Modi taking all steps to implement its Hindutva ideology in Punjab and remodeling it into another IIOJK. The wounds, caused to Sikhs nation in the wake of a military operation “Operation Blue Star” launched in 1984, are yet to heal Modi government has started another brutal crackdown on Sikhs. Tension prevails in all parts of the state and among Sikh diaspora all over the world, over the police action. The police have imposed Section 144 in many districts and announced to shut down the internet. Demonstrations have also taken place in all over Punjab against the police action. Legal advisor to ‘Waris Punjab De’, Imaan Sigh Khara stated that Punjab Police arrested Amritpal Singh and they are afraid that Amritpal will be killed in a fake encounter. Besides this, thousands Sikhs took part in the second phase of Khalistan Referendum voting at the Brisbane Convention. However, such actions are a part of sinister plan yet to unfold. But, Modi is trying to Hinduize the Sikh majority Punjab. It is pertinent to mention here that there is severe tension in Indian Punjab at the moment and the internet is closed in most areas.
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Shocking and Unacceptable: UN Sounds Alarm on India’s History of Racial Discrimination, Brutality, and Inequality.
21st March is being observed as International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination across the world. The day aims to raise awareness about equality and marks as an initiative to end all forms of racism and racial discrimination and calls all sections of society to stand up against intolerant attitudes. International peace and human rights organizations reports have revealed that India’s Hindu extremist government, through RSS has made horrifying life for Muslims, Christians, Dalits, and Sikhs. Bihar has a notorious record for crimes against Dalits. In 2021, 139045 incidents against Dalits were filed in various states. According to United Christian Forum, violence against Christians has geared up in New Delhi, Karnataka, Uttarakhand, and Chhattisgarh since 2018, with perpetrators accusing them of forcefully converting Hindus. In the year 2021, the number of violent incidents against Christians jumped to 486, while 279 in 2020. During a congressional briefing in the US, Dr Gregory Stanton also warned that genocide would continue in India unless the international community played its part in confronting the “Hindutva” ideology. India has entered into a very critical phase of communal strife after the Hindu zealots led by RSS-inspired BJP leaders openly called for the genocide of the Muslims and persecution of other minorities through tacit extreme ploys. Professor of human rights law at American University in Washington, DC. Juan E Mendez has termed the communal situation in India, “dangerous” and “deeply disturbing”. From genocide in Kashmir to suppression of religious minorities, India has become an apartheid state where human rights and equality have become a far-flung idea. US and EU must rise above their economic and strategic interests and call for the protection of human rights in Indian minorities and Kashmiris in IIOJK.
G-20 Summit in IIOJK: A Smokescreen for Distorting Kashmir’s Freedom Struggle? Canada’s NDP Calls for Boycott as India Plans to Evade International Scrutiny of Human Rights Abuse in Kashmir.
Kashmir is an UN-recognized disputed territory and India wants to distort reality about the Kashmir’s freedom struggle by holding a G-20 summit in IIOJK. G-20 summit in IIOJK is a smokescreen aimed at diverting international attention from massive human rights violations being perpetrated by Indian troops in IIOJK. Recently, Canada’s News Democratic Party (NDP) asked its government to boycott G-20 events planned in IIOJK, citing discriminatory anti-minority laws, its threats of ethnic cleansing, persecution of minorities, and the arrests of journalists and human rights activists. International community is well aware of the that lasting peace in South Asia can only be guaranteed by granting the people of IIOJK their inalienable right to self-determination as pledged to them in the relevant UN Security Council resolutions. It is pertinent to mention that India is likely to face serve diplomatic fallout for its deceitful intent in holding an event in IIOJK. Diplomatic circles in China, Canada and Turkey have sounded their concern, KSA is likely to oppose any such attempt by Indian government. Indian government’s decision to use an international platform to pursue its nefarious design openly defying UN charter is highly objectionable act and be condemned by international stake holders and organizations. India is trying to set a wrong precedence which will serious undermine the credibility of international forums like G-20.
“Amnesty International Calls Out Human Rights Abuses in IIOJK; Mr. Fahim Kiyani and Ms. Astrid Laich Speak Out at Birmingham Press Conference!”
Amnesty International UK and other officials from Amnesty International have been at the forefront of defending human rights in the United Kingdom and around the world for decades. Through advocacy, campaigning, and research, Amnesty International UK has sought to protect and uphold the human rights of people from all walks of life. As we continue to fight for justice and freedom around the world, it is important to recognize the work that Amnesty International UK and other officials have done to promote these values. In this blog, we will explore the stories of the people and the work of Amnesty International that have made an impact in the United Kingdom and the world at large.
Human rights are at the forefront of minds across the globe. The UK’s Tehreek e Kashmir, alongside Amnesty International’s Bournville branch, have joined forces to host a press briefing in Birmingham. This meeting aims to raise awareness of the ongoing demolition/bulldozing of houses in the Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir, and the other severe human rights violations taking place in the region.
It was a day on 15 March 2023, when Mr. Fahim Kiyani, President of Tehreek e Kashmir (UK), had a press briefing along with Ms. Astrid Laich, Secretary of the Bournville branch of Amnesty International (UK), and other officials of Amnesty International at Birmingham.
The illustrious gathering of officials discussed the issues plaguing the Indian-Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). In particular, the grave human rights violations that are taking place in the region were discussed. According to the officials of Amnesty International, the institution has recently documented the demolition of residential houses in IIOJK. This demolition happened without any due process or legal justification. This has been taking place since the region was stripped of its autonomy and special constitutional status in August 2019.
The officials of Amnesty International expressed that it was highly disheartening to see the blatant human rights violations in IIOJK. This has included restrictions on freedom of expression, unlawful arrests, extra-judicial detentions and torture of political activists, widespread internet shutdowns, and intense surveillance.
Amnesty International has raised its voice in condemning these human rights violations and has continued to work for the protection of rights and justice for the people of the region. Furthermore, Amnesty International has constantly been working with civil society organizations in IIOJK to ensure access to justice and remedies for the victims.
The stern views and concerns of Amnesty International UK will always be echoed by millions of people who are raising their voices demanding justice and an end to human rights violations in IIOJK. We can only hope and pray that justice prevails and the human rights violations in IIOJK come to an end.
BJP LAWMAKER IN KARNATAKA RAKES UP CONTROVERSY OVER AZAAN
Senior BJP leader and former minister KS Eshwarappa has made a controversial remark on azaan during a public gathering in Bengaluru state of Karnataka. He said, “This (azaan) is a headache for me, wherever I go I have the same problem. Does Allah hear prayers only if one screams on a microphone? Is Allah deaf? I have no doubt there will be an end to this soon as there is a Supreme Court judgement. PM Modi has asked us to respect all religions, but I must ask can Allah hear only if you scream on a microphone? This issue must be resolved soon.” As soon as the azaan started, a visibly irked Eshwarappa began ranting against loudspeakers being used for the call to prayers. Eshwarappa also said, “I never told that we do not need Muslim votes. Our party needs vote of Muslims who are nationalists only.” Eshwarappa, who has also served as the state’s Deputy Chief Minister, is no stranger to controversies. He earlier sparked a row when he referred to 18th century Mysore ruler Tipu Sultan as a “Muslim gunda (goon)”. Later, he defended his controversial “Allah is deaf” remark, saying that he was just expressing what “a common man” felt about sounding the Islamic call to prayer through loudspeakers. Last year, Karnataka witnessed protests over the hijab, while some right-wing groups have also raised an objection over ‘halal’ meat. The Allahabad High Court in May 2022 ruled that delivering the Azaan on loudspeakers is not a fundamental right. The court further said that although Azaan is an integral part of Islam, it stated that delivering it through loudspeakers is not a part of the religion. In January 2023, Haridwar district administration fined seven mosques for causing noise pollution. Human rights Attorney Meetali Jain brought up the extent of hate speech and misinformation in India “of a genocidal character, very much akin” to what has been seen in Myanmar and Ethiopia. Two Indian journalists – Alishan Jafri and Kaushik Raj talked about how anti-Muslim violence had only been rising ever since Narendra Modi government came into power. What’s more, members of ruling party and ministers at the state and Central level have issued and supported such calls for genocide, without facing action. Jason Stanley, a professor of philosophy at Yale University and the author of How Fascism Works, compared what is happening in India now to Nazi Germany. “The early thinkers of the RSS made explicit suggestions that India should follow the Nazi’s model.”