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Arab media stands up against Islamophobia

For the last few months, the Arab world media is now strongly criticising the anti-Muslim propaganda being carried out on the social media, especially by Indian expatriates in the Gulf. On April 18, the OIC had issued a statement, urging India to take urgent steps to stop the growing tide of Islamophobia in the country. Kuwait had also expressed its deep concern over the treatment of India’s minority Muslims and asked the OIC to take up the issue. “Did those who commit crimes against humanity against Muslims in India and violate their rights think that Muslims in the world will remain silent about these crimes and will not move politically, legally and economically against them”?, a statement by the general secretariat of the Kuwait Council of Ministers had said. Earlier, Gulf countries were silent on acts of barbarism on Muslims in India and Indian Held Kashmir.
As it is, India has been taken over by the Hindutva ideology over the past few years ever since the Narendra Modi was sworn-in in 2014. The storm of fascist ideology rocked India and its waves started reverberating across the world. But in India while the anti-minorities bashing and their lynching have largely gone unnoticed, even welcomed, the world is not turning a blind eye towards the anti-Muslim tirade on social media by Indian expatriates around the world. Reaction in the Arab world coincided with the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) annual report listing India among “countries of particular concern” that would be subject to sanctions if they do not improve their records. The commission observed: “In 2019, religious freedom conditions in India experienced a drastic turn downward, with religious minorities under increasing assault.” The UN Secretary General has more than once criticized the killings of young and old in IHK.
Today, in the view of 19 June – international Day for Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, is being commemorated, and international community must not forget the deplorable situation of Muslim women being targeted by Indian military and para-military forces in IHK. Whereas, Indian government under Narendra Modi has proved that it wants to shape India under Hindutva philosophy, and has written the obituary of secular India, Indian media is spreading disinformation on Hindu minorities issue at Bahawalpur. On 21st May, a protest was staged at DC office Bahawalpur led by Mansha Raam & Laskshman Raam residents of Chak No 59 Yazman, against AS Yazman for demolishing their houses. In fact, it was anti-encroachment operation in Yazman, carried out by Teshildar after getting approval by AC Yazman.
According to the AC Yazman, Masha Raam (Hindu Leader) and accomplices are encroachers of state land, and they encroach upon state land and get money from their community. It is pertinent to mention that only 8 to 10 structures/vacant rooms were demolished but it was ensured not to demolish old houses and Hindu community of the area was not disturbed as per encroachment policy due to their old houses. No burning of houses, dispossessing of land of physical torture was done.

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