220 million Indian Muslims on the cusp of genocide: journalist Rana

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Prominent Indian journalist Rana Ay-yub has deplored that Indian Prime Minister Naren-dra Modi whose hands are stained with the blood of 2,000 Muslims in Gujarat has taken away the presi-dency of G-20.

Rana Ayyub who received the prestigious John Aubuchon award conferred on her by the National Press Club of Washington, the Club’s highest hon-our for press freedom, this month, in her speech on the occasion introduced the present-day India to the world by saying, “220 million Muslim population is on the cusp of genocide” and added that “the free press is under attack in India”.

She dedicated it “to my colleagues Mohammad Zubair, Siddique Kappan, and Asif Sultan incarcer-ated for speaking truth to power”, reported KMS.

In her speech, she said, “To begin with, it is a huge honour for me, and I would like to thank Washington Post for having my back at a time when journalists and editors in India, where I worked and held top positions, which did not exist post 2014 when Modi became Prime Minister of India.”—KMS