Religious minorities, particularly Muslims, are feeling insecure in India as attacks on them by Hindu mobs have increased manifold since fascist Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party came into power in the country.
A report released by Kashmir Media Service, today, deplored that persecution of Muslims, Christians and low-caste Hindus has alarmingly increased since Modi took over as the Prime minister of the India in 2014.
The report said that a mob of Hindu extremist in Uttar Pradesh severely beat up an elderly Muslim man Abdul Samad recently.
“He was forced to chant Hindu war cry ‘Jai Sri Ram’ and ‘Vande Mataram’. Attackers cut off his beard and also showed him a video of other Muslims being attacked,” it said.
The report said that in 2019, 49 prominent celebrities had written to Modi, expressing concern that ‘Jai Shri Ram’ had become a war cry.
Several incidents of Hindu extremist groups forcing minorities to chant, Jai Shree Ram have been reported in the recent past, it added.
The report pointed out that India has become a fascist state under Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, who is a member of extremist Hindu organization, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, which follows the Nazi-ideology.
Modi-led communal government is leaving no stone unturned to convert India into a Hindu Rashtara, it said.
The report said that anti-Muslim riots in Gujarat in 2002 and in February last year in New Delhi are the glaring examples of the victimization of Muslims under the close watch of Narendra Modi.
The BJP government has amended the laws protecting cows in several states to include stricter punishments for cow slaughter.
The patronage by Modi regime has emboldened the extremist Hindu organizations such as RSS and other cow vigilantes to attack minority groups, including Christian, Muslim, Dalit, or Adivasi (Indigenous) communities, under the guise of protecting cattle.
Hundreds of members of minority communities have lost their lives as they were lynched by the Hindus on the charges of consuming beef. The perpetrators of these heinous crimes have not punished.—KMS