IUMS for forming legal front to defend Muslim minorities

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The International Union for Muslim Scholars on Saturday called for the formation of a global legal front to defend the rights of Muslim minorities around the world.

In a Twitter post, IUMS Secretary-General Ali al-Qaradaghi questioned the impassivity of the Indian police as Hindu militants target Muslims in the country.

“Hindu militants are burning 12 mosques in a week, a new wave of violence against Muslims in India, why is the police silent?” the scholar tweeted.

He said there is a need for “the formation of a global legal front to defend the rights of Muslim minorities around the world.”

On Friday, Indian media quoted local officials as saying that the authorities arrested dozens of people, most of whom belong to extremist right-wing groups after they obstructed Muslims from perform-ing their Friday prayers.

Media reports said that police bolstered their pres-ence on Friday in the northern city of Gurgaon and arrested at least 30 people as crowds of local resi-dents and Hindu groups chanted anti-Muslim slo-gans.

For weeks, Hindu groups have been pressuring the Indian authorities to prevent Muslims from perform-ing the Friday prayers in open spaces. —gencies

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