India has turned into a Hindu fascist state as targeting of religious minorities and all those who refuse to toe the Hindutva line has been normalized in the country since Narendra Modi, a lifetime member of Hindu extremist organization RSS, became its prime minister in 2014.
Modi-led Indian regime is using strong-arm tactics to subjugate not only Muslims in India and Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir but also those who are critical of its cruel policies, said a report released, today, by Kashmir Media Service. It said the BJP government is misusing its probe agencies and laws to scare those raise voice of dissent and even judiciary has become a pliant organ of the state to the extent that it is pronouncing verdicts in favour of Hindu zealots.
The report deplored that persecution, harassment and marginalization of religious minorities, particularly Muslims, have alarmingly increased since BJP came to power, adding that the communal Indian government was leaving no stone unturned to convert India into a Hindu Rashtra.
In its latest anti-Muslim, move, the report said, the Modi regime banned Popular Front of India (PFI) and its affiliates for five years under draconian law Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. The ban was preceded with arresting of hundreds of PFI members during widespread crackdown across India.
The report pointed out that BJP government’s August 5, 2019 illegal action of abrogating IIOJK’s special status has again testified that India is a fascist state and said that the move is aimed at converting the territory’s Muslim majority into a minority.
Terming Modi’s fascist ideology as the biggest threat to peace and stability in South Asia, the report said it is high time for the international community to come together to deal with fascism of Modi and his Hindutva regime and bring them to book for violating international laws in India and IIOJK.
Indian National Congress has said that Bharatiya Janata Party doesn’t want elections in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir for its own interests.
The Congress President for IIOJK-chapter, Vikar Rasool, talking to reporters in Srinagar said the BJP wants to rule over in IIOJK from Delhi and doesn’t want people should elect their representatives.
While reacting to the ban on Indian Muslim political organization, Popular Front of India (PFI), he said that if PFI is banned then Indian government should also ban RSS which according to him is a criminal outfit.
“RSS is a criminal organization that should be banned. Look at the past record of this organization. These days RSS president Mohan Bhagwat visits mosques which is hypocrisy,” he added.
Meanwhile, the Convener of All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter, Mahmood Ahmed Saghar, has said that Modi-led fascist Indian government has imposed an undeclared economic blockade on occupied Jammu and Kashmir due to which the Kashmir’s economy is suffering a heavy loss.
Mahmood Ahmed Saghar in a statement issued in Islamabad said thousands of trucks loaded with fruits have been stuck on the Srinagar-Jammu highway for the last 10 days and are not being allowed to move forward.
He said due to this the farmers and traders of the Kashmir valley have to bear heavy losses. He said the Modi government is destroying the businesses of the people of the occupied territory to economically weaken them.
It is to be mentioned that the apple industry, which is worth about Rs 8000 crores, is the backbone of the economy of Kashmir and more than 35 lakh people are directly or indirectly involved in this industry. After August 5, 2019, due to the anti-Kashmir policies of the Modi government, the farmers and traders of fruits, especially apples, are facing many problems, including creating obstacles in the transportation of fruits.
Meanwhile, Mahmood Ahmed Saghar expressed deep sorrow and grief over the death of the religious scholar and Sheikh-ul-Islam Allama Yusuf al-Qaradawi.
He said Allama Yusuf al-Qaradawi was a bold and fearless religious scholar, teacher, jurist, mujahid, poet and writer and prayed for the high status of the deceased. —KMS