Speakers at a webinar have demanded prosecution of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his accomplices for 2002 genocide of Gujarat Muslims in India and killing of thousands of Kashmiris in more than 30 massacres in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
The webinar titled ‘Hindutva and India: Threat to South Asian peace’ was organized in connection with the International Peace Day being observed across the world, today.
Among those who participated in the event as speakers included former Ambassador Dr M Nafees Zakariya, Director of the Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought, Canada, Editor Crescent International Dr Zafar Bangash, General Secretary Tehreek Kashmir, UK Rehana Ali Adv, PTV Anchor, Yasir Rehman, M Shehzad Khan, President Pakistan Youth Council, Vice Chairman Friends of Kashmir International Abdul Hameed Lone and Haroon Abbas.
Dr M Nafees Zakariya while taking part in the webinar said that India has been systematically bringing a demographic change in occupied Jammu and Kashmir since 1947. Around half a million people were massacred while more than one million were forced to migrate to Pakistan and Azad Kashmir in 1947. He said that New Delhi brought demographic change in Jammu in 1947, and it is taking multiple measures to repeat the same in the Kashmir valley. He pointed out that thousands of Kashmiris have been martyred in more than 30 deadly massacres carried out by brutal Indian forces in the Kashmir valley since 1989. India is also bringing outsiders to settle them in the globally accepted disputed Jammu and Kashmir, which is a violation of international laws. He asked for prosecuting the Indian rulers for fiddling with the demography of the UN-acknowledged disputed territory.
Speaking on the occasion Dr Zafar Bangash said that two racist theories— Nazism and Zionism —were promoted in the West. Nazism, he said was defeated in Germany while Zionism could manage to occupy a state—Israel. At the same time, Hindutva theory was projected in India, which has almost captured the country, now. Bangash warned that when a racist theory captured power in a state, then it becomes a threat to the peace across the whole world. He asked for academically engaging with groups, which are working against these racist ideologies.
Other speakers also called for initiation of cases against Narendra Modi and his supporters for carrying out war crimes against Muslims in India and occupied Jammu and Kashmir.—KMS