UNHRC briefed on mob lynching of Muslims, dalits in India » Kashmir Media Service

Geneva, July 05 (KMS): The UN Human Rights Council was informed that in the last couple of months the Muslims in India have witnessed a rise in hate crimes against them.

The UNHRC during its ongoing 41st Session in Geneva was also told that there have been lynching of Muslims and Dalits across India by fanatic Hindu mobs, ostensibly for the protection of the holy cow.

Paul Newmman Kumar Stanisclavas of the Centre for Africa Development and Progress informed the session that he is reporting the matter because India is a signatory to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

He said at least 10 Muslim men have been lynched in public in suspected hate crime in the recent past. “The attacks have contributed to a growing sense of insecurity among Muslims and intensify religious tensions. The recent trend is to make Muslims chant “Jai Shri Ram”. About two weeks ago a 24-year-old, Tabrez Ansari, was beaten for hours until he died at the hands of Hindu mob in the eastern state of Jharkhand for not chanting “Jai Shri Ram”,” he added.

Paul Newmman Kumar Stanisclavas said that recently a teacher was attacked in a train for being a Muslim. He was heckled to say “Jai Shri Ram”. When he refused, he was beaten and forced to get off the train, he said.

He also reported that Pratap Sarangi of the ruling BJP in his first speech in the parliament asked, “Why people, who refuse to chant Hindu slogans should be allowed to live in India?”

He said that these fanatic Hindu mobs have been moving around with apparent impunity. “The Indian state has remained mute to the cries of the minorities. We urge the UN to intervene and request India to follow the principles laid down in its own constitution,” he said.

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