The international association of muslim scholars (IAMS) said Saturday that the Muslim minority in India has been subjected to “heinous crimes against humanity” since the Indian government passed the racist Citizenship Law last year, calling to help the Indian Muslims financially, morally, politically and in relief.
The association added, in a statement, that it “is closely following what has been happening in India since the Indian government passed the racist Citizenship Law.”
The aforementioned law permits granting of Indian citizenship to irregular migrants holding the nationalities of Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan, provided they are not Muslim.
Crimes Against Humanity:
The association’s statement indicated that this law resulted in “repeated attacks on the Muslim minority in India against themselves and their sanctities, as a result of protests against the law throughout the country.”
It stressed that what happens to the Muslim minority is “heinous crimes that amount to crimes against humanity,” calling on the government and society in India to coexist peacefully and accept the other.
The union called on the world to help the Muslim minority in India “financially, morally, politically and in relief” to alleviate their severe suffering.
Freedom Of Religion:
It appealed to the Islamic countries and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to raise the issue of the Muslim minority in India with New Delhi and before the Human Rights Council.
It stressed the importance of ensuring freedom of religion for all, not prejudice to the places of worship and free exercise of religion individually and in groups for Muslims and others in India.
The amendment and ratification of the Citizenship Law by Parliament at the end of 2019 sparked mass protests in various parts of India; deaths and injuries, and the destruction of property and places of worship for the Muslims there who are close to 200 million Muslims, according to reports.