India’s Supreme Court has been forced to intervene as threats of a ‘Muslim genocide’ continue to plague the country.
On Wednesday, three judges from the top court announced that they will be seeking to prosecute religious leaders from the Hindu community after they were exposed for participating in hate speech, going as far as suggesting that their followers embark on a Muslim killing spree. The 3-day conference played host to hundreds of Hindus, some of whom have intimate ties with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s governing party, as they spent a concerning portion of their time discussing the most efficient methods to eradicate Muslims from the country.
“If 100 of us are ready to kill two million of them, then we will win and make India a Hindu nation,” said Pooja Shakun Pandey, a leader of Hindu Mahasabha, a Hindu nationalist movement. “Be ready to kill and go to jail.”
Videos and photographs taken at the event were shared to social media, immediately sparking global outrage due to the blatantly violent and racist nature, with some of the so-called ‘activists’ even using Hitler’s Nazi hail while taking an oath to kill as many Muslims as possible.
An investigation into the matter will be commencing as early as next week in North India’s Uttarakhand state, where the vile event took place. According to the Washington Post, “Uttarakhand… is ruled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, whose rise to power in 2014, and a landslide reelection in 2019, has led to a spike in attacks against Muslims and other minorities.”
Over the past few months, we have seen evidence of this all around the country.
One graphic video circulating social media at the moment sees a Muslim man beaten and ridiculed by a gang of Hindu men. He was forced to get on his knees and lick his own spit from the ground as a form of punishment for speaking out against Modi and religious extremism.
We hope to see charges at the end of this investigation. What we have seen over the past few weeks in India has been nothing short of harrowing. Not only is this an attack on an entire religious group, but it is also an attack on basic human rights as a whole. It must be addressed and the perpetrators must be punished.
The investigation is set to commence sometime next week.
This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.