India.. Lawyers call on Modi government to take action against Hindu extremists who called for the extermination of Muslims


A group of India’s top lawyers on Tuesday called on the Hindu nationalist government of Narendra Modi to take action against Hindu extremists who have publicly incited the genocide of Muslims.

In a letter addressed to the Chief Justice of India, the lawyers demanded accountability for instigators of violence and hatred who called for the extermination of Muslim Indian citizens during two gatherings held earlier this month in the capital, New Delhi and in the state of Uttarakhand (north).

The lawyers said that these gatherings and invitations constitute an open invitation to annihilate an entire society, and a very serious threat to the unity and integrity of India.

The message comes after members of opposition parties questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence on calls made by Hindu extremists to exterminate Muslims.

And last Friday, the Indian police announced the opening of an investigation into the calls to kill Muslims made by Hindu extremists during the gathering, which was held in Haridwar district, Uttarakhand state.

In a video clip circulated on social media, a woman appeared addressing a large crowd during this gathering, saying, “Even if only 100 of us become soldiers and we kill two million of them, we will win, you will not be able to protect the eternal law (Sanatana Dharma is the name given by Hindus to their religion) Except by insisting on going this way.”

The gathering was attended by at least one member of the Indian People’s Party “Bharatiya Janata Party” led by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

In a similar move, Hindu extremists in the middle of this month prevented Muslims from performing Friday prayers in a square where they used to pray in a town near the capital, New Delhi.

Since coming to power in 2014, Modi’s party has been accused of encouraging the persecution of Muslims and other minorities, but it has denied this.

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