Violence, protests rise in Delhi as BJP opposes construction of ‘Hajj House’

Two similar incidents within a week occurred in India’s capital that have reaffirmed the secondary citizenship of Muslims in the country.

According to global media reports, Indian Muslims are still being denied their religious rights. The Hindutva policies of the country continue to violate the human rights of the Muslims residing in the country.

The current state of Indian Muslims

The Hindutva groups and affiliates like Hindu Raksha Dal brazenly call for the genocide of Muslims in New Delhi, with no condemnation from the BJP-led central government.

Over 80 Muslim women in India, who are powerful voices on Twitter, have been put up “for sale” online on an app called ‘Sulli Deals’.

The situation of Muslims is worsening every day

Two similar incidents within a week occurred in India’s capital that have reaffirmed the secondary citizenship of Muslims in the country.

One: A video went viral on social media in which a Hindutva activist can be seen openly calling for the anti-Muslim attacks, suggesting that Hindus have had their share of “being defensive” and that it was time to attack. He said:

I have said repeatedly that Hindus should pick up shastra [arms] and shaastra [holy texts] while they still have time.

Two: Various Hindutva groups backed by the BJP leaders gathered at the Jantar Mantar to organize a ‘Mahapanchayat’, where Hindu nationalists openly called for the killing of Muslims.

Muslims protest the unfair treatment

Recently, the capital of New Delhi witnessed violent protests after the Hindu leaders of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) strongly opposed the construction of the Hajj House and also called for the genocide of Muslims.

It should be noted that although New Delhi is regarded as the most significant embarkation point for the pilgrimage in the country, it does not have a Hajj House. Nearly 15,000-20,000 Muslims from Delhi, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, western Uttar Pradesh, and Chandigarh leave for Makkah, Saudi Arabia from New Delhi every year. However, in the absence of a Hajj House, the pilgrims usually stay in camps before their flights.

During the recent protests, slogans were raised at Jantar Mantar in Delhi in a gathering of hundreds organized by Supreme Court lawyer and former spokesperson of the Delhi unit of BJP, Ashwini Upadhyay.

Indian Prime Minister’s stance on the matter

At present, India is the only country globally sponsoring Islamophobia and Hindutva at the state level. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is determinedly pursuing policies of RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh – the Indian right-wing Hindu nationalist party )and taking all possible measures to promote Hindutva and eliminate Muslims from India.

It is pertinent to mention that the RSS is responsible for destroying Babari Masjid, slaughtering some 2,000 Muslims in Gujarat riots under the watch of then chief minister Modi, and burning alive several Muslim passengers aboard the Samjhota Express train.

Some believe that PM Modi dreams of creating a Hindu Rashtra by subjugating and even cleansing India’s 200 million Muslims and other minorities.

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