Day by day, atrocities are being done on muslim in india in new ways, is this New India ?
Islamophobia in india, now its really a matter of concern. I want to share some of the incidents which highlights islamophobia in india.
Today, many Muslims in India live in fear. The extreme right wing Hindu parties/groups like VHP, RSS, Bajrang Dal, and RSS all are overly keen to keep their ‘watchful’ eye on India’s Muslims. The Ghar Wapsis, the murders by Cow vigilantes, the love-jihad propaganda, the forcing of Muslims to chant nationalist slogans whenever required/ordered, the killings of Muslims men falsely accused of eloping with Hindu girls- are real stories.
Torture and killings in the name of Love-jihad propaganda is a favourite theme of the extreme right-wingers. Mohammed Afrazul was allegedly BURNT alive to death over allegations of love jihad, whereas all investigations proved the man to be innocent, mature and a caring father. He was not even remotely involved in any love-jihad. The world then saw that Rs 2 lakh were deposited not in the victim’s account but in that of the murderer who had set a man ablaze! Muslims saw that there was ZERO condemnation or sympathy from the big names.
1. Corona jihad
Islamophobia at its peak when the world is hit with a pandemic.The whole indian muslims were targeted for a group's mistake. Many mainstream media, social media users, and journalists fanned hate against muslims. At many places, muslims were not allowed to enter into markets, hospitals and residential localities. Mass events are wrong during a pandemic but mass events like Ram navani, Ayodhya which defied the lockdown on the first day itself, BJP MLC's large wedding event in karnataka didnt create any corona panic.
2. Locust jihad
Locust jihad by self proclaimed nationalist anchor who tried to ignite communal hatred, but ultimately failed.
3. Pregnant Elephant's death.
The elephant accidentally ate a snare kept by the tribal people for wild boars to protect their field. Here's some words from menaka gandhi.This incident actually happened at palakkad district of kerala not malappuram. Fake stories widely circulated in social media targeting malappuram district, a muslim majority area. People like menakha gandhi have islamophobia in their blood. Many cases are registered against her for her communal speech against malappuram. In kerala, people are very well aware and have no role for BJP's communal agenda. No wonder why BJPians are Anti kerala.
4. Biased Law.
The delhi police took action against students and activists who participated in the protest against unconstitutional citizenship law. They have been detained under unlawful activities prevention act (UAPA).
Those who have been detained include safura zarfar, Miran haider, Shifaur rahman from Jamia Millia Islamia University (JMU), Umar khalid and Sharjeel imam from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). While no action was taken against the ruling BJP politicians Kapil mishra, Paresh varma and central minister Anurag thakur for issuing threats and indulging in hate speeches against muslims. The police have been swooping on the victims.
Also no action against Manish sirohi, who raised pistol to attack the protestors.He was taken into custody but released soon which implies laws are applied selectively only for muslims.Delhi court grants bail to this gunman but pregnant safoora zarkar denied bail 3 times. People who mourn for a pregnant elephant is now silent and doesnt have a concern for a pregnant lady.
5. The Delhi Riots 2020.
The violence began as a clash between the groups supporting and opposing the unconstitutional citizenship law. An angry mob attacked innocent people and their properties.The violence took a communal turn and took many innocent lives. More than 200 people were injured. Shops and houses were burnt down and even places of worship were attacked.There has been brutality on both sides, but it was the muslim community of delhi who were targeted most. Only the muslim businesses laid in ruins.
6. Fact News
According to RW media, Hungry minor girl lured with food and brutally raped in Tamilnadu. The arrested are identified as Mohammed Nooh, Zahadasan, Zafir Hussain, and Abdul Jafar. Now lets fact check, the accused allegedly gave her Rs 50 and molested her. As soon as the accused were identified as muslims, fake news with an inaccurable headline begun to sensationalise the matter by falsely giving a ' gang rape ' angle to the story.
Between 17th and 19th December, 2021 at two separate events organised in Delhi and Haridwar, hate speeches were made by a group of people calling for genocide of members of the Muslim community. The Petitioners have identified the perpetrators as –
- Yati Narsinghanand Giri
- Sagar Sindhu Maharaj
- Dharamdas Maharaj
- Premanand Maharaj
- Sadhvi Annapoorna alias Pooja Shakun Pandey
- Swami Anand Swaroop
- Ashwani Upadhyay
- Suresh Chavhanke
A Hindu monk addresses a gathering of a few hundred people and exhorts them to stop religious conversions and cow slaughter: “Pehle roko, phir toko, aur nahi hua toh…” The crowd responds: “Thoko.” Stop them, chide them, and if it doesn’t work… shoot them. The monk goes on to repeat the slogan one more time, urging the crowd to respond loudly. The crowd obliges with an even more vigorous chant of “thoko”.
Instead, the hate speech was made in Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh, under the watch of the Bhupesh Baghel-led Congress government.
‘I have killed many people’
The Dharam Sansad, or religious parliament, held on December 25 and 26 at Raipur, was organised by Neelkanth Sewa Sansthan and the Doodhadhari Math. A pamphlet summed up its agenda in six points, of which one stated: “Bharat desh ko Hindu rashtra ghoshit kiya jaaye.” India should be declared a Hindu nation.
10. Propaganda Media
Fist stop believing first in fake propaganda by Media, against their own pre conscieve opponents as far as their business and TRP is concerned, first political alliances that is opposition party and secondly the anti-Hindutva ideologist against Muslims and liberals citizens from other religion including from hindus community. It is very clear that if Media don't broadcast false and fake new their business will close and this has to go, otherwise, image building will be a downward trend, because mountain is made from mole for small issue and all negetive points are covered.
Normally Muslim from the backwards class are compared with all Hindus elite and the backward Hindus are not counted as people to improve in many cases, due to embedded caste and class culture.For education, Muslims themselves are to be blamed, and also there is no doubt that is there is discrimination against them in this field as seen in Gujarat model developed by Modi, where they are intentionally discouraged, failed, not allowed to appear for examination during his tenure in Gujarat.
Mainstreams Muslim are hand in gloves with their equal counterpart with a good image. Unless the Ruling regime does not stop their Divide and Rule Policy and restore justice for all community image building is an exercise in futility. And Muslimshould take to high education in spite of suppression and bias by BJP governnent and other elite.
Islamophobia is nothing but implementing britisher's infamous ' divide and rule ' policy for political gains. Islamophobia is a tool to divert people's attention from the current government's failure.
Wake up right now!!!
A freelance journalist Rubina Afaque https://muckrack.com/rubina-afaque