NGOs, students write to UN on anti-Muslim violence in India
In a letter to UN Human Rights Council chief Michelle Bachelet, a large of number of citizens, students, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) have denounced the anti-Muslim cruelty in India, urging the international body to take urgent action to stop the brutalities.
In a report on its website on March 1, The Guardian reported that the violence against Muslims raged across the northeast of India’s capital for four days as mosques were set alight, Muslims were burned alive in their homes or dragged out into the streets and lynched. It also said Muslim businesses and property were also set alight. According to the paper, the police have been accused of enabling, encouraging or even joining in with Hindu mobs.…
In their letter, according to Fars, the Iranian signatories said, “We hope and request that through effective and serious actions by the United Nations Human Rights Council, the main purpose of this letter, which is to help achieve a peaceful life for the people of India with different religions and ethnicities, will be fulfilled and it also becomes a positive role model for others.” The full text of the letter, signed by 1,140 Iranian citizens, 146 NGOs, and student organizations, is as follows:…
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