Indian Muslims for Secular Democracy questions PM's silence over call for Muslim genocide
The statement from IMSD pointed out that PM Modi's silence has earned him the dubious distinction of being the only leader in democratic world to remain mute witness to the public call for mass murder
A group of citizens belonging to Indian Muslims for Secular Democracy has stated that the Prime Minister’s silence on members of the Dharam Sansad, who called for a genocide of Indian Muslims speaks volumes and is nothing short of making a mockery of the Indian democracy.
“As the leader of India, he has an obligation to denounce this genocidal speech... Yet, Narendra Modi has not spoken against it,” Dr Gregory Stanton, President of the global Genocide Watch had commented.
The PM’s silence is a violation of the Indian Constitution which the PM has sworn to uphold during his swearing-in. The statement from IMSD pointed out that it has earned him the dubious distinction of being the only leader in the democratic world to remain mute witness to the public call for mass murder. His ‘maun’ is inexcusable, even if understandable, considering that the Dharam Sansad is an integral part of Hindutva’s hate factory to which the PM himself provides fuel through his own frequent dog whistles.
“In his first term as Prime Minister, Modi had promised “sabka saath, sabka vikas” to all Indians. He went a step further in his current second term with the assurance of “sabka saath, sabka vikas, sabka vishwas”. That these were nothing but insincere and hollow slogans is more than evident from the way Indian Muslims continue to be hounded, wounded and lynched under his watch,” the statement read.
The PM said nothing when in 2020 a Union minister in his government, Anurag Thakur, gave the “goli maaro saalon ko” call at a public rally in Delhi. And his refusal now to break his silence over the genocidal call is part of the same sordid drama.
Signed by more than 250 people, the letter asks what the silence of the Prime Minister on the calls for genocide of Muslims indicates for the country.
A few months ago the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh supremo Mohan Bhagwat had proclaimed that “the DNA of all Indians is the same”, that “Hindutva is inconceivable without Muslims”, that “if any Hindu says Muslims should not remain in India, he is not a Hindu”. “Now that an offspring of his own group has called for wiping all trace of Indian Muslims from India, why is he too silent? Or are we to assume that it is the usual double-speak of the RSS, the organisation which Mohan Bhagwat leads,” read the statement.