Amnesty International urges India to stop ‘Violent Crackdown’ against Muslim protestors
Amnesty International has urged India to immediately end a “Violent Crackdown” on Muslims who took to the streets to protest against the ruling party BJP’s spokespersons derogatory remarks about the Holy Prophet (PBUH).
According to reports, Akar Patel, the head of Amnesty International in India, has said that India should stop violent crackdown on Muslim protesters.
He said that the government was cracking down on Muslims who raised their voices against discrimination, arbitrary detention and demolition of houses was also a violation of international human rights law.
Amnesty International has also demanded the immediate and unconditional release of protesters.
Protests against blasphemy were staged in various Indian cities last Friday, but extremist Hindus and police opened fire in the Indian city of Ranchi, killing two people, including a 16-year-old youth, and injuring several others.
The most important of these incidents is the arrest of Welfare Party leader Muhammad Javed in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India and the demolition of his house.