NEW DELHI: Widespread protest demonstrations have been held in Europe against Indian government’s discriminatory legislation against Muslims and ensuing violence in New Delhi.
A large group of students, human rights activists and diaspora group representatives gathered outside Indian High Commission in London for an emergency protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act and the associated violence.
Such demonstrations were also held in seventeen cities across Europe, including Paris, Berlin, Brussels and Geneva, with the central message of “We stand in solidarity with the victims of communal violence in Delhi”.
Addressing the protestors, speakers said if the world does not take note and react urgently, the consequences will be disastrous.
The protesters demanded resignation of Indian Home Minister Amit Shah for his failure to maintain peace, and the arrest of BJP politicians for instigating the violence.
On Feb 29, Prime Minister Imran Khan had expressed his reservation that the Delhi carnage of Muslims would lead to radicalization of 200 million Indian Muslims just like the oppression in held Kashmir radicalized youth in the Himalayan valley.
“In Delhi carnage of Muslims, state-sponsored terror through police and RSS gangs is going to lead to radicalisation of the 200 million Indian Muslims just as the Kashmiri youth has been radicalised through the oppression of Indian Occupation forces & deaths of almost 100,000 Kashmiris,” PM Imran Khan had said in a tweet.
He had said he had already been calling world’s attention towards the developments which could have disastrous consequences not just for the region but the world also.