Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed solidarity with Kashmiris on International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. The premier called on the international community to hold India accountable for its human rights abuses in Indian occupied Kashmir. PM Khan maintained that Kashmiris face pellet guns, sexual assault, and electrocution. He urged the international community to take notice of the same.
Today on International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, I call on the international community to hold India accountable for its human rights abuses in IOJK where women, men & children have faced pellet guns, sexual assault, electrocution, & physical & mental torture.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) June 26, 2020
“A continuing silence in the face of such blatant abuse is against int human rights & humanitarian laws & must be unacceptable,” the premier said.
These atrocities by Indian Occupation forces on orders of the Hindutva Supremacist Occupation Modi govt are well documented by UN, HR orgs & intl media. A continuing silence in the face of such blatant abuse is against int human rights & humanitarian laws & must be unacceptable
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) June 26, 2020
Every now and then, PM Khan tries to bring the worsening situation of the region to the world’s attention. Recently, the premier underscored that the real ideology of India’s ruling party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), was that of the RSS.
Elaborating on the RSS ideology, PM Imran said it was centered on hatred for Muslims. “The founding fathers of the RSS believed in fascist, racist ideologies and killed Mahatma Gandhi after independence. After seeing this ideology, Quaid-e-Azam took part in the Pakistan movement,” the PM said, adding that it was the RSS ideology that ruled over India now. Hence, he termed it a fascist Indian regime.
Recently, while addressing a conference in Islamabad PM Khan said that “India is committing atrocities against the people of Kashmir to make them submit to its illegal acts in Occupied Kashmir”. The premier further stated that millions of people have been under siege in Occupied Kashmir for over one hundred days. PM Khan has been highlighting that Kashmiris face pellet guns in the valley.
RSS pre-domination over Indian political imagination
PM Modi before his election focused on economic development and re-imagination of Hinduism. Previously, India was theoretically a secular multi-nation state but Modi’s induction to power exposed ground realities of Indian society by turning it into a fascist Indian regime.
Now political analysts are convinced that it might be a democracy on paper but the reality is totally different and largely disappointing. Anish Kapoor, a sculptor, wrote an insightful piece back in 2015 when Modi was first elected to power. He maintained that the social cohesion of India would soon be challenged since there was going to be a Hindu Nation with an imaginative glorious past.
A senior leader of Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Muzaffar Hussain, last year expressed his anger and warned Indian leadership of one more partition if atrocities against Muslims are not halted.
“I want to tell Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he should put an end to the killing of Muslims in the name of cow slaughter. This country has once been partitioned into two, and there can be more partitions if killings of Muslims are not stopped immediately,” Mr Hussain stated.
Markandey Katju, a former Indian Judge, has recently stated that Indian democracy is under threat not because of Muslims or Pakistan but solely because of the sitting Indian Prime Minister who is transforming secular India into an extremist Hindu state.
The BJP is, if anything, a revivalist Hindu nationalist party following a fascist political ideology to implement a religiously dominated idea of Hindu culture. “The country’s openness to social and religious minorities (more than 500 million people) and regional differences is at serious risk. This is the reason that Kashmiris face pellet guns as a result of a fascist political ideology.
Of late, Modi’s regime has effectively tolerated – if not encouraged – a saffron-clad army of Hindu activists who monitor and violently discipline those suspected of eating beef, disobeying caste rules or betraying the “Hindu nation”, wrote Kapoor.
It is yet to be seen how the world and international civil society react to the rise of religious extremism and gross violation of human rights taking place in India. Sir Anish Kapoor fairly urged the liberals living outside India that “In Britain, we have a responsibility to speak out against it.”
Pakistani PM has informed the International community of the dangerous situation that is brewing up in the region as a result of Modi’s RSS-inspired doctrine. He said that if the international community does not step in to solve this grave issue that Kashmiris face pellet guns, the world would have to experience negative repercussions.