UMF condemns “genocidal” speeches in Haridwar
âThe international community must put pressure on the Indian government. take action against Hindutva groups
The United Muslim Forum (UMF), a group of religious leaders, criticized on Saturday what they called inaction by the Center, the Uttarakhand government and the police against speeches made by those of Hindutva organizations in Haridwar , and hoped that the international community take note of the incident.
In a statement released to the media, the UMF alleged that the government of Uttarakhand was “silent”. They said the international community, the United Nations, the Commonwealth, the United Nations Commission on Human Rights and the International Criminal Court will take note of the hate speech and put pressure on the Indian government to take action against Hindutva groups.
UMF called speeches in Dharam Sansad ‘genocidal’. They expressed concern and indignation at the nature of the speeches, which they said called for picking up arms, expelling Muslims from the country and calling for their genocide, and acceptance of the “first terrorist in the world. ‘India’ Nathuram Godse. The UMF also expressed its anguish at one of the speakers wishing to kill the former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as Godse had done.