Voicing concern over the inflammatory and provocative speeches in opposition to Muslims at an occasion in Haridwar and different such hate speech conclaves of proper wing teams, he stated: “The nature of speeches delivered in Haridwar between 17 and 19 December 2021, and other such hate speech conclaves across the country is deplorable. Recurring such open seditious and genocidal calls in the country are deeply disturbing.”
Censuring the federal government of turning a blind eye to the hate speeches in opposition to the Muslim neighborhood, Abdullah stated the prison hush in authorities circles raises a query mark that begs to be answered.
He stated that India being a signatory to the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (CPPCG) beneath Article 3 C which clearly criminalises ‘Direct and public incitement to commit genocide’ – ought to act firmly in opposition to such teams and people that decision for ‘genocide’ of nation’s Muslims.
“These hate speech conclaves also fit a variety of crimes under Indian laws and are antagonistic to national integrity and peace. The prevailing blanket silence of the country’s head and absence of any punitive action has emboldened such hate mongers,” he stated.
“I will be grateful if action is taken against those who have violated the Genocide convention. Urgent action is needed otherwise it will embolden those who spread hatred thereby vitiating the atmosphere. It will inevitably result in further alienation of the minorities which is not in the interest of India,” he added.
Abdullah demanded that the teams and people spewing hate be taken to process. “It is high time that the government stops emboldening these hatemongers with its inaction and establishes rule of law,” he stated.