Islamabad, October 18 (KMS): Persecution of Muslims, Christians and low-caste Hindus has increased manifold since BJP has come to power with a mission to purge India of minorities.
A report released by Kashmir Media Service said, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs and other minorities are facing an existential threat under a systemic campaign from Hindutva forces in India/
The driving force behind this increasing persecution, it added, is Hindutva, an ideology that disregards Indian Christians and Muslims and other religious minorities as true Indians because they have allegiances that lie outside India, and asserts the country should be purified of their presence. This is leading to a systemic, and often carefully orchestrated, targeting of Muslims, Christians and other religious minorities.
“Recently, the place of the Christians has become precarious,” writes Dr David Landrum, Director of Advocacy and Public Affairs for Open Doors UK and Ireland. “With waves of persecution sweeping over religious minorities, Christians are experiencing intense and unprecedented pressure in India.”
The report maintained that vigilante mobs or violent squads target Muslim and Christian communities, and cast them as the villains. They are living in a perpetual state of fear as RSS-backed Indian regime is on a mission to purge India of its minorities.
It said that the persecution and vilification of minorities in India has raised questions about New Delhi’s democratic credentials and it urged world rights bodies to come forward to save religious minorities in India.