Chicago, January 12 (KMS): Prof Gregory H Stanton declared a Genocide Emergency Alert for India stating that the country has reached the 8th stage of genocide with the persecution of the Muslim community.
Prof Stanton who is the architect of the “10 stages of genocide” theory and also the founder of Genocide Watch, a non-profit organization that works to predict and prevent genocide and all other forms of mass murder said India is in the 8th stage of genocide.
Addressing a virtual event held by the Chicago-based organization Justice For All, he said that India is in Stage 8 of Genocide, the Persecution – just one step away from conducting extermination. He further said that the country’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi “will be very happy to watch it happen”.
Prof Stanton criticized Modi over his link with the Hindu extremist outfit, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). “RSS is filled with hate ever since it was founded, it is basically a Nazi organization, and in fact, it admired Hitler,” he added.
The event was attended by four hundred community and interfaith leaders from around the US, Canada and other countries. Justice For All asked for and endorsed the genocide emergency alert announced by the leading watchdog Genocide Watch.
Nadine Maenza, chairperson of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom said, “India has a beautiful history of pluralism… but with the BJP leading the government since 2014, we have seen it erode secular principles by aggressively advocating for a pure Hindu state”.
Referring to the recent Hindu religious hate assembly held in Haridwar as “beyond troubling”, she further said “the US Congress must raise religious freedom concerns in US-India bilateral relationships’.
Imam Abdul Malik Mujahid, CEO of Justice For All, called for attempts to save India from extremism and fascism. “Well-being of India’s pluralism and democracy is good for the whole world. So it is in the interest of the world to work together to save India from fascism,” he added.