Demos held in UK to protest against ban on hijab in India

London, February 26 (KMS): Mass protest demonstrations were held across the United Kingdom to register protest against the ban on wearing of hijab by Muslim students in India.

People assembled outside mosques and demanded that the Modi-led fascist Indian government should immediately lift the ban on hijab. Raising anti-fascism slogans, the protestors urged the UK government and international community to intervene and hold the Modi government accountable for its violation of freedom of religion and freedom to attain education.

“The ban on hijab violates all laws be it domestic laws of India or international laws but it is surprising why the international community, particularly western countries, are silent on India’s regressive policies against Muslims,” said Fahim Kayani, President of Tehreek-e-Kashmir, UK.

Amid slogans against hate, Hindutva and RSS fascism, the demonstrators warned that India was moving towards genocide of Muslims.

“India is already committing genocide of Kashmiris in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) but under fascist Modi, India is undertaking a vulgar move to eliminate all those who are not Hindus in India,” Kayani added.

He said that it was time for the Muslim countries, especially the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), to speak up and condemn India and its hypocrisy. “India is a facade of democracy and needs to be held accountable for its war crimes, crimes against humanity, disinformation and Islamophobia acts,” he said.

Mufti Fazal Ahmed Qadari, Mufti Abdul Majeed Nadeem, Chaudhry Ikram-ul-Haq, Khawaja Muhammad Suleiman, Raja Javed Iqbal, Maulana Sajjad, Qamar Abbas, Chaudhry Muhammad Qurban, Rehana Ali and Talat Baseer in their joint statement said: “It is a global alliance against Muslim rights and that’s why the OIC must wake up and lead battle against rising fascism in India.”

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