Hindutva fascists have been so emboldened that they are now openly calling for the genocide of Muslims in India. That they could even think of exterminating 200 million inhabitants is mind-boggling but not surprising. Unfortunately, the rest of the world continues to turn a blind eye to these dangerous developments.
Hindutva extremists have become a global threat. Like all oppressors and terrorists, they attempt to deflect attention from their horrific crimes by conflating criticism of their conduct with that of Hinduism as a religion. They must not be allowed to get away with this.
India’s settler-colonial project in Jammu and Kashmir continues apace with the pandemic making life even more miserable for the oppressed Kashmiri people. The Hindu extremist regime in Delhi is involved in land-grab and changing the demography of the state.
Alongside the Coronavirus, another virus—Hindutva—is raging across India. But unlike the coronavirus, the Hindutva virus does not cripple those afflicted by it; instead, it leads them to target minorities especially Muslims in India.
India has developed an army of fake news trolls to spread misinformation and present a false image that it is a “civilized” country. It is nothing of the sort. India today is ruled by criminals, gangsters and rapists.
That fascism is now well entrenched in the corridors of power in India is not in doubt.
Hindu fascism and its attendant horrors are found in many other parts of the world. We can name a host of other fascists in power: Trump, Netanyahu, Bin Salman and their ilk. The world is a more dangerous place with their grubby hands on the levers of power.
Abrogating the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, Narendra Modi has created a dangerous situation in the region that could easily lead to nuclear war.
India is a fascist state. Modi has emerged from the bowels of RSS, a fascist outfit that advocates the complete annihilation of all religious minorities in India.
One way to express disapproval of someone’s conduct is to boycott their goods. Given India’s criminal conduct in Kashmir, it is time to launch a systematic campaign to boycott Indian goods, inclusive of food, merchandise, clothing, and any other products.
Indian prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee’s one day fast of penitence on January 30 is reflective of the widespread hyprocrisy in the ranks of the Indian ruling elite.