This report’s comparison of what the Nazis did before and during the Holocaust and what is happening in India today clearly demonstrates that India is on a dangerous trajectory to becoming a Nazi-inspired, fascist, majoritarian state, where its minorities and particularly its more than 200 million Muslims face an impending danger of genocide. Genocide Watch has warned that the situation in India has already reached the stages of polarization, preparation, and persecution: respectively, the 6th, 7th, and 8th stages of the Ten Stages of Genocide.
The world must heed these warning signs and act as a matter of urgency to prevent history from repeating itself. Global leaders must condemn the gross human rights violations occurring in India and pressure the government to hold true to India’s secular constitution. International human rights organizations and genocide researchers need to dedicate resources to work with Indian civil society to understand the architecture of repression and help dismantle it.
“Wherever men or women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must—at that moment—become the center of the universe.”
Elie Wiesel , Nobel Peace Prize winner and Holocaust survivor