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Two years after Delhi pogrom, Muslims face brunt of arrests.

Feb. 23 2022, marked the 2nd anniversary of the Delhi pogrom against Muslims of 2020. Beginning immediately after President Trump left Delhi after a state visit, the pogroms resulted in the deaths of 53 people as an official number. Almost two-thirds of those killed were Muslim.

The Delhi police, under the control of the Central Home Ministry, totally failed to protect the Muslim residents, who were targeted by mobs. Kapil Mishra, a BJP leader had threatened the attacks in advance, in the presence of police.

After the passage of the Citizenship Amendment Act, Delhi saw huge protests against the discriminatory law. These protests, later immortalized as the Shaheen Bagh protests, were mainly led by Muslim women. The attacks cleared peaceful protesters, and on that pretext, many Muslim shops and homes were attacked. A masjid was desecrated, with the saffron flag of the Hindutva elements being placed on its minaret.

While more Muslims were killed during the attacks, ironically more Muslims have been arrested under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) than have Hindus. Kapil Mishra remains free.

Justice For All recognizes the collapse of the Indian law institutions in this regard, and in many other cases related to the mob rule being propagated by the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh, with silence complicity by the Bharatiya Janata Party government. Justice For All calls upon the international community to act now, and use this occasion of the 2nd anniversary of the Delhi pogrom to establish a firm stand against India’s path to Nazification & fascism

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