A joint statement issued by a group of various global organizations said that South Africa, Australia, America, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Scotland, Finland have been accused of making inflammatory speeches against Muslims at the ‘Sansad of Religion’ held in Haridwar last month. And migrant groups in New Zealand have expressed their anger.
New York: Members of the global overseas Indian community and citizens of several countries have expressed concern over alleged provocative speeches against Muslims at an event in Haridwar and demanded the immediate arrest of those who gave “genocide-like speeches” at the conference.
A joint statement issued by a group of various organizations said that expatriate groups in South Africa, Australia, the US, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Scotland, Finland and New Zealand took to Twitter over the inflammatory speeches at the Parliament of Religions held in Haridwar last month. expressed anger.
These people also include representatives of Hindu, Muslim, Sikh and Christian communities.
The statement by 28 organizations has also criticized the government for its failure to arrest people who made hate speeches and alleged massacre of Muslims at the ‘Haridwar Dharma Sansad’.
It said that the global Indian diaspora community calls for the immediate arrest of Yeti Narasimhananda and the Speakers of the Parliament of Religions.
Organizations that have signed the statement include Hindus for Human Rights Worldwide, International Council of Indian Muslims Worldwide, India Alliance Europe, Stitching London Story Europe, Dalit Solidarity Forum USA, Indian American Muslim Council USA, India Solidarity Germany, The Humanism Project Australia, Poetic Justice Foundation Canada and South Asia Solidarity Group UK, Federation of Indian American Christian Organization etc.
This ‘Dharma Sansad’ was organized by Hindutva leaders and fundamentalists in Haridwar, Uttarakhand from 17-19 December 2021, in which openly hate speeches were given against Muslims and minorities, even calling for their genocide. was also done.
Hardline Hindutva leader Yeti Narasimhananda was one of the organizers of this Dharma Sansad. Narasimhanand is already in the eyes of the police for giving hate speeches.
Yeti Narasimhanand, while making provocative statements against the Muslim society, said that he will give one crore rupees to the person who becomes ‘Hindu Prabhakaran’.
Two FIRs have been registered against 15 people in the case. The first FIR was registered in this regard on 23 December 2021 after the controversy over the video of the event went viral, in which only Jitendra Narayan Singh Tyagi was named. Before leaving Islam and adopting Hinduism, Tyagi’s name was Wasim Rizvi.
The names of Swami Dharamdas and Sadhvi Annapurna alias Pooja Shakun Pandey were added to the FIR on 25 December 2021. Pooja Shakun Pandey is the Mahamandaleshwar of Niranjini Akhara and general secretary of Hindu Mahasabha.
After this, on January 1, the names of Yeti Narasimhanand and Sagar Sindhuraj Maharaj of Roorkee were included in this FIR.
On January 2, the state’s Director General of Police had also constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the matter. After that, on January 3, a second FIR was registered against 10 people in connection with the Parliament of Religions.
In the second FIR, the organizers of the event, Yeti Narasimhanand Giri, Jitendra Narayan Tyagi (earlier known as Wasim Rizvi), Sagar Sindhuraj Maharaj, Dharamdas, Parmanand, Sadhvi Annapurna, Anand Swaroop, Ashwini Upadhyay, Suresh Chavan and Prabodhanand Giri were named. Has been done.
In the past, retired police officers, including former Director Generals of Police of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, Vibhuti Narayan Rai and Vikas Narayan Rai respectively, wrote to Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, saying that ‘Dharma Sansad’ is Uttarakhand’s long tradition of peaceful co-existence of different religions. But there is a black spot.
76 lawyers of the Supreme Court have also written a letter to Chief Justice NV Ramana, seeking directions for strict action against those who made provocative statements against Muslim society in the recent programs in Delhi and Haridwar.
Apart from this, former army chiefs, bureaucrats and many intellectuals of the country had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind, demanding to condemn the call for genocide of Muslims and take action against those who made such threats.
More than 200 people have signed this open letter written to Prime Minister Modi and the President.
(with input from news agency language)
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