People throughout nations within the Middle East have began a social media marketing campaign to boycott Indian merchandise to protest the Assam police’s brutality towards Muslims throughout an eviction drive earlier in September.
The incident drew huge condemnation after a video of Indian police capturing a Muslim man went viral.
The extensively circulated video additionally confirmed an Assam authorities photographer repeatedly stomping on a physique in the course of the eviction drive. The horrific video has triggered a backlash within the Gulf nations.
Boycott of Indian merchandise on social media within the Arab world is presently underway.
The hashtag ‘India kills Muslims’ has been trending in Arab nations and India is being accused of genocide. Under the hashtag, many individuals expressed their assist for displaced households and condemned the remedy meted out to them by Indian authorities.
On September 30, The Middle East Monitor, a publication centered on reporting from the area, revealed that members of Kuwait’s National Assembly had condemned “the atrocities committed by the Indian authorities and Hindu extremist groups against the Muslim community”.
Kuwait’s National Assembly members additionally issued a joint assertion towards the assaults on Muslims in India.
“The lawmakers said in a joint statement that in the wake of the wave of violence and discrimination committed against Indian Muslims, including killing, displacement and burning, the lawmakers stand in solidarity with Muslims in India.”
“They called on international, humanitarian, human rights and Islamic organisations to immediately work towards stopping the Indian authorities’ actions and restore security to Indian Muslims,” The Middle East Monitor reported.
Kuwaiti member of Parliament Shuaib Al-Muwaizri referred to as for a boycott of Indian items.
According to Kuwaiti information outlet Sabr News on September 29, Al-Muwaizri mentioned, “The Islamic World Organization, the leaders of Islamic countries, the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council, the United Nations, where are you about the heinous crimes committed by the Indian government against Muslims, men, women and children? Boycotting India and its products is a legal duty.”
Oman’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Ahmed Al Khalili, probably the most influential clerics within the nation, tweeted on September 28, about violence towards Muslims in India.
He claimed the violence in India was “a blatant aggression against Muslim citizens at the hands of extremist groups—supported by official bodies—it hurts everyone with a conscience”.
إن ما يجري في #الهند من عدوان سافر على المواطنين المسلمين بأيدي جماعات متطرفة -تسانده الهيئات الرسمية- يستوقف كل ذي ضمير إنساني؛ لذلك أناشد -باسم الإنسانية- جميع الدول المحبة للسلام بأن تتدخل لوقف هذا العدوان، كما أناشد الأمة الإسلامية جميعًا أن تقف وقفة واحدة تجاه هذا الأمر. pic.twitter.com/dw6gfn6ycn
— أحمد بن حمد الخليلي (@AhmedHAlKhalili) September 28, 2021
“I appeal—in the name of humanity—to all peace-loving countries to intervene to stop this aggression, and I also appeal to the Ummah as a whole to stand united in this matter,” Sheikh Ahmed Al Khalili mentioned.
Khaled Beydoun, the writer of the e book ‘Islamophobia’, described it as “state-sponsored Islamophobia” and “Hindutva violence”.
Former director of Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (IESCO), A. Altwaijri, tweeted that Narendra Modi’s “Hindu government” was abusing and persecuting Muslims “within the framework of a systematic policy and in light of international silence and Islamic inaction”.
Abdul Rahman Al-Nassar, who has over 3,18,000 followers on Twitter, tweeted the viral video of violence at Darrang and mentioned, “There are more than three million Hindus in the Gulf, they bring tens of billions of dollars to India, and we treat them with respect, so why are our brothers in India being killed just because they are Muslims?”