Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on Thursday shared an article of prominent Indian author and journalist Khushwant Singh.
Prophetic words of Khushwant Singh who foresaw where India was headed with its racial supremacist ideology pic.twitter.com/jdhQP0LRRx
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) December 19, 2019
Imran Khan “Prophetic words of Khushwant Singh who foresaw where India was headed with its racial supremacist ideology.”
In the article, Khushwant Singh said every fascist regime needs communities and groups it can demonize in order to thrive.
He further said it starts one group or two but it never ends there. He said a movement built on hate can only sustain itself by continually creating fear and strife.
Khushwant Singh said those of us today who feel secure because we are not Muslims or Christians are living in a fool’s paradise.
Furthermore, India is facing severe unrest in the country in wake of the anti muslim citizen ship bill.
Big rallies crowded streets and criticizing the modi administration and demanding to pull back the law.
During the past week of unrest, hundreds of people have been arrested.
Authorities have cut the internet in some flashpoint areas and banned large gatherings in others.
Police have fired tear gas, also accused of beating protesters.
The arrested include women and students, heightening the anger.
Restrictions also imposed in Lucknow, capital of northern Uttar Pradesh state.
In New Delhi, authorities imposed a ban on gatherings of more than four people in some of its Muslim-dominated districts.
Police fired shots in the air in a Muslim-dominated part of the capital.
Police also stormed protest in front of New Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia university that left 200 students injured.
Hundreds of people rallied in Mumbai and chanted”We Are All One”.
Protests have also turned violent in West Bengal where many were injured in scuffles.
The UN Secretary-General’s spokesman Stephane Dujarric also expressed concerns on the situation.
The United States’s State Department also urged New Delhi to protect human rights.
What’s the new bill ?
Modi’s new citizenship act challenges secularism by injecting religion into national policy.
The Citizenship Amendment Act allows persecuted minorities a fast-track route to Indian citizenship.
Muslims, however, not included.