TEHRAN (Iran News) – Iran’s Assembly of Experts issued a statement on Tuesday calling on the India government to stop the violence against Muslims and prevent the fire of division in the South Asian country.
“The unfortunate news and heartbreaking images from the bloody conditions of the oppressed Muslims of India, which are released at a minimal level, make the heart of every noble-minded human very sad,” read the statement by Assembly of Experts, signed by its chairman Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati.
The assembly decries the killings of the people and the destruction of mosques and religious places of the Indian Muslims, it added.
The high-ranking body further called on the Indian government to take swift measures to end the violence against Muslims.
Violence erupted in the Indian capital in late February, leading to a three-day-long rampage, with Hindu mobs attacking Muslim homes, shops, and mosques.
The attacks were carried out on protesters who have been rallying against a new citizenship law after the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kapil Mishra threatened peaceful sit-ins would be removed from the streets.
The anti-Muslim violence in Delhi killed at least 50 people.
It was the worst violence in Delhi since 1984 when more than 3,000 Sikh minorities were killed following the assassination of then-Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
- source : Tasnim, Irannews