PRESS RELEASE, September 29 2022
ISLAMABAD: A webinar on “Highlighting Hindutva’s Global Network, and Human Rights Violations against the Indian Muslims and in IIOJK,” was held on Thursday and was participated by Dr Mujeeb Afzal, Associate Professor School of Politics and International Relations, Qauid-e-Azam University; Ambassador (retd) Asif Durrani, Maham Naweed, Research Fellow International Law and Lawfare, IPRI, Brig (retd) Raashid Wali Janjua and Dr Aneel Salman.
IPRI’s President Ambassador (retd) Dr Raza Muhammad pointed out at the evolution of Indian society, and as to how the concept of secularism has received a setback at the hands of Hindu radicalism. He said hate for minorities is creeping in the society, and Muslims and other minorities are on the receiving end. He said that unfortunately faith-inspired Hindu state is today’s India’s identity.
The speakers underscored the degeneration process that has erupted in India since it has recourse to Hindu fundamentalism as its political and national narrative. They observed that pluralism and diversity are at threat, and genocide in Indian Occupied Kashmir has further upped the ante.
Gross human rights violations at the hands of security forces and the phased-wised political and legislative discrimination against the Muslims of India was also deliberated upon.
India’s xenophobic approach in Kashmir and human rights violations have undermined human dignity, it was remarked.
The international lawfare aspect was thoroughly highlighted and observed that India stands in violation to international conventions, and it must abide by law. It was noted that the international system is under threat from a populist regime in India.
The Nehruvian concept of nationalism is under threat because of Hindutva strides, and is casting its negativity at home and abroad. India is in need of some strong introspection in order to stem the decay of society on communal lines.