India Accuses Amnesty International, Which Exposed Its Hindu Extremist Violence Against Muslims, Of Illegally Funding ‘Anti-National Activities’
Continuing its persecution of Amnesty International, a global watchdog, India’s federal government has told a court that the organization had illegally brought 51 million Indian rupees (USD 636,000) into India from overseas to fund “anti-national activities.”
The Enforcement Directorate (ED), which has emerged as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s attack dog against pro-democracy critics and political opponents alike, cited Amnesty’s reports titled “Kashmir: Access to Justice” and “Justice for 1984 Sikh Massacre,” as samples of the anti-India work.
The Indian state’s role in the widespread persecution of minority civilians – Muslims in Kashmir and Sikhs in Punjab – over the last four decades has been repeatedly established, including by UN officials and agencies.
The ED told the court that Amnesty brought in the money in the name of “export of services,” which it said was illegal. The partisan agency has already filed charges for money-laundering against Amnesty’s India subsidiary, which folded up two years ago, and its former CEO, Aakar Patel.
A prosecution complaint was filed before the court of Principal City Civil and Sessions Judge, Bengaluru city.
Hindu Woman In Delhi Says Two Leaders Of India’s Ruling BJP Hired Her To Falsely Accuse Muslim Businessman Of ‘Love Jihad’
A Hindu woman in New Delhi, India’s capital, has recanted her earlier complaint of rape agaisnt a Muslim man.
The woman has said her allegation of rape against the Muslim was false, and that two leaders of Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had hired her to frame the Muslim man. She named the two conspirators as Aman Chauhan and his associate Akash Solanki.
The Muslim businessman belonged to Kasganj district in Uttar Pradesh, which is ruled by the BJP. Following the woman’s testimony, the two men were arrested but were promptly released on bail.
Earlier, the woman had filed a false case against Prince Qureshi, the Muslim man. She had accused Qureshi of falsely identifying himself as Monu Gupta, a Hindu name, on Facebook, and promised to marry her. She had said he had raped her later.
The two Hindu men Solanki and Chauhan were both present when she filed the police complaint against Qureshi on July 15. Leaders of right-wing Hindu organizations, too, had assembled at the police station.
Chauhan’s Facebook page identifies him as the District Vice President of the BJP’s youth wing. It also has his pictures with local BJP leaders.
BJP’s district president K. P. Singh said the BJP had since expelled Chauhan.
Police In Uttar Pradesh Arrest Two More Muslims For Offering Prayers At A Mall In Lucknow City
In a shocking development, the police in Lucknow city, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, have arrested seven Muslims accusing them of offering namaz (Islamic prayers) at a city mall.
Five other men had been arrested last week. Those arrested have been identified as Mohammad Rehan, Aatif Khan, Mohammad Lokman, Mohammad Noman, Irfan Ahmed and Saud.
On July 12, Hindu supremacist newspaper Organizer had shared on social media a video of some persons offering namaz at the mall. Following a hate campaign by Hindutva groups, the police filed a first information report on July 14 against unidentified persons under Indian Penal Code sections 153A(1) (promoting enmity between groups), 295A (acts intended to outrage religious feelings), 341 (wrongful restraint) and 505 (statements conducing to public mischief).
Members of the Hindu supremacist outfit Akhil Bhartiya Hindu Mahasabha protested outside the gate of the mall on July 14. They had demanded permission from the authorities to chant the Hanuman Chalisa near the mall.