India’s treatment of Muslims amid coronavirus is almost ‘genocidal,’ activist Arundhati Roy claims
Political activist Arundhati Roy accused the Indian government on Friday of exploiting the coronavirus outbreak to inflame tensions between Hindus and Muslims.
She told DW that this alleged strategy on the part of the Hindu nationalist government would “dovetail with this illness to create something which the world should really keep its eyes on,” adding that “the situation is approaching genocidal.”
“I think what has happened is COVID-19 has exposed things about India that all of us knew,” said Roy. “We are suffering, not just from COVID, but from a crisis of hatred, from a crisis of hunger.”… Roy claimed the government was exploiting the virus in a tactic reminiscent of one used by the Nazis during the Holocaust.…
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