US’s Anti-Racism Protests Fuel #MuslimLivesMatter Campaign in India
Brutal killing of an African American George Floyd by a white police officer in US’s Minneapolis last Monday raked nationwide protests across the US.… The brutal treatment of a black man by a white officer fueled massive anti-racism protests which in some American cities, including in Washington in front of White House, took a violent form with the protesters clashing with riot police.
The heat of the protest also reached India where people started a campaign #MuslimLivesMatter on social media. The social media users brought out all the incidents of police brutality against Muslims suggesting that India also needs a massive protest against the killing of Muslims by the police forces as also by the mob.
It was pointed out that how the killing of a black man by the white police officer raked up the massive protests and the erring officer charged with the murder but the killing of Faizan in the police custody during Delhi violence neither evoked any reaction nor was the guilty officer punished.