Rising Indian Islamophobia


Adeel Mukhtar 

In India, no other community has been belittled more than the nation’s 200 million Muslims, since the arrival of Narendra Modi in 2014. Through verbal articulations as well as by prejudicial enactments Muslims were assaulted by the extremist Hindu. Recently, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) accused Tablighi Jamaat as being liable for India’s coronavirus cases and, thus, a binge of hostile to Muslim assaults broke out across India. While the violations against Muslims in India expanded, assaults from conservative Hindus via web-based networking media also ascended. Furthermore, this didn’t stay limited to India itself. Affected by the Hindutva belief system, manhandling Muslims and criticizing Islam have become a typicality for the vast majority of the Indian Hindus, working in the Gulf nations.

Rising Islamophobia from Indian expats living in the Gulf countries has been noticed by numerous Gulf people. Conservative Indian expats in Gulf nations like Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, and so forth, have been discovered associated with reprimanding Muslims for the spread of coronavirus, which drove them to scrutinize Islam and name the spread of infection as ‘Crown Jihad’ via web-based networking media. In spite of numerous Indians sacked by the Gulf States for their posts via web-based networking media, there is a developing rundown of expats who are as yet posting Islamophobic posts. Biased remarks against Muslims, fuelled by the story that they are spreading Covid-19, have started outrage in the Muslim people group and the threatening vibe towards Muslims has been reprimanded by numerous powerful Gulf residents.

Princess Hend Al Qassimi of the United Arab Emirates also criticized Indians over the Islamophobic tweets. “The ruling family is friends with Indians, but as a royal your rudeness is not welcome. All employees are paid to work; no one comes for free. You make your bread and butter from this land which you scorn and your ridicule will not go unnoticed,” she posted on her Twitter handle. “UAE law applies on nationals and non-nationals in terms of hate speech,” she proceeded to state. “Anyone that is openly racist and discriminatory in the UAE will be fined and made to leave. An example,” she warned, in a strongly worded statement. “I knew India, the country of Gandhi, a country which suffered enough. The whole world is on its nerves with Covid19, but the hate should stop.”

Saudi researcher Sheik Abidi Zahrani reacted to this antagonistic vibe by asking governments in the Middle East, particularly the Gulf, to clip down on anybody demonstrating compassion for fanatic Hindu belief system. “I propose to all respected followers to list all militant Hindus who are working in the GCC and spreading hate against #Islam #Muslims or our beloved Prophet PBUH under this #hashtag #Send_Hindutva_Back_home show a copies of their bio,” he posted on his Twitter handle.

Feature writer of Kuwait’s Al-Anba News Dr Mohammed Al-Sharika tweeted on the side of Indian Muslims that they are exposed to radical practices, and asked the International community to urgently take strict actions. In another tweet, he called the treacheries and violations perpetrated against Indian Muslims as “hostile and crimes against humanity”.

UAE’s Guinness world record holder Suhail Al Zarooni tweeted that UAE has facilitated measures so it can never bolster any component which disregards any estimation of any religion. Noora Al Ghurair, an Emarti businessperson, got out another Twitter client, who is situated in Dubai for recent years, for her tweet against Sunni Muslims. Noora labeled Dubai police and cautioned that “any call for boycott & hatred will not be accepted in our lands.” Mejbel Al Sharika, a Kuwaiti legal counselor and Director of International Human Rights, reported to deliberately embrace the reason for Indian Muslims at United Nations Human Council in Geneva. He has additionally approached Indian Muslims to help in archiving the proof of brutality.

This is just because that the Muslim World is intently watching Indian Muslims. Simultaneously, India-Gulf bonhomie appears to be nearly breakdown in the midst of battle against Muslims in the wake of Covid-19. In such a circumstance, Pakistan needs to constrain India to offer rights to cpeople of Jammu * Kasehmir (J&K), who stay under lockdown for a considerable length of time regardless of the flare-up of Covid-19. As India wavers near the precarious edge of breakdown, it needs to detect the gravity of the circumstance and exile its Hindutva motivation before it passes the point of no return.