The Foreign Office on Sunday backed the Genocide Watch’s warning call about killings of Muslims in India stating that the caution was based on data assessed on a scientific model of 10 stages of genocide.
According to this model, India has crossed all 10 stages, raising serious alarm for the safety of more than 200 million Muslims in India, FO spokesperson Asim Iftikhar Ahmad said in a statement.
It may be recalled that Pakistan has been warning of grave consequences for minorities, especially Muslims, due to the extremist “Hindutva” ideology being propagated by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) inspired Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) regime with impunity in India.
The FO spokesperson reminded that President Genocide Watch Dr Gregory Stanton had warned against the genocide of Muslims in India during a US Congressional briefing titled “Call For Genocide of Indian Muslims’, in Washington.
He said Dr Stanton’s warning was based on data assessed on a scientific model of 10 stages of genocide.
The FO spokesperson said that according to Dr Stanton the genocide process of Muslims in India had been catalysed by Islamophobic anti-Muslim rhetoric of the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, New Delhi’s illegal actions of August 5 in Jammu and Kashmir for Hindu dominance and controversial Citizenship Amendment Act specifically aimed against Muslims.