Protesters in Kabul carrying banners and chanting slogans against Muslim persecution in India
Afghans protest against Muslim persecution in India
A group of Afghan protesters took to the street in the capital Kabul, on Friday, March 06, to protest against Muslim persecution in Delhi, India. The protesters were carrying banners and chanting slogans against the Modi government.
Over last weeks, the Indian capital New Delhi saw a series
of group violence against Muslims. Nearly 35 Indian Muslims were killed and
over 500 others were wounded, according to reports.
Afghan protesters tried to break into the street where the Indian
embassy is situated but security forces blocked their way. They were chanting
slogan against Prime Minister Modi.
Muslim oppression in New Delhi caught attention in
Afghanistan after a series of video clip—showing Hindus torturing Muslim to
death—circulated on social media. Under Prime Minister Modi and BJP rule, India
has become intolerant towards Indian Muslims.
A large crowd of protesters took to the street in the western Herat province on Friday, March 06. The protesters condemned act of atrocities against Muslims in India. The Herat protesters urged Muslims to unite against Muslim persecution in India.
Similar protests were held in the northern provinces of
Parwan and Mazar-e-Sharif. The protesters chanted slogans against the Modi
government, according to reports.
Violence against Muslims erupted weeks after the Indian government,
under Prime Minister Modi, introduced citizenship amendment law. In December 2019, nearly 30 people were killed
in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, home to a large Muslim population,
after the citizenship law was passed.