Take action against genocidal threats to Muslims: Farooq Abdullah

Government turning a blind eye to hate speeches, says former J&K Chief Minister

January 13, 2022 05:22 pm | Updated January 15, 2022 12:43 pm IST - Srinagar

National Conference (NC) chief Farooq Abdullah. File

National Conference (NC) chief Farooq Abdullah. File

National Conference (NC) president and MP Farooq Abdullah on Thursday sought stern action against those making “incendiary remarks and genocidal threats against Muslims”.

Terming the speeches at Haridwar as “inflammatory and provocative”, Dr. Abdullah said the nature of speeches delivered there between December 17 and 19 “is deplorable and such open seditious and genocidal calls in the country are deeply disturbing”.


He accused the government of turning a blind eye to the hate speeches against the Muslim community. “The criminal hush in government circles raises a question mark that begs to be answered,” the former J&K Chief Minister said.

He said India being a signatory to the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (CPPCG) under Article 3C, which clearly criminalises direct and public incitement to commit genocide, should act firmly against such groups and individuals that call for genocide of Muslims.

“These hate speech conclaves also fit a variety of crimes under Indian laws and are antagonistic to national integrity and peace. The prevailing blanket silence of the country’s head and absence of any punitive action has emboldened such hate mongers.”

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