Islamic group tells FG to act against India over ‘blasphemy, harsh treatment of Muslims’
The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has called on the Nigerian Government to condemn what it described as the harsh treatment of Indian Muslims by the Indian government.
MURIC wants the Federal Government to summon the Indian ambassador and lodge an official complaint against India and to warn the latter against further escalation.
The group said this in a statement signed by its Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola and made available to reporters on Thursday morning.
MURIC accused the Indian authorities of undisguised repression of Muslims in the Asian country.
The Nigerian Islamic rights group said that female Muslim students are denied their Allah-given fundamental human right to wear hijab in India, while Muslims are killed indiscriminately, and their homes demolished for no just cause.
“Evidence abounds of the maltreatment of Muslims in India,” the group said.
“The failure of India’s ruling party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP,) to sack its spokesperson, Nupur Sharma, who blasphemed against Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) confirms the complicity of the Indian government.
“We demand that Nupur Sharma should be sacked. Her mere suspension is sheer window dressing and the height of hypocrisy.
“We call on the Federal Government of Nigeria to set the machinery in motion for holding India accountable. We demand that the Indian ambassador to Nigeria be summoned for a tough reprimand.
“India must be made to realise that its cruelty to Muslims within its borders is impacting negatively on Nigerian Muslims. Above all, it is generating internal tension,” the group said.