Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad's plea to UN on atrocities
Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad has written to the United Nations seeking a probe by an international commission into human rights violations in India in the backdrop of the communal riots in Delhi.
Azad last week wrote an open letter to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights requesting a UN-mandated international commission of inquiry to investigate what he called the “well-planned Muslim pogrom” in the country.
The Bhim Army chief said there have been state-sponsored atrocities on people every day after protests broke out across the country against the Citizenship Amendment Act, which fast-tracks citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from three Islamic countries that border India.
He has urged the UN body to set up a commission to monitor the violence against Muslims, Dalits, Adivasis and other Indian minorities.
“It would be best for the international community to act before the situation in India devolves into a full state genocide against the Muslims as it has been in the neighbouring countries of Myanmar and China,” he wrote.
Azad also highlighted people’s apprehensions about the proposed National Register of Citizens, a process that seeks to establish bona fide citizens of the country.