Malaysian group condemns violence against India Muslims
- Youth group urges international community to pressure India to stop oppressing minorities
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia
A Malaysian Muslim youth group expressed concern Friday for the violence in the Indian capital of New Delhi.
The Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia (ABIM) described the situation as a failure by the Indian government to protect citizens.
"The authorities have failed to control the riots of religious extremists targeting Muslim houses and places of worship," said the group’s Secretary General Mohammad Fazril Mohd Salleh
Fazril said he wondered how India, as a large country with large human resources and capacity, could fail to protect its own citizens.
"It is impossible for Indian security forces to be very weak to let this bloodshed occurred," he said.
Fazril said ABIM was concerned about the Citizenship Amendment Act passed by India last December, saying it was clearly unjust and oppressed certain parts of the population.
The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party politicians have spread hatred that made the situation worse, he said.
ABIM urged the international community to pressure India to stop oppressing minorities.
The group also urged Malaysian interim Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad to voice concerns about the global issue.
*Writing by Rhany Chairunissa Rufinaldo