ISLAMABAD: Speakers at a webinar have demanded prosecution of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his accomplices for 2002 genocide of Gujarat Muslims in India and killing of thousands of Kashmiris in more than 30 massacres in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
The webinar titled ‘Hindutva and India: Threat to South Asian peace’ was
organized in connection with the
International Peace Day being observed across the world, today.
Among those who participated in the event as speakers included former
Ambassador Dr M Nafees Zakariya, Director of the Institute of Contemporary
Islamic Thought, Canada Dr Zafar Bangash, Editor Crescent International
Rehana Ali Adv, General Secretary Tehreek Kashmir, UK Yasir Rehman, Anchor
PTV M Shehzad Khan, President Pakistan Youth Council NDU Abdul Hamed Lone,
Vice Chairman Friends of Kashmir International Haroon Abbas.
Dr M Nafees Zakariya while taking part in the webinar said that India has
been systematically bringing a demographic change in occupied Jammu and
Kashmir since 1947. Around half a million people were massacred while more
than one million were forced to migrate to Pakistan and Azad Kashmir in
He said that New Delhi brought demographic change in Jammu in 1947, and it
is taking multiple measures to repeat the same in the Kashmir valley. He
pointed out that thousands of Kashmiris have been martyred in more than 30
deadly massacres carried out by brutal Indian forces in the Kashmir valley
India is also bringing outsiders to settle them in the globally accepted
disputed Jammu and Kashmir, which is a violation of international laws. He
asked for prosecuting the Indian rulers for fiddling with the demography of
the UN-acknowledged disputed territory.
Speaking on the occasion Dr Zafar Bangash said that two racist theories-
Nazism and Zionism -were promoted in the West. Nazism, he said was defeated
in Germany while Zionism could manage to occupy a state-Israel.
At the same time, Hindutva theory was projected in India, which has almost
captured the country, now. Bangash warned that when a racist theory captured
power in a state, then it becomes a threat to the peace across the whole
world. He asked for academically engaging with groups, which are working
against these racist ideologies.