Chicago: The Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC), an advocacy crowd dedicated to safeguarding India(In)’s pluralist & tolerant ethos today appreciated the declare from prison of Dr. Kafeel Khan, a whistleblower Indian Muslim doctor who was repeatedly imprisoned by this govt in WP state on false offender charges. IAMC also appreciates the declare of Pinjra Tod activist Devangana Kalita & previous AMU student chiefs Sharjeel Usmani & Farhan Zuberi.
IAMC lauds High Court
IAMC lauded the High Court in WP, that instructed his own declare this week, for refusing the govt’s claim that the 39-year-old pediatrician had attempted to “rise hatred, enmity & disharmony towards Hindus” in a speech last Dec. The govt had booked Dr. Khan within the draconian NSA.
That the High Court unequivocally decided that Dr. Khan “didn’t foster hatred (or) violence” however, in reality, gave a call for “unity amongst residents” in his own speech exposed that the state govt’s true aim behind incarcerating Dr. Khan is to persecute India(In)’s Muslims for dissenting India(In)’s new anti-Muslim citizenship law stated IAMC.
“In his own speech from Dec that caused his own detain, Dr. Kafeel Khan had blamed Indian PM Narendra Modi’s govt for its economic failures & raising unemployment, & criticized it for bringing the citizenship law with the sole aim of rendering millions of Muslims illegal migrants in their own nation of birth,” stated Ahsan Khan, President of the Indian American Muslim Council. “As the High Court(H.C) stated, he broke no law however really played his own work as a law-abiding citizen in a democracy, however has been punished nonetheless,” added further Mr. Khan.
It’s appalling that the WP govt has repeatedly registered false offender instances over Dr. Khan in the past 3 yrs.. He has been jailed for 7 mos in 2017 on the false accusation that his own carelessness had caused the demise of 70 minor sufferers in a govt hospital (3) when multiple interrogations disclosed that Dr. Khan had, in reality, performed round the clock to safeguard hundreds of kids from specific demise by organizing oxygen for them with his own own amount.
“The WP govt, that is also run by Mr. Modi’s political party, the BJP, has viciously assaulted, died & imprisoned hundreds of Muslims in the past 7 mos in a bid to terrorize India(In)’s highest religious minority & to browbeat it into submission to the new citizenship law,” stated Syed Ali Vice President of IAMC.
The Indian Govt should immediately set free hundreds of different Muslim activists & person rights defenders like Ishrat Jahan, Natasha Narwal, Meeran Haider, Sharjeel Imam, Khalid Saifi, Akhil Gogoi, Dhairjya Konwar, Bittu Sonowal, Manash Konwar, who have been detained during this anti-CAA rallies. IAMC has also insisted the declare of previous Gujarat(GJ)-cadre IPS official Sanjiv Bhatt, poet-activist Varavara Rao, Ex-DU professor GN Saibaba, social activists & intellectuals Anand Teltumbde & Gautam Navlakha, who have been detained within the 2018 Bhima Koregaon complaint.
Right to dissent, Freedom of expression
“Mr. Modi’s govt is adamant in sabotaging the right to dissent & the freedom of expression, that have long being the cornerstone of the Indian democracy,” Mr. Ahsan Khan of IAMC stated. “As Dr. Khan stated in his own Dec speech, no issue just how serious the repression, India(In)’s Muslims won’t flinch in fighting such persecution & going to eventually defeat the repression.”
IAMC is committed to fostering the common values of pluralism, tolerance, & respect for person rights that form the basis of the globe’s 2 highest secular democracies – the United States & India(In).