Analysis, Side Feature, South Asia

The Persecution of Muslims in India in the name of National Register of Citizens (NRC) is an ‘External Affair’ according to the Secular Regime of Bangladesh

Some 33 million candidates have been included, with 1.9 million people not being included in the final list [of NRC], said a press statement from the Indian High Commission …1.9 million were deemed ineligible – potentially rendering them stateless, and sparking citizenship fears among minority communities. 1.9 million people were left off a list of citizens, after a mammoth process aimed at throwing out ‘illegal immigrants’. (Dhaka Tribune, September 1, 2019)

As part of on-going persecution on Muslim community in India, the Mushrik Modi government, the butcher of Gujrat and Kashmir, has excluded 1.9 million people from the list of NRC of Assam, the north-eastern state of India. The NRC process was undertaken to implement BJP’s goal to serve Hindus, and expel Muslims from the country as ‘foreign infiltrators’ and ‘illegal Bangladeshis’. BJP President, Amit Shah, said “….BJP has vowed to not spare even a single Bangladeshi infiltrator. We will expel all of them”. Also Prime Minister Modi and Amit Shah have several times confirmed that no Hindu will be expelled rather they will be given citizenship. It is feared that the stateless Muslims will also face death and persecution from non-Muslim citizens, and their properties will be plundered as war booty.

Indian Foreign Ministry spokesperson has confirmed on August 9, 2019 that Bangladesh is considering the NRC initiative as India’s ‘internal affair’. Echoing the Indian voice, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said that there was no scope of expressing any reaction as NRC was an internal affair of India. Earlier, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs also stated that the occupation of Kashmir as ‘internal issue of India’. The affair of the Ummah, which Rasoolullah (saw) has compared to a single body, is an external affair to the secular subservient government of Muslim majority Bangladesh. The treacherous so-called government is more keen to serve their mushrik disbelieving masters than being concerned about the Ummah. It is now obvious that a secular democratic government cannot protect the Muslims, who are being routinely oppressed by secular governments throughout the world.

The imminent Khilafah (Caliphate) State will assume the responsibility of protecting the Muslims of Bangladesh and also the Muslims of India and other parts of the world, and end the fanatic secular onslaught on Muslim lands. Furthermore, the Khilafah state will not only ensure justice and protection to Muslims but also to all the oppressed people of the world, the examples of which are abundant in the history of Islam. Allah (swt) says:

(يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُونُوا قَوَّامِينَ بِالْقِسْطِ شُهَدَاءَ لِلَّهِ وَلَوْ عَلَى أَنْفُسِكُمْ أَوِ الْوَالِدَيْنِ وَالْأَقْرَبِينَ إِنْ يَكُنْ غَنِيًّا أَوْ فَقِيرًا فَاللَّهُ أَوْلَى بِهِمَا فَلَا تَتَّبِعُوا الْهَوَى أَنْ تَعْدِلُوا وَإِنْ تَلْوُوا أَوْ تُعْرِضُوا فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ كَانَ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ خَبِيرًا)

“O you who have believed, persistently stand firm in justice, witnesses for Allah, even if it be against yourselves or parents and relatives” [Quran 4:135].

Written by Muhammad Mustafa
Member of the Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir in Wilayah Bangladesh