On Friday March 4, the Bharatiya Janata Party government in Haryana introduced the Haryana Prevention of Unlawful Conversion of Religious Bill, 2022 in the Vidhan Sabha. This step by the Haryana government follows similar moves by Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat and Karnataka, all BJP run states. These have been later passed as laws.
Religion does not talk about hate and violence. The utmost teaching of any religion is the service of mankind. And Indian constitution through its articles grants freedom to practice ones own religion. The most ridiculous thing Hindutva fanatics did in the name of Dharm Sansad is normalized hate. The open call for arm violence against Muslims has encouraged the belief there is nothing wrong in hating and attacking fellow Muslims.
Dr Stanton said he had warned the then-Rwandan president that “if you don’t do something to prevent genocide in your country, there is going to be genocide here within five years. That was in 1989. The genocide developed, the hate speech developed, all the early warning signs developed. And as we know, 800,000 Tutsis and other Rwandans were murdered in 1994”.
“We cannot let that happen in India.