Amnesty India on Wednesday placed three demands in front of the newly-elected Congress government in Karnataka, asking it to prioritize actions in a bid to uphold human rights.
In a series of tweets, the institution demanded the state government revoke the ban on women wearing hijabs in educational institutions, which stirred a massive row earlier this year. Amnesty India has also asked the state government to review and legalize cow slaughter including action against Hindus who boycott Muslim vendors.
Amnesty India’s 3-point demand to Congress Government
- Revoke Hijab Ban – In its first demand, Amnesty India asked the Congress government to revoke the ban and allow women to wear Hijab in educational institutions.
Amnesty India wrote, “Immediately revoke the ban on women wearing hijabs in educational institutions. The ban forces Muslim girls to choose between their rights to freedom of expression and religion, and their right to education, hindering their ability to meaningfully participate in society”.
- Legalisation of Cow slaughter, Religious conversion – In its second demand, Amnesty India wants Congress to repeal certain provisions in the Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Act, 2020.
Amnesty India wrote, “Review and repeal discriminatory provisions in the Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Act, 2020 and the Karnataka Protection of Right to Freedom of Religion Bill, 2022, which can be misused and weaponized against minorities.”
- Action against those boycotting Muslim vendors – Amnesty India also called for stern action against those who boycott Muslim vendors, calling it discrimination. The body stated, “Ahead of the state elections, calls for economic boycott and violence against Muslim people were made with impunity. Ensure accountability for such advocacy of hatred and end hate crimes that are motivated by religious and caste-based discrimination.”
Congress is ready to review the laws
Reacting to Amnesty India’s demand of roll back on hijab ban in Karnataka, state MLA and son of Congress party president Mallikarjun Kharge, Priyank Kharge said that any bill that violates the rights of an individual and any bill that is unconstitutional will be reviewed.
“…We are very clear on our stand we will review any such executive order, we will review any Bill that is regressive to the economic policies of Karnataka, any Bill that brings a bad image to the state, any Bill that is not used for economic activities, any Bill that does not create employment, any Bill that violates the rights of an individual, any Bill that is unconstitutional will be reviewed and if necessary, rejected…,” State’s minister Priyank Kharge said, as quoted by ANI.
State Minister Dr. G Parameshwara said that the grand old party would see in future what best can be done. He also said, right now, the government is aiming to fulfill the five guarantees made to the people of Karnataka.
“We will see in the future what best we can do. Right now, we have to fulfill the five guarantees we made to the people of Karnataka,” State Minister Dr. G Parameshwara, as quoted by ANI. Congress MLC Prakash Rathod said that the government has started its functioning only a few days ago and an appropriate decision will be taken very soon. “…The government started its functioning only a few days ago. I am quite sure an appropriate decision will be taken very soon,” says Karnataka Congress MLC Prakash Rathod.
Why Amnesty is so Anti-India and Anti-Hindu?
Amnesty International and its Indian chapter have a history of anti-Hindu and anti-India activities. There is a deep seething connections between Amnesty International India, the British government, and radical Islamists across the world. The organisation is known for meddling with the internal affairs of India. It has constantly been trying to falsely project India as a violator of human rights and the ‘oppressor’ of Muslims.
Amnesty India and its former chief Aakar Patel are known for continuously peddle fake news and blatant lies to portray India and Hindus negatively. It also campaigned for the arrested Urban Naxals in the Bhima Koregaon violence case. Therefore, its actions are clearly tantamount to foreign interference in the domestic issues of India, and it is only appropriate that strict action is taken against it.
There is an ongoing investigation against Amnesty in India. In October 2022, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) attached assets worth Rs 1.54 crore of Amnesty International India under the anti-money laundering law for alleged violation of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act making the total attached assets worth over 21 crores. “A provisional order for attachment has been issued under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). With this attachment, the total attachment now stands at Rs 21.08 crores”, the ED said.