Issued by the Office of the Chairperson
International League of Peoples’ Struggle
10 January 2020
The International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) strongly condemns the on-going fascist attacks by the Modi government with its new citizenship law discriminating against the Muslim minority in India. PM Narendra Modi is trying to outdo the Islamophobia hyped by US President Trump and the ultra-right in his own bid to escalate war with Pakistan and his own people. In conjunction with the implementation of the National Register of Citizens, Modi’s regime is engaging in ethnic cleansing on religious communal lines to realize the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party’s vision of a Hindu fundamentalist state.
The big bourgeoisie of India is intent on extracting ever more profits from the exploitation of its working people being divided along religious lines. It trampled on its own secular Constitution and blatantly violates internationally recognized laws and norms.
With the citizenship law known as the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the Indian fascist state under PM Modi imposed a national population register upon Muslims to prove their citizenship with documents of their lineage going back to 1986 when literacy was only 40% among Muslims.
The Indian government is now building “detention camps” for the “illegal” citizens similar to the Jewish ghettos and concentration camps under Nazi Hitler’s rule. Mainstream media and social media are flooded with manipulated news in favor of the citizenship law.
The fascist attack is backed by paramilitary groups headed by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) openly calling for the genocide of Muslims. Protesters are in fact already being killed or detained arbitrarily. The number of vulnerable refugees are rising.
The ILPS calls on all its members and allies to denounce this fascist attack in India and support the justified struggle of the people of India to fight back and assert their freedom, democratic rights and solidarity with peoples resisting imperialism and fascism.###