TEHRAN (IQNA) — A new Muslim civil rights group has been set up in India to defend the rights of Muslims in the country.
A group of Muslim activists, political leaders, lawyers and others have formed a civil rights group, Indian Muslims for Civil Rights (IMCR), to fight for the cause of oppressed and persecuted sections of society in the degrading political situation in India. .
The Indian Muslims for Civil Rights (IMCR) is the result of a meeting held at the Ghalib Institute in New Delhi attended by 450 Muslim scholars, activists, former bureaucrats and technocrats, lawyers, journalists, members of civil society , religious scholars and politicians, according to Pakistan Observer.
It comes as Muslims have come under pressure from the ruling BJP party in recent years.
Critics say Prime Minister Modi has failed to step in and stop growing incidents of attacks on minorities, abuse of religion by Hindu hardliners and intolerance against dissent in the country.
Since coming to power nationally in 2014, the BJP led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been accused of pursuing discriminatory policies against Muslims, who make up nearly 14 percent of the country’s 1.35 billion people. India.