Writer Arundati Roy kicked up another controversy in an interview with DW News in Germany saying Modi and BJP rule in India was at the cusp of organizing a genocide against Muslims.
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DW News is a global English-language news and information channel from German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle. She said that the COVID-19 crisis of India was not a crisis at all, rather an excuse for the present-day government to stigmatize Muslims and ultimately massacre them. Almost immediately, she also rejects the death toll number on Covid 19 given by the Indian government.
She also claimed that the stigmatization of Muslims comes on the backdrop of an “anti-Muslim massacre in Delhi”. The massacre she is referring to here is the Delhi Riots, which took place in February.
Arundhati then goes on to explain how students, lawyers, journalists and intellectuals are being arrested in India.
Roy then went on to add, “The whole of the organization, the RSS to which Modi belongs, which is the mother ship of the BJP, has long said that India should be a Hindu nation. Its ideologues have likened the Muslims of India to the Jews of Germany. And if you look at the way in which they are using COVID, it was very much like typhus was used against the Jews to ghettoize them, to stigmatize them.”
Towards the end of the ‘interview’, Roy also mentioned the “detention centres” across the country, and she thinks will be used as gas chambers by the Indian government.