KASHMIR – A recent video shared by Muzammil Ayyub Thakur an online Kashmir-based activist shared a video of Muslim girls being forced to sing Hindu prayers in Indian-occupied Kashmir.
In a disturbing incident, Muslim girls from a local secondary school in Indian-occupied Kashmir were being forced to recite Hindu prayers by their teachers.
The girls, who were all Muslim, were assembled during a morning assembly. Upon their refusal to recite Hindu prayers, they were threatened with expulsion from the school.
The incident has been widely condemned by Muslim civil society and human rights groups around the world, with many calling for immediate action against the teachers and those responsible.
Islamophobia in India is on the rise, as evidenced by the recent incident in which a mentally disabled Muslim man was burnt alive by a Hindu mob. The killings of Muslims are also increasing at an alarming rate, reaching the highest levels ever recorded.
Similarly, in Indian-occupied Kashmir, Muslims face immense pressure from Indian armed forces, despite it being a Muslim-majority region, to refrain from practicing their religion. The Indian government, with a Hindu-centric approach, actively promotes their religious and political agenda, seeking to reshape the region according to their beliefs.