Disputed words of Hamid Ansari: The event was organized by the Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC).The organization is said to be associated with the Pakistani intelligence agency ISI and riot-organizing in India.
Ansari made controversial remarks in a virtual program of an American organization on 26 January. He claimed that intolerance is on the rise in the country. Swara Bhaskar attended the event as well.
This event is organized by the Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC). According to reports, this organization is associated with the Pak intelligence agency ISI and is plotting to organize riots in India. From the platform of this institution, Ansari attacked the Modi government at the Center. India is working to replace civic nationalism with cultural nationalism, he said. Ansari said intolerance on the basis of religion is being promoted by portraying the religious majority as a political monopoly. Hamid Ansari was also present in this program along with four US legislators. In addition to him, the head of the International Commission for Religious Freedom attended the event.
Former Vice President raised many issues
The program was titled “Protection of India’s Pluralist Constitution.”. Ansari and others discussed hate speech against India’s minorities, misuse of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, and the arrest of Kashmiri activist Khurram Parvez.
The Central Government has often expressed its views clearly on these issues. The allegations have been repeatedly denied by the Central Government. India’s parliamentary system and laws are completely transparent, according to the government. Elections are conducted in a transparent and regular way.
An organization accused of indulging in Tripura riots
The organizer of this virtual event in Washington is accused of having ties with the Pakistan Intelligence Agency. It was organized by 17 American organizations. India-American Muslim Council was one of the organizers. An affidavit filed in the Supreme Court by the Tripura government attributes this to recent riots in the state. Among the 17 organizations are Amnesty International USA, Genocide Watch, Hindus for Human Rights, and Indian American Muslim Council.
Not affiliated with ISI: Indian American Muslim Council
A leading body of the event’s organizers, the Indian American Muslim Council, says that it is not affiliated with the ISI. The organization defends civil rights in the United States. However, it is believed that this organization has been poisoning Hindus in India by inciting fear. She has also opposed the passing laws in the Indian Parliament. SIMI is also suspected of having terrorist ties to him.