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Iran offers concerns over discrimination and pressure on Indian Muslims

Tehran, March 19, 2020 (ICANA) – Chairman of Iran-India parliamentary friendship group Nazar Afzali and his vice Nasrollah Perjmanfar in a letter offered concerns over discriminations and pressures imposed on Indian Muslims.

In their letter to lawmakers in Lok Sabha, Iranian MPs called for amending the discriminatory articles of new Citizenship (Amendment) Act to prevent misusing of hardliners.

Stressing the long-standing relations between Iran and India and thanks to Indians’ culture who have always had peaceful coexistence, Iranian lawmakers said parliaments are responsible for ratifying regulations based on constitution and root causes of a country, in line with growth and prosperity and brining welfare for all people.

Accordingly, in Citizenship (Amendment) Act, Muslims faced discrimination between Muslims and non-Muslims, a law which is in contrast with Indian constitution which has always been based on peace and peaceful coexistence.

Everybody is aware of the fact that India is the land of different races, languages, religions, rituals and cultures.  

The systematic violence against defenseless Muslims not only caused anger and dissatisfaction among Indian Muslims, scholars and elites, but also for all Muslims and freedom-seekers in the world.
  
Iranian MPs also expect Indian counterparts to take advantage of all capacities, opportunities and facilities for ending conflicts and solving the issue peacefully.

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