Since long the Kuwaiti government, a royal princess of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), as well as several Arab activists have called out Islamophobic hate speech by Indians seen to be accusing the country’s Muslims of spreading the COVID -19.
tweets and statements from individuals and institutions in the Gulf expressed their outrage towards the hateful social media posts forced the Indian government to respond, including a Twitter post by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in which he addressed that “COVID-19 does not see race or religion”.
It started with Hindus accusing Muslims for the spread of coronavirus after dozens of cases were linked to a gathering of Tablighi Jamaat, a Muslim missionary movement, at their headquarters in New Delhi in the middle of March.
Many Hashtags like #CoronaJihad trended for days on Twitter and leaders of many parties in TV debates called them “human bombs”, while many of them called for a ban on the Tablighi Jamaat. Its New Delhi office has been sealed by police.
Anti Muslim Hindus, some of them are themselves employed in Gulf countries.
Dubai-based Indian employee Saurabh Upadhyay asked Muslims to “accept they were the source of the pandemic” and called for the death of Jamaat members, referring them as “terrorists”. He deleted his tweets when the officials pointed him out.
“Indians that are mostly Hindus are treated well in these countries,” tweeted Abdur Rahman Nassar( Kuwait-based activist).
“In return, how are Muslims treated in India?” he asked.
A Kuwait national, lawyer, and director of the International Human Rights group, Mejbel al-Sharika, had tweeted that he will “take the cause of Muslims in India” at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva “for no money“.
When in bad times of pandemic the Islamic states are treating the Hindu citizens nicely than why not the Indian Hindus treat the Muslims equally. This clearly shows that the Indian Hindus need moral education and taught how to treat Muslims as their equals