[WSMDiscuss] Why Should We Stand With Zafarul Islam Khan

Umakant uk4in at yahoo.co.in
Thu Apr 30 16:03:01 CEST 2020

Dear Friends

Greetings! During Donald Trump’s visit to India earlier thisyear in February, massive anti- Muslim violence started in North Eastern partof Delhi. And ever since protest against Citizenship Amendment Act intensifiedin different parts of India, Muslims have been target of hate and violence. Andnow during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, Muslims are being targeted for deephatred and all kinds of inhuman behavior which is shamelessly carried outday-in and day-out. 


Dr. Zafarul Islam Khan, Chairman of Minority Commission inDelhi is a noted scholar, journalist and human rights defender. He is beingsingled out for his dedicated work to safeguard Muslims lives and properties.He is targeted for being outspoken and fearless as his report after theviolence could testify. His comments on twitter are being distorted not only bythe trolls also by several media publications and television channels. Avociferous campaign demanding his removal from Delhi Minority Commission isunderway right now. 


We must defend and stand with Dr. Zafarul Islam Khan andtell truth to the power. He is a man of integrity and is fully committed topromote and protect not only minorities rights but also rights of the mostmarginalized and vulnerable sections of Indian society. 


Do pass it on to others in your circle/network.  


Why Should We Stand with ZafarulIslam Khan

Abhay Kumar, Countercurrents.org, April 30, 2020 



Dr.Zafarul Islam Khan is the Chairman of Delhi Minority Commission. For a few dayshe has been a victim of severe attack from the Hindu communal forces as well asa section of media. They are targeting him for posting a tweet. The communalforces have alleged that he had threatened them of taking up the issue ofIndian Muslims facing discrimination to the Arab world.


In fact,the charges against him are politically motivated. He is being targeted for hisidentity.


What hasirked the communal forces is his work. Zafarul Islam Khan is not affiliatedwith any party. Nor is he under compulsion to please his political masters. Heis well-qualified and knows his subject very well.  During the FebruaryDelhi riots, he was very active in giving relief to the marginalized sectionsand working for peace and harmony as the Chairperson of the Delhi Minority Commission.




"I am a patriot to the core andI have always defended my country abroad:"  Dr Zafarul-Islam KhanChairman, Delhi Minorities Commission

Sabrang India, April 30, 2020 



For over a month now, the right wing troll teams have beenhard at work to vilify Muslim activists, students leaders, and intellectuals.Dr Khan is their latest target.




Delhi violence was well-planned, outsiders were broughtin as part of conspiracy: Minorities panel

Scroll.in, March 04, 2020 



Zafarul-Islam Khan, the commission chairperson, said police presence wasminimal on the two days when most of the violence took place.




With Regards and InSolidarity

Umakant, Ph. D 

New Delhi 


My final words of advice to you are educate, agitate and organize; have faith in yourself. With justice on our side I do not see how we can lose our battle. The battle to me is a matter of joy. The battle is in the fullest sense spiritual. There is nothing material or social in it. For ours is a battle not for wealth or for power. It is battle for freedom. It is the battle of reclamation of human personality. 
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