Shocking: Meghalaya High Court’s Islamophobic Order
The order reads, “…nobody should try to make India as another Islamic country, otherwise it will be a dooms day for India and the world.”
While disposing a petition concerning refusal of domicile certificate to an army recruit, the Meghalaya High Court on Monday, December 10, passed a controversial order urging the central government to formulate a law to allow citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, Parsis, Christians, Khasis, Jaintias and Garos who have come from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, without any questions or documentations.
Oddly, the orders speaks about India’s partition and its aftermath at length, as the judge notes that it is his ‘duty’ to deliberate upon this piece of history. While urging the Narendra Modi government to make said discriminatory law, the order adds a caveat, “However, I am not against my Muslim brothers and sisters who are residing in India for generations and abiding Indian laws, they should also be allowed to live peacefully.”
The list of religious and ethnic minorities for whom the said recommendation is made does not mention Muslims, who find a place later in the judgement, albeit in a very bad light. Justice S.R. Sen writes, “I make it clear that nobody should try to make India as another Islamic country, otherwise it will be a dooms day for India and the world. I am confident that only this Government under Shri. Narendra Modiji will understand the gravity, and will do the needful as requested above and our Chief Minister Mamataji will support the national interest in all respect.”
In another place, the order notes that India should have been declared a ‘Hindu country’ at the time of the independence, “Pakistan declared themselves as an Islamic country and India since was divided on the basis of religion should have also been declared as a Hindu country but it remained as a secular country.”