Hindu nationalist groups in India have been issuing demands for the country’s Muslim and Christian minorities to respect each others laws and norms and to avoid any kind of discrimination.
The Hindutva organisations in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Haryana have written to the Muslim and Hindu governments, demanding they enforce laws against the atrocities and crimes committed by the minority groups, and to provide safe havens for those who fled to safety in neighbouring countries.
Hindu nationalist groups have long been demanding that the minority communities respect the countrys laws and customs and shun the activities of the Hindu right-wing organisations that have targeted them.
In a recent letter to the Hindu Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, they urged the Indian government to act on the recommendations of the “national commission of inquiry” that had recommended that all crimes committed in India be investigated and the perpetrators punished.
The Hindu nationalist organisations have also demanded the cancellation of a law that bans the sale of cow meat in India and the banning of cow slaughter in several parts of the country.
The letter was signed by two organisations, Hindutvajra (Hindu Alliance for Peace), and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
“It is not only the minorities, but the majority of the population who must respect and respect our laws and traditions, and not indulge in any kind or practice of discrimination against them,” they said in the letter to Mr Singh.
The leaders of these groups said they have been demanding the country end its policies of persecution and persecution of minorities.
The letters came after the Hindutava groups held protests at major Hindu festivals in Mumbai and Ahmedabad.