TDN World Desk: The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) human rights body on Sunday condemned the efforts of creating anti-Muslim climate in India and tarring Muslims for the spread of the pandemic novel coronavirus.

In a statement issued by the the Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC), an expert human rights body with the OIC, called on the Indian government to stop “the growing tide of Islamophobia in India and protect the rights of its persecuted Muslim minority”.

As of April 20, the country reports over 17,874 corona positive cases and the death toll rises to 568.

For last few days an Islamophobic atmosphere has been created in the country with putting the dagger of blame on the minority Muslim community for the rapid increase of the coronavirus. As a result of perpitual hate campaign peddled by the mainstream nedia Muslims are being socially ostracized – majority community people are boycotting them in many places, even report of segregated wards in Hospital based on religion came on the fore. Days back a Muslim youth was beaten to death on suspicion of being linked with Tablighis.One news paper in Mysore even suggested Muslim genocide to get rid of them.

Taking cognizance of the blazing Islamophobic atmosphere in the country the OIC has issued two statement from its Twitter handle.

In its first statement the International Human Rights body said,” OIC-IPHRC condemns the unrelenting vicious Islamophobic campaign in #India maligning Muslims for spread of COVID-19 as well as their negative profiling in media subjecting them to discrimination and violence with impunity.”

In another Tweet OIC called on the Narendra Modi government to take urgent step and prevent the Islamophobic tide.

“OIC-IPHRC urges the #Indian Govt to take urgent steps to stop the growing tide of #Islamophobia in India and protect the rights of its persecuted #Muslim minority as per its obligations under international Human Rights law, the statement reads.