A new hashtag calling for the boycott of Indian products was trending in various Arab countries in the wake of growing attacks on Muslims in India, particularly recent police action against landless Muslims in Assam.
#مقاطعة_المنتجات_الهندية [#Boycott_Indian_Products] was trending in the Arab world. Several users shared the video clip, in which Moinul Haque was sitting being killed by policemen and his body being stomped on by a cameraman. They also highlighted atrocities being committed by Hindutva terrorists against Muslims in the country.
Scores of Arab influencers uploaded their videos urging people to join the social media campaign launched over violence against Muslims in India.
One more hashtag ‘India Kills Muslims’ was also trending at the same time. This was also mainstreamed by several Arab leaders, intellectuals and influencers.
Muslims in India have been under threat as the government-led by Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party has enacted many draconian laws such and using them to suppress the minority community. Several members of the ruling party keep spewing venoms against Muslims and defending those who attack members of the community.