Rihanna’s appeal: Is it the internal affairs of India?

is it the internal affairs of India

Rihanna’s appeal to the world to support Indian farmers

By Justice Markandey Katju

Many people, including the Indian External Affairs Ministry,  have criticised the famous singer Rihanna for having supported the Indian farmers, saying it is the internal affair of India.

But by that logic, no one outside Germany should have criticised the persecution of the Jews in Germany during the Nazi era.

By that logic no one outside Pakistan should criticise the persecution of Ahmadis, Hindus, Sikhs, and Christians in Pakistan.

By that logic no one outside India should criticise the lynching and other atrocities on Muslims in India, or the massacre of Sikhs in 1984.

By that logic nobody outside America should criticise racialism in several parts of America and bad treatment of blacks.

By that logic no one outside China should criticise the persecution of the Uighur Muslim minority in China.

By that logic no one outside South Africa should have condemned apartheid and denial of the right to vote to blacks in South Africa when apartheid was prevailing.

By that logic no one outside Burma should have criticised the persecution of Rohingyas in Burma.

After all, these were all internal affairs of those countries.

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