Is India on the Brink of Genocide?

be on the brink of (doing something)

To be on the verge of doing something or of having some imminent event happen, especially that which is bad or disastrous.

Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015


any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: Killing members of the group; Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.

Article II, Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide

138. Each individual State has the responsibility to protect its populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity. This responsibility entails the prevention of such crimes, including their incitement, through appropriate and necessary means. We accept that responsibility and will act in accordance with it.

139. The international community, through the United Nations, also has the responsibility to use appropriate diplomatic, humanitarian and other peaceful means, in accordance with Chapters VI and VIII of the Charter, to help protect populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity. […] We also intend to commit ourselves, as necessary and appropriate, to helping States build capacity to protect their populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity and to assisting those which are under stress before crises and conflicts break out. 

A/RES/60/1, 2005 World Summit Outcome Document, Paragraphs on the Responsibility to Protect 

Expert warns of impending ‘genocide’ of Muslims in India


Genocide Watch is issuing a Genocide Alert for India Administered Kashmir. Genocide Watch has issued a Genocide Watch for Assam State, India, where millions of Bengali Muslims face losing citizenship status.

Genocide Watch

India (Rank: 2): India has ranked in the
top-15 highest-risk countries for the last five
years, with this assessment marking its
highest risk and rank to date.

Early Warning Project, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Genocide Watch recognizes the Modi BJP government’s state-sponsored attack on the Muslim community as Stage 6: Polarization, Stage 7: Preparation, and Stage 8: Persecution. Modi’s statements at Aligarh Muslim University perversely claiming that his new laws are intended to “uplift the Muslim community” demonstrate Stage 10: Denial.

Genocide Watch

Designate India as a “country of particular concern,” or CPC, for engaging in and tolerating systematic, ongoing, and egregious religious freedom violations.


In India, WhatsApp group chats and forwarding features have been used, including allegedly by government officials, to propagate disinformation about the Muslim population, depicting members of Muslim communities in India as criminals or terrorists and sometimes including specific calls to violence.

United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Ahmed Shaheed

Hateful content dehumanizing Indian Muslims […] and calling for their exclusion and segregation continues to get a platform on Facebook.

Foundation The London Story