SRINAGAR: Reacting against the Donald Trump administration’s ban on people from seven Muslim-majority nations to travel to the US, Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik on Monday said politics of “fascism” and “racism” has never triumphed in past nor will ever succeed in future.
In a statement issued here, Malik said policies of “discrimination” may temporarily hurt others but will eventually damage its imposers and their nations permanently.
“The decision (of Trump) is racist and discriminatory,” Malik said. “History is witness to the fact that leaders and countries that adopted policies based on religious, ethnic, linguistic, or any other discrimination not only destroyed themselves but their countries as well.”
Citing example of the erstwhile Germany, JKLF chairman said, “Germany was once a super power and people across the globe felt privileged to enter this country for education and other purposes but Adolf Hitler destroyed this image of Germany by adopting policy of discrimination against Jews. As such, he not only ruined himself but also hurt his nation.”
“There are similar examples of other fascist and racist leaders and rulers who traumatised themselves and their nations and gained nothing but shame,” he added.
Malik said the growing religious and racist intolerance “especially on government level” is a matter of concern.
He said policies adopted by leaders like Donald Trump and Narendra Modi have started a war between races and religions. “It is because of these policies we witness attacks on mosques, churches, cathedrals, and other religious places in USA, India and other countries.”
Condemning the attack on a mosque in Canada in which six Muslims were killed, JKLF chairman said policies of hatred adopted by rulers have poisoned the societies and enhanced religious intolerance.
“Need of the hour is to exhibit restraint and shun the politics of hate, discrimination, and intolerance. The leaders and rulers need to rethink on their policies as these may lead the whole world to disaster and distress. Let better sense prevail and rulers like Trump and Modi roll back their politics and policies based on discrimination and hate,” Malik said.