India Should Save Yazidis: P. Parameswaran

published on August 29, 2014

Expressing deep anguish and concern over the cruel persecution and near-elimination of ‘Yazidis’ by the ISIS extremists in Iraq, without creating a storm of protest from the world at large, Bharatheeya Vichara Kendram director P Parameswarji has urged the Centre and general public in particular to explore ways of saving the remaining
Yazidis from war-torn Iraq.

“Can India save the remaining Yazidi people from total extinction?” Parameswarji asked in a statement issued here.

Stating that the issue raises certain frightening and fundamental questions, he pointed out that we are living in a globalised world where mutual contact, communication and safe passage from one country to another is the norm. “But how is it that the Yazidis could not find an escape route and get external support for evacuating them?” he

Parameswarji said that there had been instances of persecution all throughout history. When the Jews were persecuted, they came to India and remained, not only safe and secure but also with absolute freedom of worship, as a trading community in Kerala. Later on, when the Parsis were persecuted, they too came to India and lived and served
India as a flourishing and prosperous community.

“If tradition could be a guide, Yazidis could have been given a safe asylum in India. But in today’s situation, many Indians themselves are stranded in Mosul and other places, under the Jihadis. They are yet to be freed and brought back to India. “There are lot of similarities between the Yazidis and cultural and traditional practices of India.Yet we could not save them. But the powerful nations and the UNO should be blamed for failing in their fundamental duty,” Parameswarji said.

He said that another basic question is regarding the stunning silence observed by the Leftist progressive intellectuals of India,irrespective of religion.

“In the question of Palestine, they were so vociferous in their protest. The case of the vanishing tribe of Yazidis received no attention from these human right activists,” he said.

Parameswarji said it was encouraging to see that Pope made a statement that this cruelty against a section of humanity is an act which neither man nor God should forgive.

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  1. Prasad Reply

    August 29, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    Give our protection
    As humans first, we have a moral duty towards Yazidis. Unspeakable violence is unleashed on these innocents. 125 crore Bharateeyas certainly can help these beautiful people, we must.

  2. rsp Reply

    August 30, 2014 at 4:09 am

    Yezidis following similar Hindu worship.They are worshiping SUN,FIRE,TREES rtc. It is a religion similar to Hindu Religion .So it is our Hindus duty to protect from the hands of this cruel jihadi animals.So Indian government should take steps to save YEZIDIS like how protected Jews and Parsis in the past times.Indian Government give some considerations to Sri Parameswarjis opinion regarding the safety of helpless YEZIDIZ,who are under this merciless, crooked and cruel Jihadis.

  3. indian Reply

    August 31, 2014 at 4:48 am

    Proving powerful or powerless ?
    when devout followers had to kill other in the name of almighty powerful, what is proved in actions is that almighty is powerful ? Followers had to kill other(said non-believers) believing almighty powerful or powerless ?

  4. KKR Reply

    September 1, 2014 at 1:42 am

    This is a battle of survival
    Yezidis should be given asylum and a safe place to live in India. Yezdi chairs should be opened in Indian universities to study, preserve and protect their culture. The scholars among them should be appointed in Nalanda university to promote studies and research on their culture.

  5. Raj Puducode Reply

    September 13, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Reform Jihadism for modern world
    Once upon a time there was an elephant and four blind Mullahs. They were not born blind and they have seen most of the things of this world but an elephant. One day they met an Elephant. The first blind man, feeling of the tusk cried, an elephant is very like a spear! The second took the trunk and immediately screamed; an elephant is just like a snake! The third touched the broad and sturdy side of the elephant. He declared an elephant looks like a wall! The fourth seized the tail and claimed an elephant is like a rope.
    The parable of blind men & an elephant perfectly illustrates the method of interpreting a subject matter when Mullahs are blind and/or ignorant. Often Muslims blame other Muslims for not understanding real Islam. Each and every Muslim believes his own version of Islam and believe their understanding is better than others. Knowledge is a powerful force that strongly influences a person. Typically religious knowledge is ancient in nature and overshadows a person’s mind to making him blindfolded. A person with Quranic knowledge tends to go back in Stone Age whereas a person with scientific knowledge foresees the future.
    Real Muslims conceive Islam as a way of life. They like to live a life that was practiced by the people of 7th century. Their mind is clogged with Quranic dictation and Mohammad’s lifestyle. The concept of Sathya, Dharma, Shanthi, Prema & Ahimsa are absent. They happily follow this primeval culture engulfed in brutal, barbaric behaviors a low life as practiced by Mughals. These fundamentalists deliberately ignore the fundamental questions about right and wrong or fairness. Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri claimed 9/11 attacks were a Jewish plot and calling the Columbia space shuttle disaster, “Punishment from Allah” because Christians, Jewish & Hindu astronauts were aboard. Its just another fine example of how religious knowledge can make a person blind & ignorant.
    These Islamists used to be specialists in camels, swords & spears.

  6. Rahul Reply

    October 16, 2014 at 2:41 am

    Islam The Religion Of Peace
    Its even sad to see that nato and UN are still not defending them and UN is still after the israel for protecting their homeland from jihadists.

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