In a Twitter thread blaming ‘Hindu right’ for inciting ‘violence against Muslims in India’, the verified handle of Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC), which claims to be the largest advocacy organization of Indian Muslims in the United States, put out a graphic card claiming that in 2020, 53 Muslims were killed by Hindutva mobs in Delhi.
— Indian American Muslim Council (@IAMCouncil) 1628530536000
The thread was made in connection with inflammatory slogans that were raised at Jantar Mantar on Sunday, following which Delhi Police on Tuesday arrested six people, including BJP spokesperson Ashwini Upadhyay.
IAMC urged its followers to call on the US Department of State and Secretary Anthony Blinken to implement USCIRF’s recommendation of designating India as Country of Particular Concern. For the uninitiated, USCIRF is United States Commission on International Religious Freedom
Not all people killed during 2020 Delhi riots were Muslims.
In total, 53 people were killed, of which 36 were identified as Muslims and 15 as Hindus, including Intelligence Bureau officer Ankit Sharma.
VERIFICATION AND METHODOLOGY
A simple google search led us to several websites that shared the list of people killed during Delhi riots.
As per Wikipedia page on the riots, a total of 53 people lost their lives during the unfortunate aftermath of CAA protests between February 23, 2o20 and February 29, 2020.
36 of these were identified as Muslims, 15 as Hindus, while 2 others are yet to be identified.
Times Fact Check has found that IAMC has falsely claimed that all 53 people killed during Delhi riots were Muslims.