Muslim Lawyers Association wants Indian PM Narendra Modi arrested

The Muslim Lawyers Association is calling for the arrest of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he visits South Africa for the Brics summit this month.

The association says it has evidence of Modi's alleged involvement in war crimes and gross human rights violations in Indian occupied Kashmir.

The association’s lawyer Yousha Tayob says they have identified at least two witnesses and have handed over evidence to the National Prosecuting Authority to investigate.

The substantial evidence from these individuals is a UN report and a Human Rights Watch report both dated from 2018, detailing war crimes and crimes against humanity in the form of excessive force, unlawful killings, non-access to justice, detention without trial...a whole host of issues arise in the report.

Yousha Tayob, Lawyer at Mla/Psa

We are in terms of international customary law entitled to seek redress through our prosecuting authority.

Yousha Tayob, Lawyer at Mla/Psa

Tayob says they will be lodging complaints against many other leaders, including former US president Barack Obama.

For the big summit I understand that Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin are also scheduled to alive. So we are busy gathering evidence for those two dockets.

Yousha Tayob, Lawyer at Mla/Psa

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