A top human rights group says India must immediately end a “vicious” crackdown on Muslims who took to the streets to protest against the ruling party official’s remarks about Prophet Muhammad and his wife Aisha.

Amnesty International’s Aakar Patel said in a statement that authorities were “selectively and viciously cracking down on Muslims who dare to speak up against the discrimination faced by them.

Patel says Cracking down on protesters is in complete violation of India’s commitments under international human rights law.

Two Muslim teenagers were killed and hundreds of others arrested last week in nationwide protests.

Amnesty demanded an “immediate and unconditional release” of the jailed protesters.