ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday warned Pakistani citizens against hurting minorities as riots in Delhi claimed 20 lives and more than hundred others injured.
“I want to warn our people that anyone in Pakistan targeting our non-Muslim citizens or their places of worship will be dealt with strictly. Our minorities are equal citizens of this country,” Imran Khan said while expressing worrisome over clashes between Muslim and Hindu groups in Delhi.
He said he had predicted in his United Nations General Assembly address in 2019 that once the genie was out of the bottle the bloodshed would get worse. “Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir was the beginning. Now 200 million Muslims in India are being targeted. The world community must act now,” he said.
The prime minister said today in India the world was seeing the Nazi-inspired RSS ideology take over a nuclear-armed state of over a billion people. “Whenever a racist ideology based on hatred takes over, it leads to bloodshed,” he said.
Violent Hindu extremist mobs are targeting homes and shops of Muslims in what has been described by BBC as “the deadliest violence the Indian capital has seen in decades”.
On Feb 23, the clashes erupted between those in favor of the citizenship amendment bill and those against it for its prejudice against Muslims.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has requested that the army should be called in to control the alarming situation.