Pakistan rejects India’s remarks about PM’s tweet regarding citizenship bill
Pakistan has rejected comments by Indian Ministry of External Affairs’s Spokesperson regarding a tweet of Prime Minister Imran Khan about the discriminatory citizenship bill passed by the Indian Parliament this week.
In a statement, Foreign Office spokesperson said many international human rights organizations and neutral observers even from within India have themselves characterized the legislation as “discriminatory against Muslims and unconstitutional.”
The spokesperson highlighted that this Indian legislation is premised on complete falsehood, in regard to alleged decline in non-Muslim population in Pakistan as well as their alleged persecution in the country.
The spokesperson spoke objectively saying that India should not pretend to be a protector of the minorities.
The world’s media have widely reported on and condemned the hateful conditions of the minorities in India, especially since the assumption of office of right-wing BJP in 2014.
The spokesperson said those who were involved in the massacre of thousands of Muslims in Gujarat do not have the moral high-ground to preach about the rights of minorities to India’s neighboring countries.
Today’s India associates with lynchings of members of minority communities including low caste Dalits by mobs, often with state complicity.
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The persecution of nearly eight million unarmed and innocent Kashmiri Muslims, incarcerated by 900,000 Indian security forces for over four months, shows how India does not possesses any respect whatsoever for human rights and minority rights.
The spokesperson urged international community to take notice of the violation of minorities’ rights in India, including the Muslims of Jammu and Kashmir under the illegal occupation of India and stand against it.