KARACHI: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has condemned the ‘brutal’ crackdown on Muslim students of a university in India over their protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill.
In a tweet on Monday, Qureshi said that he is concerned over the use of brute force by the Indian government against the students of Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Bill.
He further said that the Modi government continues to erode the rights of minorities in line with the Hindutva Supremacist Ideology.
He maintained, “Illegal annexation of Kashmir, Babri Masjid and Citizenship Amendment Bill which excludes Muslims are all targeted towards subjugation of minorities.”
Scores of people have been killed while others injured in violent protests in northeast India owing to a disputable citizenship law. The Indian authorities have cut Internet service and resorted to curfews to abolish combat the unrest.
Tensions continued high at the center of the unrest in Assam state’s biggest city, Guwahati, over the legislation.
The legislation, passed by the national parliament on Wednesday, allows New Delhi to grant citizenship to millions of illegal immigrants who entered India from three neighboring countries on or before December 31, 2014. However, not if they are Muslim.
Train and bus services also remained cut off due to these protests in India.