- FO rejects assertion by India relating to minority rights in Pakistan
- Identifies cases of minority rights violations by India
- Calls India “egregious and persistent violator of minority rights”
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has categorically rejected the “unwarranted assertions” by the Indian Ministry of Exterior Affairs in reference to the Hindu temple incident in Karak.
In an announcement, International Workplace Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri mentioned this isn’t the primary time the Indian authorities has tried to feign concern for minority rights elsewhere whereas being essentially the most “egregious and persistent violator of minority rights itself”.
Final week, an indignant mob attacked and set ablaze the shrine of a Hindu saint in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Karak. Video clips going viral on social media present hordes of individuals breaking and desecrating the location whereas chanting slogans. Smoke may be seen emitting from the shrine after it was set on hearth.
Chaudhri mentioned the RSS-BJP regime’s report is replete with cases of gross and systemic violations of the rights of minorities, particularly Muslims.
The spokesperson mentioned as a perennial purveyor of the state-sponsored discrimination in opposition to its minorities, India is in no place to hold forth on the difficulty of minority rights elsewhere.
The FO’s assertion recognized a number of violations of minority rights by India. They’re listed as written within the assertion under:
- Discriminatory Citizenship Modification Act and Nationwide Register of Residents
- Gujarat bloodbath of 2002
- Delhi pogrom of 2020;
- Reprehensible demolition of Babri Mosque in 1992
- Despicable acquittal of all of the accused by Indian court docket in 2020
- Blaming Muslims for spreading coronavirus
- Banning inter-faith marriages
- Cow vigilantism and mob lynchings
- Terming the Muslims of West Bengal ‘termites’ and threatening to ‘throw them into the Bay of Bengal’
- Additional-judicial killings of harmless Kashmiris and blatant makes an attempt to show Muslims right into a minority in Indian-held Kashmir via distribution of ‘fake domicile certificate’
The FO assertion comes after India conveyed “serious concerns” to the Pakistan Excessive Fee in New Delhi at “repeated instances of similar nature against members of the minority community”, The Wire had reported.
The FO spokesperson mentioned the clear distinction between India and Pakistan in respect of minority rights will be gauged from the truth that the accused within the Karak incident had been instantly arrested and orders had been issued for restore of the temple.
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He mentioned the “highest level of judiciary took immediate notice and senior political leadership condemned the incident”. In India, he in contrast, the blatant acts of discrimination in opposition to Muslims and different minorities happen with state complicity.
Given these incontrovertible details, the spokesperson mentioned the Indian authorities could be nicely suggested to set its personal home so as relatively than feigning concern for minority rights elsewhere.