Pakistan on December 13, strongly responded to Indian Minister’s remarks on Prime Minister Imran Khan’s tweets regarding controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB ) and said that many international human rights organizations and neutral observers even from within India have characterized the legislation as discriminatory against Muslims and unconstitutional.
India’s External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar on Thursday (Dec 12) said that such “unwarranted” criticism cannot absolve Pakistan of the “blatant persecution” of religious minorities in the neighbouring country. “I am not going to respond to every unwarranted and gratuitous comments made by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on our internal affairs,” Kumar said.
In response to India’s statements, Foreign Office spokesperson said this Indian legislation is premised on a falsehood, both with regard to alleged decline in non-Muslim population in Pakistan as well as their alleged persecution in the country.
The spokesperson said objectively speaking; India should be the last country to pretend being a protector of the minorities. The world’s media have widely reported on and condemned the deplorable conditions of the minorities in India, especially since the assumption of office of right-wing BJP in 2014.
The spokesperson said architects of 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 is synonymous with lynchings of members of minority communities including low caste Dalits by mobs, often with state complicity.
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