- “The BJP-constant RSS’s targeting of Muslims is an indelible stain on the so-called biggest democracy,” says FO spokesman.
- Asim Iftikhar said Pakistan would keep pressing the international community to hold India responsible for systematic minority’ rights abuses.
- “We demand that India guarantee the safety, security, and well-being of its minorities, especially Muslims.”
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan denounced the unfair destruction of the historic Bilal Mosque in BJP-ruled Haryana by the Indian government and a pliant court.
An everlasting stain on the so-called “largest democracy,” according to Foreign Office Spokesperson Asim Iftikhar Ahmad.
He remembered how the Indian Supreme Court permitted extreme Hindu parties to build Ram Mandir on the site of the Babri Masjid, which was destroyed by Hindutva thugs in 1992.
The Indian court acquitted the culprits who planned the public demolition of the Babri Masjid, the FO said.
During anti-Muslim pogroms in Gujarat in 2002 and Delhi in February 2020, Muslims and their places of worship were assaulted with official involvement, according to the spokesman.
Muslim religious sites and cultural heritage are still being targeted in IIOJK and throughout India, he said.
Iftikhar said Pakistan would keep pressuring the international community, especially the UN and related human rights groups to hold India responsible for systematic and flagrant human rights abuses against minorities, particularly Muslims.
“We urge India to protect its minorities, especially Muslims, and their religious and cultural sites,” he said.
Muslim bangle vendor brutally beaten
On August 23, a crowd in Madhya Pradesh, India, brutally assaulted a Muslim bangle vendor for using a false identity.
“If a guy conceals his identity, caste, and religion, then resentment creeps in,” stated state Home Minister Narottam Mishra.
The minister said the event in Indore, MP, on Sunday should not be given a “communal colouring.”
The gang allegedly took 10,000 Indian rupees from him.
“He was using a Hindu name even though he wasn’t Hindu. That’s when the fight began. He had two Aadhaar cards and was selling bangles that our girls wear and henna during sawan (monsoon) “explained the minister.