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Prime Minister Imran Khan’s statement on the treatment of religious minorities in India– after Naseeruddin Shah expressed his fear over the safety of his children– continues to irk Indians, and latest has been the Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif who has retorted on PM Khan’s statement.
Mohammad Kaif took to Twitter and alleged Pakistan of being an intolerant country. He said Pakistan should be the last country to school India over the rights of minorities.
The people of East Pakistan were not given their rights and this was the main reason behind the creation of Bangladesh,” he added.
“There were around 20 percent minorities at the time of partition in Pakistan, now less than 2 percent. On the other hand, the minority population has grown significantly in India since Independence. Pakistan is the last country that should be lecturing any country on how to treat minorities,” the former Indian player tweeted.
There were around 20% minorities at the time of Partition in Pakistan,less than 2% remain now. On the other hand minority population has grown significantly in India since Independence. Pakistan is the last country that should be lecturing any country on how to treat minorities. https://t.co/6GTr3gwyEa
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) December 25, 2018
Earlier, addressing to people in a ceremony held in Lahore to mark the achievement of Pakistan Tehreel-I-Insaf in first 100-days, Prime Minister Khan had expressed his resolve to safeguard the rights of religious minorities and asserted that Pakistan would show the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi how to treat these groups.
“We have to help our minorities and protect them as Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah laid emphasis on granting equal rights to minorities,” said PM Khan. “If justice is not given to the weak then this only leads to an uprising. The people of East Pakistan were not given their rights and this was the main reason behind the creation of Bangladesh,” he added.
Responding to his comments, Naseeruddin Shah said, “I think Mr. Khan should be walking the talk in his own country instead of commenting on issues that don’t concern him. We have been a democracy for 70 years and we know how to look after ourselves.”
Indians, instead of yawping, need to check the facts stating the abuse of minorities’ rights in their country.