Imran claims “Modi’s
govt a real threat
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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said the extremist agenda of India’s government of Narendra Modi was a ‘real and present threat’ to peace of the region. He urged the international community to take note of the targeting of religious minorities in India adding that all minorities in India were at the target of extremist groups operating under the patronage of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Prime Minister Imran Khan

“It is high time [that] international community take note. Acted under the extremist ideology of the BJP Modi government, all religious minorities in India have been targeted with impunity by Hindutva groups,” he tweeted. 

The prime minister also pointed out that the silence of Modi government over the call of Muslim genocide by extremist Hindutva leaders put a question on its support to the call.  “The continuing silence of Modi government on the call at an extremist Hindutva summit in December for genocide of minorities in India, especially the 200 million Muslim community, begs the question whether the BJP govt supports this call,” he said. 

PM Imran, in a series of tweets today, blasted Modi for his “continuing silence” and inaction against extremist Hindutva groups calling for genocide of minorities in the country.

He said the “extremist ideology” of the ruling BJP government was behind the provocations against India’s minorities.

“Under the extremist ideology of the BJP Modi govt, all religious minorities in India have been targeted with impunity by Hindutva groups,” he said.

The prime minister called out the continuing silence of Modi government, adding that it warranted clarity whether the BJP government supported the extremists’ call. He urged the international community to take notice of the calls and act against it.

Last month, leaders from several far-right groups in India had issued calls for the ethnic cleansing of minorities in the country, especially targeting its 200 million-strong Muslim population.

A report by The Quint had said that the “hate speech conclave” was organised by Hindutva leader Yati Narsinghanand from Dec 17 to 19 in Uttarakhand’s pilgrimage city of Haridwar, where multiple calls to kill minorities and attack their religious spaces were made.

According to an October report in The Print, Hindu leader Narsinghanand has been accused of inciting communal tension against the Muslim community on several occasions.

“Like Myanmar, our police, our politicians, our army and every Hindu must pick up weapons and conduct a safayi abhiyan (clean-up). There is no other option left,” Swami Prabodhanand Giri, president of the Hindu Raksha Sena, was quoted as saying by NDTV.