Indian Govt Should take immediate action against perpetrators of hate crime, says FO

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ISLAMABAD, Aug 20 :Pakistan strongly condemned the repeated blasphemous and derogatory remarks against Holy Prophet (PBUH) from India, calling it a deliberate and premeditated attempt to instigate communal violence and target Muslims.

Pakistan calls upon Indian government to investigate these kind of incident  and take immediate action against perpetrators of hate crime and ensure prevention of such incidents in future,” Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said in his  press briefing . He said that two incidents of blasphemous and derogatory social media posts had happened both in Indian state of Karnataka and Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

He said the protection and patronage of the perpetrators of such acts by Indian authorities was reprehensible. These rising incidents of hate crime and hate speech were direct and inescapable consequence of RSS-BJP combined Hindutva ideology, he remarked.

The spokesperson said that Pakistan had constantly been sensitizing the world community about the risks of unabated Indian attempts to target and demonize the minorities in India and IIOJK. Pakistan also called upon Indian government to ensure safety, security and well being of Muslim community and ensure protection of their religious rights.

While highlighting the human rights abuses in IIOJK, the spokesperson said the territory had been under inhumane siege since over a year and had been turned into the world’s largest prison. The Indian occupation force continued to violate every single right of Kashmiri people including liberty, education, expression, assembly and freedom of religion.

The spokesperson told media that over 200 Kashmiri people had been killed by Indian security forces in fake encounters during this year what he said would only further strengthen their resolve to get liberation from Indian repression. Welcoming Human Rights Watch’s call for investigating into the human rights abuses in IIOJK, he said Pakistan continued to call for holding Indian accountable for serious violations in the territory.

 

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