PM Imran calls out BJP's leader over racist remarks about Muslims

PM Imran calls out BJP's leader over racist remarks about Muslims

Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister Imran Khan has called out Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) MP Dr Subramanian Swamy over his bigoted comments that Muslims in India do not deserve the same rights as everyone else living in the country.

PM Khan took to microblogging website Twitter and compared BJP’s leadership openly spewing hate against Muslims to the Nazis speaking about the Jews.

In an interview, the top leader of the ruling BJP party Swamy said any country with more than 30 per cent of Muslims, is in danger.

“We know where the Muslim population is large and there’s always trouble. Because the Islamic ideology says so. If Muslims become more than 30%, that country is in danger.”

India on Wednesday approved “Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Order 2020” that would give non Kashmiris the right to become permanent residents of the valley.

The move comes nearly eight months after India unilaterally revoked the special status of Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJK), bringing Pakistan and India on the verge of a war.

Under the new law, those who have resided for a period of 15 years in the IOJK or studied for a period of seven years and appeared in class 10/12 examinations in educational institutions located in the region are now eligible to become permanent residents.

Pakistan has been consistently sensitizing the international community about the BJP Government’s designs for demographic change in IOJ&K to perpetuate India’s illegal occupation of the disputed territory, manifestly against the wishes and aspirations of the Kashmiri people.

The United Nations and the international community must take immediate cognizance of this Indian action, prevent India from changing the demography of the occupied territory, and hold India accountable for its persistent violations of international law.