‘Unlike Pakistan, where fanatics…’: India hits out at Shehbaz Sharif amid row over Nupur Sharma’s comment on Prophet | India News

New Delhi: Hours after Shehbaz Sharif alleged that the present Indian authorities was “trampling” non secular freedom and particularly the rights of Muslims, India on Monday (June 6, 2022) hit out at the brand new Pakistan Prime Minister and stated that the “absurdity” of a serial violator of minority rights commenting on the therapy of minorities in one other nation will not be misplaced on anybody.

“The world has been witness to the systemic persecution of minorities together with Hindus, Sikhs, Christians and Ahmadiyyas by Pakistan,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi stated.

He added that the Government of India accords the best respect to all religions and stated, “This is kind of not like Pakistan where fanatics are eulogized and monuments constructed of their honour.”

“We name on Pakistan to focus on the protection, safety and well-being of its minority communities as an alternative of participating in alarmist propaganda and making an attempt to foment communal disharmony in India,” Bagchi stated in an announcement.

The remarks got here after Shehbaz Sharif condemned the “hurtful” remarks by a ruling occasion chief in India towards the prophet of Islam.

“I condemn in strongest attainable phrases hurtful feedback of India’s BJP chief about our beloved Prophet (PBUH),” Shehbaz tweeted.

The prime minister additionally alleged that the present Indian authorities was trampling non secular freedom and particularly the rights of Muslims.

“Have stated it repeatedly India underneath Modi is trampling non secular freedoms & persecuting Muslims. World ought to take be aware & severely reprimand India. Our love for the Holy Prophet (PBUH) is supreme,” he stated.

“All Muslims can sacrifice their life for the Love & Respect of their Holy Prophet (PBUH),” he added.

Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari additionally condemned what he referred to as “utterly repugnant & derogatory remarks by BJP officers about our beloved Prophet.”

“Totally unacceptable; hurting sentiments of billions of Muslims all over the world. Time for intl comm to cease the ‘Hindutva’ impressed Islamophobia in India,” he tweeted.

In a separate assertion, Pakistan’s Foreign Office condemned “within the strongest attainable phrases, the extremely derogatory remarks” by the 2 BJP leaders and stated the “completely unacceptable remarks haven’t solely deeply harm the feelings of the individuals of Pakistan however of billions of Muslims all over the world.”

Pakistan urged India to make sure that decisive and demonstrable motion is taken towards these chargeable for making derogatory remarks, it added.

“India should additionally take fast steps to guard its minorities from human rights violations, guarantee their security, safety and well-being and permit them to profess and follow their faiths in peace,” it stated.

Meanwhile, Pakistan stated on Monday that it has summoned the Indian Charge d’ Affaires to convey its categorical rejection and condemnation of the controversial remarks by two BJP leaders towards Prophet Mohammed.

The Indian diplomat was informed that these remarks are completely unacceptable and haven’t solely deeply harm the feelings of the individuals of Pakistan however of Muslims internationally, the Foreign Office (FO) stated in an announcement.

It is notable that the BJP suspended its nationwide spokesperson Nupur Sharma and expelled its Delhi media head Naveen Kumar Jindal after their controversial remarks towards the Prophet. The occasion additionally issued an announcement aimed at assuaging the issues of minorities and distancing itself from these members, asserting that it respects all religions and strongly denounces the insult of any non secular character.

(With company inputs)

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