New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday slammed Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for targeting Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi and saying that India does not need any tuition from Pakistan. Reacting sharply to Khan’s statement on the Indian government, Sambit Patra said, “Now, Imran Khan will tell us how a democracy works and how the rights of minorities are protected. No doubt that INC India considers him as an angel. But, we do not need any tuition from him.”
“Pakistan is ‘terroristan’. It gave shelter to (Osama Bin) Laden. It need not teach us anything,” Patra added. His reaction came a day after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan had said, “We will show the Modi government how to treat minorities…Even in India, people are saying that minorities are not being treated as equal citizens.”
Pakistan PM had cited Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah recent remarks over the rising mob violence in the country. (ALSO READ: I Only Spoke The Truth: Naseeruddin Shah Defends Statement on Intolerance)
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen Chairman and MP Asaduddin Owaisi have also raised an objection and expressed his displeasure on the micro-blogging site. He wrote, “According to the Pakistani Constitution, only a Muslim is qualified to be President. India has seen multiple Presidents from oppressed communities. It’s high time Khan sahab learns something from us about inclusive politics & minority rights.
Earlier, the Bollywood actor Shah had also adviced Imran Khan to take care of his own country and stay away from “issues that don’t concern him”.
Shah, while speaking to a leading portal, had said, ”I think he (Imran 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.”
Notably, the acclaimed Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah is facing criticism for his remarks on the spate of mob lynching cases in India following the killing of a policeman in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr district earlier this month.
Recently, a video was released in which Shah had said that the djinn of intolerance was now out and there was no way of putting it back in the bottle. He said the poison is all-pervasive and now everyone has the freedom to go right ahead and do as they please.
In a video interview with Karwan-e-Mohabbat India, the veteran actor said the death of a cow was being given importance over the killing of a policeman in India. He said the “poison has already spread” and it will be now difficult to contain it.
“It will be very difficult to capture this djinn back into the bottle again. There is complete impunity for those who take law into their own hands…I feel anxious for my children because tomorrow if a mob surrounds them and asks, ‘Are you a Hindu or a Muslim?’ they will have no answer. It worries me that I don’t see the situation improving anytime soon,” Shah added.