India has embraced racist beliefs tantamount to the views espoused by Nazi Germany, and the world must take action to stop the country’s Muslim minority from being ‘targeted,’ Pakistan’s Imran Khan has argued.
The Pakistani prime minister made the comments while tweeting about ongoing violence in Delhi between supporters and opponents of India’s new Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). The unrest has caused the deaths of at least 20 people as of Wednesday.
“Today in India we are seeing the Nazi-inspired RSS ideology take over a nuclear-armed state of over a billion people,” Khan wrote, referring to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a right-wing Hindu nationalist movement. “Whenever a racist ideology based on hatred takes over, it leads to bloodshed.”
As I had predicted in my address to UN GA last yr, once the genie is out of the bottle the bloodshed will get worse. IOJK was the beginning. Now 200 million Muslims in India are being targeted. The world community must act now.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) February 26, 2020
In follow-up posts, the Pakistani leader said he had warned that India’s decision to revoke Kashmir’s special status would lead to greater religion-fueled bloodshed in the region.
“Now 200 million Muslims in India are being targeted. The world community must act now,” said Khan.
He ended his incendiary remarks by warning his countrymen that any non-Muslims targeted in Pakistan would be dealt with “strictly,” stressing that religious minorities are “equal citizens.”
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