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A week after abrogation of Article 370, Pakistan's hate campaign continues unabated

File photo: An Indian security force personnel patrols in Kashmir. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi Aug 11, 2019, 08.54 PM (IST) Written By: Sidhant Sibal

Days after New Delhi abrogated Article 370 that granted Jammu and Kashmir special status, Pakistan continued its hate campaign against India.

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday tweeted about "impending genocide" in Kashmir due to "RSS ideology inspired by Nazi ideology". He said India is trying to change the "demography of Kashmir through ethnic cleansing"

While Imran Khan may be talking about genocide but 1971 saw Pakistani military in cahoots with Islamist group Jamaat-e-Islami executing 3,000,000 Bangladeshis to suppress the South Asian country's freedom. This is now being remembered as the Bangladesh Genocide, worst in the history of the Indian subcontinent. 

Khan also spoke about Muslims being suppressed in India, something he has talked in the past too. ''I am afraid this RSS ideology of Hindu Supremacy, like the Nazi Aryan Supremacy, will not stop in IOK; instead it will lead to suppression of Muslims in India & eventually lead to targeting of Pakistan," he said in a tweet.

This even as reports have emerged from Pakistan how Hindu and Sikh minorities are facing persecution in the country. In March, two Hindu girls were forcibly abducted which became a national story in that country.

Sindh in southern Pakistan has a higher percentage of Hindus than the rest of Pakistan. Three districts of Mirpurkhas (33% Hindus), Tharparkar (36% Hindus) and Umerkot (49% Hindus) contribute to significant Hindu community in Sindh and these are the districts were most forced conversion and marriages of underage Hindu girls in Pakistan have been reported.

India has been taking up this issue with Pakistan. These include the abduction of 16-year-old Hindu girls Anusha Kumari in January 2019, forceful conversation of 16-year-old Hindu girl Ravita Meghwar on June 07, 2017 and in the same year kidnapping of 17 years of minor Sikh girl Priya Kaur who was married off to one Wajid Ali in Buner district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

It is interesting to note just a few months ago when asked about China's treatment of Uighur Muslims in North-Western Xinjiang, a usually very vocal Imran Khan said, "I don't know much about that". 

Meanwhile, BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav slammed the comments of Imran Khan on Twitter saying, "Heights of frustration from the ringleader of global terror empire Pakistan. Threat to the democratic world is from Pak-sponsored Jihadi terror, not from India."

"We have undone Jinnah’s Two-Nation theory n Sheik Abdullah’s Three Nation theory today. Can Imran Khan end religious fascism in Pak?" he added.

Following New Delhi's move on special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan has cut trade and diplomatic ties with India and in a big blow to people to people contact between the two countries, shut down Samjhauta and Thar train services besides suspending Delhi Lahore bus service.

Story highlights

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday tweeted about "impending genocide" in Kashmir due to "RSS ideology inspired by Nazi ideology". He said India is trying to change the "demography of Kashmir through ethnic cleansing"