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May 27, 2020

Pakistan not to stay silent on Modi’s fascism: Qureshi

National

May 27, 2020

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday said Pakistan will not stay silent, allowing the fascist Narendra Modi government to round up Muslims to be beaten and killed. In a series of tweets, the foreign minister said India's discriminatory treatment against Muslims is aimed at having their nationalities stripped, their livelihoods robbed, their demography changed and their future insecure. Sharing a statement from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Islamophobia, FM Qureshi said, “we will not stand by and let another Gujarat [massacre] happen.”

He said world bodies like the United Nations (UN) and Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) have supported Pakistan to counter rising cases of anti-Muslim violence and Islamophobia in India to initiate a working group for collective action.

“Pakistan has consistently appealed to the UN and OIC to condemn Modi's Hindutva supremacist ideology with relentless Islamophobia and & violence/regional instability perpetuated,” Qureshi said.

He welcomed the UN chief’s agreement on the need to counter Islamophobia and earlier censure by Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission of OIC.