Pakistan PM Imran Khan attacks Narendra Modi government: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday condemned the passing of controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Lok Sabha which got 311 votes. Khan said that the legislation to give citizenship rights to non-Muslim refugees was against the norms of international human rights including the bilateral agreements with Pakistan.
The Pakistan premier said that the legislation was part of the BJP’s parent organization, RSS, which according to him believed in the design of expansionism propagated by the Narendra Modi-led government. The cricketer-turned-politician went to call the BJP-led NDA government a fascist.
In India, the Opposition parties have also slammed the Central government for passing the bill, aiming to give citizenship rights to refugees facing religious persecution in neighboring Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. The Opposition has maintained that the legislation was against the Constitution, based on secularism that was adopted in 1949.
This was Khan’s recent tirade against India. Since August 5, the day when Jammu and Kashmir’s special status was revoked, Khan never missed any opportunity to attack the Modi-led government. Hours before criticizing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, Khan raked up the Kashmir issue, accusing the security forces of committing human rights violations against Kashmiris.
In a tweet, the Pakistan PM appealed to the national community particularly the United Nations Security Council to act against what he said as India’s illegal annexation of Jammu and Kashmir. He also condemned the Indian Army for what he said laying siege in the valley. His Kashmir remarks came in the backdrop of celebration of World Human Rights Day.
Right from August 5, Pakistan has been trying to internationalize the Kasmir issue, but it failed to get the support from world major powers. Most of the countries have supported India’s stand that Kashmir was a bilateral issue. Pakistan PM’s maiden United Nations General Assembly speech was also focused on Kashmir.