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Official Spokesperson's response to media queries on remarks made by the Prime Minister of Pakistan about minorities in India

February 09, 2019

In response to media queries on remarks made by the Prime Minister of Pakistan about minorities in India, the Official Spokesperson said:

"The Pakistan Prime Minister’s remarks are an egregious insult to all citizens of India.

Pakistan’s Prime Minister has yet again demonstrated his lack of understanding about India’s secular polity and ethos. He overlooks the obvious fact that adherents of all faiths choose to live under the democratic polity and the progressive Constitution of India.

India has eminent leaders of all faiths who occupy its highest Constitutional and official positions. In contrast, Pakistani citizens of non-Islamic faith are barred from occupying high Constitutional offices. The minorities are often turned away from government bodies like the Economic Advisory Council of their Prime Minister, even in ‘naya Pakistan'.

Pakistan would do well to focus on its domestic challenges and improve conditions of its citizens rather than try and divert attention.

The Pakistan Prime Minister’s latest attempts to play with minority sentiment in India will be rejected by the people of India. "

New Delhi
February 09, 2019

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