Pakistan’s Khan Compares India’s Ruling Party with Nazis
By Staff, Agencies
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday took a jibe at India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party [BJP] by comparing it with Nazi Germany under Adolf Hitler.
Taking to Twitter, Khan quipped, “The RSS inspired BJP leadership in the 21st century openly speaking about 200 million Muslims just as the Nazis spoke about the Jews.”
India and Pakistan have been involved in three wars - two over Kashmir and a third over Bangladesh.
The RSS [Rashtirya Swayamsewak Sangh] is a nationalist and cultural organization besides being the parental organization of the BJP.
A clip shared by Khan showed a journalist discussing the impact of the Citizenship Amendment Act [CAA] on India's minority Muslim community with BJP lawmaker Subramanian Swamy.
Swamy, a prominent member of the BJP, can be heard in the video clip as saying that "We know where the Muslim population is large, there is always trouble...”
The journalist reminded him that India holds the second-largest Muslim population in the world, Swamy replied: "If Muslims become more than 30 percent in a particular country, that country is in danger."
The CAA grants citizenship to religiously persecuted Hindu, Sikh, Christian, Buddhist, Jain, and Parsi immigrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan but excludes Muslims. The government claimed that the law excludes Muslims because its members cannot be expected to be suffering religious persecution in Muslim-dominated countries.
Swamy further added that he "was being kind to Muslims by not letting them come to India".
On Thursday evening, Khan accused the Modi government of illegally altering the demography of Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir in violation of all international laws and treaties.
The accusation came with regard to India revoking the special status of Jammu and Kashmir State last August and turning it into a federally administered union territory and separating it from Ladakh.