After 'will show Modi' remark, Imran Khan attacks India, again
For the second time in a week, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan took a jibe at India over the 'treatment of minorities'. In his latest attack, the cricketer-turned-politician wrote on Twitter that in 'Naya Pakistan', minorities will be treated as equal citizens, 'unlike what is happening in India'. Earlier, he waded into the Naseeruddin Shah row and said he would 'show India' the path.
While remembering Jinnah, Khan takes jibe at India
On the birth anniversary of Muhammad Ali Jinnah on Tuesday, Khan took to Twitter to express his views. He wrote that the founder of Pakistan envisaged the nation as a democratic, just and compassionate one. "Naya Pakistan is Quaid's (Jinnah) Pakistan and will ensure that our minorities are treated as equal citizens, unlike what is happening in India," Khan tweeted.
"....unlike what is happening in India," tweets Khan
His struggle for a separate nation for Muslims only started when he realised that Muslims would not be treated as equal citizens by the Hindu majority. Naya Pak is Quaid's Pak we will ensure that our minorities are treated as equal citizens, unlike what is happening in India. https://t.co/xFPo8ahJnp— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) December 25, 2018
Khan said he would teach Modi how to treat minorities
Earlier too Khan had claimed that minorities aren't being treated well in India and he offered to show Prime Minister Narendra Modi the path. He was speaking in reference to Naseeruddin Shah's interview where the actor claimed he was anxious for his children. The National award-winning actor had said a cow's death was more significant than a cop's murder in some parts of the country.
Notably, Shah told Khan to 'walk the talk'
While Shah's remarks started a controversy, he was quick to reprimand Khan. The actor advised the newly elected PM to walk the talk and not comment on issues that don't concern him. "We have been a democracy for 70 years and we know how to look after ourselves," Shah had said. Khan was also slammed by personalities like Mohammad Kaif and Asaduddin Owaisi.
Don't lecture us, Kaif tells Khan
Taking to Twitter, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) President Asaduddin Owaisi said Khan should learn something from India. "According to the Pakistani Constitution, only a Muslim is qualified to be President. India has seen multiple Presidents from oppressed communities," Owaisi tweeted. Cricketer Kaif asked Khan to not 'lecture us' as in Pakistan, the minorities' population went from 20% during partition to 2% now.
Despite being slammed, Khan made another comment
There were around 20% minorities at the time of Partition in Pakistan,less than 2% remain now. On the other hand minority population has grown significantly in India since Independence. Pakistan is the last country that should be lecturing any country on how to treat minorities. https://t.co/6GTr3gwyEa— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) December 25, 2018