ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday urged the world to step in before it is too late to counter Hindu supremacist agenda of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“As in Nazi Germany, in Modi’s India dissent has been marginalized and the world must step in before it is too late, to counter this Hindu supremacist agenda of Modi’s India threatening bloodshed and war,” the prime minister said in a tweet on his social media account. “India under Modi, has been moving systematically with its Hindu supremacist agenda. Starting with illegal annexation and continuing siege of IOJK (Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir); then stripping 2 million Indian Muslims in Assam of citizenship, setting up internment camps; now the passage of Citizenship Amendment Law,” he tweeted.
“All this accompanied by mob lynching of Muslims and other minorities in India. World must realize, as appeasement of the genocidal Supremacist agenda of Nazi Germany eventually led to WWII. Modi’s Hindu Supremacist agenda, accompanied by threats to Pakistan under a nuclear overhang, will lead to massive bloodshed and far-reaching consequences for the world,” the prime minister added.
The prime minister was referencing the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill passed by India’s upper house amid protests on Wednesday. The bill will let the Indian government grant citizenship to millions of illegal immigrants who entered India from three neighbouring countries before 2015 – but not if they are Muslim. The bill seeks to grant Indian nationality to Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jains, Parsis and Sikhs who fled Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh because of ‘religious persecution’ before 2015.