India Should Protect Muslims’ Rights: Pakistan



Pakistan Friday asked India to protect the rights of Muslims in its territory.

“The country which claimed to be a secular state should guarantee the basic rights of minorities, particularly Muslims,” Foreign Office spokesperson said. “Attacks on Muslims on the issue of cow slaughter are beyond comprehension and a cause of concern for the Muslim Ummah,” said Qazi Khalilullah, FO spokesperson. Geo TV reported.

Pertinently, independent legislator from Jammu and Kashmir representing Langate constituency from North Kashmir, Er Rashid was assaulted by BJP lawmakers early Thursday in lower house of state legislature. Rashid had served what he claimed beef kebabs to his invited guests at MLA hostel on last Wednesday in Srinagar.

BJP said it “feels sorry”, however, it added, “whatever happened in MLA hostel on Wednesday was not good”.

The spokesperson maintained that the “four-point peace formula” presented by Prime Minister (PM) Mian Nawaz Sharif at the UN General Assembly was the “way forward for reducing tensions and resolution of outstanding disputes” between Pakistan and India.

“Pakistan had never shied away from talks with New Delhi as it had always insisted on negotiations on all issues, including the core dispute of Jammu and Kashmir,” he added. “Pakistan was ready for talks with India but pre-conditions were not acceptable.”


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