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Pakistan not to stay silent on Modi’s fascism: Foreign Minister

ISLAMABAD

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday said Pakistan will not stay silent, allowing the fascist Narendra Modi government to round up Muslims to be beaten and killed.

In a series of tweets, the foreign minister said India’s discriminatory treatment against Muslims is aimed at having their nationalities stripped, their livelihoods robbed, their demography changed and their future insecure.

Sharing a statement from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Islamophobia, FM Qureshi said, “we will not stand by and let another Gujarat [massacre] happen.”

He said world bodies like the United Nations (UN) and Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) have supported Pakistan to counter rising cases of anti-Muslim violence and Islamophobia in India to initiate a working group for collective action.

“Pakistan has consistently appealed to the UN and OIC to condemn Modi’s Hindutva supremacist ideology with relentless Islamophobia and & violence/regional instability perpetuated,” Qureshi said. He welcomed the UN chief’s agreement on the need to counter Islamophobia and earlier censure by Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission of OIC.

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