New Delhi, Apr 20: India on Monday rejected outright Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's allegation that Muslims are being discriminated in the country in the wake of COVID-19 and termed his remarks as 'bizzare'. External Affairs Ministry (EAM) said the 'bizarre comments' was an attempt to shift focus from the 'abysmal handling' of their internal affairs.
“The bizarre comments by the Pakistani leadership are an attempt to shift focus from the abysmal handling of their internal affairs,” MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said, adding, “Instead of concentrating on fighting COVID-19, they are making baseless allegations against their neighbours.”
On the subject of minorities, “they (Pakistani leadership) would be well advised to address the concerns of their own dwindling minority communities, which have been truly discriminated against”, Srivastava said as he responded to media queries on Imran Khan's remarks. India’s response came after Khan accused the Indian government of deliberately targeting the minority community against the backdrop of the coronavirus crisis.
"The deliberate & violent targeting of Muslims in India by ModiGovt to divert the backlash over its COVID19 policy, which has left thousands stranded & hungry, is akin to what Nazis did to Jews in Germany," Khan had said in a tweet. (UNI)