Islamabad: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has strongly condemned hurtful comments by India’s BJP leaders about Holy Prophet Mohammad Peace Be Upon Him (PBUH).
In a series of tweets on Sunday night, he said that India, under Modi-led fascist regime, is trampling religious freedoms and persecuting Muslims.
Terming his love for the Holy Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) as supreme, Shehbaz Sharif said all Muslims can sacrifice their lives for the love and respect of their Holy Prophet (PBUH).
The Prime Minister urged the global community to take note of such derogatory comments and severely reprimand India.
Meanwhile, President Dr Arif Alvi on Sunday also condemned in strongest possible words the hurtful comments of India’s BJP leaders about the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and said that these derogatory and controversial remarks had hurt the feelings of all Muslims around the world.
This, he said, was the reflection of growing trend of Islamophobia in India where Muslims lived in millions. The President said that merely suspending and expelling party officials was not enough but BJP must shun and denounce its extremist and fascist Hindutva ideology.
He said that India under Modi’s hateful Hindutva philosophy was trampling religious freedoms of all its minorities and persecuting them without any impunity.
He further said that “allowing such Islamophobic remarks to continue without punishment constitutes grave danger to the protection of human rights and may lead to further prejudice and marginalization which will create a cycle of violence and hate.”
He called upon the world community, United Nations and international human rights organizations to take a serious notice of rising Islamophobia and systematic religious persecution in India without impunity and take all steps necessary to put an end to it.
Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has also strongly condemned the completely repugnant and derogatory remarks by BJP officials about the Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH).
In a tweet, he said these remarks have hurt the sentiments of billions of Muslims around the world.
Minister for Climate Change, Senator Sherry Rehman has strongly condemned the derogatory and controversial remarks of the BJP officials saying that it has hurt the feelings of all Muslims around the world.
In a statement, she said Indian extremism has become a threat to the world and Modi government is spreading hatred among the people on sensitive religious issues.
The Minister said shocking and provocative statements of BJP officials about our beloved Prophet Muhammad Rasool Allah Khatam-un-Nabiyyin Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam are highly condemnable.
She urged the international community to take notice of it and severely reprimand India over the continuing persecution of Muslims in the country.