Lahore: Pakistan PM Imran Khan on Saturday said he will “show” the Narendra Modi government “how to treat minorities”, amidst a controversy over Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah’s re-marks on mob violence in India. Shah finds himself at the centre of a major controversy over his remarks on the spate of mob lynching cases in India following the killing of a policeman in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr district earlier this month.
Khan asserted that his government is taking steps to ensure that religious minorities in Pakistan get their due rights, which was also a vision of the country’s founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Khan said his government will make it sure that the minorities feel safe, protected and have equal rights in ‘New Pakistan’. “We will show the Modi government how to treat minorities.
Even in India, people are saying that minorities are not being treated as equal citizens,” he said referring to Shah’s statement. The Pakistani premier said if justice is not given to the weak then it will only lead to uprising. Giving an example, he said, “The people of East Pakistan were not given their rights which was the main reason behind the creation of Bangladesh.
Meanwhile, actor Anupam Kher said that Shah said what he felt and it doesn’t mean it is the truth. “There is so much freedom in the country that you can abuse the army, badmouth the air chief and pelt stones at the soldiers. How much more freedom do you need in a country? He said what he felt like, it doesn’t mean its the truth,” Kher said.