‘Why Not Protest Against Pak’s Atrocities on Minorities’: PM Modi
PM Modi said from the time of partition, people of other religion in Pakistan faced atrocities.
Lambasting Congress and its allies for opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, 2 January, said the ongoing protests were against the Parliament and called on the agitators to raise their voice against Pakistan's atrocities on its minorities for the last 70 years.
The prime minister said protecting and supporting minorities of neighbouring countries who have sought refuge in India was our cultural and national responsibility.
"Those who are protesting against the Parliament of India, I want to tell them that the need was to expose Pakistan's deeds on the world stage,” said PM Modi.
Congress Standing Up Against Indian Parliament: Modi
Addressing a gathering at Siddaganga Math near here, he said, "If you want to shout slogans, shout against the way in which atrocities are happening against minorities there; if you want to hold rallies, hold it in favour of Dalits and downtrodden who have come from Pakistan (to India). If you want to do dharna, do it against Pakistan’s deeds."
Modi was speaking after paying respects at the 'Gadduge' (final resting place) of Shivakumara Swamiji at Siddaganga Math, a prominent Lingayat seminary here.
Pointing out that few weeks ago the Parliament passed the CAA, Modi said, however, the Congress and its allies and the ecosystem created by them are standing up against the Indian Parliament.
People of Other Religions in Pak Face Atrocities: Modi
Pointing out that Pakistan was born on the basis of religion, and India was divided in the name of religion, Modi said from the time of partition, people of other religion in Pakistan faced atrocities.
Noting that Pakistan did atrocities against Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, but the Congress and its allies dont speak against Pakistan, the Prime Minister said instead they are holding protests against those who took refuge in India to save their lives, their religion and to protect the pride of their sisters and daughters.
"It is our duty to help refugees who have come from Pakistan... most of the Hindus who have come from there are Dalits and downtrodden, we cannot leave them like that, protecting them is our cultural and national responsibility, he said, adding "we should also help Sikh, Jain and Christians who have come from Pakistan."
‘What About Minorities in India?’
Reacting to the prime minister’s statement, people on Twitter said that while Modi played the saviour of minorities in other countries, he should also look into the minorities in India.
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