Former foreign minister Khawaja Asif on Saturday lashed out at the Indian army chief for his recent statement, in which he urged Pakistan to “turn secular”.
“Behind the facade of secularism, Hindutva rules. State-sponsored terrorism reigns from Kashmir to Manipur and Nagaland where minorities are burnt alive and the caste system is brutally practised, where the life of a cow is sacred and humans are lynched. Keep your secularism to yourself,” he said in a tweet.
Behind the facade of secularism Hindutva rules..state sponsored terrorism reigns from Kashmir to Manipur & Nagaland..where minorities r burnt alive..caste system brutally practised..life of cow is sacred & humans are lynched.. لعنت ھے تیرے سیکولرازم پہ https://t.co/La5mZG86VG
— Khawaja M. Asif (@KhawajaMAsif) December 1, 2018
On Friday, General Bipin Rawat had said that Pakistan will have to become a secular state to coexist peacefully with India.
The remarks were made only two days after Pakistan extended an olive branch to the neighbouring country by doing groundbreaking of Kartarpur Corridor in a bid to ease Sikh pilgrims’ visit to the shrine of Guru Nanak Devji, the founder of the Sikh faith.
Addressing the ceremony, in which along with other guests Indian ministers were also present, Prime Minister Imran Khan had proposed that if France and Germany can live in peace then why India and Pakistan cannot do the same.