ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday expressed deep concerns over the discriminatory and anti-minority policies, revolving mainly around Muslims, of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in India.
In her weekly news briefing, Foreign Office (FO) Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui regretted that despite being hit by the coronavirus pandemic, the Indian government is bent on demonising its Muslim minority.
Farooqui recalled that the Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC) raised serious concerns over the increase in communal hatred and Islamophobic comments on social media platforms where a majority of Indians have held the Tableeghi Jamaat accountable for the spread of the pandemic in the country.
Referring to the treatment of Kashmiris in the occupied region, the spokesperson said the barbaric treatment by the Indian armed forces is a violation of international laws.
“Pakistan is concerned over the increasing persecution of journalists in the occupied territory on baseless and concocted charges,” she said.
Referring to the pandemic, she said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) will continue to provide food items and financial assistance to overseas Pakistanis.
Furthermore, the repatriation of Pakistanis abroad will continue, she added.