Asaduddin Owaisi slams Imran Khan over his statement on minority rights in India

AIMIM supremo Asaduddin Owaisi on Sunday hit out at the statement made by Pakistani Primer Imran Khan about lack minority rights in India. Recently, Imran Khan in one of his speeches claimed that Muslims are being treated second class citizens in India, something which was foreseen by Pakistan’s founder Md
Ali Jinnah.

Khan’s comments came in reference to the recent allegations of rising intolerance in India, made by veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah. Khan had said that his government will make it sure that the minorities feel safe, protected and have equal rights in ‘New Pakistan’. “I read what Naseeruddin Shah had to say about the current situation of India, what he is saying now, Jinnah said the same all those years ago,” he said referring to Shah’s statement.

Slamming Imran Khan, Owaisi said, it is about time that Pakistan learns something about minority rights and inclusive politics from India. ”
According to the Pakistani Constitution, only a Muslim is qualified to be President. India has seen multiple Presidents from oppressed communities. It is high time Khan sahab learns something from us about inclusive politics and minority rights,” Owaisi wrote on twitter.

Meanwhile, Shah also appeared to be distancing himself from the statement made by Pakistani Prime Minister. The actor said that instead of worrying about issues across the border, Khan should mind the affairs in his own country. “I think Mr Khan should be walking the talk in his own country instead of commenting on issues that don’t concern him. We have been a democracy for 70 years and we know how to look after ourselves,” Shah told the newspaper Sunday Express.

The Country as well as the film industry seems divided on the intolerance debate that has once again been sparked by Naseeruddin Shah. Several actors such Swara Bhaskar and Richa Chadha have come out in Shah’s support, while the likes of Anupam Kher slammed his comments.

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