Former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif has hit out at Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan for his recent statement comparing India and Pakistan over minority rights. Imran had recently said that he will teach Narendra Modi led government of India on how to look after the minorities.
Questioning Imran Khan on the drastic fall in number of minority population since their independence, Kaif said that Pakistan should be the last country to lecture on how to treat the minorities. “There were around 20 per cent minorities at the time of Partition in Pakistan. Less than 2 per cent remain now. On the other hand, the minority population has grown significantly in India since Independence. Pakistan is the last country that should be lecturing any country on how to treat minorities,” he said in a tweet.
There were around 20% minorities at the time of Partition in Pakistan,less than 2% remain now. On the other hand minority population has grown significantly in India since Independence. Pakistan is the last country that should be lecturing any country on how to treat minorities. https://t.co/6GTr3gwyEa
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) December 25, 2018
Referring to Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah’s recent comments about the sense of insecurity in India, Imran Khan on 23rd of December had said “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.”
Kaif is not the first to slam former Pakistani cricket captain and current Prime Minister for his statement. AIMIM President, Asaduddin Owaisi had said it’s high time that Imran Khan learns something about inclusive politics and minority rights from India.
“According to the Pakistani Constitution, only a Muslim is qualified to be President. India has seen multiple Presidents from oppressed communities. It’s high time Khan sahab learns something from us about inclusive politics & minority rights,” Owaisi had said.