The Foreign Office on Wednesday slammed an anti-Islam Facebook submit by an Indian extremist which had result in protests and outrage within the nation.
The Foreign Office, in an announcement, stated: “Pakistan has conveyed its strong condemnation to the Indian High Commission in Islamabad on the reported incident involving a derogatory social media post against the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) by an extremist from the majority Hindu community in Bengaluru, Karnataka.”
According to Indian media, a minimum of three individuals have been killed throughout clashes with police within the Indian metropolis in a single day over the anti-Islam submit that sparked protests wherein a police station was attacked, and a politician’s home and autos have been torched.
Unable to quell protesters utilizing batons and tear fuel, the police personnel opened fireplace as they risked being overpowered through the violent unrest in a Muslim-dominated neighborhood, the southern metropolis’s police chief advised Reuters on Wednesday.
Police gave the primary title of the accused man as Naveen and stated he’s the nephew of one other Congress politician, whose home was attacked and burnt within the violence.
Facebook didn’t instantly touch upon the problem.
The Foreign Office within the assertion stated, “The offensive post against Islam has hurt Muslims and reflects the rising Islamophobia and targeting of the minority communities in India.”
“The Indian police instead of preventing such crimes against Muslims and Islam, used brute force and killed at least three protesters, and injured many more. As an added injustice, the Muslim community in the area is being falsely framed for alleged vandalism and assault on police personnel,” it stated.
The rising incidents of non secular hate crime in India are a direct and inescapable consequence of the RSS-BJP mix’s extremist ideology of “Hindutva”, it stated, including that the incident was seen with concern and the civil society in Pakistan has referred to as for justice for the minority Muslim group in India.
“Pakistan has called upon the Government of India to investigate the incident and take immediate action against the perpetrators of religious hatred,” the FO stated.
It additionally referred to as upon India to make sure the security, safety and well-being of the minority communities, significantly Muslims, and take steps to make sure prevention of hate speech and hate crimes in opposition to Islam and safety of non secular rights of Muslims.
“The international community, the United Nations and relevant international organizations should play their role against the rising tide of Islamaophobia in India and ensure practical steps for the protection and religious rights of minorities in India,” the assertion added.