Modi govt accuses Indian Muslims of supporting Pakistan – Newspaper

NEW DELHI: In a diversion to flaunt Indian Muslims as a political bulwark against Pakistan, the Modi government accused Muslims of the country of supporting Pakistan in the Kashmir issue, reports reported Thursday.

Human Resources Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said at a press conference to attack former congressional president Rahul Gandhi for giving Pakistan a "control" to attack India at the United Nations for the situation in Kashmir having done Critical comments on government policy, saying he did. to woo his southern constituency largely Muslim

“Rahul Gandhi said that things in Jammu and Kashmir were going bad, there were reports of people dying in J&K. You were wrong, Rahul Gandhi. Things are fine in J&K, there is no violence as you imagined. The people have not died. Pakistan used its comments. The Pakistani request to the UN mentions comments made by Rahul Gandhi. The request states that acts of violence have been recognized by the main leaders of the party, such as Rahul Gandhi, "said Javadekar.

While attacking Mr. Gandhi, Mr. Javadekar also made a communal excavation against Indian Muslims, using "Wayanad," Gandhi's Lok Sabha constituency in Kerala, as a dog whistle, The wire Online news portal, he said.

Official Indian policy has so far projected Indian Muslims as loyal to the country, citing Muslim soldier Havildar Abdul Hameed who died in the 1965 war as a brave symbol of Indian unity.

Javadekar said Gandhi had made critical comments about Kashmir due to the "voting bank" policy and wondered if his "mentality" was the result of his election for a new constituency. Gandhi had disputed both from his traditional Amethi seat, from where he had lost Smriti Irani, as well as Wayanad, a seat he had won with a large margin.

"Wayanad is jeete toh soch bhi badli," Javadekar said. When journalists asked him what he meant by that, he said his comments were not in the constituency but in his representative.

However, the minister did not clarify how to become a Wayanad representative would force Mr. Gandhi to "handle" Pakistan against India, The wire He said.

“Did the BJP minister mean that Amethi and Wayanad were different when it came to having a vision of Kashmir? Or did he mean that the people of the Amethi of northern India were more patriotic than the Wayanad of southern India?

The minister refused to clarify any of these doubts when the reporters clicked on his comment.

However, his claim that the Muslim-majority Wayanad parliamentarian was driven by the "voting bank policy" to give Pakistan a "control" against India at the UN, was a statement as clear as any that The BJP believes that Muslim citizens favor Pakistan over India.

The communal mockery of Javadekar is not the first of the BJP stable. In an election speech in Wardha, Maharashtra, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also made a sarcastic reference to the fact that Muslims are a majority in Wayanad.

He openly sought votes on the basis of religion. While criticizing Congress for falsely propagating the idea of ​​"Hindu terror," the prime minister questioned Rahul Gandhi's decision to challenge the Wayanad of Kerala. “The Hindu community is aware now. It is evident from the fact that [Rahul Gandhi] you have to dispute a seat where the minority is the majority, "he said.

Posted on Dawn, August 30, 2019



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