Pakistan PM Imran Khan says CAB violates all norms of international human rights law, but is this a case of pot calling kettle black?
Bengaluru: When India addressed Pakistan as “terroristan” at the UN Assembly in 2017, it was indeed the mot juste (perfect word) to describe the country’s effort in pushing terrorism to India and anti-human activities it resorts to in its own land.
But ironically, its Prime Minister Imran Khan is lecturing India on matters which he needs to look internally.
The Lok Sabha, the lower house of Indian Parliament passed the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) after a heated debate. While its passage in Rajya Sabha is being debated, Imran Khan has reacted on the issue.
He said, “It (CAB) violates all norms of international human rights law and bilateral agreements with Pakistan".
What makes anyone laugh at the prime minister’s remark is that that the pot is calling the kettle black.
Narendra Taneja, a BJP spokesperson says, “CAB is not against any religion. It has only one objective. It is to protect minorities from being persecuted in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. It has nothing to do with Muslims living in India. The opposition is trying to politicise, communalise and polarise, based on this issue.”
He also took a jibe at the Congress for the unnecessary commotion created.
He added, “What do we expect from Imran Khan? Pakistan is always looking for issues which are being picked up by Congress against the government and take them to the internal community. Pakistan is not a friendly country. What else can we expect?”
Instead of intruding into the internal affairs of India, Imran Khan would be doing a great good for himself and his country if he addresses the inhumane activities being carried out.
The spokesperson added, “It is better if Imran Khan focuses on atrocities in Balochistan and Sindh and Pashtuns being ill-treated. He must also look at issues concerning Kashmiris living in PoK. Pakistan is known to violate human rights by killing Sikhs, Hindus and Christians. It is also known for promoting terror. In any case, it has no respect in the comity of nations. Who cares about what Pakistan speaks?
Last Updated 3:24 PM IST