Islamabad, Nov 27 (Asia Free Press): Pakistan on Saturday strongly condemned and rejected the highly provocative and irresponsible remarks made by Mohan Bhagwat, chief of India’s Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), calling for the “undoing” of the partition.
The RSS chief on Thursday, speaking at a ceremony, made hate remarks against the Muslim rulers who ruled India for hundreds of years and tried to spread sentiments of hatred against millions of Muslims living in the Hindu majority country of South Asia, NBC said.
While addressing the launch ceremony of the book “Vibhanjankalin Bharat Ke Sakshi” (Witnesses of Partition of India) by Krishanand Sagar in the Uttar Pradesh region of India, Bhagwat said, “India’s suffering at the time of partition should not be forgotten. It will go away when the partition is undone. “
The Foreign Ministry said in a statement that “this is not the first time that the RSS chief has publicly indulged in such delusional thinking and historical revisionism.”
The ministry warned that Pakistan has repeatedly highlighted the threat posed to regional peace and stability by the toxic mix of the extremist “Hindutva” ideology (Hindu Rashtra) and expansionist foreign policy (Akhand Bharat) being pursued by the ruling RSS-BJP dispensation in India.
In the internal context, this dangerous mindset aims to completely marginalise and dispossess the minorities in India. In the external dimension, it poses an existential threat to all of India’s neighbours in South Asia. “
The Foreign Ministry further added that the world is witness to the systematic usurpation of the rights of minorities, especially Muslims, in India and the unabated repression of Kashmiris in IIOJK.
“The reckless misadventures of India, including in February 2019, that seriously imperilled regional peace and stability are also before the world,” it added.
Pakistan has consistently opposed India’s hegemonic impulses and demonstrated a firm resolve to thwart any aggressive designs. While committed to peace, the people and armed forces of Pakistan are fully capable of defending the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country.
The Foreign Ministry said that those belonging to the BJP and its ideological fountainhead, RSS, would be well-advised to refrain from making such provocative and irresponsible statements, accept the established realities, and learn to follow the imperatives of peaceful coexistence.