India slams Pak PM for remarks on treatment of minorities, calls it egregious insult to Indians


India on Saturday said Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s recent remarks on the treatment of minorities in India were an “egregious insult” to all Indians and asked the neighbouring country to focus on its domestic challenges, rather than diverting attention.

Khan was quoted by the Pakistani media as saying at an event in Pakistan’s Punjab province that his government would not allow minorities to be treated like “second class citizens” as is done in India.

Responding to queries on Khan’s reported comments, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said his remarks were an “egregious insult to all citizens of India”.

Pakistan’s Prime Minister has yet again demonstrated his lack of understanding about India’s secular polity and ethos, he said.  Read More

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