Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has criticized the Indian government due to its brutality and harsh actions against the Muslim protestors raising voice against derogatory remarks about Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and has said that the democratic face of India was before the world to see.
In a statement on Twitter on Monday, PM Shehbaz said that India had unleashed its brute and oppressive state apparatus against the Muslims. He said that the current Indian government was working on its plan to marginalize the Muslims politically, economically and culturally.
He said that reality of India’s “democratic face” was before the world to see.
India has unleashed its brute & oppressive state apparatus to browbeat Indian Muslims into submission. The whole plan is to further marginalise them politically, economically & culturally. The reality of India's "democratic face" is before the world to see.
— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) June 13, 2022
Earlier, the Foreign Office of Pakistan had strongly condemned the treatment of Muslims who were protesting peacefully. The protestors had been at the receiving end of mistreatment at the hands of the Indian authorities.
Pakistan’s Foreign Office Spokesperson, in a press statement, said that the video footages of Indian forces opening fire on Muslim protestors in Ranchi city were “horrific”.
Earlier today, Muslim leaders of India appealed to their fellow Muslims to stop protests against derogatory remarks about the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) to avoid violence.
The appeal came forward from prominent Islamic groups, after increasing violence resulting from clashes between police and Muslim community members protesting against blasphemous remarks made by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders.
Two Muslim teenagers were killed in the clashes and more than 30 were injured. In Uttar Pradesh, houses of many Muslim protestors were demolished by the state government.
Senior member of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Malik Aslam, said in a statement that Muslims, as an obligation, should stand together against anyone who disrespected Islam, but maintaining peace was also very important.