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Pakistan calls on world to take note of increasing violence against Muslims in India

Islamabad urges international community to play part in ensuring religious freedom

Amid an increasingly worsening state of Islamophobia in India, Pakistan implored the international community to take note and play its role to ensure religious freedom and safety of the besieged Muslim community living in India.

The Foreign Office called on the Indian government to transparently probe the incidents of violence against minorities, particularly Muslims. The Foreign Office also appealed to New Delhi to take measures for stopping such incidents in future.

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“The government of India must ensure the safety, security and well-being of minorities,” Foreign Office said.

Earlier, Pakistan strongly condemned the highly disgraceful incidents regarding playing of Hanuman Chalisa and other Hindu religious songs on loudspeakers as a counter to the Muslims’ Azaan at various mosques.

“The disturbing incidents occurred only a day after Sri Ram Sena chief made the despicable call for “drowning” the Azaan through the provocative playing of Hanuman Chalisa and other Hindu religious hymns.

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“It is condemnable that a reprehensible so-called “Azaan se Azaadi” campaign has been launched by Hindu fanatic groups in Karnataka which lays bare the new level of religious radicalism in the BJP-ruled India,” the Foreign Office added.

Indian media has reported widely the ban of Azaan being communicated via loudspeakers with some mosques in parts of India now turning down the volume amid pressure.

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