Pakistan has strongly rejected the Bharatiya Janata Party-associated Indian Assam’s chief minister’s propaganda of Hindutva expansion of so-called ‘Akhand Bharat’.
Foreign Office (FO) has said in a statement, ”Gratuitous assertion was nothing but a manifestation of the Hindutva majoritarian agenda of the ruling BJP and its revisionist and expansionist mindset.”
The FO also said that the statement reflected the delusional thinking and pessimistic view of the history of the ruling BJP. The FO spokesperson said that BJP political figures’ engagement in fantasies and falsehoods pointing towards its neighbours including Pakistan was evident from the statement.
The spokesperson of FO said that the BJP mindset sought to subjugate the identity and culture of its neighbouring countries and even its minorities, further adding that India wanted to divert the attention of the international community from its violations of human rights and international humanitarian laws committed in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa had spoken of ‘Akhand Bharat’ and integrating Bangladesh and Pakistan into India at a time when Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been on her official visit to India.
Biswa had said that the country was partitioned in 1947 when Pakistan was created and later became Bangladesh. Targeting Indian Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, he also said that if he had any regret over the problem that was created by his ancestors, he should try to integrate Pakistan and Bangladesh with India for the creation of ‘Akhand Bharat’.