ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday expressed concern over the “brutal and indiscriminate use of force” by the state on Indian Muslim students of Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Bill. “The Modi government continues to curb and undermine the rights of minorities in accordance with Hindutva Supremacist ideology,” the foreign minister wrote in a tweet.“Illegal annexation of Kashmir, Babari Masjid, Citizenship Amendment Bill which excludes Muslims are all targeted towards subjugation of minorities,” he said.
Indian police baton-charged the protesting students along with use of tear gas, leaving scores injured.
The Citizenship Amendment Bill provides that Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis, and Christians fleeing persecution in Muslim-majority Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan can be granted citizenship.
Agencies Add: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi expressed concern on India‘s controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill – which excludes Muslims and targeted at curbing of minorities – and urged the US to ban Indian officials including Indian Home Minister Amit Shah. Addressing the National Assembly, FM Qureshi said that the controversial law gave rise to a constitutional crisis in India. “The real face of Modi has been exposed infront of the entire world while few have still chosen to close their eyes,” he expressed, adding that they always have, and will stand with Indian Muslims.