Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan (Photo Credit: IANS)
Two days after Sikhs were attacked at Nankana Sahib Gurdwara, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday condemned it saying that he has zero-tolerance toward such incidents and people involved in it won’t get any protection from the government. “…Is against my vision and will find zero tolerance & protection from the govt incl police and judiciary,” he said.
However, he went on to accuse the Indian government of inciting violence against Muslims in Indian. “In contrast, Modi's RSS vision supports minorities oppression & the targeted attacks against Muslims are part of this agenda. RSS goons conducting public lynchings, Muslims being violated by mobs are all not only supported by Modi Govt but Indian police leads anti-Muslim attacks (sic),” Khan tweeted.
Earlier, Imran Khan has tweeted a wrong video from Bangladesh and linked it to CAA protests. After facing backlash, Khan reupped his ‘pogrom of Muslims’ posts but there was a twist. This time, instead of any video, Khan used a report by an Indian news website to share his ‘concerns.’ Khan quoted that report with this post – “Indian police brutality reaches new lows as its pogrom of Muslims in India continues as part of fascist Modi Govt's ethnic cleansing agenda.”
The media report talked about how the notices were wrongly sent by the Uttar Pradesh government to people who were not connected to the CAA protest violence.
Entrepreneur Harjinder Singh Kukreja slammed Khan for his silence on Nankana attack. “Sir, it’s a shame you haven’t yet condemned the attack on the holiest Sikh place of worship which you yourself refer to as the Mecca of the Sikhs. The perpetrators should be booked under the same act as they would’ve if they’d attacked a Mosque of similar importance. Waiting!,” Kukreja said on micro-blogging site.
Another Twitter user reminded Khan about ‘serious condition in Middle East’. “There is something very serious going on in the middle east. Take some time out and tweet on that issue as well,” said one Sahar Zahra.
On Friday, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's attempt to spread misinformation against India backfired as he had to face embarrassment for tweeting 'fake news'. Imran Khan tweeted a video of what he claimed was police action in Uttar Pradesh but turned out to be of an incident in Bangladesh from almost seven years ago.
Imran Khan shared the video on his Twitter handle claiming that it was of police violence targeting Muslims in Uttar Pradesh. He captioned it -"Indian police's pogrom against Muslims in UP".
Twitterati soon called out the Pakistan prime minister for tweeting fake news to target India. Many news and fact checking websites including News Nation did a fact check showing Khan was tweeting old videos. Soon, the tweeted videos were deleted from his account.
India's Ministry of External Affairs slammed the Pakistani prime minister for peddling "fake news".
"Tweet Fake News. Get Caught. Delete Tweet. Repeat," Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted with hashtag 'Old habits die hard'.