In an exclusive interview with Republic TV, well known British media personality Katie Hopkins slammed Pakistan for sponsoring anti-India protests in the United States of America. She claimed that the people preparing for anti-India rally in the US are the same group of people who attacked the Indian Embassy in London. She said she was very angry at how certain people are trying to malign India. She said, “I am very angry because I love what Modi is trying to do. It really resonates with me because I follow so many of these great leaders trying to do the right things for regular people, help minorities and that is how I see Modi.”
The British columnist also questioned the people and their sources of funding behind the anti-India event in the US. She claimed that no one is sure about the funding of those trucks carrying messages against India. In addition, she also questioned the locations decided for gathering for the protesters. “You have mass protests organized for Howdy Modi event in Texas. Just look at the pick-ups for those protesters. What are the pick-up spots? They are Mosques of Houston. Mosques, like Churches and Temples, should be a place of worship,” she added.
Ms. Hopkins, who has been threatened in the past for her bold statement against certain sections of society in the UK, also took a jibe at the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan. She pointed out how Imran Khan was ill-prepared to face the world when he addressed the issue of Kashmir being discussed at the United Nations. “Imran Khan just walked out of the United Nations and claimed to have the support of 58 nations on the issue of Kashmir. No, there are not 58 members in the UN, but 47. Also, he does not speak on atrocities against minorities in his country,” said the journalist who was recently at the UN.
Katie also expressed her support for India and said that while there are people who can not see India rising, she stands with the decision of the government to repeal Article 370 because it would bring development in the region. “Particularly I am hopeful for the women in those areas as they would have a better life and better opportunity,” she said.