In the light of the remarks made by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday wherein he had hit out at the PM Narendra Modi government by saying that he will "show" the government "how to treat minorities", Union Minister and senior BJP leader Shandilya Giriraj Singh has slammed the Prime Minister of the neighbouring country.
Taking to Twitter on Sunday, Shandilya Giriraj Singh stated that 'after 71 years of partition of British India into India and Pakistan that took place in 1947, the Hindu population in the neighbouring country has reduced from 23 per cent to 2 per cent, while in India, the Muslim population has increased from 8 per cent to 20 per cent.
He further went to write, "Now a poor and terrorist-backing country like Pakistan will teach India how to behave with the minorities? In this country(India), everyone has developed according to his/her terms."
On Saturday, while addressing an event, Pak PM Imran Khan spoke in the ongoing controversy over the remarks made by Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah, and had asserted that his government has been taking steps to ensure that religious minorities in Pakistan get their due rights, which was also a vision of the country's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah. He also claimed that his government will make it sure that the minorities feel safe, protected and have equal rights in 'New Pakistan'.
"We will show the Modi government how to treat minorities...Even in India, people are saying that minorities are not being treated as equal citizens," he said.
On December 20, veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah made a reference to the Bulandshahr unrest while speaking to a YouTube channel saying that the "the death of a cow is more important than that of a police officer". He also said that he is worried for his children over communal violence.