Prime Minister Imran Khan has hit out at his Indian counterpart for targeting the minority Muslim community, describing it as an attempt to divert backlash from corona virus lockdown, which has left thousands hungry.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown in late March to contain the spread of the Covid-19. The lockdown has been extended till May 3.
PM Imran said that the deliberate & violent targeting of Muslims in India by the Modi government to divert the backlash over its inept COVID19 policy, which has left thousands stranded & hungry, is akin to what Nazis did to Jews in Germany.
Indian authorities have blamed the Muslim Tableeghi Jamaat congregation for the spread of corona virus in the country. There is no official breakdown of Covid-19 cases by religion. But many Muslims feel unfairly blamed for spreading the disease after a cluster emerged at a religious gathering in New Delhi last month.