India has lost Gandhi’s path, says Qureshi
ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday said India had lost the path of Mahatma Gandhi, who preached tolerance and non-violence, and it had now been taken over by extremist Hindu organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
He was talking to reporters at the Parliament House on human rights abuses being committed by Indian troops in occupied Kashmir and the growing violence in India in general, including cases of mob lynching, child abuse, rape and sexual oppression and communal intolerance.
His comments were specifically in the context of the Indian Supreme Court’s verdict in the Ayodhya dispute case relating to the site of 16th century Babri Mosque, in which the court ruled in favour of Hindus who want to construct a temple at the site.
The court further ordered setting up of a trust within three months for the construction of the temple.
Earlier, in its reaction, the Foreign Office had said that the Indian Supreme Court’s verdict in the Ayodhya dispute had exposed India’s secular face and it had brought into the focus the shrinking space for minorities there.
“India of today is not India of Gandhi and Nehru. It is now Hindustan, which is dominated by supremacist Hindutva ideology. After disregarding Gandhi’s values, secular India has got buried … under RSS ideology,” Mr Qureshi said.
The foreign minister said that Pakistan and India were following two contrasting trajectories as was witnessed on Nov 9 when Pakistan was “setting up a Gurdwara (Sikh worship place)” while India was “demolishing a mosque”.
He said the purpose of establishing the Kartarpur Corridor was to convey to the world that Pakistan was a country that valued religious minorities and offered them complete freedom to practice their religion.
“In contrast you see occupied Kashmir’s Srinagar Jamia mosque that is locked every Friday, Eid prayers are not allowed there, mourning processions during Muharram were banned in the valley and Kashmiris there are barred from holding Eid Miladun Nabi celebrations,” he said, adding that the Indian go nment by resorting to such actions had deprived the people of the valley of their fundamental rights.
“India’s real face is being exposed before the world as Pakistan tells the world about India’s atrocities in held Kashmir,” Mr Qureshi said.
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Ruby G Gokhale
RSS never cared for Gandhi and neither does BJP>
Are we following Quaid's path??
Gandhiji's path did not work with Pakistan, did it? Maybe it's time to try Modiji's path.
Yes that scares you..
Are you convinced and following the same path?
Qureshi Sahib, this is 2019 and Modi Sahib is the leader.
Look who is talking on Gandhi
Pakistan is talking about Gandhi... irony
Yes Gandhi is outdated in 2019, Today's India is of Bhagat Singh, Sardar Patel, Subhash Chandra Bose, Savarkar.
是的，甘地在2019年就过时了，今天的印度是巴加特辛格,萨达尔帕特尔, 桑德拉波士, 萨瓦卡尔这些人的时代。
Then why did Pakistan separated during Gandhi's time?
And your country remains the symbol of peace, brotherhood and equality I guess.
You are right, today's india is not of gandhi and nehru india, so beware.
Yeah, Mr Qureshi...you are such an expert on Gandhi
Good, now move on.
I am sorry.
所以呢? ? ? ?
Why it is bothering him ?? Indians will decide what path they need to follow.
Country first. Religion later.
And why this botheration?
If it's not then as an indian i am really glad!! thank you
Love and respect for Pakistan from an American Nepali.
See who talks.What does he know of Gandhi!!
yes please teach us about Gandhi's path
he is so worried about india
Hindus are becoming aggressive and that is pinching pal.
Bikram Singh Thappa
Look who is talking.