New Delhi: India has rejected the resolution passed by Pakistan’s National Assembly on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said that it is a poor effort by Pakistani Prime Minister, Imran Khan, to divert attention from the Islamic country’s persecution of its religious minorities.
India also said that it is Pakistan’s attempt to spread false narrative on Jammu and Kashmir and justify terrorism.
The MEA said in a statement, ” The Resolution adopted by Pakistan’s National Assembly yesterday (on Citizenship Amendment Act) makes references to matters that are entirely the internal affairs of India. We categorically reject the Resolution.”
The statement added, “It’s a thinly-veiled attempt by Pakistan to further its false narrative on the issue of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh. It seeks to provide justification for Pakistan’s unrelenting support for cross-border terrorist activities in India. We’re confident that such attempts will fail.”
“The Resolution is a poorly disguised effort to divert attention from Pakistan’s appalling treatment and persecution of its own religious minorities. The demographics of these minorities, whether Hindu, Christian, Sikh or other faiths, in Pakistan, speak for themselves.”
The External Ministry also reminded that over the 72 years of Pakistani history, the country has systematically persecuted its minorities forcing them to flee to India.
MEA said, “PM Khan wishes world forgets what his Army did in 1971 to people of erstwhile East Pakistan. Pakistan must act to protect and promote rights of its own minorities and co-religionists.”
Pakistan’s Parliament, yesterday, unanimously passed a resolution saying that the CAA was against bilateral agreements and asked India to revoke discriminatory clause in the act.