Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has strongly criticised discriminatory actions against Muslims in India amid coronavirus pandemic and said that Pakistan has raised voice over atrocities against Indian Muslims and Kashmiris.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi, while talking to ARY News programme ‘The Reporters’, said Islamabad has highlighted the discriminatory behaviour against Muslims by Indian authorities amid the coronavirus pandemic while minorities were being continuously targeted in India.
He added that Kashmiris in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJK) were facing lockdown since eight months.
“The world has witnessed the occurrences in India’s UP and Agra where minorities were targeted. We have apprised United Nations (UN) secretary-general regarding the deteriorated situation. Indian Muslims are being kept separately in quarantine facilities besides connecting the Muslims with the pandemic.”
The foreign minister said the Indian actions were being criticised around the world.
While elaborating the foreign relations, Qureshi said that he has discussed the coronavirus crisis with more than 30 foreign ministers within a few days. He added that China has showed complete solidarity with Pakistan besides providing assistance.
“Chinese medical team has shared their experience with Pakistan to contain COVID-19.”
“This virus has affected 209 countries around the world. However, I will not comment over the conspiracy theories being circulated about the coronavirus until we get evidences.”