Pakistan condemns RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s ‘provocative, irresponsible’ remarks

FO Spoeksperson Asim Iftikhar.
FO Spoeksperson Asim Iftikhar.

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Saturday rejected and strongly condemned the extremely provocative and irresponsible remarks made by Mohan Bhagwat, chief of India’s Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), calling for “undoing” the Partition.

In a press release issued at present, the Foreign Office mentioned that this isn’t the primary time that the RSS chief has publicly indulged in such delusional considering and historic revisionism.

“Pakistan has repeatedly highlighted the threat posed to regional peace and stability by the toxic mix of the extremist ‘Hindutva’ ideology (Hindu Rashtra) and expansionist foreign policy (Akhand Bharat) being pursued by the ruling RSS-BJP dispensation in India,” it mentioned.

The FO mentioned this harmful mindset goals to fully marginalise and dispossess the minorities in India within the inner context whereas on the exterior entrance, it poses an existential menace to all of India’s neighbours in South Asia.

“The world is witness to the systematic usurpation of the rights of minorities, especially Muslims, in India and the unabated repression of Kashmiris in IIOJK. The reckless misadventures of India, including in February 2019, that seriously imperilled regional peace and stability are also in front of the world.

Pakistan, the Foreign Office said, has consistently opposed India’s hegemonic impulses and demonstrated a firm resolve to thwart any aggressive designs.

“While committed to peace, the people and armed forces of Pakistan are fully capable of defending the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country.”

Those belonging to the BJP and its ideological fountainhead RSS could be well- suggested to chorus from making such provocative and irresponsible statements, settle for the established realities, and be taught to observe the imperatives of peaceable coexistence, it additional added.