‘Bizarre comments’: India trashes Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s claim of discrimination against Muslims

India has rejected Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s allegations of discrimination against Muslims in the country in the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic.

External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said the bizarre comments by the Pakistani leadership was an attempt to shift focus from the abysmal handling of that country’s internal affairs.

In a tweet, Imran Khan had accused the Indian government of deliberately targeting the Muslim community against the backdrop of the coronavirus crisis.

“Instead of concentrating on fighting COVID19, they are making baseless allegations against their neighbours,” the MEA spokesperson said.

“On the subject of minorities, they would be well advised to address the concerns of their own dwindling minority communities, which have been truly discriminated against,” MEA spokesperson added.

India’s response came after Imran Khan in a tweet said, “The deliberate & violent targeting of Muslims in India by Modi Govt to divert the backlash over its COVID19 policy, which has left thousands stranded & hungry, is akin to what Nazis did to Jews in Gerrmany. Yet more proof of the racist Hindutva Supremacist ideology of Modi Govt.”