PM snubs Indian media; says RSS ideology main hurdle in normalising ties

Video grab from ANI talk with Prime Minister Imran Khan
Video grab from ANI talk with Prime Minister Imran Khan

PM snubs Indian media; says RSS ideology main hurdle in normalising tiesPrime Minister Imran Khan Friday snubbed Indian media saying the Indian RSS ideology was the main hurdle in the normalisation of ties with Pakistan.

The Prime Minister who was in Tashkent to participate in a conference on ‘Central and South Asia Regional Connectivity, challenges and opportunities’ responded to the question by an Indian journalist who sought Pakistan’s stance on talks with India.

“We have been trying to tell India … that we have been waiting … for a long time, let’s live like civilized neighbours, … but what to do, as the RSS ideology has come in the way,” the Prime Minister said.

The Prime Minister was leaving the Congress Hall after attending the conference when an Indian journalist asked that India wants to know whether talks and terror go together.

The Indian media which was especially waiting to target the Prime Minister by asking embarrassing questions on terrorism and Taliban followed Imran Khan for some time.

Prime Minister’s curt response was a huge disappointment for the Indian media, desperate to find something to play upon.

The Prime Minister has very clear views about the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and its extremist policies. In an earlier tweet, the Prime Minister had pointed that the “RSS ideology of Hindu supremacy, like the Nazi Aryan Supremacy, will not stop in IOK; instead, it will lead to suppression of Muslims in India & eventually lead to targeting of Pakistan. The Hindu Supremacists version of Hitler’s Lebensraum.”

The Prime Minister’s two-year-old tweet stands true to the day as the extremist Hindu policies have made the lives of non-Hindus unbearable under the government of the RSS backed BJP government of Narendra Modi.

Reports from the UN bodies, the United States State Department’s Country Report on Human Rights violations, Reports of Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and several other organisations speak volumes about how the extremist, hardline policies of India, which were a threat to regional peace and stability.

  • Report for APP Digital by Shafek Koreshe

By Shafek Koreshe

A Senior Journalist serving as Director Digital News for the Associated Press of Pakistan; with 30 years experience in covering major national, international news stories, well-traveled; covered summits, conflict zones and special assignments.

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