Our minorities are equal citizens of country, anyone targeting them will be dealt strictly: Imran Khan reacts to Delhi violence



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Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan on Wednesday warned the citizens of his country to not target non Muslims or their places of worship, saying that they would be dealt strictly.

“I want to warn our people that anyone in Pakistan targeting our non-Muslim citizens or their places of worship will be dealt with strictly. Our minorities are equal citizens of this country.” Khan wrote on his twitter handle.

The Pakistan premier in a series of tweets also said that he had warned of the situation prevailing in Delhi during his UNGA speech .”Today in India we are seeing the Nazi-inspired RSS ideology take over a nuclear-armed state of over a billion people. Whenever a racist ideology based on hatred takes over, it leads to bloodshed.”

“As I had predicted in my address to UN GA last yr, once the genie is out of the bottle the bloodshed will get worse. IOJK was the beginning. Now 200 million Muslims in India are being targeted. The world community must act now.” he tweeted.

“I want to warn our people that anyone in Pakistan targeting our non-Muslim citizens or their places of worship will be dealt with strictly. Our minorities are equal citizens of this country.”

At least 24 people have been killed in clashes in New Delhi since Sunday.


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