All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) President, has slammed the Indian Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, over her statement that Muslims in India are doing better than those in Pakistan.
The Member of Indian Parliament from Hyderabad, Asaduddin Owaisi took to Twitter for a point by point rebuttal to Sitharaman’s comments made in the US at the Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE), during a discussion on the resilience and growth of the Indian economy.
“For Finance Minister of Vishwaguru, the benchmark is Pakistan! Muslims in India have flourished despite the Sangh Parivar’s anti-constitutional ideology, not Because of it,” he said in a tweet.
“For how long are Muslims going to be connected to Pakistan? We are not hostages or mascots against Pakistan. We’re citizens. We want to be treated with dignity and justice,” he said.
“If a section of Hindus demand better living standards, will you tell them to shut up because majority of people in Somalia are doing worse?” asked Owaisi.
He pointed out that the ruling party does not have a single Muslim MP in Lok Sabha. “This is damning. But BJP carries it as a badge of honour.”
The FM says “law and order is a state issue” but the states where Muslims have faced the worst violence & discrimination are BJP-ruled. In non-BJP states, the main culprits of violence are all affiliates of Sangh Parivar”, he wrote.
Owaisi pointed out that in Assam, Muslims are facing mass displacement in the name of encroachments and, even in the capital city, genocidal slogans against Muslims have been raised. “From Bihar to Gujarat, Muslims have faced horrible arson and violence. This is not petty “law and order” issue. You got angry & demanded Modi’s picture on some ration shop in Telangana. Anti-Muslim violence definitely deserves more of your attention than a picture of Modi.”
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