India’s govt is taking that country down the same path as Nazi Germany took from a liberal democracy to a “totalitarian, racist state,” Pakistani PM Imran Khan has claimed in yet another outburst against Narendra Modi’s policies.
Speaking with Foreign Policy on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Khan ‘expressed fear’ that Pakistan’s nuclear-armed neighbor was following in the footsteps of Adolf Hitler.
What is happening in India “bears striking resemblance to what happened in Nazi Germany. Between 1930 and 1934, Germany went from a liberal democracy to a fascist, totalitarian, racist state,” Khan said.
Khan claimed that India was envisioned as a multicultural and secular society by Mahatma Gandhi and its first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, but that Modi has turned it into a society hostile to Muslims. As an illustration, the Pakistani leader cited the new laws that would expedite citizenship for non-Muslim refugees, as well as New Delhi’s decision in August to revoke the autonomy of Kashmir.
Narendra Modi, however, argues that the Indian government has on the contrary “delivered on the wishes of our great freedom fighters who got us Independence.”
After independence, Mahatma Gandhi and other big leaders of that time all believed that India should give citizenship to persecuted religious minorities of Pakistan.
This is not the first time Khan has made the brazen comparison between India and Nazi Germany. He brought it up in December, in a speech to a conference of Pakistani-American doctors, as well as in a tweet back in August.
New Delhi has repeatedly rejected criticism of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), saying that it does not affect Indian Muslims at all, and is only intended to help religious minorities facing “humiliation” in Muslim-majority Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Modi’s government also abolished Article 370 of the Indian Constitution that gave special status to Kashmir, arguing that it was time for the territory to become fully integrated into India.
Present-day Pakistan and Bangladesh were created in 1947, during the partition of the British Indian Empire, as independent Muslim-majority states. India and Pakistan have been at each other’s throats ever since, in particular over the disputed princedom of Kashmir that both claim as their own.
Source: RT NEWS