ISLAMABAD - Pakistan has strongly condemned and rejected the highly provocative and irresponsible remarks made by Mohan Bhagwat, chief of India’s Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), calling for “undoing” of the partition of British India into Pakistan and India.
“This is not the first time that the RSS chief has publicly indulged in such delusional thinking and historical revisionism”, Foreign Office Spokesman Asim Iftikhar said in a statement issued here yesterday. He said Pakistan has repeatedly highlighted the threat posed to regional peace and stability by the toxic mix of the extremist ‘Hindutva’ ideology (Hindu Rashtra) and expansionist foreign policy (Akhand Bharat) being pursued by the ruling RSS-BJP dispensation in India. “In the internal context, this dangerous mindset aims to completely marginalize and dispossess the minorities in India. In the external dimension, it poses an existential threat to all of India’s neighbours in South Asia”, Asim Iftikhar remarked. Ex-Liverpool, Atletico Madrid winger Maxi Rodriguez announces retirement The spokesman made it clear that the world is witness to the systematic usurpation of the rights of minorities, especially Muslims, in India and the unabated repression of Kashmiris in IIOJK. He said the reckless misadventures of India, including in February 2019 that seriously imperiled regional peace and stability are also in front of the world. The spokesman said Pakistan has consistently opposed India’s hegemonic impulses and demonstrated a firm resolve to thwart any aggressive designs. The spokesman warned those belonging to the BJP and its ideological fountainhead RSS would be well-advised to refrain from making such provocative and irresponsible statements, accept the established realities, and learn to follow the imperatives of peaceful coexistence.