PTI leaders condemn Fayyaz Chohan for derogatory remarks against Hindus

PTI leaders condemn Fayyaz Chohan for derogatory remarks against Hindus

The provincial minister told that the chief minister had summoned explanation from him over his anti-Hindu remarks and he has clarified his stance.

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Earlier today, Prime Minister Imran Khan was displeased with Punjab Information and Culture Minister Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chohan over anti-Hindu remarks and said derogatory statement against any minority is not acceptable.

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Tuesday, served a notice to Punjab Information and Culture Minister Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chohan, censuring him for making derogatory remarks targeted towards the Hindu population in the country.

The Punjab information minister said, "I was addressing Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Indian armed forces and their media not the Hindu community in Pakistan".

In response to the attack on the minorities, Minister for Human Rights, Shireen Mazari condemned Chohan's statement saying, "No one has the right to attack anyone else's religion".

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Imran Khan's party PTI said that derogatory anti-Hindu remarks by minister won't be tolerated.

Soon after assuming charge as a minister in August 2018, Chohan was videotaped making misogynistic remarks about women actors in Lollywood (Pakistan's Bollywood equivalent). Our Hindu citizens have also sacrificed for their country.

Financer minister Umar tweeted, "Hindus of Pakistan are as much a part of the fabric of the nation as I am. Remember the flag of Pakistan is not just green.its not complete without the white which represents the minorities", Umar wrote on Twitter.

Rights activist Ziauddin Yousafzai said that,"Hats off to you Kapil for raising your voice and well done to the people of Pakistan for standing united against religious extremism and bigotry".

Several members of the Hindu community in Pakistan also took to Twitter to condemn the minister's remarks.

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah compared the accountability of public figures over their statements in Pakistan and India.

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