The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan took too Twitter to create a stir and spread about Muslims, Christians and Dalits being under threat in India.
In his tweet on August 14, 2019 at 5.50 PM, he stated, “This is the RSS ideology that threatens not just Kashmiris or Pakistan or even just Indian Muslims, Christians & Dalits but India itself as envisaged by its Founding Fathers.”
On August 15, he further tweeted, “In IOK, 12 days of curfew, presence of extra troops in an already heavily militarized occupied territory, sending in of RSS goons, complete communication blackout; with the example of Modi’s earlier ethnic cleansing of Muslims in Gujarat.”
And followed it with another Tweet stating, “Will world silently witness another Srebrenica-type massacre & ethnic cleansing of Muslims in IOK? I want to warn international community if it allows this to happen, it will have severe repercussions & reactions in the Muslim world setting off radicalisation & cycles of violence”
As an Indian citizen and as a Christian I wrote an Open Letter to the Prime Minister of Pakistan. It has been over 36-hours now but he has not reverted to my open letter and the questions I have raised in it.
The contents of the open letter on the link below:
It is interesting to note that the Prime Minister of Pakistan raised the often used boogey of Christians in danger in India but remains a mute spectator to the atrocities in Pakistan on the Christians.
- December 2017 in Quetta a Church was attacked. In the attack nine people were killed and 57 injured.
- In 2016 there was a suicide attacks on the Christians celebrating Easter at Lahore playground in the month of March in which 70 people were dead and 340 wounded.
- In March 2015 there were two bomb blasts at Churches. In these blasts 14 were killed and more than 70 people injured.
- In 2013, a twin suicide bomb attack at a Church in Peshawar killed 80 people.
- If you go back to 2009, 40 houses and a Church were burnt by a Mob in Gojra, Punjab. During the attack 8 Christians were burnt alive
- If you go further back to 2005, many Christians fled Faisalabad as Churches and Christian schools were being set on fire by a Muslim mob, after a claim that a Christian resident had burn the page of the Muslim Holy Book – Quran.
Let me highlight some more atrocities to Christians by the fanatic Muslims in Pakistan and the constant threat they live under:
In 2012, Rimsha Masih – a young Christian girl, who was falsely framed in a blasphemy case by a local Muslim cleric was acquitted as no evidence was found off her allegations of blasphemy. But until that time she would hounded and harassed.
Let me bring you attention to the famous Asia Bibi’s case – another Christian woman, who was falsely accused of blasphemy. She had to escape from Pakistan, even though the Supreme Court ruled in her favour and found her innocent of the false charges levelled on her.
As on today there about 187 cases against Christians on charges of blasphemy. These Christians face execution or life imprisonment if found guilty.
In fact in February 2019, a mob of 100 of Muslims attacked over 200 Christian families after four women were falsely accused of blasphemy. The Christian families fled the neighbourhood. Such vicious was the attack that the group killed their pets and livestock.
When luminaries and intellectuals in Pakistan spoke against the stringent blasphemy laws in Pakistan they were murdered by Islamic fanatics – Governor of Punjab Salman Taseer and Pakistan Minister of Minority Affairs – a Christian leader – Shahbaz Bhatti was assassinated by the Taliban.
The Christian minorities would make up for 15 per cent of the population in Pakistan now they numbers are dwindling to below 3 per cent.
Majority of the Christian communities in Pakistan constitute some of the poorest sections of the society.
In June this year, the Army had modified an advertisement seeking applications only from Christians for sanitation jobs. The advertisement was issued by the Mujahid Force unit of the Pakistan Army. The Mujahid Force had also advertised vacancies for the posts of drivers, sepoys and tradesmen, but these did not have any criteria for religion.
In a 2013 survey, World Watch Monitor noted that the representation of Christians in jobs of sweepers and other sanitation positions in major Pakistani cities was disproportionally high compared to their percentage of population. World Watch Monitor noted that nearly 70 per cent of the 12,687 sanitation staff in Lahore were Christians. In Karachi, of the approximately 17,000 sanitation staff, nearly 80 per cent were Christian.
In March this year, Pakistani Christians living in parts of Europe held a protest rally in Geneva to raise their voice against Islamic hardliners who are persecuting minorities in the name of blasphemy.
The protesters including women and children carried out a rally from Palais Wilson, the current headquarters of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to Broken Chair, during the 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council.
They demanded that the Pakistan government must abolish the ‘dangerous’ law misused by the state and non-state actors to target the minorities.
Hundreds of Pakistani Christian girls are allegedly being lured by the Chinese under the pretext of phony marriages, and then forced into prostitution in China. The Chinese nationals promise a luxurious life to the prospective brides and economic help to their families, but once the girls are in China, they face a life of forced prostitution and even torture.
In fact according to a Pakistani special intelligence report, some Chinese workers who were part of a development project in Pakistan formed a gang and targeted Christian girls through their local brokers. They would receive photos of compatriots from China and show the images to the brides. The smugglers would assure the families that their would-be sons-in-law are not only wealthy but also Christians.
Poverty is reportedly the key factor enabling the smuggling of Christian girls to China. On average, the brides and their family are offered around USD 5,000 per marriage.
So when you mouth lies about the status of Christians in India, I suggest you take a good look at the pathetic lives of the Christians in Pakistan because of the fanaticism of the Taliban and the Islamic hardliners who act on social causes based on religious affiliation and not out of genuine concern to nation like the RSS, you bad mouthed in your Tweets does in India.
Pakistan is a religiously bigoted Islamic nation but India is a secular nation, where religion is not a yardstick to measure an Indian’s commitment to our nation.
So my question to you Imran Khan is whether you have to courage to answer the questions I have raised in my open letter and now through this article.
Jai Shri Ram!
Praise be to God!