Monday Aug 26, 2019
SKARDU: Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said Sunday thinking that the 'butcher of Gujarat' was like other Indian prime ministers was wrong.
The PPP chair was referring to the large-scale, anti-Muslim massacre in 2002 when India's now-PM, Narendra Modi, was the chief minister of Gujarat state and at least 1,000 people, most of them Muslim, were burned and hacked to death during religious riots.
Addressing a rally here, Bilawal spoke of how Modi and his government had turned the entirety of Kashmir into an open jail. "Ever since I've grown up, I've never seen atrocities on such a level in Kashmir," he said.
The blackout and violence being perpetrated in the Himalayan region was done by planning aimed at making Kashmiri Muslims a minority in their own home.
The PPP chair further noted that instead of talks and discussions, Pakistan needed to show the world Modi's real face. "Today, the country needs real leadership and no one can fight the case of Kashmir like a democracy-oriented prime minister," he added in a jibe to the incumbent premier.
Bilawal further said: "The government is pushing the Opposition against a wall to hide its own failures. If everything clean and clear in Kashmir, why was the Opposition stopped from going there?"