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Pakistan condemns Indian CM’s controversial remarks on Sindh
- Web Desk
- Oct 10, 2023
Pakistan has expressed strong disapproval of comments made by the Chief Minister of India’s Uttar Pradesh regarding the reclamation of Sindh, deeming them as “irresponsible” and “provocative.” Pakistan perceives such statements as indicative of a revisionist and expansionist mindset.
During a recent event, Yogi Adityanath, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, stated that if the Ram Janmabhoomi, which is now a temple after the Babri Masjid site’s transformation, could be reclaimed after 500 years, there should be no obstacle to reclaiming Sindh as well.
The Babri Masjid had stood in Ayodhya for nearly 500 years until it was demolished in 1992, leading to widespread riots and casualties. Devout Hindus believe that Lord Ram was born in Ayodhya around 7,000 years ago, and a mosque was constructed on the site in the 16th century. India’s top court eventually awarded the site to Hindus in November, allowing Muslims to build a new mosque elsewhere.
Pakistan’s Foreign Office Spokesperson, Mumtaz Zahra Baloch, condemned Adityanath’s remarks, characterizing them as irresponsible and associating them with the Hindutva ideology. She also criticized the reference to the reclamation of Ram Janmabhoomi as a precedent for taking back a region that was once part of Pakistan.
Baloch contended that these provocative comments were driven by the notion of “Akhand Bharat” (undivided India) and reflected a revisionist and expansionist agenda. She expressed deep concern that such ideas were being promoted by members of the BJP-RSS coalition for their divisive political goals.