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BJP has 'anti-Muslim', 'anti-Pakistan' approach: Imran

IANS  |  Islamabad 

has said that India's ruling (BJP) has an "anti-Muslim" and "anti-Pakistan" approach and claimed rebuffed all his gestures due to the upcoming

Khan made the remarks in an interview to on Thursday. Later, at an event in the capital on Friday the said that "the condition of Muslims in today's proved that the demand for a separate homeland was justified".

Asked during the interview with the Post that why his gestures to were dismissed since he took power earlier this year, Khan said "The ruling party (in India) has an anti-Muslim, anti-approach."

He claimed that rejected his repeated calls for peace because it has the coming up in 2019. "India has elections coming up. They rebuffed all my overtures."

Khan expressed the hope that once the elections get over in India, both countries can resume talks.

He later addressed Baloch students during an event here on Friday and said: "The way Muslims are treated today in India has made people realise now why was born."

In his interview with the Post, Khan said that he opened the Kartarpur border to facilitate visa-free pilgrimage by Indian Sikhs to Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara where Sikhism's founder spent the last 18 years of his life.

A day earlier, Khan slammed for giving a "political colour" to his gesture of Kartarpur border opening and called it "unfortunate".

"Unfortunately, India portrayed it as us seeking political advantage... The Indian media gave Kartarpur (border opening) a political colour as if we did this to gain some sort of political mileage. This is not true. We did it because it is part of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's manifesto," he said.

The Pakistani leader also said that he "wants something done about the bombers of Mumbai", adding that "resolving that case is in our interest because it was an act of terrorism".

Ten Pakistani terrorists sneaked into through the sea in 2008 and went on a killing spree, leaving 166 Indians and foreigners dead. Indian security forces shot dead nine of them while a 10th, who was captured, was hanged.



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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 20:28 IST