Giriraj Singh joins issue with Imran Khan, says number of Hindus declined in Pak sharply

(UNI) Hours after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said he will show the Modi government on how to treat the minorities, hardliner BJP leader and Union Minister Giriraj Singh lashed out at Islamabad, saying a ‘terror nation’ need not lecture India on how to deal with minorities.

“Ab Pakistan jaisa atanki bikhari desh Hindustan ko batayega ki minority ke saath kaise bartav kiya Jata hae (Now, a terror nation like Pakistan will teach India on how to deal with minorities),” Mr Singh tweeted.

He also wrote that after Independence, the Hindu population in Pakistan came down to two per cent from 23 while India’s Muslim population grew up from eight per cent to 20 per cent.

“In India, everyone has grown and flourished according to their own wishes,” the Union Minister wrote.

The remarks from the Union Minister and BJP lawmaker from Bihar came a day after Pakistan Prime Minister said will he will “show” the Narendra Modi government on “how to treat the religious minorities”.

These utterances come amid Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah stating that the ‘poison’ of communal hatred has spread across India and at times, the life of a cow gets more importance than the life of a policeman.

On Thursday at the weekly media briefing, India snubbed Mr Khan for commenting on internal matters of India and said the authorities there should focus on their ‘own business’ as domestic conditions in that country is in “mess”.

“….I think it will be better if they mind their own business. The internal matters in their country is in quite a mess,” MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar has told reporters here.

Mr Kumar was answering questions on recent tweets from Pakistan Prime Minister on the violence in Jammu and Kashmir.