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Distorting history & stoking communalism is special forte of RSS-BJP regime: Pakistan’s FO

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Responding to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tweet about the events of 1947, the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri has said that distorting history and stoking communalism is the special forte of the RSS-BJP regime.

Earlier in the morning, the Indian prime minister tweeted saying “Partition’s pains can never be forgotten. Millions of our sisters and brothers were displaced and many lost their lives due to mindless hate and violence. In memory of the struggles and sacrifices of our people, 14th August will be observed as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day.”

In response to Modi’s remarks, Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said that no modern state is so much in contradiction with itself as the Indian state – the so-called “largest democracy”.

The Spokesperson said that it is shameful that the practitioners of “Hindutva” ideology, and purveyors of hate and violence, would so hypocritically and one-sidedly invoke the tragic events and mass migration that occurred in the wake of Independence in 1947.

Chaudhri said that far from doing anything to heal old wounds, they would go to any extent to sow further dissensions for electoral gains.

“We are sure that the people of goodwill in India would completely reject this political and publicity stunt that only seeks to divide,” Chaudhri said.

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