Pakistan foreign minister calls India PM Narendra Modi an ‘elected terrorist’

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Pakistani International Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has referred to as the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi an “elected terrorist” amid the continuing tensions between the South Asian neighbours.

The Pakistani lawmaker mentioned that the Indian PM had bought “blood of Muslims on his palms” referring to the 2002 riots within the Indian state of Gujarat. Modi was the then chief minister of the state.

“[Indian Foreign Minister] Sushma Swaraj has accused us (Pakistan) of exporting terrorism. [However] one terrorist [in India] is the nation’s prime minister himself. He [Modi] has the blood of Muslims murdered in Gujarat on his palms,” Asif mentioned whereas chatting with Pakistan’s Zari Information.

He added that India is being “dominated by a terrorist get together – the RSS [Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh],” referring to the ideological father or mother of Modi’s ruling get together, Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP).

The senior Pakistani minister additionally alleged that Dalits (previously untouchables) and Muslims are being focused in India beneath the disguise of defending cows. He mentioned: “What could be mentioned in regards to the nation that elects a terrorist as prime minister.”

India and Pakistan, each nuclear-armed rivals, have been engaged in a bitter verbal spat in current weeks. They each have used the UN Common Meeting to underscore the simmering tensions between them and accusing one another of peddling terrorism within the area.

Whereas New Delhi labelled Pakistan as “terroristan”, Islamabad hit again saying India is the “mom of terrorism in South Asia”.

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he addresses Zari Information from the historic Crimson Fort throughout Independence Day celebrations in DelhiAdnan Abidi/Reuters

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