Ethnic cleansing of Muslims in India should send alarm bells ringing across the world, says PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday said that the illegal annexation of occupied Kashmir was part of a wider strategy by the Indian government to target Muslims.

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In a post on Twitter, PM Imran said, “Reports in Indian and international media on Modi Govt’s ethnic cleansing of Muslims should send alarm bells ringing across the world that the illegal annexation of Kashmir is part of a wider policy to target Muslims.”

The prime minister shared a recent report from the Indian state of Assam where almost two million people were denied citizenship on Saturday, risking mass deportations of Muslims from the area.

Earlier today, the Assam government had published a citizenship list aimed at weeding out “foreign infiltrators”, in a process the central government wants to replicate nationwide.

A total of 31.1 million people were included in a final National Register of Citizens (NRC), but 1.9 million were deemed ineligible, according to a statement from the Assam government. Most of those excluded were expected to be Muslim.

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