Pakistani Foreign Ministry spokesman Asim Iftikhar Ahmad said his country condemned the destruction by “radical Hindutva gangs” of mosques, houses and shops belonging to Muslims in India’s Tripura region.
In a written statement, Ahmad pointed out that the attacks have been going on since last week and stressed that the Indian state, in addition to failing to protect Muslims, has also left unanswered calls for help from local Muslim organizations.
“Today in India there is very little place for minorities and their way of life,” Ahmad said, noting that his country condemns the destruction by radical Hindutva gangs of mosques, houses and shops belonging to Muslims in the Tripura region.
Spokesman Ahmad called on the international community to play its part in stopping the growing Islamophobic trend and mainly attacks on Muslims in India. He also called on the world to guarantee the safety of Muslims and protect their places of worship in India.
A statement issued by the Association for the Protection of Civil Rights (APCR) on October 27 stated that at least 16 mosques in the Tripura region had been damaged by “radical Hindu gangs” and that Muslim homes and businesses had been burned.
Mohammed Huzaifa from APCR, for the AA reporter confirmed that in the 16 destroyed mosques were placed flags belonging to the organization Vishwa Hindu Parishad (World Hindu Council – VHP) and that at least 3 mosques were burned.//AA
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