Governor Sarwar condemns RSS campaign against mosques

LAHORE: Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar has called Indian extremist organization RSS’s campaign against mosques an attack on religious freedom and said that in this regard, the silence of international human rights organizations the man is nothing less than a crime; he voiced those views in his tweet and statement on Monday.

Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar said now is the time for the Muslim Ummah to unite and adopt a definite policy to raise their voice against Indian extremists and Narendra Modi, he added. He added that Indian Muslims cannot be left alone. The murder of a Muslim boy by Hindu extremists during a cricket match in India is proof that India is a stronghold of extremists, Sarwar said.

The Governor said that unfortunately since Narendra Modi came to power, atrocities against Muslims and other minorities have increased and the right to religious freedom has been taken away from minorities.

There is no doubt that the only difference between Narendra Modi and RSS is the name – both have the same agenda. In Kashmir too, Indian terrorists are massacring innocent Kashmiris, but despite this, Kashmiris are fighting the terrorism of Indian forces with total courage.

Chaudhry Sarwar said Muslims in India as well as other minorities including Sikhs are being targeted by Hindu extremists. It is the responsibility of international human rights organizations, especially the United Nations, to put an end to these atrocities instead of watching everything in silence.

He said the UN must ensure the protection of the lives and property of minorities as well as their religious freedom. India has become the most dangerous country in the world when it comes to minorities. We assure our Indian Muslim brothers and sisters that their voices will be raised at every forum. The governor said he was proud that the government guarantees religious freedom for minorities in Pakistan as well as the protection of their lives and property in line with the ideology of Quaid-e-Azam. The government of Pakistan under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan is also taking all measures for the development and welfare of minorities, he added.

Calligraphy exhibition, workshop: The Okasha Calligraphy Foundation will organize a calligraphy workshop for young people and children in addition to an exhibition of calligraphy works by renowned artists today (Tuesday) in Minar-e -Pakistan in collaboration with Lahore Parks and Horticulture Authority as part of Pakistan Spring Festival and Day celebrations.

Renowned multilingual calligrapher and head of the Okasha Calligraphy Foundation, Okasha Sahil will lecture on calligraphy. The exhibition will continue from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. while Okasha Sahil will hold workshops, lectures and practicals from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.