The external affairs ministry said the Pakistan prime minister’s remarks were an attempt to shift the focus from the ‘abysmal handling’ of its internal affairs.

New Delhi: India rejected all the imputation made by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan alleging discrimination against Muslims in the backdrop of coronavirus pandemic. The Ministry Of External Affairs Anurag Srivastava termed the comments as baseless and advised Pakistan to focus on fighting coronavirus spread.

Srivastava said the “bizarre comments” by the Pakistani leadership was an attempt to shift focus from the “abysmal handling” of that country’s internal affairs.

In a tweet, Khan accused the Indian government of deliberately targeting the Muslim community against the backdrop of the coronavirus crisis.

“Instead of concentrating on fighting COVID19, they are making baseless allegations against their neighbours,” the MEA spokesperson said.

He was responding to media queries on Khan’s remarks.”On the subject of minorities, they (Pakistani leadership) would be well advised to address the concerns of their own dwindling minority communities, which have been truly discriminated against,” Srivastava said.

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