Mumtaz Zahra Baloch (FO Spokesperson): Indian Home Minister Amit Shah in a recent statement has clearly admitted that BJP’s higher leadership was directly involved in Gujarat riots in 2002 in which a large number of Muslims were killed. The history of BJP revolves around anti-Muslim narrative. The Muslims are still being targeted and persecuted in India. Pakistan has time and again demanded the Indian government to form an independent commission to hold accountable those people who were involved in Gujarat and other riots against Muslims.
Lt. Gen. Raza Muhammad Khan (Defense Analyst): BJP leaders’ admission of involvement in horrific Gujarat riots of 2002 has been well documented and referenced by international observers over the years. BJP leaders in fact feel pride in persecuting the minorities, especially Muslims, in India. These fanatic Hindu leaders openly show Islamophobia in their statements and actions. As far as adding outsiders in voter lists in IIOJ&K is concerned, it is illegal and unethical. Indian government has promised outsiders to come and settle in IIOJ&K so that it could fulfill its nefarious design of changing the demography of the area. They have been doing that in the past as well. The security situation in IIOJ&K is not conducive for outsiders to come and live in the area. These efforts of BJP-led Indian government will not succeed and Kashmiris and their diaspora need to strongly raise their voice against these tactics.