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Pakistan minister calls Hindus ‘cow urine drinking people;’ gets slammed by PM Imran Khan

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 5 March 2019, 10:18 IST

Pakistan’s Punjab Information and Culture Minister Fayyazul Hassan Chohan over highly criticized by senior members of his party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, including Pak Prime Minister Imran Khan over his derogatory remarks on the Hindus.

Fayyazul Hassan Chohan was reportedly quoted by Samaa news agency, during a press conference last month, where he referred to the Hindus as "cow urine-drinking people". "We are Muslims and we have a flag, the flag of Maula Alia's bravery, and the flag of Hazrat Umara's valour. You don't have that flag; it isn't in your hands," the Minister was quoted.

"Don't operate under the delusion that you are seven times better than us. What we have, you can't have, you idol-worshippers," Chohan said in a video that went viral on the social media.

Amid tension between India and Pakistan following Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir in which over 40 CRPF jawans were killed.

Criticising Chohan’s comment on Hindus, Prime Minister Imran Khan's Special Assistant on Political Affairs Naeemul Haque, in his tweet said, "The derogatory and insulting remarks against the Hindu community by Fayyaz Chohan, the Punjab Minister demands strict action. PTI government will not tolerate this nonsense from a senior member of the government or from anyone. Action will be taken after consulting the Chief Minister."

Along with Pak PM, Minister for Human Rights, Shireen Mazari condemned Chohan's statement saying, "No one has the right to attack anyone else's religion. Our Hindu citizens have also sacrificed for their country. Our Prime Minister's message is always of tolerance and respect and we cannot condone any form of bigotry or spread of religious hatred."

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First published: 5 March 2019, 10:18 IST