AA / Islamabad
Pakistan has condemned acts of vandalism and attacks on mosques, homes and shops of Muslims by “Hindutva extremist gangs” in the Indian state of Tripura.
Pakistani Foreign Ministry spokesman Asim Iftikhar Ahmad said in a statement on Friday that “unconscious” attacks have continued in Tripura since last week.
Ahmad stressed that the Indian state has failed to protect Muslims, and at the same time, has failed to respond to desperate appeals from local Islamic organizations.
He said Pakistan condemns the vandalism of mosques, houses and shops belonging to Muslims by extremist Hindutva gangs in Tripura.
The Pakistani spokesperson called on the international community to play its part in order to stop the tidal wave of Islamophobia in India, and more particularly, the attacks targeting Muslims.
He also called on the international community to ensure the safety of Muslims in India and the protection of their places of worship.
On October 27, a statement issued by the Local Association for the Protection of Civil Rights (APCR) revealed that at least 16 mosques had been damaged by “Hindutva extremist bands”, and that many houses and shops belonging to Muslims had been set on fire.
* Translated from Arabic by Mounir Bennour
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