Former Punjab Information and Culture Minister Fayyaz-ul-Hasan Chohan’s derogatory remarks about Hinduism landed him in grave criticism, finally leading to his dismissal from the position.
CM Punjab’s spokesperson said that Fayaz Chohan had decided to tender his resignation during a meeting with CM Punjab Usman Buzdar. Prime Minister Imran Khan was displeased by his comments and directed Buzdar to take action against him.
Fayaz first came out with an apology, clarifying that he wanted to target Indian Hindus and not Pakistani. He said that he is apologetic ‘if’ his remarks offended someone or hurt their religious sentiments.
“I was addressing the Indian army and Indian media. I am sorry if my statement has hurt the sentiments of Hindus residing in Pakistan.” – Fayaz said in his apology.
Fayaz added that he will always defend them, and he will ‘give a befitting response to anyone who casts an evil eye on my country.’
In Pakistan a state minister is sacked for his remarks against Hindus. In India a state Governor isn’t even reprimanded for his public call to boycott & ostracise all Kashmiri muslims. We like to compare ourselves to Pakistan so compare this fact as well.
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) March 5, 2019
Indian people also appreciate the move, saying one has to be a bigot to not endorse it.
Truth is pakistan today becoming india of nehru era & we r becoming like pakistan of 1960's
— Ajay Singhal (@ajjusinghal) March 5, 2019
Oh my dear Omar bhai,
In India we have Gandhian tolerance.
We take CMs who oversee Ethnic Cleansing and then make his children also CMs of that state. In other countries they would be paraded in Criminal Courts, or at least Truth Commissions… Thank your stars !! pic.twitter.com/rgoyZggc5k
— HalfLit Hermit (@Halflit_Hermit) March 5, 2019
They are broadminded, and it is proven
— Najamu Saqib (@Najamusaqib10) March 5, 2019
Pakistan is paying the price for the wrong decisions of General Jia UL Haq and we will pay for the short sightedness of our present government.
— Siddharth Pandey (@Siddharth18602) March 5, 2019
The most important fact is that under the leadership of @ImranKhanPTI Pakistan is moving forward in the right direction of becoming more cultured & progressive while under @PMOIndia India is going backwards towards Barbarism & religious extremism. I am pro-freedom. #FreeKashmir
— San Te (@36th_Chamber) March 5, 2019
And a certain CM of 2002 was made PM
— SalimRizvi (@RizviSalim) March 5, 2019
I think it’s healthy to find inspiration in any culture or religion. There’s no shame in comparing ourselves with Pakistan citizens with good ideals.
— Chaitanya Munukutla (@iamunukutla) March 5, 2019
Hamare PM saab pehle ye to confirm karlain k Fakeer hain, chaiwale hain Sevak hain mazdoor hain ya phir chowKidar?
Roz naya jumla?😂😂
— Shah Nawaz (@khn_shah_nawaz) March 5, 2019
Is that true….that the minister has been sacked for his vituperative remarks? Thats a huge news coming from Pakistan then.
— Ranjan Jha (@Ranjankj) March 5, 2019
There is difference btw a person who had won cups and who had washed cups
— Ashutosh (@Ashutos08256223) March 5, 2019
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