BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav has claimed that Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan's observation on how India should treat its minorities was akin to "the demon preaching the Vedas". Vedas are considered the oldest Hindu religious scriptures.
"Minorities in India lead a good life and their population have shown a continual increase over the years. They have all kinds of rights and privileges here. They have become the country's President and Chief Justice also", Ram Madhav was quoted as saying by the ANI.
Ram Madhav, BJP: When Imran Khan or Pakistan talk about fair dealing of minorities,it's like devils’ preaching Vedas.There used to be 9-10% Hindu population there after Independence,today it's less than 0.5%&look at minority population in India.Their percentage is increasing here pic.twitter.com/QjOrHyray3— ANI (@ANI) December 26, 2018
His struggle for a separate nation for Muslims only started when he realised that Muslims would not be treated as equal citizens by the Hindu majority. Naya Pak is Quaid's Pak & we will ensure that our minorities are treated as equal citizens, unlike what is happening in India. https://t.co/xFPo8ahJnp— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) December 25, 2018
BJP stalwart Ram Madhav questioned, "Where have the minorities in Pakistan gone? At the time of independence, Pakistan had 9 to 10 percent of its population as Hindus. The minorities in Pakistan have been totally vanquished in the country".
Relations between the two neighbours have been historically tense with them accusing each other of ceasefire violations at the disputed border. Moreover, India accuses Pakistan of harbouring terrorists for political gain.