‘RSS ideology main hurdle in normalising ties’, PM rebuffs Indian journo

In Tashkent, journalist had asked Premier Imran ‘whether terrorism and talks go side by side’


APP July 16, 2021
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Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday snubbed Indian journalist, saying “RSS ideology is the main hurdle” in the way of normalisation of ties between Islamabad and New Delhi.

The prime minister, who was in Tashkent to participate in a conference on “Central and South Asia Regional Connectivity, challenges and opportunities”, responded to the question by an Indian journalist who sought Pakistan’s stance on talks with India.

“We have been trying to tell India… that we have been waiting… for a long time, let’s live like civilised neighbours… but what to do, as the RSS ideology has come in the way,” PM Imran remarked.

The premier was leaving the Congress Hall after attending the conference when an Indian journalist asked him that “India wants to know whether talks and terrorism go side by side”.

PM Imran has clear views about the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and its extremist policies.

In 2019, he had pointed that the “RSS ideology of Hindu supremacy, like the Nazi Aryanupremacy, will not stop in IIOJK; instead, it will lead to suppression of Muslims in India and eventually lead to targeting of Pakistan. The Hindu Supremacists version of Hitler’s Lebensraum”.

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