One of the members from Pakistani PM’s ruling party was made to apologise and also delete a tweet which was seen as a disrespect towards the minority Hindu community after the tweet was condemned and a call of action against him was instigated.
A person named Amir Liaquat Hussain, who is a member of the National Assembly from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, tweeted an image of a Hindu God to mock an Opposition leader named Maryam Nawaz, who is the daughter of the former PM of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif, started a controversy.
Amir Hussain is a famous TV host and became popular as who is also a popular TV host and became famous as a preacher and a religious scholar, is facing a backlash from the Hindu community, civil society and other politicians for his tweet.
Of all reactions on the Tweet, one was of Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, the PTI’s representative from Tharparkar in Sindh province, condemned Hussain’s tweet as a “shameful act”.
In his tweet, the Chief of Pakistan Hindu Council said
“Strongly condemned this shameful act by someone who claims to be a religious scholar also but doesn’t know the respect for other religions,”
“Delete this tweet immediately otherwise we reserve the right to demand strict action under the Blasphemy Act and protest across the country.”
Another party leader named Lal Malhi, belonging to the Hindu community in Umerkot in Sindh, also criticised Hussain and asked PM Imran Khan to take into notice this illogical act.
He said –
“Strongly condemn the blasphemous act of @AamirLiaquat and appeal @ImranKhanPTI to take notice of this immoral act. No religion including Islam permits him to do such illogical acts.”
Amir Hussain though later deleted the tweet that caused such reactions and also in another tweet apologised to the Hindu community.
He added –
“I know the sentiments of the Hindu community were hurt,” Hussain said. “I respect all faiths, this is what my religion has taught me.”