Following Punjab Information and Culture Minister Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chohan’s removal from ministry over derogatory remarks against the Hindu community, people around the country are praising Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) decision of taking prompt action against hate speech.
Pakistan Hindu Council Dr. Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, came forth shedding light on his stance regarding the minister’s sacking on Wednesday.
Speaking on Geo News morning show Geo Pakistan, the PTI MNA said, “The party was under a lot of pressure to take appropriate action against Fayyaz Chohan’s hateful comments hurting the sentiments of the Hindu community.”
“As a representative and chief of the Pakistan Hindu Council and on behalf of the entire Hindu community, I welcome and commend Prime Minister Imran Khan and the party’s senior leadership for handling the matter accordingly,” he added.
Kumar also stated that although he doesn’t think Chohan’s removal is enough, he added that it would surely suffice as a warning that offensive comments against people of a certain religion or group will not be tolerated.
“Moreover, I have always said that politicians should refrain from making statements pertaining to religion if they do not have enough knowledge about it,” Kumar stressed.
“Such statements from ministers deter the overall image of the party as they are reflective of the party’s ideology,” he added.