NEW DELHI: Soon after Pakistan Punjab’s Information Minister Fayyaz ul Hassan Chohan make derogatory remarks against the country’s Hindu community, the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) sacked him in no time on Tuesday.
The tweet by PTI official Twitter handle read, “PTI Punjab government has removed Fayyaz Chohan from the post of Punjab Information Minister following derogatory remarks about the Hindu community. Bashing someone’s faith should not b a part of any narrative.Tolerance is the first & foremost pillar on which #Pakistan was built.”
PTI Punjab government has removed Fayyaz Chohan from the post of Punjab Information Minister following derogatory remarks about the Hindu community. Bashing someone’s faith should not b a part of any narrative.Tolerance is the first & foremost pillar on which #Pakistan was built. pic.twitter.com/uKJiReWc26
— PTI (@PTIofficial) March 5, 2019
Chohan comment to the Hindu community at an event in Lahore on February 24 drew intense criticism from members of his party and social media users.
As a video clip of the derisive remarks went viral on Monday, Twitterati on Tuesday using the hashtag “#SackFayazChohan” asked the government to remove him from his post.
As per reports, Prime Minister Imran Khan took serious notice and termed Chohan’s anti-Hindu’ remarks as “inappropriate”. “We will not tolerate remarks against any minority community,” reported IANS.
Many took to social media to applaud Khan and his party for not tolerating Chohan’s bigotry and compare it with India where hatemongers were part of the BJP governments both at the Centre and in states as they are elevated to the position of Ministers and Chief Ministers.
These BJP leaders known for routinely spewing venom by making public hate speeches and derogatory remarks against Indian Muslims and their religion Giriraj Singh, Sakshi Maharaj, Anantkumar Hegde, Vinay Katiyar, Mahesh Sharma and Jayant Sinha among others.
Also, Yogi Adityanath, known for anti-Muslim rhetoric rewarded with the post of Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, the country’s most populous state in 2017.
Here are some tweets:
Never underestimate the power of social media!
One tweet can remove a minister from his seat. @Fayazchohanpti disrespected Hindus, PK Hindus responded with a might and the entire nation, irrespective of religion, stood behind them.
Thank you @ImranKhanPTI for instant action!
— Rajesh Kumar (@dr_rajeshkk) March 5, 2019
Shabash @ImranKhanPTI & shabash Pakistani youth who are voicing their concern for the minorities….under Imran Khan it does look like naya Pakistan…I love my nation India but being a Punjabi I love my fellow Punjabians in Pakistan as well…jeevay Bharat tay Jeevay Pakistan
— Ranjeet Singh (@ranjeetdhandwar) March 5, 2019
— ग्रेट इंडिया | عظیم بھارت (@gr8india) March 5, 2019
@ImranKhanPTI appreciate this move
Religious extremism & fanaticism should not be tolerated, be it of any religion
Religion, cast, community should be kept personal & should not be used to demean someone
Hope that the Indian govt should act in the same way
— The Godfather (@imsudhir_s) March 5, 2019
Must admit @ImranKhanPTI leadership with this incident. Unlike modi who makes bigoted BJP leaders his minister.
— শাহেনশাহ (@tweetpostive) March 5, 2019
Sadly in India now it doesn’t happen . Govt support such politicians even make them CM
— Logical Moh (@logicalmoh) March 5, 2019
Wonderful statesmanship gesture by IK. As @shahfaesal mentions, our hon'ble PM Modi ji should also take cue and sack/reprimand perpetrators of communal nuances like Sakshi Maharaj, Anant Kumar Hegde and Yogi Adityanath @brumbyoz
— Rashad Khan (@rashadmkhan) March 5, 2019
I am an Indian, But I am really proud and happy with the decision, Not just as a Hindu but it gives strong example
— Vivek Desai (@vivekdesai_) March 5, 2019