Sri Lanka has canceled the speech of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in Parliament to avoid a confrontation with India.
Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan
Sri Lanka has canceled the speech of the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan in his Parliament. This has been done so that the dispute with India can be stopped from airing. Colombo does not want to spoil its relationship with New Delhi, according to a report titled ‘Sri Lanka averted conflict with India by canceling Khan’s Parliament speech’ published in Colombo Gazette.
According to this report, Sri Lanka knows that it is trapped in the Chinese debt trap and India can be its only support. India is currently engaged in providing the coronavirus vaccine to Sri Lanka. Recently, New Delhi gifted five lakh Covishield Vaccine to Sri Lanka. On the other hand, anti-Muslim sentiments have also been seen in Sri Lanka in recent months.
Sri Lankan government is worried about Imran’s Muslim card
Actually, Buddhist people living in Sri Lanka have demonstrated about mosque issues like animal sacrifice. It is believed that Imran Khan can play the Muslim card on his Sri Lanka tour. He also played this card during his Afghanistan tour last year. In such a situation, there is a situation of confusion before the Sri Lankan government. If Imran does this, then people of Buddhism can get angry about the government.
Imran has ‘supported’ the Taliban
In his article published in Colombo Gazette, Javed said that in 2012 Pakistan’s prime minister had supported the Taliban, saying that terrorist activities are ‘holy wars’ which are justified by Islamic law. In it, the author wrote that Imran used the United Nations General Assembly to raise Muslim issues, often considered as interference in the internal affairs of other countries. In October 2020, he urged Muslim-majority countries to protest after French President Emmanuel Macron expressed concern over the murder of a teacher by an Islamic fundamentalist. The Sri Lankan government is worried about letting Imran speak in Parliament over these incidents.
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