Islamabad, Oct 9: In the wake of Dadri lynching, Pakistan on Friday asked India to protect the rights the basic rights of minorities, particularly Muslims.
"Attacks on Muslims on the issue of cow slaughter are beyond comprehension and a cause of concern for the Muslim Ummah," Foreign Office Spokesman Qazi Khalilullah was quoted as saying.
Mohammad Akhlaq, 50, was lynched and his 22-year-old son Danish was critically injured by a 200-strong mob following rumours that he ate beef in the Bisara village in Greater Noida of Uttar Pradesh near national capital New Delhi on night of September 28.
On cancellation of gajal singer Ghulam Ali's concert in Mumbai, he expressed regrets that Pakistani artists were receiving threats in India.
According to him, cultural exchanges can play pivotal role to maintain better relations between India and Pakistan.