New Delhi: With an overwhelming majority of Muslims (95-97 percent) in Pakistan, surprisingly it’s India where some of the highest political perches are occupied by Muslims. For example, Salman Khurshid (recently appointed External Affairs Minister), Altamas Kabir (Chief Justice of India), Mohammad Hamid Ansari (Vice –President) and so on fill the top-notch perches, unlike Pakistan. The country saw the appointment of Hina Rabbani Khar, as the Foreign Minister, a position that has historically been occupied by any Muslim.
Talking about the CJI, Altamas Kabir, he holds the mantle of being the highest judicial authority of India. Hamid Ansari is the only person to have served two consecutive terms as the Vice-President and currently holds this position in India.
With Pakistan being bred in a political environment that looks upon religious minorities as inferior — it is perhaps time to do what India has done — become tolerant of religious minorities.