Pakistan on Wednesday strongly criticized the restrictions imposed by the BJP’s Haryana government on offering Friday prayers by Muslims at different places in the state, the Foreign Office said in a statement. The FO said it is deeply concerned over continued vandalization of mosques and attacks against worship places of Muslims by Sangh Parivar extremists with the complicity of BJP ruled states of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. In another act of sacrilege of Muslim religious places, radical Hindu groups reportedly dumped cow dung at various places of Friday prayers. “The senseless attacks against Muslims and their places of worship, houses and businesses are continuing in Tripura as well despite international concern,” the Foreign Office added. The BJP ruled states have arrested hundreds of individuals including well-known advocates and journalists under draconian laws such as Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for raising a voice against gross and systematic human rights violations of minorities, particularly Muslims. In the state of Maharashtra, violent attacks were committed against Muslims’ shops, mosques and shrines by radical activists of BJP and its affiliated groups including Bajrang Dal, Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena. The FO called on the international community, particularly the United Nations and relevant international human rights and humanitarian organizations to fulfill their responsibilities to curb the rising Islamophobia and violent attacks against minorities particularly Muslims in India and ensure their safety, security, well-being and the protection of their places of worship.