‘Jizya’ an internal matter of Pakistan: Preneet

Ghanour (Patiala), June 30: The Minister of state for External Affairs Preneet Kaur today said that levying of ‘Jizya’ on Hindus and Sikhs by Taliban in Swat region was an internal matter of Pakistan though the government was concerned about it.

“We have taken up the matter with them and in future also we will raise it at an appropriate level and time,” she said while addressing a ‘thanksgiving’ rally here after scoring a hatrick of victories from the Patiala Lok Sabha seat.

She also expressed concern over racial attacks involving Indian students in Australia.

During the occasion, she criticised the SAD-BJP government in Punjab and said it has failed to maintain law and order.

“The deteriorating law and order situation in the state indicates that SAD-BJP coalition is falling apart and has lost its grip over the administration,” she said.