Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Thursday that Pakistan does not war, however, if India imposes, then it will give a befitting response. PM Imran met with senior journalists, where he spoke about the ongoing political situation after India revoked occupied Kashmir’s special status. Imran said that Pakistan will take the issue of Indian violence against Kashmiris to the United Nations.
He said that the international community will be apprised of the Indian tactics, such as ethnic cleansing and plans to change demography of occupied Kashmir. He said that he always spoke to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi about peace, adding that the Indian PM has the mindset of ‘Hitler’. The prime minister said that this is a war of public opinion and Pakistan has to win it. He said that India can resort to any measure to divert attention from the situation in occupied Kashmir. Prime Minister Imran Khan questioned whether the global community would have the “moral courage” to stop a possible genocide from taking place in Indian-occupied Kashmir.
Taking to Twitter a day after Pakistan expelled the Indian ambassador in protest over New Delhi’s move to revoke occupied Kashmir’s special status, the premier said the entire world was waiting to see what treatment the Indian authorities will mete out to Kashmirs once the crippling curfew imposed on them earlier this week is lifted.
“Does the BJP govt think by using greater military force against Kashmiris in IOK, it will stop the freedom movement?” the prime minister asked, before the answering the question himself: “Chances are it will gain momentum.”
He said it should be “obvious” that the international community will be witnessing the “genocide” of Kashmiris in occupied Kashmir.
Closing his tweet with a question, Prime Minister Imran wrote: “Will we watch another appeasement of fascism, this time in the garb of [the] BJP govt, or will the international community have the moral courage to stop this from happening?”
The prime minister’s tweets came after he told a group of anchorpersons during a briefing on Kashmir that it was US President Donald Trump’s offer to mediate the Kashmir dispute that “triggered” India to revoke Article 370, which had granted special status to occupied Kashmir, according to journalist Amber Rahim Shamsi.
According to sources, Prime Minister Imran said Pakistan cannot afford war due to a weak economic situation but is looking to “actively galvanise Western governments and public opinion on the violations in Kashmir”. An “airtight legal case” is also being prepared before the UN General Assembly session, he said.