In the aftermath of India’s abrogation of Article 370; Pakistan Prime Minister claimed the impact could give rise to another Pulwama-like terror attack and ultimately lead to a conventional war between the two neighbours.
Amplifying his attack on India, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan brought back the horrific memories of Pulwama. Khan condemned India’s move, touting the effects might spring up another Pulwama-like attack, in a joint session of Pakistan Parliament. He said India’s move will further fuel the fire in Kashmir as people’s rights have been taken by brute force
Khan condemned India’s move, touting the effects might spring up another Pulwama-like attack, in a joint session of Pakistan Parliament.
Imran Khan said that Pakistan had no hand in the Pulwama terror attack but was blamed. And something similar might happen again. He said that the decision of the Modi government “will not be able to crush the people of Kashmir”. The Pakistan Prime Minister claimed the ruling BJP was acting upon “racist ideology” of its “founding fathers” who wanted to designate Muslims as second-class citizens.
PM Khan tells BJP to quit behaviour reminiscent of Nazis. “BJP’s fearful ideology is the same 1 that killed Mahatma Gandhi”. The world must act; take stand instead of appeasement. Developed world must uphold the very principles it created to ensure peace & harmony!#JointSession pic.twitter.com/IK7JQhGJkR— PTI (@PTIofficial) August 6, 2019
Khan said the move ratified fears of Pakistan’s founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah and his two-nation theory. Khan remarked, “Jinnah knew that RSS wants India only for Hindus and any Muslims there would be treated as second-class citizens. He was the first to see through their agenda.”
Khan said, “This will lead to problems in Azaad Kashmir. If they attack us, we will retaliate. Then this will further aggravate. Where is the end to this? This can lead to a convention war.”
He also said that Kashmiri political leaders who usually voiced against the creation of Pakistan were today acknowledging the validity of Jinnah’s two-nation theory. He alleged that India was “built with a racist ideology” to keep “Hindus first” whereas Pakistan was built on the idea of “equality to all humans”.
Khan alleged that India was “built with a racist ideology” to keep “Hindus first” whereas Pakistan was built on the idea of “equality to all humans”.
Khan went further to warn of the consequences from a war between two Nuclear powers, “If a war happens, what can happen? We’ll fight till the last drop of blood… All parties will lose that war. A conventional war between two nuclear armed nations will have global consequences.”
Pakistan has said it will take up the issue with the United Nation’s Security Council and the International Criminal Court. Khan also said the revocation was an attempt to alter the “demography of Muslim-majority Kashmir”. He claimed India’s move was against Geneva Conventions and a “war crime”.
Khan further fuelled scare of violence in Kashmir, “I am afraid they will now go on to do ethnic cleansing in Kashmir.” He accused RSS of having a racist ideology, “India wants a Hindu nation. They do not consider Muslims as equals. This was part of their (BJP’s) election manifesto. BJP has a racist ideology…what they have done in Kashmir shows their ideology. They went against their constitution, their Supreme Court, UN resolutions, against Simla agreement.”
Khan also compared India’s current scheme of things to that of Nazi Germany under infamous leader Adolf Hitler, calling upon the global community to act against India.
Pakistan expelled the Indian High Commissioner in Islamabad. It put forward a five-point plan which includes downgrading of ties with India and suspended bilateral trade. The points include:
- Downgrading of diplomatic relations with India.
- Suspension of bilateral trade with India.
- Review of bilateral arrangements.
- Matter to be taken to UN, including the Security Council.
- 14th of August to be observed in solidarity with brave Kashmiris.
PM Imran Khan chairs meeting of the National Security Committee.— PTI (@PTIofficial) August 7, 2019
NSC has decided upon following:
Downgrading of diplomatic relations & Suspension of bilateral trade with India, review of bilateral arrangements, United Nations, including the Security Council to be approached. pic.twitter.com/BHCHTURCl2
Imran Khan has been trying to gather support internationally against Indian government’s move which he has claimed is “illegal” on the basis of the narrative that Kashmir is disputed and under the UN resolution, Pakistan is a stakeholder in any decisions regarding the valley.