Islamabad, August 8 (Dawn): In a briefing to anchorpersons on #Kashmir, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan ruled out the use of jihadi organizations in Jammu and Kashmir.
“There are more disadvantages than advantages,” he said.
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, who attended the meeting.
Imran said he “fears genocide and ethnic cleansing in Kashmir by the racist BJP government” that could push Kashmiri refugees into Pakistan and AJK (Azad J and K or Pakistan Occupied Kashmir)
According to Shamsi, Prime Minister Imran said Pakistan cannot afford war due to a weak economic situation but is looking to “actively galvanize 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.
There is “a 50/50 chance of either limited conventional war or a golden opportunity to solve the issue of Kashmir once and for all”, the anchorperson quoted the prime minister as saying.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday 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 High Commissioner in protest over New Delhi’s move to revoke occupied Kashmir’s special status, the premier said the entire world is waiting to see what treatment the Indian authorities will mete out to Kashmiris once the crippling curfew imposed on them earlier this week is lifted.
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“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, the Pakistan PM said.
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?”