Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday threatened to go to war following the Indian government’s decision to scrap Article 370, which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
While addressing in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK), Khan said people of Pakistan are ready to fight for the “freedom” of Kashmir.
He criticised the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) parent organisation the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
Khan also highlighted incidents of lynching of Muslims in the country, saying the community is living in fear. The pakistan prime minister added that the current developments in Kashmir are alarming for the Muslim population living in the Valley.
He accused the Indian government of making a “strategic blunder”.
“He (Narendra Modi) is playing his final card but it is going to be very expensive for India … Kashmir was not on the radar of the international community, but we as Pakistan have to ensure that this new momentum continues where Kashmir is in the global narrative. I pledge to be the ambassador of Kashmir. Now, I will become the brand ambassador and take Kashmir issue to all possible platforms. The first important development is that Kashmir is now a global narrative; we have spoken to Donald Trump about it; we brought it up at the OIC,” Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan said.
Citing danger to almost 18 crore Muslims living in India, he made another accusation saying, “Pro Indian Kashmiri politicians today are endorsing two-nation theory.”
“Our army is battle-hardened fighting a nearly 20 year war against terrorism. Our people are ready to defend our freedoms. We are observing where the events go from here. Pakistan is fully ready; our army, our people are on one page. We have decided we will not tolerate any violation and are fully ready to counter it,” Khan added.
The Pakistan prime minister has been constantly raising an alarm the Indian Government’s decision to scrap the special status that was given to Jammu and Kashmir.
India has made it clear to the international community that the decision with regards to scrapping Article 370 was taken within the boundaries of the Indian Constitution and was an its internal matter.
Source : Various