MUZAFFARABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said India had committed fatal mistake on Aug 5 by repealing special status of occupied Jammu and Kashmir which, he believed, would eventually lead to independence of the valley.
India’s this act had attracted world attention towards the issue, otherwise the barbarism was already being conducted in occupied Kashmir but it could not make such a difference to the world powers, said Imran Khan while addressing Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly in Muzaffarabad on Kashmir Solidarity Day.
He said he thrice talked to US President Donald Trump on Kashmir conflict. He said he raised the issue not only at the United Nations General Assembly but at every international forum he could do.
“I gave detailed interview to international media including CNN. I myself wrote articles on the issue for international newspapers including Washington Post and New York Times. I talked to editorial board of Washington Post and relayed them what actually was going on in Kashmir,” he said.
PM Imran said since he knew what would make the western world realise the gravity of the situation, therefore he compared the Baharatya Janata Party (BJP)’s ideology with Nazi ideology. In fact, BJP was an offshoot of RSS and RSS was inspired by Nazis, he said. He also said that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was a life member of RSS.
PM Khan said unprecedented length of restrictions imposed in occupied Jammu and Kashmir had exposed the ‘fiction’ of India’s democracy and its scant regard for basic human norms.
“Today, we observe the Kashmir Solidarity Day to reaffirm our unflinching support for our Kashmiri brothers and sisters who have been subjected to an inhuman lockdown and communications blockade for six months now,” PM Imran Khan said in his message on the Kashmir Solidarity Day.
He said the Kashmiris, the Muslim Ummah, Pakistan and the international community had rejected India’s travesty of law and justice. India had turned 8 million Kashmiris into prisoners in their own land through the deployment of over 900,000 occupation troops, he maintained.
“History has few precedents of such suffocation and violation of the fundamental rights at this scale. Tens of thousands of innocent people have been arbitrarily detained and thousands of young boys abducted and incarcerated at undisclosed locations. This is a true manifestation of Indian stat-terrorism,” he said.
On graft cases against opposition parties, Imran Khan said nobody should ask him to reconcile with a corrupt person.