GENEVA: Prime Minister Imran Khan urged the international community to take notice of the situation in Indian-occupied Kashmir and the implications of the India’s Citizenship Law on Indian Muslims at the Global Refugee Forum.
The PM said he is proud of Pakistan for showing hospitality to refugees and that no one should be forced to become a refugee. Reaching out to the Afghan refugees, the PM said they should be able enjoy peace and prevent themselves from suffering the biggest refugee crisis ever seen. Pakistan is helping resolve the peace process in Afghanistan so that they can return home, he further said.
In regards to Indian-occupied Kashmir, Khan said that the world needs to take notice of the Muslims suffering in the region. India is trying to change Kashmir’s demography and trying to turn it to a Hindu-majority region.
We are likely to face another refugee crisis, the prime minister added. The UN security council needs to take notice. The impending crisis can be prevented if pressure is put on the Indian government.
Pakistan is worried this will lead to a conflict between two nuclear-armed countries, he said.
The Prime Minister urged the global community to take note of what is happening in India in in regards to the recent passing of the citizenship law which allows any religious minority except Muslims to find citizenship in India.
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“This is the right time for the world community to intervene otherwise Pakistan will only stand to suffer. Once the crisis happens it is much more difficult to control it,” he remarked.
He asked, “If the conflict between the two nuclear states escalates, what will happen in future?”
The impact of this will be unprecedented, the PM added.
On the occasion, the PM also thanked the officials on successfully holding the Global Refugee Forum in Geneva.