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Pakistan

Web Desk
August 26, 2019

Pakistan to not back down until Occupied Kashmir issue resolved: PM Imran

Pakistan

Web Desk
Mon, Aug 26, 2019

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan while speaking on the impending Occupied Kashmir crisis in a televised message on Monday  said it has become extremely important to address this global issue. 

"We had to face rejection, whenever we expressed desire to have dialogues with India over Kashmir issue," the premier began his address. 

"With the annexation of Kashmir on August 5, India violated its own constitution and other human rights' charters in the world. With this, the country only promoted the ideology of the Indian right-wing, Hindu nationalist party Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)  which has branded its popularity based on hate for Muslims," PM Imran added. 

"India has fallen prey to the RSS' fascist beliefs, the one that thinks that Hindus are supreme. This is the same ideology that has led to many violent riots in the neighbouring India while giving birth to many terrorists," he said. 

The premier then went on to highlight differences between the RSS ideology and that of Pakistan. 

"Our beliefs are grounded in the Prophet Muhammad's (PBUH) message of love and peace," he added. 

“Time will prove that the Indian government has given an opportunity to the Kashmiri people to get their freedom. They [India] have played their last card,” he said.

Talking about India's move to scrap Occupied Kashmir's special status, the PM said, "Narendra Modi has committed a historic blunder by revoking Article 370. However, we took the issue on a global level and sought international help by making it an international dispute." 

"Additionally we received the help of international media as well, which played a vital role in highlighting the issue," he said further. 

The PM also shed light on the next step he is planning to take regarding Indian brutality in Kashmir: "Like I said I will play the role of Kashmir's ambassador to the world and Pakistan will not back down until Kashmir issue is resolved. I will bring to the fore the issue on all possible platforms. I will also highlight the message during my United Nations' speech as well so that the entire world is united under one cause. I will put emphasis on all possible occasions across the world."

"Our biggest achievement is that the western media is now taking  notice and criticising the horrific Indian atrocities, something that never happened before," he continued. 

Urging Pakistanis to voice support for the people of Kashmir, the PM also hinted on holding historic movements and protests  in the country  to reiterate the unanimous sentiment of standing in solidarity with Kashmiris. 

"This Friday, I want all my fellow Pakistanis to stand in solidarity with the people of Kashmir for half and hour at noon," PM Imran said. 

Underscoring the significance of United Nations amidst the entire scenario, PM Imran laid stress on how it has become  crucial for the organisation to take a decisive move.