PM Imran fears India will ethnically cleanse occupied Kashmir

PM Imran fears India will ethnically cleanse occupied Kashmir

Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed grave concern over India move to abolish occupied Kashmir’s special status.

Addressing the joint session of Parliament on Tuesday, PM Khan feared that there would be ethnic cleansing in occupied Kashmir. He urged the international community to act against the racist politics of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP).

"They (BJP) have a racist ideology. In Kashmir, they have acted according to their ideology, against their constitution, Supreme Court verdict and United Nations resolutions," he said and added, “Occupied Kashmir has turned into a graveyard and the movement for freedom can not be crushed by force.”

PM Imran said Pakistan wants better ties with neighbouring countries but the incumbent Indian government was following the RSS’s fascist ideology.

Referring to his earlier olive branch to New Delhi, the prime minister said the country strongly conveyed to India that it was not involved in the Pulwama attack.

“But they used Pakistan as a scapegoat,” he said and added that the Indian pilot was also returned as a goodwill gesture to convey that Islamabad did not have any ill intentions.

"I had asked United States President Donald Trump to intervene because our bilateral talks [with India] had failed,” he said. “The people who have kept their resistance alive despite state brutality over the last five years will not stop just because they [the BJP] changed a law,” the PM warned.