Pakistan PM Imran Khan on Wednesday said he is "disappointed with the international community" over the Kashmir issue. Admitting that Pakistan failed to internationalise the issue, he added, “There’s no pressure yet on Modi.” Imran Khan was addressing a press conference in New York in which he acknowledged India’s growing economic stature and the market India offers to the world. The presser was also attended by Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and nation's UN envoy Maleeha Lodhi.
“Disappointed by the international community. If eight million Europeans or Jews or even eight Americans were put under siege, would the reaction have been the same?”, Imran Khan said.
“What are 9,00,000 troops doing there (Kashmir)? Once the curfew is lifted, god knows what is going to happen after that. You think Kashmiris will quietly accept that Kashmir has been annexed?", he added.
Pakistan has been continuously snubbed after it tried to take the Kashmir issue on international platforms. Countries like Russia, Poland and UAE have supported India’s decision to abrogate Article 370 and 35A in Jammu and Kashmir.
The recent Howdy Modi event in Houston also bolstered India’s stand on Kashmir as US President Donald Trump himself shared stage with PM Modi sending strong signals about India-US friendship. India has for long maintained that Kashmir is India’s internal matter and no third-party mediation is required.
New Delhi has got the support from the international community as nations like Russia, Poland, UAE have backed it over Kashmir issue saying it as ‘India’s internal matter’.
In the wake of India’s decision to abrogate Article 370 and 35A in Jammu and Kashmir, Islamabad had decided to downgrade its diplomatic relations with New Delhi.