Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan (File Photo)
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said India's move to revoke Article 370 of the Constitution, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, will create more Pulwama like incidents across the Valley. However, Pakistan will not be responsible for those happenings, the PTI leader added.
"This racism on display by India, stemmed in racial superiority and pride, may create Pulwama type incidents, which will result in quick acceleration of actions and reactions, which will have grave consequences," Khan was quoted as saying. He made the remarks while speaking at the joint session of Parliament this afternoon.
The Indian government on Monday revoked Article 370 which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir and proposed that the state be bifurcated into two union territories, Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh, in a bid to tackle head-on the vexatious 72-year-old problem wracking the soul of the nation.
"We will take the case of Kashmir to the United Nations and apprise the International community of the treatment of minorities in India under the racist ideology of the BJP," Khan stated hours after Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi wrote to UN Secretary-general on the prevailing situation in the region.
In a veiled attack on the Modi-led Indian government over its racism, Prime Minister Khan said, "The current BJP Government in India are involved in mob lynching on the mere supposition of having eaten beef is part and parcel of their racist ideology. This ideology has continued in Indian Occupied Kashmir yesterday".
He said, "The Indian State wishes to change the demography of Kashmir. It is anathema to the Geneva Convention, and to the Indian Constitution itself", adding that it will further fuel the fire in Kashmir.
"India desires ethnic cleansing in Kashmir, along with demographic changes. This will incense the Kashmiris towards retaliation. They are watching their inalienable rights and guarantees taken away by brute force and it will exacerbate Kashmiri resistance and create chaos," Khan went on to claim further.
Earlier on Monday, Khan termed the scrapping of Article 370 as "illegal", saying that it will "further deteriorate" relations between the nuclear-capable neighbours.
Condemning and rejecting the move, the Pakistan Foreign Office said the issue will be highlighted in meetings with the US delegation visiting the country and the international community at large.