Pakistan Railway Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad (File Photo)
New Delhi :
Pakistan Railway Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad, who has been warning India of a full-blown war for the last several days, on Friday reiterated that they are fully ready for a battle with the neighbouring country and will visit the border in regard to that on September 22, 2019. Rasheed, who seems to be suffering from an acute case of 'foot-in-the-mouth' syndrome, also compared Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to German leader Adolf Hitler, adding that the latter will have to pay a huge price for his historic blunder in Kashmir.
The remarks by the minister in the Imran Khan government comes on the heels of ongoing tensions between India and Pakistan over the abrogation of Article 370, stripping the special status to Jammu and Kashmir. In a historic move, that will have far-reaching effects in the political corridor of India, the Modi government on August 5 revoked the Article 370 of the Constitution and bifurcated the state into two Union Territorries - Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
Warning that Pakistan "would go to any lengths" to support the cause of the "oppressed Kashmiri people", Rasheed further said Prime Minister Imran Khan is the identity of Pakistan who has always proved his enemies and critics wrong by his strong determination and struggle. Rasheed was speaking to a private news channel in Pakistan and hailed the PTI government's unprecedented efforts to highlight the Kashmir issue at all appropriate forums worldwide.
Rasheed said, Prime Minister Khan, who is scheduled to visit Muzaffarabad in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) today, will be accorded with a historical reception upon his arrival on the city. The people including men, women and children have traveled to Muzaffarabad from different states and countries across the globe to express solidarity with the Kashmiri people, the railway minister said, adding that Pakistan will stand by the Kashmiris till India lifts the restrictions imposed on the Valley. "We will be able to get more international support even from inside India in coming days as Indians are also critiising the Modi government over Kashmir issue," he went on to claim further.
Sheikh said the entire world is watching the prevailing situation in Kashmir and if today the world does not stand against Modi's fascist government, it would not stop. India has made an unprecedented move in Jammu and Kashmir which is a strategic mistake and would backfire badly, he stated.
The minister said Prime Minister Khan is participating in the public gathering with more devotion and enthusiasm, adding that Pakistan will run a worldwide campaign involving Pakistanis, international human rights organisations, including activists, celebrities, and influencers. The "Modi sarkar" should leave Kashmir as soon as possible as his Army is not able to face Pakistani forces in any war if occurred, he claimed.
The railways minister further advised the Opposition parties to join the Pakistan government in order to support the Kashmir cause, saying that India has turned the Valley into the world's largest prison and its garrison "unleashing the history's worst reign of state terrorism and violence against the innocent Kashmiris, who are imprisoned in their own houses". He said the steps taken by Pakistan towards the ongoing Kashmir issue are in the right direction.
Pakistan has not only exposed the Indian fascism but also the ideology of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in front of the world. "I urge World community not to let Kashmir become another Palestine. We cannot live with this humiliation. If it comes to war, we will fight. We fought for Kashmir in the past and we will fight for Kashmir till its logical end," the Pakistani minister concluded.