Tensions between India and Pakistan spiked after New Delhi abrogated provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution
Pakistan’s plan to march towards the Line of Control with India has been postponed till Prime Minister Imran Khan’s UN General Assembly on September 27. The march was planned by Pakistan's political and religious parties. Tensions between India and Pakistan spiked after New Delhi abrogated provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution to withdraw Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and bifurcated it into two Union Territories.
At a rally in Muzaffarabad on Friday, Prime Minister Khan said he knew that majority of youths in PoK wanted to stage the march on the LoC. However, he asked them to defer the march until he fought the case at the UN General Assembly.
PM Imran Khan, in an exclusive interview with Al Jazeera had also said that he "absolutely" believes war with India could be a possibility. "Eight million Muslims in Kashmir are under siege for almost now six weeks. And why this can become a flashpoint between India and Pakistan is because what we already know India is trying to do is divert attention from their illegal annexation and their impending genocide on Kashmir. They are taking the attention away by blaming Pakistan for terrorism,” Al Jazeera quoted Khan as saying.
However, Khan said that Pakistan would never start a war with India as wars do not solve any problems.
Khan has also pledged to raise the “voice of Kashmir” at all international forums, including the UN General Assembly, as an “ambassador of Kashmiris”.
Islamabad had demanded that the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) set up a commission to look into what it termed as “Indian brutality" in the region.
Khan will have two meetings with President Donald Trump later this month during his visit to the US where the Pakistani premier will also attend his first UNGA session. Khan will arrive in New York on September 21 to attend the 74th session of the UN General Assembly. He will address the UNGA on September 27.