Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan once again recked up the Kashmir issue saying there is a possibility of nuclear war with India. Tensions between India and Pakistan have escalated ever since the Narendra Modi government abrogated the Article 370 of Indian Constitution that gave Jammu and Kashmir a special status.
PM Imran Khan, in an exclusive interview with Al Jazeera 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”.
On Friday, addressing a gathering in Muzaffarabad Khan called PM Modi a coward person. “He said only a coward person like Narendra Modi can take steps to besiege the population. He said Narendra Modi and the RSS, an extremist Hindu outfit, are taking steps reminiscent of Nazi Germany,” Khan said at the gathering where former Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi was also present.
He said despite all “tyranny”, the Indian government will not succeed as Kashmiris have shed the fear of death.
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.