Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan hit the headlines as he turned an address to celebrate Pakistan’s Independence Day to launch a scathing attack on India for removing Jammu and Kashmir of its special status under the Indian constitution and passing a law to convert the state into two union territories to be governed by the central government.
Khan went on to accuse India of planning military action in POK. “The Pakistani army has solid information that they are planning to do something in Pakistani Kashmir, and they are ready and will give a solid response,” Pakistan PM said during a televised speech in Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, as per news agency AFP.
The Pakistan Prime Minister, who also mentioned his offer to take two steps for every step forward taken by India to beef up relations between the two neighbours, had claimed that India wanted to execute an operation in PoK “to divert the world’s attention over what they are doing under curfew in Kashmir”.
To which, Khan replied angrily to India changing the Jammu and Kashmir’s status and then he ended provisions that barred Indians from other, also alleging that there were constant efforts to “change the demography” of Kashmir.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, who has seen a steady decline in support from Islamic countries over Kashmir, kept his appeals for
intercession which was directed at the United Nations instead.
“Unfortunately, we can’t look to the leadership of the Muslim world, but there are 1.5 billion Muslims globally looking at the UN to see whether you will stand for Kashmir’s right to self determination,” Imran Khan said, as per his party Tehreek-e-Insaaf’s Twitter handle.
“If this region goes to war, the world will be responsible. Those institutions responsible for keeping world peace, this is a trial of the UN,” Khan said, describing himself as the ambassador for Kashmir at all international meeting.
India already ignored Pakistan’s efforts to internationalise the Kashmir issue by stating the changes in Jammu and Kashmir as an internal matter. It was an information that was even conveyed to Beijing by Foreign Minister S Jaishankar during his meetings with his counterpart this week.