Pakistan will never accept Kashmir’s annexation with India, raise issue at Int’l forums: PM Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that Pakistan will never accept the Indian efforts to annex the State of Jammu & Kashmir, and raise the issue at all international forums including the UN Security Council and General Assembly, the Dispatch News Desk (DND) news agency reported.

While giving a policy statement at the Joint Session of the Parliament in Islamabad on Tuesday, the prime minister said that the revocation of Articles 370 and 35A by the Indian government will further intensify the freedom struggle of Kashmiris.

Imran Khan said that the Indian step of revocation of Kashmir’s Special Status contravenes all relevant UN resolutions, India Courts’ decisions and the public opinion.

The prime minister expressed fear that India will now do ethnic cleansing of Kashmiris in order to change the demography of the occupied territory. He said that the incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in India is a follower of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) that believes in racist ideology against all the minorities in that Country.

The premier said that not only Pakistan but the whole Muslim world understands and recognizes the just struggle of Kashmiris for their self-determination.

Imran Khan further said that the attitude of Indian government after elections in their Country revealed that they were not serious in holding dialogue and resolving the bilateral issues peacefully. He warned that if the two nuclear armed neighbors fail to resolve their issues including Kashmir, a Pulwama like trigger could drag them into a war which would not remain limited to conventional conflict.

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The prime minister urged the International Community to play its due role in resolution of Kashmir issue for regional peace and security as the issue has the potential to harm the world peace efforts. He said that this period in history will be remembered as a dark chapter. He said that the appeasement of India will not work, as it did not do in 1930s to Hitler.