Kashmir Solidarity Day: India’s August 5 fatal move will lead to valley’s independence, says PM Khan

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks during a rally in Muzaffarabad on September 13, 2019. - Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan branded his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi "cowardly" on September 13 and promised to raise Delhi's decision to strip Indian Kashmir of its autonomy at next week's UN General Assembly. (Photo by Aamir QURESHI / AFP)

By Muhammad Luqman
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that India’s move to revoke the special status of the Occupied Kashmir was a ‘fatal’ move by Narendra Modi government which will ultimately lead to valley’s independence.
“I believe due to this action by Modi in August, Kashmir would be made independent,” PM Imran said while addressing a special session of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Legislative Assembly on the occasion of Kashmir Solidarity Day.
“Before August 5 the world did not care or listen about the injustice in Kashmir.,” Imran Khan said.
He said that August 5 was a fatal mistake and Modi cannot back down now. He did this because he got a big mandate in the elections
PM Imran continued, “He [Modi] brought RSS’s philosophy up. RSS is an organisation inspired by Hitler and Nazis. The RSS admires Aryan race theory and the RSSs’ founding fathers have lauded the Nazi’s in their books. They used to think they could ethnically cleanse Muslims.”
He further said that the RSS ideology is a threat to India as well. “This philosophy would have worked had there been a minority. But those affected by the philosophy are 200 million Muslims. Whenever you build a philosophy on hate it leads to bloodshed.”
“I tell my people not to be disappointed as it is a difficult time, but the Kashmiris are facing a difficult time as well. Our delegations should go to different forums. Modi has unleashed the monster of Hindutva and he cannot go back now. If he goes forward now he will start facing resistance. Hindutva nationalism will affect everyone now,” PM Imran said.
The premier once again reiterated that Kashmir would become independent now because the world is now watching what is happening in Kashmir properly. “It is now our job to inform the world. I assure you we will speed this up. On every forum we should remind the people that 80 million people are under lockdown.”
Criticising Modi, the prime minister said, “Modi is desperate. You know it is not normal when the head of a state threatens a country with conquering them in 10 days.”
There is a saying in English, PM Imran said, the last refuge of every scoundrel is patriotism. “People who are tense give such statements.”
A day earlier, The National Assembly, the lower house of Pakistan’s parliament ,passed a unanimous resolution to express solidarity with Kashmiris and called upon the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to immediately convene a special summit to discuss the grave human rights violations by India in the occupied valley of Kashmir.
The 18-point resolution was presented by Kashmir Committee Chairman Syed Fakhar Imam after a two-day debate on the issue of Kashmir in the Lower House.
The House emphasized that February 5 is the International Day of Solidarity being marked all over the world to express solidarity with the people of Kashmir who are living under a state of siege for more than seven decades under a fierce and cruel Indian occupation. The House expressed unflinching, unwavering and unstinting commitment of the people of Pakistan with the people of Indian-held Kashmir (IHK) and expressed solidarity with brothers and sisters of Kashmir in their historical struggle for their freedom and rights.
While honouring the courageous and valiant people of Kashmir, the legislators paid tributes to all those men, women and children who laid down their lives fighting for their right of self-determination over the last seven decades. They reaffirmed that Jammu and Kashmir remains the subject of an internationally recognized dispute that has been and continues to be on the agenda of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) since 1948, and affirmed by the subsequent relevant UNSC resolutions.


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