New Delhi: Hamstrung due to near-total absence of global support, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Ahmed Khan has questioned the “world’s humanity” about Jammu and Kashmir which, he claimed, is passing through unprecedented crisis.
He also sought to muster support from 1.3 billion Muslims whose leadership has ignored the Pakistan Government’s claims and blackmailing tactics, including threats of nuclear war against India and “others”.
On Thursday, in a series of tweets, he questioned the global community’s silence over the alleged “persecution” of Muslims in the “Indian-occupied Kashmir”, and India.
Highlight what he claimed was the “plight” of Kashmiri people after lockdown in the wake of the August 5 revocation of the border state’s “special status”, the Pakistani PM said “under the cover of this siege, Indian forces have killed, injured (with pellet guns), and abused Kashmiri men, women and children.
“Men have been taken away and thrown into prisons across India.”
About the “impact” of the curfew and communication blackout, he said: “Hospitals have run out of medical supplies, basic necessities are in short supply but a communication blackout has deprived Kashmiris a voice to the outside world and their families. Despite this, tales of horror are finding their way into the international media.”
Ironically, Pakistan itself is running short of medicines and recently sought to import medicines from India.
He said, “India’s violation of all international laws, including humanitarian laws, is there for the world to see. So why is the world silent? Is the international community’s humanity dead when Muslims are being persecuted?”
“What message is being sent to the 1.3 billion Muslims across the world?”
Khan said that the world cannot feign ignorance as it did at Munich in 1938.
“The fascist, Hindu-supremacist design of the Modi government with its ethnic cleansing and genocide of Muslims’ agenda in occupied Kashmir…is now overt for all the world to see.”
The suspension by the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has almost completely isolated people in Indian-occupied Kashmir. Many Kashmiris living outside the Valley also said they were having trouble getting in touch with their families, he claimed.