The continued lockdown in Indian-occupied Kashmir is “pushing more people into extremism”, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has warned.
Addressing the rally in Muzaffarabad, capital of Azad Kashmir, on Friday, Khan mentioned that he would raise Kashmir’s case at the United Nations General Assembly in New York next week.
“When atrocities reach their peak, people would prefer that death is better than this insulting life,” Khan said at the rally of thousands.
“The Kashmir issue today is a humanitarian problem,” he stressed.
“I want to tell India that, by detaining thousands of people, you are pushing people into extremism. People will rise against India, and it is not just about Indian Muslims. There are 1.25 billion Muslims around the world. They all are watching this,” PM Khan added.
On August 5, The government, led by the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), passed a bill by overruling Articles 370 and 35A, proposing the Jammu and Kashmir state be split into two union territories fully under the rules and power of New Delhi.
Right now, Several million Kashmiris are currently cut off from communicating with the outside world for more than a month, and India has strengthened its ferocious military clutches on the occupied state. Authoritarian Indian armed forces have ceased down the network facilities, including internet and landlines, banned protests and group gatherings, imposed curfews and deployed tens of thousands of troops into the region to escalate its existing military power of around 700,000 soldiers in the occupied valley of Kashmir.
The Indian government has claimed the abolition of Kashmir’s special status, which had allowed it to develop many of its own laws, is to help “combat terrorism”.
On Thursday, the Premier also showed his gratitude to the rest of the world for its support regarding Kashmir case.
“I commend 58 countries that joined Pakistan at the UN Human Rights Council on September 10, reinforcing demands of international community for India to stop the use of force, lift the siege, remove other restrictions, respect and protect Kashmir’s rights, and resolve Kashmir dispute through the UNSC resolutions.”
I commend the 58 countries that joined Pakistan in Human Rights Council on 10 Sept reinforcing demands of int community for India to stop use of force, lift siege, remove other restrictions, respect & protect Kashmiris' rights & resolve Kashmir dispute through UNSC resolutions.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) September 12, 2019
Khan also welcomed the European Union’s call for a peaceful solution of the Kashmir dispute, in accordance with the UNSC resolutions, international law, and bilateral agreements.