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There will be a bloodbath in Kashmir once lockdown is lifted, says Imran Khan at UN

Pakistan PM Imran Khan urges world community not to appease a market of 1.2 billion but “stand up for justice and humanity”.

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New Delhi: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said at the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Friday that there will be a “bloodbath” in Kashmir once India lifts the communication lockdown, and another Pulwama too.

He also sought to warn the world against a possible war between the two nuclear-armed neighbours who have already fought three wars over Kashmir.

“Kashmiris will be further radicalised. There will be another Pulwama and India will blame us,” he added, referring to the 14 February terror attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel in Pulwama this year. The attack was carried out by a local youth associated with the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).

“Has he (Narendra Modi) thought through what happens when there is a bloodbath? They (Kashmiris) have been treated worse than animals,” Khan said in his address. “They have been boxed in their houses.”

Pakistan has been deeply critical of India’s decision to scrap Article 370, which gave Jammu & Kashmir a degree of autonomy. Since the provision was revoked and the state bifurcated into two union territories, the Valley has been under a communication lockdown with limited internet connectivity.

Khan, who dedicated 20 minutes of his 50-minute UNGA address to Kashmir, urged the multilateral agency to “not appease a market of 1.2 billion” but “stand up for justice and humanity”.

“What is he (Modi) going to do when he lifts the curfew? Does he think the people of J&K will accept that? The world has not done anything because India has a huge market. Sadly, material prevails over humans,” Khan said.

Also read: At UN, Modi urges world to unite against terrorism and collectively take action

‘India may again come and bomb us’

Questioning the “silence of the world community”, Khan said 9 lakh military personnel were stationed in Kashmir, “so a bloodbath is inevitable once the curfew is lifted as people will come out on the streets, protesting against Article 370, and the soldiers would shoot them”.

He added that if another Pulwama happens, then India might again “come and bomb us” and that might be the beginning of a conventional war — a reference to India’s airstrikes on JeM terror camps in Balakot after the Pulwama attack.

“If a conventional war starts between the two countries, anything could happen … This has serious consequences. When a nuclear-armed country fights to the end, it will have consequences far beyond the borders,” Khan said, adding that the world community’s silence was forcing people in Kashmir to get “radicalised”. The world will face the consequences, he added.

Khan also said Pakistan was taking adequate steps to “dismantle” the terror network in his country. He claimed his government was the only one that had dared to take such action against terrorists.

He even invited UN observers to visit Pakistan and examine his claims.

He also said India had “illegally” scrapped Article 370 and violated the Simla Agreement of 1972.

Also read: Does India-Pakistan sparring at UNGA bring any diplomatic benefit for either country?


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  1. Apparently Imran Khan didn’t read out his speech from a piece of paper, he spoke extempore. He didn’t have it carefully thought out and put together coherently, with optimum usage of words. Is this called confidence or foolishness? This gentleman cannot speak English, he cannot speak Urdu. Imran Khan must be the most unimpressive speaker among the world leaders today. I really feel sorry for our Kashmiri brothers and sisters. Those people are really suffering, and there is only one guy speaking for them who cannot speak for nuts! What the Kashmiris need is some persuasive talking which will reverse their sad plight without a war. Because any war that happens will happen on their land which will worsen their situation even further.

  2. Those who are talking of nuclear war don’t take into account the consequences if the hundreds of snow filled peaks and glaciers in indo pak border are nuked. The resultant floods will kill millions in south asia and the climate change will have irreversible damage to the entire world.

  3. ”Millions of Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Jews and Buddhists are also poor, illiterate and oppressed. Do they engage in terrorism, riots and bomb blasts, population explosion and jihad like Muslims do? ” Taslima Nasreen

  4. ”Kashmiris will be further radicalised” Kashmiri or non-Kashmiri. Most Muslims are radicalised whether they live in Somalia or Switzerland.

  5. Let’s take Imran at his word and dismiss the possibility of diplomacy or common sense (Pakistan never had one) will fend off a potential nuclear conflict and Pakistan uses all of its nuclear weapons and one nuke is dispatched to each urban area and that none of its nukes misfire (let’s indulge) or are intercepted and that the islamic bombs are 100% effective (just to be consistently dark), killing each and every inhabitant of the target cities and its immediate surroundings, India may be still left with approximately 739,704,323 people, 62% {i.e., 1,200,000,000 (India’s total population) – 460,295,677 (India’s total urban population in 2018)}. The actual causality fraction in Hiroshima was about 30%. If we based our calculation on that, India will be still be left with more millions of people to pick up the pieces to rebuild the nation. So, inhabitants of India will survive, but India as we know it will survive or not is altogether a different question. All the central leadership and respective power structures are seemingly cooped up in one place (New Delhi) as lambs for slaughter. Does the Indian government have a plan for a nuclear war and its aftermath? I doubt it. However, the survivors will definitely build a new nation out of its ashes. It goes along with the Hindu philosophy of multiple reincarnations. As for Pakistan, who cares? They live for happiness in afterlife and see this world only as a temporary abode.

  6. Not just Imran, quite a few in India also will be praying that there is a blood bath. To show the world Modi failed. Who cares of the Nation when all you want is just to see the PM fail.

  7. Basically a decent guy, however, having to parrot His Masters Voice (of the Big Boots) all the time means, there is no scope of personal freedom.
    All he could do, so far, was:
    a) to get rid of a few buffalos of the Nawaz Shariff’s regime, and
    b) recite from the script given to him by the Big Boots.
    Meanwhile the Big Boots are in total control of the country without a single bullet being fired.

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