Thursday Aug 22, 2019
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said he is done seeking dialogue with India after repeated rebuffs from the Modi government at his efforts for peace and negotiation.
The premier, in an interview with The New York Times, expressed his frustration at the attitude of the Indian officials.
“There is no point in talking to them. I mean, I have done all the talking. Unfortunately, now when I look back, all the overtures that I was making for peace and dialogue, I think they took it for appeasement,” PM Imran said. “There is nothing more that we can do.”
The prime minister has likened the Hindu supremacist ideology of Narendra Modi’s BJP government to the Nazi-inspired RSS ideology, as India maintains a strict lockdown in occupied Kashmir after abolishing its special status earlier this month.
PM Imran has also repeatedly urged the international community to take action against the genocide slowly unfolding in the occupied territory, as Indian troops continue their atrocities against the Kashmiri people.
Describing Modi as a fascist and Hindu supremacist who intends to eradicate occupied Kashmir’s mostly Muslim population and populate the region with Hindus, PM Imran said, “The most important thing is that eight million people’s lives are at risk. We are all worried that there is ethnic cleansing and genocide about to happen.”
He also expressed concern that India might undertake a deceptive “false-flag operation” in occupied Kashmir to try to justify military action against Pakistan. And Pakistan, he said, would be forced to respond.
“And then you are looking at two nuclear-armed countries eyeball to eyeball, and anything can happen,” he said.
“My worry is that this can escalate and for two nuclear-armed countries, it should be alarming for the world what we are facing now.”