PM Imran warns India of 'befitting response' in case of false flag operation

PM Imran says a bloodbath can be expected when the occupied Kashmir siege is lifted

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PM Imran warns India from conducting a 'false flag operation'

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday warned India of a 'befitting response' in case it decided to conduct a false flag operation to "divert attention from its domestic chaos". 

Taking to Twitter, the prime minister addressed the mass protests in India over its controversial citizenship bill. 

According to the new amendment to the Indian constitution, people belonging to the Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, or Parsi and Christian faiths, and fleeing ‘persecution’ in Muslim-majority Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, may be granted Indian citizenship. There is no similar provision for Muslim refugees, enraging the Muslim minority of India. 

Khan said that for the past five years, India has been moving towards "Hindu Rashtra with its Hindutva Supremacist fascist ideology". 

The prime minister said that a bloodbath can be expected anytime the siege is lifted from occupied Kashmir. 

Prime Minister Imran said that in case India decided to conduct a false flag operation to divert attention from its domestic crisis "to divert attention from its domestic chaos plus whip up war hysteria to mobilise Hindu nationalism" Pakistan will have no option but to give a 'befitting response' to India. 

Situation along LoC can escalate: Indian army chief

Indian army chief General Bipin Rawat, in suggestive and provocative remarks, had on Wednesday said that the situation along the LoC could escalate any time and that the Indian army was prepared for the spiraling of the escalation matrix, The Times of India reported.

The remarks came as thousands of people took to the streets in India again on Wednesday against a new citizenship law based on religion that has touched off violent unrest, and a southern state imposed curbs on public gatherings to pre-empt further demonstrations.