UNGA 74: PM Imran portrays Kashmir crisis in entirety before UN, blasts India for whipping up war hysteria
- When the curfew is lifted in occupied Kashmir there will be a bloodbath: PM Imran
- Hate-filled RSS ideology took the life of Great Mahatama Gandhi in India: PM Imran
- This is the time to not appease but to take action. Number one action should be that India must lift this inhumane curfew: Imran Khan
Prime Minister Imran Khan made his first-ever address to the United Nations General Assembly (UNG) on Friday, pressing the global body to help solve the crisis in Occupied Kashmir.
In his final and fourth point, the premier talked about the situation in Occupied Kashmir, the issue which was the central point of PM’s trip. The premier said that when he assumed power, his first priority was that Pakistan would try its best to maintain peace.
We joined the United States after 2001 and Pakistan went through one of its worst periods when 70,000 people died and $150b were lost, said the premier.
‘No Pakistani was involved in 9/11,’ said the premier and said Taliban and al-Qaeda were based in Pakistan.
‘Pakistan paid a heavy price after 9/11 and sacrificed lives of 70,000 people,’ said the premier.
After that, he diverted the attention of the audience towards the Kashmir crisis and the communication lockdown imposed in the valley.
‘The purpose of my trip is to reveal what is happening in Kashmir,’ said the premier adding that India illegally revoked article 370 that granted Kashmir a special autonomy, noting that the total number of India forces in the occupied valley stood at 900,000.
“No government has taken this stern action against terror elements. India accuses us of terrorism but We have dismantled all terror groups and I invite the UN to send its observers to witness it themselves”, said the Prime Minister.
Prime Minister Imran Khan said he loves going to India, adding that the first thing he did after assuming power was to reach out to New Delhi.
Premier Khan said he talked to Indian Premier Narendra Modi to work jointly against common challenges like climate change.
“We immediately returned the pilot [of the Indian jet shot down by Pakistan], saying we don’t want any escalation. Rather than taking that as a peace gesture, almost the entire campaign of Mr. Modi in the election was how we had taught Pakistan a lesson,” said the premier.
He brought up the issue of Indian Spy Kulbhushan Jadhav in his speech as a proof of India’s involvement in subversive activities in Pakistan.
“I spoke to PM Modi, I asked him to lets mend ways and leave the past behind despite India being involved in terrorism in Pakistan. We caught an Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav who admitted of doing terrorism in Pakistan,” the premier said.
Pakistani Prime Minister also mentioned about the curfew in Kashmir, with those in the General Assembly gallery, Chanting ‘Shame’.
When the curfew is lifted there will be a bloodbath, said the premier while highlighting the presence of troops in Indian occupied Kashmir.
‘Kashmiris would be further radicalized,’ said the premier and added that there was a probability of another Pulwama attack and Pakistan would be blamed.
‘In occupied Kashmir, 8 million people are boxed in like animals,’ said the premier.
“If I’m a Kashmiri and I am locked up. I hear about rapes by soldiers. Would I want to live like that? I would pick up a gun. You’re forcing people into radicalisation, taking away their will to live,” added the prime minister.
Prime Minister Imran Khan warned that if there is a bloodbath in Kashmir it would not be due to Islam but due to injustice.
“Forget 8 Million Muslims, had 8,000 Jews been stuck, would the Jewish community not spoken?. Makes me say that are Muslims children of lesser gods?”, Pakistani Prime Minister asked.
The premier said in point-blank remarks that Modi’s arrogance and ego had made him blind.
“Modi is a ‘life member”‘ of RSS. An organisation inspired by Hitler and Mussolini. They believed in racial superiority the same way that the Nazi’s believed in the supremacy of the Aryan race,” said the premier.
Prime Minister elaborated that the hate-filled RSS ideology took the life of Great Mahatama Gandhi in India.
The phrase Islamic terrorism allows India to dismiss human rights and further increase cruelty on the people of Kashmir, said the premier.
The premier said if a conventional war starts and there’s a choice between surrender and fighting, then we [Pakistan] will fight.
“Suppose a country 7 times smaller than its neighbour is faced with a question. Either you surrender, or you fight till the end. I ask myself this question. And my belief is There is no God but Allah. We will fight,” clarified the premier.
“Two nuclear-armed countries will come face-to-face and before we head in that direction the UN has a responsibility. This is why the UN came into being,” said the premier.
“This is a test for the UN. You are the ones who gave Kashmiris the right to self-determination. This is the time to not appease but to take action. Number one action should be that India must lift this inhumane curfew,” said the premier.