ISLAMABAD: Commenting on the state-of-affairs following Modi’s move to annex IoK, PM Imran Khan took to the twitter to hold: “What should be obvious is the International community will be witnessing the genocide of the Kashmiris in IoK.”
He went on to question: “Will we watch another appeasement of fascism, this time in the garb of BJP govt, or will the international community have the moral courage to stop this from happening?”
“The whole world is waiting to see what happens to oppressed Kashmiris in IoK when curfew is lifted. Does the BJP govt think by using greater military force against Kashmiris in IoK, it will stop the freedom movement? Chances are it will gain momentum”.
It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan, downgrading diplomatic/economic ties with India, has decided not to send its High Commissioner to New Delhi, asked the Indian Envoy Ajay Bisaria to pack-up*, bilateral trade has been stopped and Samjotha Express (the Indo-Pak train service) has also been shut down.
Foreign Office (FO) has informed that PM has directed for utilizing all options after revocation of Article 370 by India. Reiterating that Pakistan had rejected the unilateral action by India to change the status of Jammu and Kashmir, FO told that India had been informed about the decisions of the National Security Committee (NSC).
According to FO Kashmir has been on the agenda of the UNSC and is a disputed territory: “Its final resolution has to be made under a UN administered free and fair plebiscite to ascertain the wishes of the Kashmiri people.”
However, FO informed, Pakistan’s Kartarpur initiative would continue notwithstanding the latest developments: “Pakistan respects all religions and would continue the project”. Journalists have also been told about the US delegation’s visit to Pakistan. According to FO wide ranging discussions also focused on prevailing situation in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir.