Pakistan PM Imran Khan has once again stressed that the global community must realize the grave threats posed to the regional peace by the so-called supremacist Hindu group Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), which has taken over nuclear-armed India with a ‘mad ideology’.
Addressing the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) in Houston via video call, he said the whole India is under the control of that extremist ideology, threatening the very fabric of Indian society, as all minorities were being systematically targeted.
The Prime Minister said Pakistan is facing the RSS supremacist threat which has engulfed India, a nuclear-armed country with a population of over one billion people. To make his point, he referred to the recent development in India’s Assam region where 1.9 million minorities, including the Muslims, are being stripped of their nationality.
The Prime Minister said, the Christians are forcibly converted to Hinduism and their churches are attacked in India, while the Sikh community would soon face such a scenario. The Muslims have no rights in India and that thing did not stop here.
He said the RSS genie has come out of the bottle and would not return back. He also expressed concerns for the future of 200 million Muslims in India. Khan said the former Indian home minister, in his public statement, had admitted that RSS terrorists were trained in camps and it had about four million members.
Khan once again made the international community to realize its responsibility in resolving the Kashmir issue. The dispute had put the two nuclear-armed countries face to face with each other after the Indian government’s unilateral and illegal action in Jammu and Kashmir, he added.
India, he said, could stage a Pulwama like incident to divert the world attention to Pakistan.
It might resort to any misadventure or attack inside Pakistan for diverting the international community’s attention from its gross human rights abuses, carnage and bloodshed in Jammu and Kashmir.
Khan cautioned the world to realize the consequences of such a conflict which would not be like something happened in Rwanda or Bosnia as both the countries were nuclear-armed and in case of any aggression, Pakistan would retaliate in a befitting manner.
He said the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) was requested to play its role, besides he would raise the issue at the upcoming United Nations General Assembly session in New York.
The Indian government clamped curfew in J&K, which entered into 26th day to suppress the Kashmiri struggle for freedom and self-determination as mandated by the UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions.
“About nine million people were under curfew. There is complete communication shut down, media blackout whereas people were picked up forcibly. Around 8,000 were in prisons and about 4,000 were taken out of the valley.
Kashmiri leadership was arrested and even Indian opposition leaders were barred from entering the occupied Kashmir. No news is coming out. About nine hundred thousand India soldiers were deployed in Jammu and Kashmir. And all this is happening in the 21st century,” he added.
He said Narendra Modi’s government had annexed Kashmir, which was a disputed territory. “The UN Security Council resolutions had given the Kashmiris the right to decide their own destiny through a referendum. The UNSC resolutions still stand,” he added.
The BJP government, he said, annulled its own constitution, by scrapping Article 370, which gave a special status to Jammu and Kashmir besides Article 335A with the aim to change the demography of the area by turning Muslims majority into a minority. “It is also a violation of Geneva Convention as its Article 49 says that you cannot change the demography of the occupied lands,” he stressed.