MUZAFFARABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan termed the security lockdown in Indian-occupied Kashmir a “strategic blunder” by Narendra Modi, as he addressed the Azad Jammu and Kashmir legislative assembly on the occasion of Pakistan’s Independence Day to express solidarity with Kashmiris.
Prime Minister Imran, who arrived in Muzaffarabad yesterday, condemned India’s recent actions in occupied Kashmir and said by revoking occupied Kashmir’s special status, the Indian government had actually helped the Kashmir cause.
“I believe it is a strategic blunder by Modi. It will cost Modi and his BJP government heavily. I consider it a big miscalculation by Modi. He has played his final card,” the premier said.
The prime minister noted that before the recent proceedings, it was a challenging task to draw attention of world leaders to the human rights violations in occupied Kashmir.
“But now, the Kashmir issue is under the spotlight of [world media]. By [clamping down further] on occupied Kashmir, Modi has in fact helped to internationalise the dispute.”
“It is now up to Pakistan to highlight the issue. I will now be the ambassador for Kashmir issue around the world. I will take it up at every forum,” the premier vowed, as he once again reaffirmed Pakistan’s unwavering support for the Kashmir cause.
“We are facing up to a dangerous ideology: Modi’s RSS ideology. This ideology is grounded in hatred for Muslims, and it takes inspiration from Hitler’s ideology,” the premier continued.
“Occupied Kashmir will only go towards freedom from here. Modi has dealt his final card, and it will cost him.”
Warning India against any violation, Prime Minister Imran Khan said the Pakistan armed forces are ready to respond to any misadventure.