Pakistani Prime Minister Khan warns over Kashmir: War may break out
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan said of India's Kashmir decision, "I am warning that there could be a war going on between the two countries," warned it will have serious consequences if the world does not do anything now.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has issued a statement on the Indian government's decision to lift the special status of Jammu Kashmir state, which has been in conflict with Pakistan for 70 years and tensions have increased recently.
This will be a war that no one will win and the implications will be global
Speaking at the Pakistani parliament, which convened an emergency at the request of Pakistani President Arif Alvi, Khan pointed to the attack on a convoy carrying security forces cruising in the Pulwama area of Srinagar on February 15, in which 44 soldiers were killed.
"After Pulwama, we said that as two countries with nuclear power, we cannot risk war and we must solve our problems with dialogue. I am now warning that if a similar situation occurs, there could be a war between the two countries."
This will be a war that no one will win and the implications will be global. The world should not perceive what I say as a nuclear threat. If the world does not intervene in this country (India), which violates its own country's law and international law, bad consequences will arise."
"Attacks like Pulwama again which could trigger a conventional war between the two countries"
The decision to abolish the special status of Jammu Kashmir was also a result of this ideology, Khan said, "The people of Kashmir will be under more pressure and will suppress their resistance more brutally. I fear an ethnic cleansing that will eliminate all Indigenous people in Kashmir."
Indian pressure to be applied in Kashmir could reignite an incident similar to the Pulwama attack, Khan said. "If such misfortune occurs, they will blame us again, maybe even attack us, but we will respond."
Khan stressed that it was his duty to tell all world leaders what was happening in Kashmir. "I know that the Western world does not know enough about what happened in Kashmir, and I will inform them that Muslims in Kashmir and minorities in India live. Whatever is being done against Muslims and minorities in India is contrary to the values of the Western world."
"Pakistan Army firmly stands by the Kashmiris in their just struggle to the very end. We are prepared and shall go to any extent to fulfill our obligations in this regard," said General Qamar Javed Bajwa, according to the military spokesperson.
India's government has lifted the special status of Jammu-Kashmir state, where it has been in conflict with Pakistan for 70 years and tensions have increased recently.
According to the regulation, Jammu Kashmir will be subject to the laws of India rather than its own laws.
This change in the Muslim-majority state is predicted to change the demographics of the region by opening the way to selling real estate to foreigners.