‘India Is A Threat to Regional Peace’ says Pakistan
On Wednesday, Pakistan said India is becoming a “threat” to regional peace by getting captivated in a range of conflicts with its neighbors.
“The Hindutava Supremacist Modi government with its oppressive, expansionist strategies similar to Nazi’s Lebensraum (Living Space) is intensifying a threat to India’s neighbors. Bangladesh, through the Citizenship Act, the border fight with Nepal and China, and Pakistan threatened with false flag action,” Premiere Imran Khan stated in a series of tweets.
His critique followed the latest flare-up in New Delhi’s longstanding area conflicts with Beijing, and Kathmandu, and a provocative Citizenship Act giving citizenship benefits to Hindu, Buddhist, Christian, Parsi and Jain societies coming from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. The policy, though, excluded Muslims from these countries.
“All this following the illegal annexation of IOJK [Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir], a war atrocity under 4th Geneva Convention, and setting claim to AJK [Azad Jammu and Kashmir]. I have forever sustained that the fascist Modi government is a threat to India’s minorities by banishing them to the second-class citizens’ status and [a] threat to regional peace,” Khan continued.
Meantime, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Pakistan’s foreign statesman, stated that the newest Sino-India border fight was initiated by the latter’s “illegal constructions” in Ladakh, a contradicted territory, the state-run Radio Pakistan published.
He stated that while China wanted to resolve its problems through discussion, it “cannot remain unconscious to India’s illegal constructions.”
The already frigid associations among Pakistan and India, the nuclear-armed next-door-neighbor, plunged more after New Delhi dismissed the longstanding exclusive status of disputed Jammu and Kashmir last August.
Kashmir is retained by India and Pakistan in parts but required by both as a whole. China also controls a little sliver of Kashmir.
Since they were partitioned in 1947, the two nations have encountered three wars — in 1948, 1965 and 1971 — two of them due to Kashmir.
Some Kashmiri organizations in Jammu and Kashmir have been struggling against Indian rule for independence or alliance with neighboring Pakistan.
According to numerous human rights associations, thousands of people have been murdered and tortured in the conflict since 1989.