In an opinion piece published by The New York Times on Friday (August 30), Prime Minister Imran Khan has warned the world that whole world is in danger as Nuclear shadow is hovering over South Asia. He called on the world to wake up to the threat of a ‘New India’ governed by leaders who are a product of a Hindu supremacist mother ship.
Signalling a shift in policy from Pakistan, PM Khan said in his opinion piece that Pakistan would now only agree to dialogue if India reversed the illegal annexation of Kashmir. “Modi has imprisoned the population of Kashmir in their homes and cut off their phone, internet and television connections, rendering them without news of the world or their loved ones,” wrote PM Khan.
“If the world does nothing to stop the Indian assault on Kashmir and its people, there will be consequences for the whole world as two nuclear-armed states get ever closer to a direct military confrontation,” he added. PM Khan also highlighted the close connection between the incumbent Indian leadership and the racist ideology of an extremist right-wing Hindu group called Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
“The Indian prime minister and several ministers of his government continue to be members of the RSS, whose founding fathers expressed their admiration for Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler,” noted Khan.
The premier warned that nuclear shadows were hovering over South Asia, and accused the Indian leadership of fanning the flames of war by issuing nuclear threats to Pakistan. “With the nuclear shadow hovering over South Asia, we realize that Pakistan and India have to move out of a zero-sum mindset to begin dialogue on Kashmir, various strategic matters and trade,” opined Khan.
“On Kashmir, the dialogue must include all stakeholders, especially the Kashmiris. We have already prepared multiple options that can be worked on while honouring the right to self-determination the Kashmiris were promised by the Security Council resolutions and India’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru,” the prime minister wrote.
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