Pakistan PM Imran Khan warns UNGA of ‘bloodbath’ in Kashmir

He said that it is the responsibility of the UN to ensure that Kashmiris get their right to self-determination.
Imran Khan at UNGA
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan at UNGA

United Nation, Sep 27: During his speech at UNGA, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan called on the UN to act on the ongoing lockdown of Kashmir.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday addressed the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York and said that if the world and the UN failed to intervene then the two-nuclear armed nations will come at the brink of war.

The prime minister further said that Pakistan won’t have any option in case of war and the entire world will have to face the consequences.

Pak Prime Minister Imran said that India ended the special status of occupied Kashmir, flouting 11 resolutions of the UN Security Council.

He said that it is the responsibility of the UN to ensure that Kashmiris get their right to self-determination.

Under the guise of ‘Islamic terrorism’ India is inflicting more cruelty on the people of Kashmir, he said.

Khan warned that the situation in Kashmir could escalate, claiming Pakistan would be blamed by India for any future conflict and that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not thought through the effects of revoking Kashmir’s special status.

He also covered corruption, climate change and Islamophobia.

“What is the world community going to do,” Khan said, asking “is [the world] going to appease a market of 1.2 billion or is it going to stand up for justice and humanity”.

Khan warned the situation in Kashmir could escalate, claiming Pakistan would be blamed by India for any future conflict and that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not thought through the effects of revoking Kashmir’s special status.

“What will happen when the curfew is lifted is a bloodbath,” he said. “If a conventional war starts between the two countries, anything could happen.”

Khan earlier accused India and its PM Narendra Modi of drumming up hostility towards Pakistan during the election campaign earlier this year, claiming Modi falsely accused Pakistan of helping armed groups in Kashmir.

“Money laundering is not treated the same way as for instance money from drugs or terror financing,” the Pakistani PM said.

The Pakistani leader also urged the world to combate climate change, saying richer countries should be pushed to act on the matter.

The premier began his speech by saying he feels honoured to represent Pakistan at the world forum.

He said he would not have come to the UN if he did not feel that some “urgent issues” needed to be addressed.

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