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Kashmir requires immediate intervention of UN, world powers: PM Imran – Pakistan

Prime Minister Imran Khan asked Russia and other world powers to play their part in solving the Kashmir problem, and said he fears that the situation in the occupied territory will soon get out of control.

"Eight million people are currently under siege in Kashmir and there is no news coming out of it," said the prime minister when speaking with Paula Slier of the international broadcaster backed by the Russian Kremlin. RT in Islamabad

"About 4,000 people have been collected [by Indian forces] in Kashmir, with a curfew imposed there. We fear that there is an unprecedented oppression there, ”he said during the interview published Friday.

Prime Minister Imran said that India annexed unilaterally occupied Kashmir. "This situation, of course, cannot be accepted by the people of the valley."

It seems, he added, that the BJP [Bharatiya Janata Party]governed by the government has decided to use pure force to subdue and oppress the people of Kashmir and intimidate them into accepting the former's illegal movement.

Before a question, the prime minister said he does not believe that the world has reacted as it should. "The response of the international community is not what we expected," he said.

"The UN has the responsibility to act now," he said. "The United States, France, Germany, Russia and other countries should take a step forward to play their part."

India, he added, has been taken by a "fascist and racist government" and by the extremist ideology of the RSS hardline organization (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh).

Imran stressed that, unlike India's claims, Kashmir is not its internal matter and this is also true according to the United Nations letter. He noted that a referendum or referendum never took place in Kashmir despite the adoption of UN resolutions in this regard.

Regarding Pakistan's ties with Russia, the prime minister said that Moscow and Islamabad should give their relations a new beginning. "Russia could be part of the solution to the Kashmir crisis," he added.

He noted that although Moscow and Islamabad were on opposite sides of the barricade during the Cold War, it is time to leave the past behind and start over.

On August 5, the ruling party of India stripped the cashmere of the special autonomy they had for seven decades through a hasty presidential order.

By repealing article 370 of the constitution, people from the rest of India will now have the right to acquire property in occupied Kashmir and settle there permanently. Cashmere and critics of the Hindu government led by Hindu nationalists see the measure as an attempt to dilute the demography of the Muslim majority of Kashmir with Hindu settlers.

Source: https://www.dawn.com/news/1505001/kashmir-requires-immediate-intervention-of-un-world-powers-pm-imran

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