Is the World Prepared for the Worst?: Imran Khan on Kashmir Issue

Modi-led government revoked Kashmir’s special status. With this new order, is India ready to say ‘come what may’?

Published07 Aug 2019, 05:04 PM IST
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Pakistan Parliament resounded with anger and war threats, the reason – Kashmir.

“Is the world prepared for the worst?” asked Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The Indian government, on Monday, 5 August, effectively revoked Article 370 of the Constitution, which gave a special status to Jammu and Kashmir, and further bifurcated the state into two Union Territories: Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

Pakistan has, however, condemned and rejected the Indian government's decision and vowed to exercise "all possible options" to counter India's "illegal" and "unilateral" step.

If we fight until the last drop of blood, what kind of war will that be? That will be the war in which no one will be the winner, everyone will be the loser. Its implications will affect the whole world... No, I am not blackmailing on nuclear. I am appealing to common sense hoping for the best but being prepared for the worst. Is the world prepared for the worst?
Imran Khan, Prime Minister, Pakistan

On Tuesday, Pakistan's prime minister asked the world to take notice of the Indian move to change the status of disputed Kashmir, saying Islamabad and New Delhi can go to war if India repeats a military strike in his country.

Imran Khan said he feared that Kashmiri people, angered by India's decision to strip the region of its special status, could launch an attack on Indian security forces and that New Delhi could blame Pakistan for it.

They (India) went against the 17 resolutions of the United Nations Security Council. They went against a United Nations General Assembly resolution. They went against the Simla Agreement. They have taken a decision in which they want to change the demography of Kashmir. 
Imran Khan, Prime Minister, Pakistan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan convened a second meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) on Wednesday to discuss the current situation in Kashmir, officials said.

The NSC is the highest forum of civil and military top leadership to come together and discuss important matters of national security.

With the new order in, is India ready to say ‘come what may’?

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