PM Imran Khan as Kashmir Ambassador on International Platforms
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday called out the international media for continuously giving “headline coverage” to the Hong Kong protests but “ignoring the dire human rights crisis” in occupied Jammu & Kashmir.
“I am puzzled as to how international media continues to give headline coverage to Hong Kong protests but ignores the dire human rights crisis in occupied Jammu & Kashmir. An internationally recognized disputed territory illegally annexed by India with 900,000 troops imposing a siege on 8 million Kashmiris for over 2 months, with a complete blackout of communications, thousands imprisoned — including entire spectrum of political leadership plus children — and a growing humanitarian crisis,” the prime minister wrote on Twitter.
India imposed a strict curfew on August 5 after stripping occupied Kashmir of its statehood while Indian troops flooded the Kashmir Valley.
Mobile internet and phone services have been cut and landline phone access remains spotty, disrupting daily life and business in the valley, home to about 7 million people. More than 2,000 people, including mainstream political leaders, are locked up or under house arrest.
Prime Minister Imran, who has declared himself “an ambassador of Kashmir“, has raised the issue of the continued lockdown at multiple platforms, including the UN General Assembly and expose the real face of india.
“Narendra Modi committed a mistake, he has played his last card,” he told the participants of a ‘human chain’ event held in Islamabad to express solidarity with the people of occupied Kashmir.