Imran warns of Pulwama-like incident


–PM says India may resort to warmongering in order to divert world’s attention from atrocities in Kashmir

–Urges global community to nip BJP’s nascent fascism in the bud instead of being silent observer 

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said that India might stage an incident like Pulwama attack and blame Pakistan for it to divert the world’s attention from Kashmir, which would prompt a befitting response from Pakistan.

The prime minister made these remarks in a meeting with senior journalists, hours after India urged Pakistan to revisit its decision of downgrading diplomatic ties so that “normal channels for diplomatic communications are preserved”.

Speaking to senior journalists in the federal capital, the premier said that Pakistan would highlight India’s atrocities in occupied Kashmir.

“Indian Prime Minister Modi is oppressing the Kashmiris, but we will not abandon them and will support them at all levels,” he said, adding that Pakistan would expose Modi’s government in front of the whole world.

Drawing parallels between PM Modi and Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, he said that the former wants to change the demography of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK), but Pakistan would not allow him to succeed in his agenda and would inform the world of his oppressive policies.

He feared that India would go to any extent to divert attention from Kashmir and might stage another incident like Pulwama attack for this purpose.

“India might resort to warmongering as it can do anything to divert the world’s attention, but we do not want war in this region,” he maintained.

Earlier in the day, taking to Twitter, PM Imran questioned whether the global community would have the “moral courage” to stop a possible genocide from taking place in IOK.

“What should be obvious is the international community will be witnessing the genocide of the Kashmiris in IOK. Question is: Will we watch another appeasement of fascism, this time in the garb of BJP govt, or will the international community have the moral courage to stop this from happening?” he asked.

“Does the BJP govt think by using greater military force against Kashmiris in IOK, it will stop the freedom movement?” the prime minister further asked, before the answering the question himself: “Chances are it will gain momentum.”