Kashmiri struggle is indigenous, even UN recognizes it: Pak PM Imran Khan
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said the struggle in Kashmir is indigenous, which “even the UN recognizes now”.
In an exclusive interview with Turkish broadcaster TRT World, Khan hit out at India, saying it was being “brutal” in Kashmir.
“Indian brutality in Kashmir in the last year has just been mind-boggling. They have been killing, shooting at boys, blinding them pellet guns. They have killed about 500 people in a year,” he said in the interview.
He said the “Indian brutality” was alienating the people of Kashmir, but India was trying to blame Pakistan for this hatred. “…and also this hatred against India because while they kill people there is a reaction so what India is doing is palming off this reaction on Pakistan,” he said.
Reiterating his call for dialogue to resolve all issues, Khan said that the struggle in Kashmir was indigenous.
“.whereas now everyone recognises, even the UN recognises, it (Kashmir) is an indigenous struggle and the solution doesn’t lie in brutality of your (Indian) security forces,” he said, adding that the solution lies in dialogue.