Kashmiri’s cannot be suppressed for demanding freedom: Imran Khan
Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said that despite New Delhi’s many attempts, India will never be able to suppress the freedom movement of the people of Kashmir.
The Pak premier made the remarks while sitting down for an interview with Turkish news agency TRT World, ‘The Express Tribune’ reported Tuesday.
Khan also accused India of not responding to his peace overtures and said that any war between two nuclear-armed nations would be suicidal for them.
He said that even a Cold War was not in the interests of the two countries.
“Two nuclear armed countries should not even think of a war; not even a Cold War because it could worsen any time. The only way is bilateral talks. Two nuclear armed countries at war is like a suicide,” the party quoted him as saying.
He said India did not respond to his peace overtures.
India has been maintaining that terror and talks cannot go together.
“India was offered to take one step towards and we shall take two. But India rejected Pakistan’s offer for talks several times,” Khan said.
Khan also said that India would never be able to suppress the rights of the Kashmiri people.
The Indo-Pak ties strained after the attacks by Pakistan-based militants in 2016 and India’s surgical strikes inside Pakistan-administered Kashmir. The ties further nose-dived in 2017 with no bilateral talks talking place between them. (with PTI inputs)