After accusing India’s BJP government of having a “racist” ideology and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi of having the “mindset of Hitler”, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday said the events in Jammu and Kashmir were unfolding “exactly according to RSS ideology inspired by Nazi ideology”.
The Pakistan Prime Minister, whose diplomatic overtures to get the global leaders to denounce India’s moves on Kashmir have failed to yield any result, also wondered if the world would “watch and appease” the events in Jammu and Kashmir “as they did Hitler at Munich”.
In two loaded tweets, on the eve of Eid ul-Adha, Imran Khan tweeted: “The curfew, crackdown and impending genocide of Kashmiris in IOK (Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir) is unfolding exactly according to RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) ideology inspired by Nazi ideology. Attempt is to change demography of Kashmir through ethnic cleansing. Question is: Will the world watch & appease as they did Hitler at Munich?
“I am afraid this RSS ideology of Hindu Supremacy, like the Nazi Aryan Supremacy, will not stop in IOK; instead it will lead to suppression of Muslims in India and eventually lead to targeting of Pakistan. The Hindu Supremacists version of Hitler’s Lebensraum,” he posted.
His comments come as India relaxed curfew in Jammu and Kashmir, days after revoking its special status, to allow people to make preparations for celebrating Eid on Monday.
The Indian government has strongly denied media reports, including by the BBC, alleging police had fired on demonstrators in Kashmir. India has termed the media reports as “mischievous and motivated”.
Pakistan, which has termed India’s revoking J&K’s special status and dividing the state into two Union Territories an act of “annexation”, has approached the UN Security Council over it. Imran Khan has been dialling world leaders, including many from the Muslim majority nations, to get them to censure India, but he has failed in his efforts so far.
As part of unilateral actions, Pakistan has expelled the Indian High Commissioner in Islamabad, suspended bilateral trade, and also permanently suspended two cross-border train services and a bus service.
In his address to the special joint session of Parliament that was called on August 6 to censure India’s moves, Imran Khan had accused India’s BJP-led government of having a “racist” ideology, which he said was behind changing the status of J&K in order to “put Hindus above all other religions” and “establish a state that represses all other religious groups”.
Khan had said the decision by India to abrogate Article 370 that provided special status to Jammu and Kashmir was “not a decision they (the BJP) have taken out of the blue. It was part of their election manifesto all along. It is, in fact, ingrained in their ideology that puts Hindus above all other religions and seeks to establish a state that represses all other religious groups”.
He had also said the act would incite more “Pulwama-like incidents”, referring to the February 14 terror attack in Pulwama in which a Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed militant killed over 40 security personnel in a suicide attack.
On August 9, Imran Khan, while speaking to select journalists in Islamabad, had said that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has the “mindset of Hitler” who can do anything, and that India will get a “befitting response” from Pakistan if it decides to go to war.
Imran Khan said that Pakistan will take the issue of Indian violence against Kashmiris to the United Nations and that the international community will be apprised of the “Indian tactics, such as ethnic cleansing and plans to change demography of occupied Kashmir”. (IANS)