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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday questioned whether the global community would have the “moral courage” to stop a possible genocide from taking place in Jammu & Kashmir. “The international community has to decide what it wants in that part of the world “genocide or peace”, he asked.

While talking to senior journalists here on Thursday, he said that Pakistan will give a befitting reply to India if they impose a war to divert the attention from Kashmir. He expressed that they will raise the occupied Kashmir issue to global level. “Modi is thumping mountains of oppression on Kashmiris but Kashmiris will be supported at all levels,” he added. We will expose the Modi government in front of the whole world, he maintained.

Prime Minister Imran Khan delivering Policy Statement during Joint Session of the Parliament at Parliament House in Islamabad on August 6, 2019

He went on to say that Modi government has the same thinking as Nazi leader Hitler. “India wants to change the geography of occupied Kashmir but we will inform the world of the increasing Indian atrocities inflicted upon Kashmiris”, he added.

PM Imran Khan asserted that it is a war of opinion which they have to win in any situation but he fears that India can go to any extent to divert the attention off the Kashmir. “India can do anything to divert the attention but we don’t want a war”, he added.

Meanwhile,  taking to Twitter a day after Pakistan expelled the Indian ambassador in protest over New Delhi’s move to revoke occupied Kashmir’s special status, the premier said the entire world was waiting to see what treatment the Indian authorities will mete out to Kashmirs once the crippling curfew imposed on them earlier this week is lifted.

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

He said it should be “obvious” that the international community will be witnessing the “genocide” of Kashmiris in occupied Kashmir.

Closing his tweet with a question, Prime Minister Imran wrote: “Will we watch another appeasement of fascism, this time in the garb of [the] BJP govt, or will the international community have the moral courage to stop this from happening?”