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‘All of Pakistan stands by you,’ PM Imran Khan reassures Kashmiris on ‘Black Day’

Prime Minister Imran Khan has reassured the people of Kashmir that Pakistan will continue to stand with Kashmiris. As Pakistanis around the world and Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) observed Black Day on Sunday to reject India’s illegal occupation of Kashmir on October 27, 1947.

In a recorded video message televised on Sunday evening, PM Imran Khan addressing the Kashmiris said the purpose of his address was to convey a message to them that Prime Minister Imran was their counsel and their spokesperson.

The Prime Minister said that the people of occupied Kashmir had been treated unjustly. He said that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the pretext of improving the economic conditions of occupied Kashmir, imposed a curfew there on August 5.

Prime Minister Imran said that Modi’s move to revoke Article 370 had backfired. Pakistan rejects India’s revocation of Article 370. “In the recent local elections in occupied Kashmir, all parties there boycotted the election,” he said.

The prime minister further added that it was important to give the message to the people of occupied Kashmir that Pakistanis stood with them. “I told the American president and the British prime minister, among other world leaders, of the injustices that the Indian Army is committing against the people of occupied Kashmir,” he said.

Prime Minister Imran said that more than 900,000 Indian Army troops in occupied Jammu and Kashmir were committing injustices in the disputed territory. He urged the Indian prime minister to hold a referendum in occupied Kashmir.

PM said that Pakistan would continue to support the cause of Kashmir on every forum. The prime minister urged people not to take up arms for the cause of Kashmir as that it what India wanted. “India wants a Pulwama-like incident to take place after which they will blame Pakistan and attack us,” he said. “India wants to deflect the world’s attention from the injustices that are happening in occupied Kashmir.”

Prime Minister Imran said that he would be much more than the ambassador for the people of Kashmir. “For the people of Kashmir, I will not only act as their ambassador but also as their lawyer and spokesperson,” he added.

Saman Siddiqui

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