Unlike his predecessors, Prime Minister Imran Khan has virtually taken ownership to the cause of people of illegally occupied Kashmir by India. And hence he has assumed ambassadorial role for himself to champion this cause by contesting the Kashmiris case at every forum. “No matter what position I have, I shall leave no stone unturned till Kashmiris have realized their right to self determination”, Prime Minister Imran Khan have recently reaffirmed this resolve while addressing election rallies and public meetings for 53-member Azad Kashmir Legislative Assembly last month. Interestingly, his stance has led his party Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) which contested the election for first time with overwhelming electoral victory. On the other hand, his political rivals who had been ruling the region time and again had to bite dust.
Freedom to Kashmiris
Addressing a public gathering in Kotli near LoC to mark Kashmir Day in February, Prime Minister Imran Khan had pledged to raise his voice for Kashmiris until the day they get freedom.
“How much I can, I am raising my voice on your behalf at every forum, and will continue to do so. Whether it is with the United Nations, world leaders, or European Union leaders. I asked the past president of the US three times as well to resolve this issue. “Rest assured, I said I will be the ambassador of Kashmir, and I will raise my voice for you everywhere until Kashmir gets freedom.” In his message sent to the people of India’s occupied Kashmir, Imran Khan made it clear that government and people of Pakistan are aware of the acts of Indian oppression and tyranny being carried out against them. “Parents are told their son has been disappeared or they hear that he is a martyr. Being a father, I wish to say, we all know what you must be going through, the kind of pain you are going through, the tyrants you are facing, and how you are standing strong,” the prime minister stated. He also held out assurance to Kashmiris on both sides that Pakistan will grant them the right to be a free state, if they so wish.
Imran Khan guaranteed them that not only the entire Pakistan nation stands with the oppressed Kashmiris, but the entire Muslim nation. “Even if for whatever reason some Muslim country is not (outwardly) supporting you, I guarantee that the entire Muslim world stands with you.” Even non-Muslim countries, which believed in justice, wish to see Kashmir get its due right which the United Nations had promised.
Conditional offer of talks to India
As a policy of his government, Prime Minister Imran has made talks offer to his Indian counterpart on the Kashmir Solidarity Day with the condition that he reverses New Delhi’s actions of August 5,2019.Imran Khan recalled the day PTI came into power, he had tried his best by sending message of peace and explain to Modi that the Kashmir dispute will not be resolved with your cruelty. “Narendra Modi I had tried as soon as I came into power to improve our relations and solve the Kashmir issue according to the United Nations resolution. I say this again, there is no other way. Today, I say to you again. Come resolve this Kashmir dispute with us. And for that, the first thing you must do is to restore Article 370. And then speak to us. And then, as per the United Nations Resolution, give the Kashmiris their due right. “We are ready to speak to you again. But I say this again. Do not mistake our hand of friendship for weakness. This country, Pakistan, belongs to those who bow to no one but God. We do not fear anyone but Him. So do not think we say this with fear”.
“We want the people of Kashmir to get their right. We want this oppression to end. We want Kashmiris to decide their own future. It is their human right and democratic right. And for this, all of Pakistan stands with them,” Prime Minister Khan sent this message to his Indian counterpart.
No win for India
Premier Imran Khan made it clear to New Delhi that India can never ever win the will of Kashmiris. “No army can win against a united people. History tells us this. America, a superpower, could not win against Vietnam. They won their freedom. Afghanistan’s history tells us this too. So many superpowers came there but none won against the people,” PM Imran Khan said. He also cited the example of Algerians against the French. “Even if India brings in an army greater than 900,000, it will be up against an entire population which will never accept to be their slaves,” the premier said, adding that as soon as a child is born in Kashmir “the desire for freedom awakens even in his heart”.
“I tell India this today: they can never win now. Not when a people do not even accept you,” Iman Khan conveyed this message to New Delhi while addressing the Kashmir Solidarity Day gathering in Kotli. Despite the lockdown in occupied Kashmir since August 5, people’s spirits are not broken and they continue to seek freedom,” he said, adding that “No pro-India Kashmir politician can ever win the election there. I can say this in writing,” he asserted.
India not moving ahead with dialogue
Imran Khan said it confounded him that India is not moving ahead with a dialogue. “After Pulwama they came and martyred our trees in Balakot. “You know how fond I am of trees. It was very painful that they destroyed those trees. It was then that I knew they do not wish peace or friendship. They used Balakot to win their elections.” The Arnab Goswami “revelations showed that this was pre-planned to win elections”, he said and lamented the 600 fake websites unearthed by the EUDisinfolab which were peddling propaganda against PM Imran Khan and the Pakistan Army.
RSS agenda and ideology
Imran Khan strongly believes that today RSS agenda and ideology is plain for everyone to see.
He also believes that Modi’s BJP government ended up damaging its own nation. India stands divided today because the RSS ideology has harmed their own selves the most and will continue to.The Muslims are suffering, the farmers are suffering. The minorities are all fearful. Because such an ideology for a while may win you the election but this fascist ideology destroys the fabric of society. Ends