India, Pak tensions: All of this is because of Kashmir, says Imran Khan
Srinagar: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said that an idea cannot be jailed and that the recent escalations along LoC were only because of Kahsmir issue.
“All of this issue is because of Kashmir,” PM Khan said while addressing a joint session of parliament.
“I want to ask the Indian public about all that has happened over the past 4 years. There is an indigenous movement in Kashmir. At one point, Kashmiri leaders had not wanted separation, but because of Indian brutality, today all they demand is independence.”
“Shouldn’t they ask why a 19-year-old agreed to become a human bomb?”
“Einstien’s theory of madness is ‘doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.’ How long will Pakistan be blamed for everything in Kashmir? And asked to take action without any proof?”
PM Khan said he tried to call Indian PM Narendra Modi on the phone because “escalation is not in our interests nor in India’s”.
PM Khan said that although India had blamed suicide attacks on Islamic radicalism, it was a common tactic employed by Hindu fighters belonging to the Tamil Tigers prior to 9/11.
“They weren’t doing it because of their religion. Suicide attacks are a weapon of the weak. They are done out of desperation,” the PM said.
He added that India had blamed Pakistan for the attack without proof. “Shouldn’t they be asking why a 19-year-old agreed to become a human bomb?” he asked, referring to the video of the Kashmiri youth who had claimed responsibility for the Pulwama attack.
The prime minister reiterates that talks over Kashmir are important.
“I have a feeling that the Indian public does not agree with the current government’s warmongering. If their media had seen what our media has seen over the past 17 years, they would not have created this war hysteria.”