NEW YORK: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan denounced India’s crackdown in Kashmir and warned of a “bloodbath” in the disputed region during his address to the UN General Assembly on Friday.
Khan said that with 900,000 Indian troops once a curfew is lifted Kashmiris ” will be out in the streets. And what will the soldiers do? They will shoot them.”
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier denounced terrorism but avoided any mention of Kashmir.
Modi said that India’s “voice against terrorism to alert the world about its evil rings with seriousness and outrage.”
Khan bluntly warned that war was possible over India’s actions in Kashmir.
The nuclear-armed rivals, which have fought two of their three wars over Kashmir, have been locked in a worsening standoff since Aug. 5, when Modi stripped the portion of Kashmir that India controls of its limited autonomy.
Modi’s Hindu nationalist-led government imposed a sweeping military curfew and cut off residents in the Muslim-majority region from virtually all communications.