Islamabad: Pakistan Premier Imran Khan has shared his stance over having a better chance of peace talks with New Delhi if his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wins the general election this year.
He stated that the success of the opposition Congress Party could result in causing more problems for the Muslims living in Indian occupied Kashmir. In this case, the settlement process between the two countries would be quite tough.
While talking to a group of foreign journalists, PM Imran Khan stated that “Perhaps if the BJP – a right-wing party – wins, some kind of settlement on Kashmir could be reached.” This was despite the massive alienation that Muslims in Indian Held Kashmir (IHK) and Muslims, in general, were facing under the BJP government, he added.
“I never thought I would see what is happening in India right now,” said the PM as quoted by a UK-based news agency. “Muslim-ness is being attacked.” Imran expressed. He stated that Modi, like Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was electioneering based on “fear and nationalist feeling”.
Imran said the Kashmir liberation movement was a political struggle and there was no military solution to this. He proclaimed that there was still the possibility if the polls turn against Modi in the next few weeks that India could take some further military action against Pakistan.