Prime Minister Imran Khan has warned both India and the international community that if India continues its military attacks against civilians across the Line of Control in Kashmir, Pakistan will “find it increasingly difficult to remain an inactive observer along the LoC”.
The premier took to Twitter Sunday morning to speak about the occupation of Kashmir and said Indian forces are targeting and killing civilians across the LOC with “increasing intensity and frequency”.
He said the United Nations Security Council must make India allow the UN’s military observers to return to the Indian held side of Kashmir.
I want to make clear to India and the international community that if India continues its military attacks killing civilians across LOC, Pakistan will find it increasingly difficult to remain an inactive observer along the LOC.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) January 19, 2020
“We fear an Indian false flag operation,” added the premier.
India-administered Kashmir has been under lockdown since August 5, 2019 when the Narendra Modi government revoked its special autonomous status. Pakistan and other countries have repeatedly called for New Delhi to lift the curfew.
The LoC is the de-facto border that divides Azad Kashmir and the India-administered part of the valley.
Indian forces have been firing and shelling from its side of the region at civilian settlements in Azad Kashmir.
‘India stuck in a swamp on Kashmir issue’
Reached for comment, a defence analyst said the prime minister has warned India of a befitting reply in case of a false flag operation.
“India is stuck in a swamp on the Kashmir issue,” Brigadier (retired) Haris Nawaz said while speaking to SAMAA TV. “India is on fire because of its controversial citizenship law.”
The analyst said Indian officials were issuing statements to divert public attention from issues at home.