Pakistan premier vows to challenge India over Kashmir move

7 August, 2019 12:00 AM printer

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan vowed Tuesday to challenge at the UN security council India’s decision to strip Kashmir of its special autonomy, and demanded action from the international community as tensions soared between the nuclear-armed rivals, reports AFP.

Khan gave a forceful rebuke of Prime Minister Narenda Modi’s decision Monday to scrap the special status granted to the Indian-ruled part of Kashmir from India’s constitution in front of a joint-session of parliament in Islamabad.

“I want to make it clear that we will fight this issue on every forum, (including) at the UN security council,” said Khan, who also promised to also raise the issue with heads of state and take the matter to the International Criminal Court.

Khan demanded action from the global community as he accused Modi of blatantly violating international law in pursuit of an anti-Muslim agenda in India.

“If the world does not act today... (if) the developed world does not uphold its own laws, then things will go to a place that we will not be responsible for,” Khan added.