Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan has said despite New Delhi’s many attempts, India will never be able to suppress the freedom movement of the people of Kashmir.
Khan made the remarks during an interview with Turkish news agency TRT World.
The Pakistan premier said Islamabad wanted dialogue with India but New Delhi has refused the country’s many peace overtures.
He said the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is involved in human rights violations in the ‘Indian occupied Kashmir’.
Hitting out at India the PTI chief said:“Indian brutality in Kashmir in the last year has just been mind-boggling. They have been killing, shooting at boys, blinding them pellet guns. They have killed about 500 people in a year,”
Adding that the “Indian brutality” was alienating the people of Kashmir, but India was trying to blame Pakistan for this hatred. “…and also this hatred against India because while they kill people there is a reaction so what India is doing is palming off this reaction on Pakistan,” he said.
While reiterating his call for dialogue to resolve all issues, Khan said that the struggle in Kashmir was indigenous.
“..whereas now everyone recognises, even the UN recognises, it (Kashmir) is an indigenous struggle and the solution doesn’t lie in brutality of your (Indian) security forces,” he said, adding that the solution lies in dialogue.