Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday again criticised Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for thinking he could “get his agenda of annexation” by using force to silence Kashmiris.
According to Dawn, Imran Khan tweeted: “75 days & Occupation government of Modi continues the siege in IOJK. Modi is riding a tiger – he thought he could get his agenda of annexation by using 900k forces to silence Kashmiris. You don’t need 900k troops to fight terrorism; you need them to terrorise 8m Kashmiri people.”
In a subsequent tweet, the Pakistan Prime Minister said his Indian counterpart was “fearful.” “As the world watches the worst violation of human rights in IOJK, Modi is now fearful because he knows the moment the siege is lifted there will be a bloodbath – which would be the only way to subdue the Kashmiri people,” he wrote.
Frustration, anger and fear have been growing in occupied Kashmir since August 5, when the Indian government stripped the region of its semi-autonomous status and imposed a curfew and a communications blackout. While some call and text services for mobile phone services were previously restored in the region, text messaging services were again blocked on Tuesday.