Published: Tue, September 17, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Police case against students for protesting at Imran Khan rally

Police case against students for protesting at Imran Khan rally

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said there was no question of talking to New Delhi after it revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, and raised the possibility of a conventional war with India that could go beyond the subcontinent.

Mr Khan also requested that rally-goers today should not march towards the heavily militarised Line of Control that separates Kashmir between Pakistani and Indian sides, saying they should wait for his call.

Separately on Monday, local media reported Farooq Abdullah, a three-time former chief minister of the state, was detained in state capital Srinagar under the Public Safety Act, a special law that allows for detention of up to two years without trial, and has been criticised by rights groups as draconian. I believe that wars do not solve problems.

Addressing a UK-based Kashmiri Pandit gathering organised in London, the Conservative Party MP on Saturday also opposed Pakistan's plan to move a United Nations resolution in the wake of India's decision to end the special status granted to Jammu and Kashmir.

However, he later asserted that his country would never ever start a war with India and even not use nuclear weapons first. "The unthinkable", he said.

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Pakistan downgraded its diplomatic relations with India and expelled the Indian high commissioner following the revocation. So they were trying to bankrupt us economically, so that's when we pulled back.

Mr Khan urged the world community to pressure India to give the right of self-determination to Kashmiris. "And that's when we realised that this government is on an agenda.to push Pakistan to disaster", says Khan.

One of the Supreme Court judges, Sharad Arvind Bobde, said the situation in Kashmir, where thousands have died since an armed rebellion against Indian rule began three decades ago, as "a bad state of affairs".

The apex court asked the Union Of India and Jammu and Kashmir government to file an affidavit in the case, and fixed the matter to September 30 for further hearing.

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