Imran Khan’s historic speech at UNGA

September 29, 2019

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday addressed the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The highlight of his more than 45-minute-long speech was intense criticism of India for its annexation of occupied Kashmir and the continued restrictions imposed in the region. The premier began his speech by saying he feels honoured to represent Pakistan at the world forum. He said he would not have come to the UN if he did not feel that some “urgent issues” needed to be addressed. The issue which the prime minister talked in most detail about was the oppression of the people of occupied Kashmir. “When we came to power, we swore that we would try to bring peace. “We went to fight the war on terror and we faced losses of (thousands of people).

“I have friends in India and I love going to India. So when my party came to power, we reached out to India and (said) let’s resolve differences through trade. “Modi said there were terrorist attacks from Pakistan. We said well we have attacks in Balochistan from your end. “Unfortunately we didn’t make any head way. Our foreign minister was at the UNGA but they cancelled the meeting. “Meanwhile a 20-year-old Kashmiri boy blew himself up at the Indian convoy. And India blamed us. “We told him (Modi) if you have an iota of proof send it. They bombed us (instead), and we retaliated. “Modi’s entire campaign hinged on how he had killed ten trees of ours. He used words like ‘this is just a trailer and the movie has yet to begun.’ “So we thought it is just election rhetoric. We approached India after but then we discovered they wanted to push us into FATF blacklist. “And then their agenda became obvious on August 5 when they went against all laws (and revoked occupied Kashmir’s autonomy). “They (India) got an extra 180,000 troops there, the total forces are now 900,000. They have put eight million people under curfew. “Now i must explain what RSS is. Modi is a life member (of RSS). “It is an organisation inspired by Hitler and Mussolini. They believe in racial purity and superiority. They believe they are an Aryan race. “They believe in ethnic cleansing of Muslims. They believe a golden age of Hindu rule was stopped by Muslims and then the British occupation. “What kind of people bring in 900,000 troops for eight million people. These are human beings,” said Prime Minister Imran to applause from the audience. “What comes with Aryan superiority is arrogance and it makes people commit mistakes and do stupid cruel things like what Modi has done.

There could be debate that either Pakistan is successful to get the attention of world leaders towards Kashmir issue or not, but one thing is certain that incumbent government under leadership of Imran Khan is not leaving any stone unturned when it comes to highlighting Kashmir issue.

The Kashmir dispute is the oldest unresolved international conflict in the world today, it is utmost responsibility of UN and world powers to fulfill the pledges of resolving Kashmir dispute.