Prime Minister Imran Khan is holding a rally in Muzaffarabad to show solidarity with residents of occupied Kashmir, who have been under a lockdown for more than 40 days after India moved to annex the territory.
The premier began his address to the mammoth gathering by thanking them for giving him a splendid welcome.
“The reason for me becoming an ambassador of Kashmiri people is that I am a Pakistani, a Muslim and a human,” he said.
“Kashmir issue today is a humanitarian problem.”
Addressing Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said: “Only a coward man can commit such cruelty against human beings; today 900,000 Indian soldiers are committing atrocities against the people of occupied Kashmir.
“A brave man can never do this. No matter how much injustice you commit, you will never succeed.
“Because the people of Kashmir, be it women, children or the elderly, are not scared of death anymore.
“We all should know that Modi has been a member of the RSS since he was a child. It is a Hindu extremist group and they hate Muslims, Christians and all minorities.
“They believe in Hindu supremacy and they hate Muslims because they ruled over India for [hundreds of] years.
“They are walking the same path as Hitler’s Nazi party, which committed atrocities against minority groups.
“Since RSS was formed, they have wanted an ethnic cleansing of Muslims, i.e., to rid India of Muslims and this is all in accordance with their plan.
“Today Kashmir has been internationalised. United Nations Security Council held a meeting on Kashmir issue for the first time in 50 years.”
“The European Union, for the first time, said that the Kashmir issue should be resolved as per UN resolutions. OIC (Organisation of Islamic Cooperation) also said that India should lift curfew in Kashmir.
“More than 40 MPs in Britain raised the Kashmir issue. I am happy that US senators wrote a letter to President Donald Trump and urged him to intervene in the matter.
“I am going to the UN General Assembly in New York and I will not disappoint the Kashmiri people.
“I will raise this issue on every international platform. If possible, watch my interview on RT tonight and tomorrow on Al Jazeera.