Pakistan's Khan vows to raise Kashmir at UN

  • Saturday 14, September 2019 02:03 PM
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan branded his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi "cowardly" on Friday and promised to raise New Delhi's decision to strip Indian Kashmir of its autonomy at next week's UN General Assembly session.
Khan, speaking to a crowd of around three thousand supporters at a rally in Pakistani-administered Kashmir, warned that Modi's move on August 5 would have repercussions beyond the disputed Himalayan territory.

He also insisted that Pakistan does not want to go to war with India again -- but said Islamabad will respond to any hostility.

The nuclear-armed neighbours have fought three wars since independence in 1947, two of them over Kashmir, which they both administer in part.

Tensions have spiralled since New Delhi's move on its side of the de facto border -- the Line of Control -- to change the status of the territory, with Pakistan repeatedly likening Modi to Hitler and calling for international intervention.