Better chance of Kashmir peace talks if Modi wins, fearing backlash Congress too scared to seek settlement, says Khan

Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan has said there may be a better chance of peace talks with India if PM Narendra Modi’s BJP comes to power again.

Imran Khan said that the Congress party might be too scared to seek a settlement with Pakistan over Kashmir, fearing a backlash from the right wing if they come to power.

“Perhaps if the BJP – a right-wing party – wins, some kind of settlement in Kashmir could be reached,” Imran Khan told journalists in an interview.

This was despite the massive alienation that Muslims in Kashmir and Muslims in general were facing in PM Modi’s India, said Imran Khan, who took office last August.

“I never thought I would see what is happening in India right now,” said the former international cricket star. “Muslim-ness is being attacked.”

He said PM Modi, like Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was electioneering based on “fear and nationalist feeling”.

Recently, Khan had called India an occupier in Kashmir saying that Israel and India are morally bankrupt and are disrespecting their own constitutions and UN resolutions for power.

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