Pakistan-India CRISIS: Delhi told it faces ‘fight to the end’ in bitter Kashmir row


    The former captain of the Pakistan national cricket team vowed to throw his full force behind the fight to end Indian violations in Kashmir. He said Pakistan’s army was preparing to respond to anticipated Indian aggression. He added: “The Pakistani army has solid information that they are planning to do something in Pakistani Kashmir, and they are ready and will give a solid response. “We have decided that if India commits any type of violation we will fight until the end,” Khan said during a visit to Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan-administered Kashmir, in a speech marking Pakistan’s independence day.

    “The time has arrived to teach you a lesson.”

    Last week, Pakistan raged at Delhi’s decision to revoke Indian administered Kashmir’s special status.

    It compared the Indian government to the Nazis and indicated that it might carry out mass ethnic cleansing.

    Millions of people in Kashmir are currently without access to landlines, mobiles, or internet after India imposed a blackout ten days ago.

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    The territory is under a curfew and will remain so until Thursday when India celebrates its independence day.

    Local media said that although the curfew would be eased, the communications shutdown would still be in place.

    Many Kashmiris fear it will chance the demography of what is the country’s only Muslim-majority state.

    Along with the shutdown has come the imprisonment of high profile political figures.

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    Omar Abdullah, the descendant of a prominent political Kashmiri family and a former chief minister of the state were arrested last week.

    Violence in Kashmir can be traced back to when India and Pakistan won independence from Britain in 1947.

    A bloody partition occurred between the two states, with Kashmir opting to stay independent.

    Kashmir’s Hindu ruler not long after ceded the territory to India, which has since seen a tense conflict brew as both states claim sovereignty over the region.


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