As a result of the new citizenship law of India, millions of Muslims living in India will be compelled to leave, said Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan. He said that the current curfew in Indian-administered Kashmir will create “a refugee crisis that would dwarf other crises”.
PM khan addressed the Global Refugee Forum in Geneva and said that Pakistan can not host any more refugees. He urged the global community to “step in now”.
Imran Khan said, “We in Pakistan are not just worried that there will be a refugee crisis. We are worried that this could lead to a conflict, a conflict between two nuclear-armed countries.”
It is important to mention here that India has passed a law that allows Indian citizenship to “persecuted” minorities – Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis, and Christians – from Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. However, no reference has been made to Muslims.
The legal experts in India have said that the law violates the secular constitution of India. Thousands of Muslims and the civil society groups in the country have been protesting. They fear that the legislation can marginalize the 200 million Muslims of the country.
The attendees were Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres
Imran Khan said that Narendra Modi’s government wants to alter the demography of the region, commenting on the four-month-long lockdown in Indian-administered Kashmir.
He said, “The most important thing the world needs to understand is that the professed aim is to change the demography of Kashmir from a Muslim majority to a Muslim minority.
Adding, “We know from our past experience prevention is better than cure. If the world acts right now and puts pressure on the Indian government to stop this illegal activity, we can prevent this crisis.”