LAHORE: Jamaat-e-Islami Chief Sirajul Haq said on Saturday that India is creating war hysteria to divert the world’s attention from its atrocities in Kashmir but also added that in case of war, New Delhi would face a Pakistan which is a thousand times stronger than it was in 1965.
Addressing the JI Youth festival under the aegis of the JI women wing at Aiwan-e-Iqbal, he stressed upon the world community to take notice of India’s war plans and its threats to Pakistan in order to save the region from the horrors of war.
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The JI chief warned that a war between India and Pakistan would not be confined between the two countries but its flames would spread in all directions. He therefore insisted that the world should not sit idle but instead take practical steps to restrain India and prevent war.
Haq stressed that India should come out of the war hysteria and hold meaningful talks on Kashmir issue.
He said that India has long been facing extremism. “Hindu fanatics are treating religious minorities of Muslims, Sikhs and Christians worse than animals. On the economic front, India is suffering from the worst type of poverty and millions of its citizens are forced to go to sleep with empty bellies. Yet, Indian premier Modi is spitting venom against this country to conceal his failures,” he added.
‘India will not attack Pakistan or AJK’
The JI chief said that Pakistan was united as a nation to face any challenge. Stressing over the role women played in the 1965 war, Haq said that even Pakistani women had come out of their homes with batons to deal with the enemy and added that no enemy could defeat a nation whose women and children were imbued with such a spirit.
Haq deplored that while the enemy was preparing for war, rulers in Islamabad were busy in amassing wealth. “A system based on injustice and exploitation is going on in the country, while the masses are deprived of basics of life the ruling elite is enjoying luxuries.”
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He said education and health were not among the priorities of the government and it had not built a single hospital in the country in its tenure, where they could get proper treatment.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 25th, 2016.