Pakistan's Imran Khan warns of 'bloodbath' when Kashmir curfew lifted


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"When a nuclear-armed country fights to the end, it will have consequences far beyond the borders".

While Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi avoided any mention of Kashmir in his speech at the United Nations General Assembly, Pakistan's Imran Khan launched an extraordinary attack on his Indian counterpart, warning of a "bloodbath" in the disputed region.

"In this day and age you can not put 8 million people in jail and surround them by 900,000 troops", he said, calling upon the world to realise that such oppression must not be allowed. "When fathers go to rescue their children, they are made to deposit money, anywhere between 20,000 Indian rupees [$281] to 60,000 Indian rupees [$845]", read the report. "Nothing has come out of them", said Riyaz Ahmad, a local resident.

At the beginning of his speech, Prime Minister Imran spoke on the issue of climate change, where he said that this issue is not of a single country but should be dealt with collectively.

Modi told world leaders gathered at the annual U.N. General Assembly that India's "voice against terrorism to alert the world about its evil rings with seriousness and outrage".

India says that Pakistan has fomented an insurgency in Kashmir by arming, funding and training militants. The countries have been at odds since their establishment following a bloody 1947 partition at the hands of their departing United Kingdom colonizer and saw one of their most serious flare-ups as recently as February.

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The speeches occurred as thousands of rival protesters gathered outside the United Nations building to demonstrate, both against the clampdown in Kashmir and in support of Modi. Pakistani jets retaliated with strikes and a dogfight ensued in which India lost at least one aircraft, its pilot captured by Pakistan.

Alice Wells, the acting assistant secretary of state for South Asia, referred to a plan laid out by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for restoring political life in Jammu and Kashmir after India last month removed the decades-old autonomy it had enjoyed under India's constitution.

The ceasefire violation took place in the Nowshera sector in Rajouri district on Friday morning when Pakistani forces fired small arms and mortars, said Indian Army sources. "It will have consequences for the world", Khan said.

The two countries came to the brink of war in February after a suicide bomber blew up a convoy of more than 40 Indian soldiers in Indian-administered Kashmir.

Speaking before Khan at the UNGA, Modi broadly denounced "terrorism" but avoided any mention of his decision to revoke the special status of the Muslim-majority region, also claimed by Pakistan.

"There is no such thing as radical Islam", said the prime minister, pointing out that all religions have individuals carrying out radical acts.

U.S. President Donald Trump has urged the sides to resolve their differences. "Similarly, Indians know that holding a rally with Trump gives them legitimacy for what they have done".