China Supports Pakistan for Freedom of Kashmir. Xi Jinping to Meet Modi

Pakistan Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: Govt of Pakistan
Pakistan Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: Govt of Pakistan

China’s continuous stance to support Pakistan over the Kashmir issue must be a cause of worry for India.

By Rakesh Raman

Chinese President Xi Jinping said today (October 9) that he was watching the situation in Kashmir and would support Pakistan in issues related to its core interests.

According to the official Xinhua News Agency, President Xi told the visiting Pakistan Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan during a meeting in Beijing that the right and wrong of the situation was clear and both the countries should resolve the dispute via peaceful dialogue.

China’s continuous stance to support Pakistan over the Kashmir issue must be a cause of worry for India while President Xi is expected to meet Indian PM Narendra Modi in Chennai during this week.

Currently, Kashmir is facing extreme human rights violations being committed by the Indian security forces, as the Modi government has abrogated Article 370 which gave special privileges to the people of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K).

Expecting backlash from the Kashmiris, the Modi government had imposed curfew in Kashmir and millions of people (most of them are Muslims) have been locked in their homes since August 4, a day before revoking Article 370 for J&K.

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During the meeting between Imran Khan and President Xi, regional security environment including the situation in IOJ&K (Indian-Occupied Jammu & Kashmir) and Pak-China defense cooperation were discussed.

Highlighting the situation in IOJK, Imran Khan stressed the urgency to immediately lift curfew in IoJK to alleviate the sufferings of the Kashmiris to avert risks to peace and security in the region. Pakistan has been advocating for the freedom of Kashmiris who are under the occupation of Indian forces.

Recently, Pakistan PM – who was speaking at the 74th UN General Assembly (UNGA) Session in New York – said that he has specially come to attend UNGA so that he could highlight the human rights violations that Muslims in Indian-Occupied Kashmir (IOK) are facing.

He said that Modi is influenced by the hate-filled ideology of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) that was responsible for the assassination of India’s founding father Mahatma Gandhi.

As the Modi government has annexed Kashmir, now it is under the occupation of Indian security forces that – according to Imran Khan – have killed 100,000 Kashmiris and raped 11,000 women.

By Rakesh Raman, who is a national award-winning journalist and social activist. He is the founder of the humanitarian organization RMN Foundation which is working in diverse areas to help the disadvantaged and distressed people in the society. He also creates and publishes a number of digital publications on different subjects.

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