Imran Khan addresses the legislative assembly in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan-administered Kashmir [Aamir Qureshi/AFP]
Khan, while addressing parliamentarians in Pakistan-administered Kashmir on Wednesday, said the Indian government’s decision to scrap the Muslim-majority region’s autonomy will be “very heavy” on Modi and his Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), as he reaffirmed his support for the Kashmiri people.
“Modi has committed a strategic blunder,” said Khan during his visit to Muzzafarabad, the capital of Pakistan-administered Kashmir. “He has played his last card. They have internationalised the Kashmir issue.”
Khan’s visit to the disputed region, to mark Pakistan’s independence