Why Imran Khan is stoking war hysteria over Kashmir move

Imran Khan has threatened to fight another war with India over Kashmir move. He is isolated globally and cornered domestically over Kashmir. Military is his only backer and Imran Khan is echoing his master's voice.

HIGHLIGHTS

·         Imran Khan has threatened to go to another war over Article 370 recast in Kashmir
·         His attempts to garner international support against Modi government's move have failed
·         Opposition has cornered Imran Khan over his response to Kashmir move by Modi government
On August 5, the Narendra Modi government issued a Presidential Order under Article 370 and ended the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. The government said integration of Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of India is now complete. Pakistan called it annexation of Kashmir by India and its prime minister, Imran Khan threatened India the very next day with another war using nuclear weapons.
India and Pakistan have fought three wars over Kashmir as Pakistan has repeatedly attempted to take the region by force, failing every time. In his Independence Day speech, Imran Khan raised the clamour for war a notch higher saying, The time has arrived to teach you (India) a lesson.
Except Shah Mehmood Qureshi, the foreign minister of Pakistan and a veteran in nation’s politics, other members of the Imran Khan government have repeated the war rhetoric of their prime minister. Qureshi, on more than one occasion, said Pakistan should not have an illusion that the world, including Islamic countries would support it over Kashmir.
One minister went on to announce that war between India and Pakistan would begin in October-November this year, at the start of winter it is highly unlikely unless Pakistan is planning an attack in the Punjab-Rajasthan-Gujarat segment of the International Border. Mountains of Jammu and Kashmir present too harsh a weather for war in winters.
Pakistan on Thursday tested nuclear-capable surface-to-surface ballistic missile, Ghaznavi with a range of up to 290 kms. The news was announced by Pakistan military, which is incidentally the only entity backing the Imran Khan government.

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