Not enough evidence to prove Kashmir genocide: Pak ICJ lawyer

Wednesday 04th September 2019 06:39 EDT

In a major embarrassment to prime minister Imran Khan, Pakistan's lawyer in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) Khawar Qureshi has admitted that there is no significant evidence with Pakistan to back its claims of genocide in Kashmir. "In absence of these evidences, it is extremely difficult for Pakistan to take this case to the ICJ," said Khawar Qureshi.

Pakistan has threatened to approach the ICJ over the Kashmir issue while also approaching the United Nations with an aim to internationalise the Kashmir matter. Khan has knocked on the doors of several countries in the world, including the United States and spoke to President Donald Trump after which Trump offered to mediate in the matter.

Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Trump at the G7 Summit in France after which both the leaders agreed with India's stand that Kashmir is a bilateral matter between India and Pakistan with no scope for any third party mediation.

Hours after PM Modi and Trump's meeting in France, Imran Khan addressed Pakistan and said that he will raise the Kashmir issue at every international forum, including the UN General Assembly. Imran Khan assured the people of Pakistan that his government will stand by the Kashmiris till India lifts the restrictions in the Valley.

After Pakistan failed to draw international support on the issue of Kashmir ever since the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5, Imran Khan recently invoked the nuclear powers of the two countries. "Will these big countries keep looking at their economic interests only?They should remember, both countries have nuclear weapons," Imran Khan had said last month.

"In a nuclear war, no one will win. It will not only wreak havoc in this region, but the entire world will face consequences. It is now up to the international community," Imran Khan said.

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