ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday aggravated his criticisms of India over the crackdown on Kashmir and said he no longer seeks dialogue with Indian officials and increases the danger of military escalation between their nuclear-armed neighbors ,
In an interview with the New York Times, Mr. Khan bitterly complained about what he described as repeated refusal by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he asked for communication from Kashmir before and after cracking down the controversial territory on 5 August ,
"There is no point talking to them. I mean, I talked everything. Looking back now, I think all the overtures I have made for peace and dialogue have served them as a reassurance, "said Mr. Khan, dressed in traditional Pakistani clothing, during the interview at the Prime Minister's office in Islamabad. "We can not do more."
Indian soldiers and policemen have been charged with using excessive force They have arrested the political leadership of the territory and have been heavily criticized by the rights associations and the United Nations.
Due to the Indian measures, which officials claim are slow, it has been difficult to ascertain the full extent of the crackdown.
There was no immediate statement by the Indian Government regarding Mr. Khan's comments. India's ambassador to the United States, Harsh Vardhan Shringla, who visited the editorial board of the New York Times, rejected criticism of India's actions in Kashmir.
"Public utilities, banks and hospitals are functioning normally," said the Indian ambassador. "There are sufficient food supplies. Some communication restrictions are in the interests of citizen security. "
In their litany of allegations, Mr. Khan and his Cabinet Ministers compared the New Delhi government to Nazi Germany claiming genocide was taking place in the disputed area.
Mr. Khan's interview with The Times was his first with an international news organization aiming to spread his fury over what's happening in Kashmir – and it seemed to reflect his disappointment at what he views as India's intransigence.
Indian officials have described their new policy on Kashmir as a legal and internal matter, which was part of the effort to improve the region's economic prospects. They said that the use of armed forces was precautionary, preventive and temporary.
Following his remarks in social media and in Pakistani news channels, Mr. Khan described Mr. Modi as a fascist and Hindu preventer who intended to eradicate Kashmir's largely Muslim population and populate the region with Hindus.
"The important thing is that eight million people are in mortal danger. We are all worried that ethnic cleansing and genocide will soon follow, "Khan said.
Such allegations were rejected as absurd by Mr. Modi's government.
Mr Khan spoke one day after saying he had Calling President Trump by phone and telling him about a "potentially very explosive situation" between his country and India.
Last month, Mr. Khan visited Washington and met with Mr. Trump, who said he was ready to mediate the conflict His offer was welcomed by Mr. Khan, but not accepted by India.
Mr. Trump repeated his offer on Tuesday, to NBC News: "I will do my best to mediate or do something."
Mr Khan expressed concern that India could carry out a fraudulent "false flag operation" in Kashmir in order to launch a military action against Pakistan And Pakistan, he said, would be forced to answer.
"And then you look at two nuclear-weapon states, and anything can happen," he said.
"I'm worried that this is possible." escalate and for two nuclear-armed countries it should be alarming for the world we are now facing. "
Mr. Khan's warnings of a major nuclear fire have revived comments from Islamabad shortly after Indian fighter planes infiltrated Pakistani airspace in March. Indian government officials have rejected such warnings, claiming that Pakistan is using the threat of nuclear war to induce the international community to mediate and negotiate India will not initiate conflict over the use of its arsenal.
But last Friday, India's Defense Minister Rajnath Singh seemed to ease the cautious restraint that the country's nuclear policy has been making for decades, saying on Twitter that future use of his arsenal will "depend on circumstances".
Shortly after taking office last summer, Mr. Khan turned to India to revive talks between countries on a variety of topics, including Kashmir. Indian officials, however, rejected Mr. Khan's efforts with a long-standing response that they will not negotiate until Pakistan has cut ties with militant groups. Pakistan denies connections to such groups.
Given the crisis in Pakistani-Indian relations, it is difficult to see how countries will resume talks for the foreseeable future, which have interrupted their relations since their partition in 1947.
The relationship reached this year a low point when a Kashmiri militant stuffed his car with explosives and exploded as he stormed into an Indian paramilitary vehicle and killed dozens. It was the worst attack in the region for 30 years. In response, the Indian Air Force entered Pakistan's airspace to launch a strike against what it claims was a militant training camp on its neighbor's ground.
Mr. Khan called for United Nations peacekeepers and observers to be admitted to India-controlled Kashmir, repeatedly claiming during the interview that Mr. Modi intended to carry out a genocide of Kashmir Muslims.