Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, continued with his meltdown on social media on Friday. He is persisting with his line of attack where he calls India a Hindu Supremacist state. Until now, he has equated the ruling Indian dispensation with the Nazis and has claimed that ethnic cleansing of Kashmiri Muslims is imminent.
That is why the Hindutva exclusivist creed of the Modi-led Govt with its fascist tactics in IOK will fail miserably in its attempt to smother the Kashmiri liberation struggle.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) August 16, 2019
For all his theatrics, Imran Khan appears to be screaming into the void. The tweets, which are quite obviously targeted towards an international audience, have failed to attract any meaningful attention from important geopolitical players.
Apart from traditional Indian allies like Russia, even Pakistan’s alleged friends have supported India on the matter. Saudi Arabia and the USA, who have traditionally sided with Pakistan on such matters, have left them to their fate. China is more concerned about Aksai Chin than they are about Article 370 and Pakistan’s tantrums on the same.
Another feature that has become evident is Imran Khan’s not-so-subtle threats of Jihad. Today, he alluded to people ‘not fearing death’. Yesterday, he had claimed that the abrogation of Article 370 will radicalize Muslims around the world. All of this was after he had threatened that there would be more Pulwama-type suicide terrorist attacks. The Pakistani Prime Minister’s conduct on Twitter only shows that his nickname ‘Taliban Khan’ is duly earned.
Without too many options on the table, Imran Khan appears to be relying on Pakistan’s age-old tradition of emotional blackmail and threats of Jihad to make the international community heed its concerns. However, countries the world over appear to be tired of their shenanigans. With India extremely unlikely to suffer any adverse consequences for administrative decisions on its internal matter, the highly anticipated climactic end to Imran Khan’s meltdown remains to be seen.