Pakistan Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has accused India of government-sponsored persecution of 20 crore Muslims.

Yesterday Friday (September 23) Shahbaz Sharif gave a speech at the 77th General Assembly of the United Nations in New York.

The Prime Minister of Pakistan discussed the issues of India, Israel, Palestine, Islamophobia and Kashmir starting from the country’s floods.

Shahbaz Sharif said the state-sponsored campaign of persecution against Muslims in India is the worst example of Islamophobia.

He said that Pakistan wants peace with India in the ‘long term’. And that is possible through a ‘just and sustainable solution to the issue of illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir by India’.

He further said, for this, India must create an environment for constructive dialogue. The country should withdraw the ‘illegal’ measures taken on August 15, 2019 and show sincerity and willingness to walk the path of peace and dialogue by stopping the process of demographic change now.

On the Kashmir issue, Shahbaz said, Kashmiris are facing extrajudicial killings, detentions, custodial torture and death at the hands of Indian forces. Shahbaz also alleged that India wants to turn the Muslim-majority region into a Hindu-majority territory.

(September 24)