Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Shah Faesal: India detains Kashmir politician at airport

Shah Faesal was one of the few Kashmiri politicians not detained ahead of India's controversial decision to revoke the region's special status.
He was detained at Delhi airport.
Meanwhile, Pakistani PM Imran Khan said global powers would be responsible for any war over Kashmir, for failing to implement UN resolutions.
In an address in Pakistani-administered Kashmir on Wednesday, Mr Khan described the move by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to revoke the special status as a "strategic blunder".
"If war breaks out in the region, the world powers and international bodies will be responsible as they have failed to implement the UN resolutions on Kashmir," he said.
"The United Nations must listen to 1.5 billion Muslims who are looking up to the global body for action against India."
The PTI news agency quoted Indian officials as saying that Mr Faesal had been arrested on Wednesday at the international airport in Delhi as he was trying to board a flight to Turkey.
There is no clarity on where he has been taken in Indian-administered Kashmir but some local media have said he has been placed under house arrest. The BBC has not been able to independently verify this.
Speaking to the BBC's Hardtalk programme on Tuesday, Mr Faesal said he was apprehensive about being detained.
14/08/19 BBC

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