Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has ruled out seeking further dialogue with India over Kashmir, expressing his frustration with New Delhi over its decision to strip the region of its autonomy earlier this month.
“There is no point in talking to them. I mean, I have done all the talking,” he told the New York Times on Wednesday.
“Unfortunately, now when I look back, all the overtures that I was making for peace and dialogue, I think they took it for appeasement. There is nothing more that we can do.”
Khan has taken a strong stand since India abrogated Article 370, which allowed Indian-administered Kashmir the jurisdiction to make its own laws in all matters except finance, defence, foreign affairs and communications.
He has accused the Indian government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of changing the demography of Kashmir through “ethnic cleansing”.