India promises to ease Kashmir curfew as Pakistan accuses New Delhi government of 'ethnic cleansing'


Imran Khan, the prime minister of Pakistan, on Sunday accused the Indian government of pursing “ethnic cleansing” comparable to Hitler’s annexation of Czechoslovakia.

Describing the move as “the Hindu Supremacists version of Hitler’s Lebensraum”, he said it would lead to “the suppression of Muslims in India & eventually lead to targeting of Pakistan”.

“Attempt is to change demography of Kashmir through ethnic cleansing,” he tweeted. “Question is: Will the world watch & appease as they did Hitler at Munich?

Dilbag Singh, the Jammu and Kashmir police chief, on Sunday said the curfew had been eased ahead of the Muslims festival of Eid ul-adha today.   

“Things are absolutely normal, not a single incident has been reported from south Kashmir even,” Mr Singh told the Hindustan Times.

“We are closely watching the situation,” he said.

Mr Singh said there were incidents of stone throwing in downtown Srinagar on Saturday, but insisted that any report of violence in the region “is false”.

The New Delhi government on Sunday said deliveries of food and supplies were active again to Kashmir, and banks and stores were being restocked ahead of Eid.


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