New Delhi: Modi has internationalised the Kashmir dispute, said writer Arundhati Roy in an opinion wrote in Huffington Post.
“With his reckless “pre-emptive” airstrike on Balakot in Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inadvertently undone what previous Indian governments almost miraculously, succeeded in doing for decades. Since 1947 the Indian Government has bristled at any suggestion that the conflict in Kashmir could be resolved by international arbitration, insisting that it is an “internal matter.” By goading Pakistan into a counter-strike, and so making India and Pakistan the only two nuclear powers in history to have bombed each other, Modi has internationalised the Kashmir dispute,” she wrote.
The booker prize winner applauded Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in the article. Whatever Pakistan’s role has been in the Kashmir conflict, Imran Khan, the prime minister of Pakistan, has acted with dignity and rectitude, she wrote.
Arundhati called Modi’s actions “unforgivable” and said that he has jeopardized the lives of more than a billion people and brought the war in Kashmir to the doorsteps of ordinary Indians.