Where traditional Indian media is going haywire on Prime Minister Imran Khan’s successful maiden trip to United Nations General Assembly, and his vehement campaign against BJP-led Narendra Modi’s government at the world’s prestigious forum, a section of Indian media is praising Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The sensationalism in Indian media has surged to the point where they disparaged PM Khan’s act of counting the prayer bead in the joint presser with President Donald Trump. A published article described the frantic effort of PM Khan to ward off an impression as the leader of the Islamic world in the aftermath of the Kashmir move by the Narendra Modi government.
Indian Media Praise
Nevertheless, India’s popular news outlet India Today recently published an article on PM Khan’s austerity drive and his low-key visit to the USA and the preceding visit to Saudi Arabia. While PM Khan was mocked and berated by Indian Twitter users for boarding a commercial flight to Saudi Arabia, and that Pakistan cannot afford a special aircraft for its premiere, the published article, however, argued that even Indian politicians should emulate PM Khan’s austerity measures.
Prime Minister Imran Khan is immensely capitalizing on the opportunity to apprise the world with massive human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir.
The article noted that PM Khan’s austerity measures intended to pull down the pressure on the country’s resources as Pakistan is dwindling with the severe economic crisis, India politicians should mull over reducing their cost of living since Indian economy is also undergoing a crisis.
“Imran Khan had told his cabinet earlier this year that he would lead by example to make his austerity drive effective,” said the article.
“His austerity drive might be emulated by politicians in India, which too is facing some serious economic issues. The economic growth rate is slowing down, unemployment is at a record high, prices in retail markets are soaring, and massive job loss is staring in many sectors of the economy,” commented the article on the Indian economy.
Prime Minister Imran Khan is immensely capitalizing on the opportunity to apprise the world with massive human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir. Declared himself the ambassador of Kashmir, he has engaged with several world leaders on Kashmir cause.
His proactive diplomacy on Kashmir issue bore the results when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in his UNGA speech raised its voice for the atrocities in IOK. President Erdogan slammed the Indian government and demanded to uplift the siege and resume communication in the valley.
Even Malaysia has also joint Pakistan in urging India to resolve the Kashmir issue as per the resolutions of the United Nations.
Pakistani Prime Minister #ImranKhan warned in blunt terms Tuesday of possible war between Pakistan and India over what he called a brutal Indian crackdown in the disputed Himalayan region of #Kashmirhttps://t.co/Iz591Z7k1m pic.twitter.com/bGMKXs4Dmk
— Arab News (@arabnews) September 24, 2019
In his meeting with the Wall Street Journal, PM Khan asserted that he has especially come to New York for Kashmir, while everything else is secondary. He is repeatedly warning the world of a possible war-like situation between India and Pakistan if Kashmir issue does not get a peaceful resolution.
The Times Square in New York lit up screen advertisement with Free Kashmir slogans, a message highlighting the atrocities in Kashmir making it a global concern. The netizens have hailed the relentless speeches of Prime Minister Imran Khan on the Kashmir issue, which has made it a global phenomenon.
In the new set of development, UK’s Labour Party has passed a resolution on Kashmir calling in for the international intervention in Kashmir and urging the United Nations to conduct a referendum in the IOK, a similar demand of Pakistan and PM Khan.
“Crucially, it calls on the Labour Party, the government in waiting, to clearly and vocally support the Kashmiri people’s right to self-determination and for international observers to be sent to the region immediately. The resolution also calls for an intervention of the party at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC),” it read.
— Ajay Tyagi (@toajaytyagi) September 26, 2019
Let's wait and watch how things unfold in next few days. England Labour Party has passed a resolution on Jammu & Kashmir
— CA. Pradeep kumar (@ca_kumarpradeep) September 26, 2019
— kashif Rafique (@kashifrafiqu) September 26, 2019
Robust stance on Islamophobia
Moreover, Prime Minister Imran Khan’s bold and clear stance on Islamophobia and hate sentiments against Muslims is earning him praise. Prime Minister Imran Khan unabatedly took a jibe at the western world for not respecting the sentiments of Muslims, and their repeated blasphemous content on Holy Prophet PBUH, the issue he raised in the meeting with NZ PM Jacinda Ardern.
The prime minister attended a high-level, round table discussion on ‘Countering Hate Speech‘ co-hosted by Pakistan and Turkey, according to a media report.
Modi & Trump are united in their Islamophobia. Both hv turned it into authoritarian policies, criticized by the intl community but popular among their respective bases–from Trump’s so-called “Muslim ban” to Modi’s lockdown of the Muslim-majority #Kashmir. https://t.co/VdeT4ZiksR
— Ashok Swain (@ashoswai) September 23, 2019
“President Erdogan, PM Mahatir and myself had a meeting today in which we decided our 3 countries would jointly start an English language channel dedicated to confronting the challenges posed by Islamophobia and setting the record straight on our great religion – Islam,” Mr. Khan said in a tweet.
“RELIGION has nothing to do with terrorism. There is only one Islam, the Islam of Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H). This is the best forum for Muslims to talk about ‘Separating Terrorism from Islam’ “Prime Minister Imran Khan reiterates his stance on Islamophobia. #PMImranKhan #UN pic.twitter.com/3MbsKoBbds
— Iftikhar Durrani (@DuraniIftikhar) September 25, 2019
— The Hindu (@the_hindu) September 26, 2019
Islamophobia: Understanding Anti-Muslim Sentiment in the West https://t.co/JsrEIAVvE9
— Ammara Cheema (@AmmaraCheema10) September 26, 2019
#Pakistan, #Turkey and #Malaysia have decided to jointly launch an English language Islamic television channel to confront the challenges posed by Islamophobia – Pakistan PM #ImranKhan pic.twitter.com/1jOLMqDUmS
— FX16 News (@fx16news) September 26, 2019
“Misperceptions which bring people together against Muslims would be corrected; the issue of blasphemy would be properly contextualized; series and films would be produced on Muslim history to educate/inform our people and the world; Muslims would be given a dedicated media presence,” he said.
#ImranKhan an excellent communicator, fine personality a great leader in true sense, he talks about welfare of Human being, poor, social & civilized justice system, etc. I’m speechless, I don’t have enough words to press this man. He belongs to the whole mankind https://t.co/yC5nIw5e80
— Rashid Al Khayat (@RashidAlKhayat) September 25, 2019
Simply loved it. He speaks his heart with enormous confidence that makes ppl to listen to him & get inspired… I think even #NaziModi would agree to this but may call him magician though 🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/V3eHbd18G6
— Rashid Al Khayat (@RashidAlKhayat) September 26, 2019
In his address to the United Nations meeting on Control of Hate Speech, PM Khan unnerved challenged the perception of associating Islam with terrorism, while overlooking the connection of Hinduism to religious extremism and suicide bombing. He asserted that before 9/11 nearly Tamil Tigers carried out 70% of the suicide bombing. He highlighted the injustices inflicted on the Muslim population merely on the perception of terrorism.
— The Nerve Center (@_nervecenter) September 24, 2019
— RAU'S IAS STUDY CIRC (@rausias) September 26, 2019
For decades, we in Pakistan kept getting fascinated, mesmerized and enthralled by enchanting yet simple truths of Imran Khan.
Now it’s the whole world’s turn to taste the spellbinding magic of IK’s simple truths.#ImranKhan absolutely aced the Presser today.
— Shoaib Khan (@5hoab) September 24, 2019