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‘Time for the world to act’: Pakistan’s Khan warns Kashmir row could spill over into new war with India

Speaking at the 74th UNGA session, PM Modi recounted India's contribution towards world peace and said that India is the country that has made the biggest sacrifice at the United Nations peacekeeping missions.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has denounced terrorism but avoided any mention of India's crackdown in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.

India and Pakistan have fought two of their three wars over Kashmir.

She said annual U.S. trade with Pakistan was "quite modest" at just $6.6 billion, compared to a robust trade relationship with India totalling $142 billion in goods and services previous year.

Comparing RSS "goods" to Nazi brownshirts, Khan waded into the political dynamics in India, invoking the communal riots in Gujarat in 2002 to remind UN delegates that Prime Minister Modi's visa to visit the United States had been revoked because he had allowed a pogrom against Muslims.

The Indian-controlled part of Kashmir has been under lockdown since early August after New Delhi scrapped the region's semi-autonomous status.

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"What is he (Modi) going to do when he lifts the curfew?"

"It is the first time Kashmiris have seen a leader from Pakistan, who spoke openly for the rights of Kashmiris".

Following a suicide attack that killed 40 Indian security forces personnel in Pulwama in India-administered Kashmir, the Indian military conducted cross-border strikes against what it said were training camps for the Pakistan-based group that claimed responsibility for the operation.

"The world would benefit from reduced tensions and increased dialogue between the two countries and, given these factors, the president is willing to mediate if asked by both parties", she added.

Modi told world leaders gathered at the annual U.N. General Assembly that India's "voice against terrorism to alert the world about its evil rings with seriousness and outrage".

"We look forward to the Indian government's resumption of political engagement with local leaders and the scheduling of the promised elections at the earliest opportunity", she said. "It will have consequences for the world", he said.

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"There are 900,000 troops there, they haven't come to, as Narendra Modi says - for the prosperity of Kashmir", Khan said.

Khan, who dedicated 20 minutes of his 50-minute UNGA address to Kashmir, urged the multilateral agency to "not appease a market of 1.2 billion" but "stand up for justice and humanity".

"India doesn't want outside eyes on this [Kashmir issue]".

While U.S. President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani showed up, both Russia's and China's top officials, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping, opted to skip.

In Pakistan's portion of Kashmir where many in recent days have been waiting keenly for Khan's address, people were glued to their television sets.

As the two leaders spoke, large duelling protests supporting and opposing India's action in Kashmir took place across the street from United Nations headquarters in NY.

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