Members of the American Muslim community stage a demonstration to protest what they say is the Indian government's occupation of Kashmir, in Los Angeles on Saturday. AFP
His outrage on Twitter came as tensions simmered between the two countries over the divided Himalayan region after New Delhi last week rescinded years of autonomy enjoyed by the Indian-ruled part and gave full control to the central government.
Kashmir has been under virtual lockdown since shortly before the move, with a curfew across the region, and phone and Internet lines cut — ostensibly to prevent unrest.
An Indian soldier orders a Kashmiri to lift his robe before frisking him during curfew in Srinagar. AP
Huge numbers of troops are patrolling the streets of major centres, and security forces used tear gas Friday to break up a demonstration against the government's move by about 8,000 people.
Tensions also remain fraught in the mountainous Ladakh region, where a local activist told AFP dozens of protesters took part in rallies on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with at least 10 people injured by security forces using tear gas and sticks.
Siblings, who according to family were injured after a device that looked like a toy exploded at home, lay on a bed in Neelum. Reuters
State police chief Dilbagh Singh said late on Saturday that "not a single incident of violence was reported from anywhere" in Kashmir, although this conflicted with independent sources.
Imran tweeted on Sunday that the "ideology of Hindu Supremacy, like the Nazi Aryan Supremacy, will not stop" in Kashmir.
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?"
'Clampdown affects Eid'
He referred specifically to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the ultra Hindu nationalist volunteer movement considered the parent of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Imran also telephoned Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday "as part of his outreach to world leaders on the Kashmir situation," a statement issued by his office said.
"Muslims of Kashmir must be able to use their legal rights and interests to be able to live in peace," Rouhani was quoted as saying.
Officials said Imran would visit the Pakistan controlled part of Kashmir this week to show solidarity.
Residents gather in support of Kashmiri people during an anti-Indian protest in Quetta, Pakistan, on Sunday. AFP
Residents in Indian controlled Kashmir, meanwhile, said they were struggling to celebrate the major Muslim festival of Eid Al Adha because of the security crackdown.
A mother who gave her named as Razia said she tried to explain to her daughter that she would not be able to buy her clothes to mark the occasion, as her husband fretted about feeding the family.
"What sort of Eid is this?" asked the 45-year-old in Srinagar.
"We are not even allowed to move outside. My husband is a daily wage labourer but hasn't made any money for the last eight days."
A sheep trader at a Srinagar market, who gave his name as Maqbool, said the number of people buying sacrificial animals for the holiday was sharply lower and he had gone from "huge profits" to a "big loss" this year.
The militants opened fire on Gul Mohammad Mir, who belonged to a local unit of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), at his house in south Kashmir on Saturday night.
PM made the comments while addressing a massive public gathering in Muzaffarabad to "send the world a message regarding the military curfew imposed in Indian occupied Kashmir," Geo News reported.
Claiming to show solidarity with the Kashmiris, Miandad, while wearing the Pakistan cricket team's one-day jersey, is seen in the video saying if he can play with a bat and hit sixes, he can also wield a sword.
The premier's message came as the curfew and communications blackout imposed by New Delhi in Kashmir entered its 12th day. Aug.15 is also India's Independence Day, which is being observed as a black day across Pakistan to protest the brutalities in Kashmir.
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