Tensions Rise in Pakistan
Traditionally, Kashmir is a disputed territory between India and Pakistan. Presently, every nation occupies an space of the area. FMI’s Bruce Allen says Pakistan is protecting of India occupied Kashmir.
“On Thursday, August 29, Pakistan examined a surface-to-surface ballistic missile that is able to carrying a nuclear warhead. We had already talked about that even think-tanks right here within the US are saying ‘it’s getting pretty dicey there. The Kashmir crisis could be the spark to a nuclear war in the region’,” Allen explains.
Pakistan examined Ghaznavi missiles, that are short-range however able to reaching many elements of India. CNN speculates the missile check was a present of drive somewhat than a menace, however final Friday, Pakistan’s Prime Ministry led the nation in a solidarity protest over the Kashmir area. Then, on Monday, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Kham declared that the nation wouldn’t be the primary to make use of nuclear weapons. No matter guarantees from the rostrum, the potential for nuclear warfare places the entire world on alert.
“Pakistan is not going to let this just be an India internal affair. They’re going to say this needs international attention,” Allen says.
Hope for the Future?
Will this newest supply of stress between India and Pakistan fizzle out by itself? It appears unlikely. Allen notes individuals are nonetheless detained in India-occupied Kashmir with out prices. Some landline cellphone companies have been restored, however the majority of mobile and web companies are nonetheless out.
“A lot will depend on what we see India doing in this region. Are they going to port in a lot of or allow a lot of Hindus moving into the Muslim majority area so that it’s the Muslim majority of Kashmir actually would become diluted? India in recent years has had a very strong Hindu nationalist movement. And so, it’s very easy to see this as just part of that movement,” Allen says.
Pray Pakistan doesn’t take army motion towards India. Pray for peace between Pakistan and India and for tensions to de-escalate. Additionally, pray for knowledge for the present leaders in each India and Pakistan.
And please, don’t forget to wish for the church buildings in each nations and the church leaders. Pray for his or her perseverance, security, and encouragement regardless of their circumstances. Lastly, pray that by means of the evangelistic efforts on this area, the Prince of Peace would grow to be recognized.
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