December 17, 2019 / 10:22 AM / a month ago

Imran Khan says millions of Muslim refugees could flee India

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan arrives for the Global Refugee Forum at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, December 17, 2019, REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

GENEVA (Reuters) - Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Tuesday that millions of Muslims could flee India due to the curfew in the disputed territory of Kashmir and India’s new citizenship law, creating “a refugee crisis that would dwarf other crises”.

Khan, addressing the Global Forum on Refugees in Geneva, said: “We are worried there not only could be a refugee crisis, we are worried it could lead to a conflict between two nuclear-armed countries.”

“Our country will not be able to accommmodate more refugees,” he added, urging the world to “step in now”.

Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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