LAHORE - Jamaat-e-Islami chief Senator Sirajul Haq has said he is ready to visit India and meet prime minister Narendra Modi if the latter invites him but the agenda will be only Kashmir.

“I will defiantly visit India if Modi invites me but the sole agenda of my dialogue will be Kashmir,” he said while responding to a question of Indian journalist at a function in West London. JI mentioned its chief’s reply in a statement issued from Mansora on Thursday.

“Talks on trade of onions and potatoes or cricket leaving aside the core issue of Kashmir. This fraud has been being done by the rulers of the two countries with people for years,” said Siraj.

“India is paying high price for its occupation of Kashmir. Millions of Indians are living below poverty line and millions of naked and starving spend their lives on footpaths. Mr Modi should think of providing food, clothing and shelter to the poor Indians and give up occupation of Kashmir,” he added.

The JI chief said that the double standards of the world powers in regard to the Muslims had created serious threats to the world peace. The issues of Kashmir and Palestine were the biggest issues on the UN Charter but the world body had not prepared any line of action for their solution. On the other hand, East Taimor and South Sudan were separated promptly from the Muslim states. The world powers, he said, had always supported dictators in Muslim countries instead of democracy. He said the world community should understand the shroud of hypocrisy of the west for the establishment of peace and side with justice.

Sirajul Haq urged the Kashmiris and the Pakistani community in Britain to join hands and raise their voice for the rights of the Kashmiris.

He also urged them to stage a strong protest during Modi s visit to England.