Srinagar, June 13, 2016 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, senior Hurriyet leaders, opposing the setting up of colonies for Pandits and Indian soldiers in Kashmir, have asked people to be ready to foil conspiracies aimed at changing demography of Jammu and Kashmir.
This was stated during a seminar jointly organized by the All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Mirwaiz-led Hurriyet forum and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front at Hyderpora in Srinagar to sensitize people against India’s anti-Kashmir designs.
APHC Chairman Syed Ali Gilani addressing the seminar said Kashmiri Pandits are they brothers. They will be welcomed at their respective homes, and not in separate colonies.
Syed Ali Gilani said: “New Delhi wants to make Jammu and Ladakh its own entity. Demography of Jammu was changed by massacring over five lakh Muslims in 1947. People of Jammu region are reeling under fear of communal elements and 28,000 Village Defence Committee members. A conspiracy has been hatched to settle 10 lakh soldiers in Kashmir. Even BJP admitted in the J and K Assembly that it is the right of non-locals to be settled permanently in Kashmir.”
“Similarly over five lakh Biharis who are working in Kashmir as labourers have been assured settlements in the territory. Soldier and Pandits colonies and land for non-locals to set up industries are all offshoots of the conspiracy aimed to change demography of Kashmir,” he said.
He said “people should realize the grave situation and boycott election rallies of pro-India politicians.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq also urged people to remain watchful of conspiracies aimed at changing demography of Kashmir. “Conspiracies have been hatched to change Muslim majority character of Kashmir since 1947. History stands testimony to how Hindutva forces and RSS including its leader Shyama Prasad Mukherjee hatched conspiracy to change demography of Kashmir,” Mirwaiz said.
He said 30 NGOs are working in Kashmir with an objective to divide Muslims in the name of sects or region. “This is a plan to weaken our freedom struggle. He criticized the elements facilitating these groups to pursue their nefarious designs.
As far as Industrial Policy is concerned, he said it had been devised to make Kashmiri economically dependent on India. He said that the Kashmiris would oppose the move. He urged traders, civil society, industrialists, hoteliers and Bar Association to take a stand on these issues and pro-freedom camp will support them.
He said, by setting up separate colonies, New Delhi wants to give an impression to the world that they Pandits are insecure and that the Kashmiri Muslims are extremists and communal.
Mirwaiz deplored that a section of Indian media was working with pre-conceived notion on an agenda. However, he expressed gratitude to the media in Kashmir for exposing conspiracies against Kashmir.
Senior leader of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Bashir Ahmad Butt, urged unity to foil conspiracies to save sacrifices offered by Kashmiris for the sacred cause of freedom.
For more information, contact:
Kashmir Media Service
Phone: 92-51-4435548, 4435549