Srinagar, June 12, 2014 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani has said that India is hatching a plan to convert Muslim majority into a minority in the territory by pushing non-state subjects into Jammu region and issuing them Permanent Resident Certificates.
Syed Ali Gilani addressing a public gathering at Hyderpora Chowk in Srinagar strongly opposed the plan to create a separate settlement for Kashmiri Pandit community in the Valley. He said that communal elements were trying to sabotage the freedom movement by creating divisions on ethnic and religious lines.
Pro-India National Conference chief and former Indian Minister Farooq Abdullah speaking at a function in Srinagar acknowledged that attempts were being made to change the demographic character of the territory.
The All Parties Hurriyet Conference at its executive council meeting in Srinagar demanded impartial probe into the killings of youth during 2008, 2009 and 2010 uprisings. The meeting was presided over by APHC Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.
On the other hand, police arrested Hurriyet leaders, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Farooq Ahmad Dar and Shabbir Ahmad Dar at Panth Chowk to prevent them from visiting family of a martyr at Kakpura in Pulwama. Hurriyet leaders Muhamamd Yousuf Naqash, Bilal Ahmad Shah and others, who succeeded to reach the area, led a protest demonstration. They reiterated, on the occasion, to continue the martyrs’ mission, against all odds.
AltafwaniKashmiri representatives, Altaf Hussain Wani and Syed Faiz Naqshbandi addressing the 26th session of United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva said that India had enacted a series of draconian laws to facilitate perpetrators of human rights violations in the territory.
Later, Altaf Hussain Wani and Sardar Amjad Yousuf during an interview with the Iranian national television channel expressed concern over arrest and killings of youth by Indian troops and police in the occupied territory.
A delegation comprising Ms. Shamim Shawl, Sardar Amjad Yousaf Khan, Shagufta Ashraf and Ahmed Quraishi met diplomats from Finland, Luxebourg, United Kingdom, and the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Assembly. They apprised them about the worsening human rights situation in Kashmir.
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