Jammu & Kashmir

Policy of permanent demographic change being pushed, says Hurriyat, calls for strike

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‘Complete strike to be observed on October 31’

Srinagar:  All Parties Hurriyat Conference headed by house-arrested chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, senior leaders Prof Abdul Ghani Bhat, Bilal Ghani Lone and Masroor Abbas Ansari strongly denounced the ‘incessant anti-people orders being issued by the government of India at frequent intervals to intimidate and psychologically torture the people of J&K’.

APHC said that ‘this imperial approach is bound to fail”.

In a presser, APHC reiterated its ‘principled stand of engagement and dialogue’ among stakeholders for resolution of the Kashmir dispute.

APHC said that rather than pursuing a peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir issue, involving millions of humans living in the uncertainty of a conflict as per their will and to ensure peace in the region, all attempts are being made to undermine that possibility by the Government of India and instead, a policy of permanent demographic change is aggressively being pushed – “to snatch our land , destroy our identity and turn us into a minority in our own land”.

“One after other laws are being invented and amended by New Delhi and forcibly thrust upon the people of J&K,” a statement by the Hurriyat said.

“From bringing in the arbitrary ‘domicile law’ opening up residency rights of J&K to non-permanent residents, to amendments in The J&K Civil Services (Decentralisation and Recruitment) Act, to allotment of jobs and education to outsiders, to laws exploiting our natural resources, and now by brazenly repealing the land law, to let anyone from across India to own land in Jammu and Kashmir, hence taking away from the residents of J&K the exclusive right to their land and property in order to ease the settling of outsiders here, and laws that allow Govt to declare any local area as a ‘strategic area ‘on army’s behest, is alarming,” APHC said.

APHC said that people of J&K are not some dumb driven cattle who will yield to these imperial laws.

“People have proved by the strength of their unfailing will and their immense sacrifices, that they are not a dead, but alive and determined nation who will not stand such assaults upon them and their motherland.”

APHC said people of J&K completely reject and strongly condemn these appalling imperial measures.

“To register their strong resentment against these anti JK people laws, and demanding their immediate withdrawal, people will peacefully observe a shutdown on Saturday October 31, 2020,” APHC said.


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