India playing dangerous game in occupied Kashmir HR bodies urged to help release Kashmiri detainees
SRINAGAR—In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference has said that Indian government and its policymakers are playing a dangerous game of dividing the territory on religious lines to harm the Kashmiris’ ongoing freedom movement.
The APHC in a statement in Srinagar warned India and its puppet administration in the territory over their plan of setting up separate colonies for Kashmiri Pandits in the Kashmir Valley. It said that the main objective behind these colonies was to settle the nonKashmiris in the garb of Pandits to change the demographic composition of the territory. It said, Pandits are a vital part of the Kashmiri society and no individual or group is against their return, but they should settle in their native places.
The APHC also denounced in strong terms the invoking of draconian law, Public Safety Act, against Hurriyet leaders, Amir Hamza and Nasir Abdullah, one more time and continued illegal detention of Masarrat Aalam Butt, Hakeem Showkat, Asadullah Parray, Merajuddin Nanda, Zubair Ahmed Turray, Muhammad Yousuf Lone and other leaders. It appealed to the world human rights organizations to play their role in the release of all Kashmiri detainees.
Hurriyet leaders, Nayeem Ahmad Khan and Zafar Akbar Butt, and the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front in their statements termed the setting up of separate settlements for Pandits a conspiracy to convert the Muslim majority into minority.
Meanwhile, the APHC General Secretary, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, went to New Delhi, today, for further treatment. He was admitted to a hospital in Srinagar on Sunday after he complained of chest pain.
Indian Army continued massive military operation on the third day, today, in Lolab, Kralpora, Dardsun, Rishigund, Guzryal, Warsun, Chowkibal, Zonrishi and Budnumbal areas of Kupwara district.—KMS