Thru in­dus­trial pol­icy In­dia wants set­tling non-lo­cals in thou­sands: Aasiya

Pakistan Observer - - KASHMIR -

SRINAGAR—The Chair­per­son of Dukhtaran-e-Mil­lat, Aasiya An­drabi has termed the ap­proval of In­dus­trial Pol­icy for Kash­mir as a con­spir­acy aimed at set­tling thou­sands of non-lo­cals in the garb of traders in the ter­ri­tory.

Aasiya An­drabi in a state­ment is­sued in Srinagar said that In­dia’s moves like invit­ing thou­sands of busi­ness ty­coons and in­dus­tri­al­ists to oc­cu­pied Kash­mir un­der the so-called in­dus­trial pol­icy, es­tab­lish­ment of sol­dier colonies and sep­a­rate zones for Pan­dits were part of the con­spir­acy to set­tle nonKash­miris in the ter­ri­tory to change its de­mo­graphic com­po­si­tion. The In­dus­trial Pol­icy was ap­proved in March this year dur­ing the Gover­nor’s rule.

The Chair­man of his own Hur­riyet Fo­rum, Mir­waiz Umar Fa­rooq, while ad­dress­ing a pub­lic gath­er­ing at Noorbagh in Srinagar, today, said that In­dia and its pup­pet au­thor­i­ties were em­ploy­ing all ne­far­i­ous tac­tics to tar­nish po­lit­i­cal and cul­tural iden­tity of oc­cu­pied Kash­mir.

Hur­riyet lead­ers, Syed Bashir An­drabi, Yas­meen Raja, Muham­mad Mu­sad­diq Aadil, Mukhtar Ah­mad Waza, Ghu­lam Muham­mad Khan So­pori, Imtiyaz Ah­mad Reshi and Fa­rooq Ah­mad Tauwheedi, today, vis­ited Pul­wama to ex­press sol­i­dar­ity with the fam­i­lies of the youth who were re­cently mar­tyred by In­dian troops in the district.

Mean­while, a large num­ber of stu­dents from Kash­mir Univer­sity and col­leges held a de­mon­stra­tion in the univer­sity cam­pus in Srinagar, today, against the un­friendly at­ti­tude of the au­thor­i­ties to­wards the stu­dents.

Hundreds of peo­ple of­fered fu­neral prayers in ab­sen­tia of Ja­maat-e-Is­lami Bangladesh’s leader and Is­lamic scholar, Motiur Rehman Nizami, in Srinagar, today. The fu­neral was or­ga­nized by Tehreek-e-Hur­riyet Jammu and Kash­mir. Syed Ali Gi­lani, Shab­bir Ah­mad Shah and other Hur­riyet lead­ers in their state­ments con­demned the ex­e­cu­tion of Motiur Rehman Nizami by Bangladeshi govern­ment.

An In­dian sol­dier was killed in a clash between Mu­jahideen and In­dian troops at Ra­jwar in Hand­wara area of Kup­wara district, today.—KMS

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