In­dia work­ing on plans to pro­long forced oc­cu­pa­tion: Gee­lani

Pakistan Observer - - KASHMIR -

SRI­NA­GAR—The Chair­man of All Par­ties Hur­riyet Con­fer­ence, Syed Ali Gee­lani has said that In­dia is work­ing on dif­fer­ent plans in­clud­ing con­struc­tion of sol­dier colonies, sep­a­rate town­ships for Kash­miri Pan­dits and in­tro­duc­tion of In­dus­trial Pol­icy to pro­long its forced oc­cu­pa­tion over Jammu and Kash­mir.

Syed Ali Gee­lani said this while pre­sid­ing over the meet­ing of APHC advisory coun­cil at his Hy­der­pora res­i­dence in Sri­na­gar, to­day. He said that work on these an­tipeo­ple projects had been ex­pe­dited since the PDP-BJP coali­tion came into power.

He pointed out that com­mu­nal forces had started ma­te­ri­al­iz­ing the dream of RSS through use of gov­ern­ment machin­ery. Syed Ali Gee­lani de­plored that pup­pet Chief Min­is­ter Me­hbooba Mufti and her party PDP had sold away ev­ery­thing that be­longed to Kash­mir and the Kash­miri peo­ple in­clud­ing their iden­tity.

He said that no Kash­miri was against the re­turn of Pan­dits but In­dian pol­i­cy­mak­ers wanted to di­vide Mus­lims and Pan­dits in the name of re­li­gion.Speak­ers at a sem­i­nar or­gan­ised by Jammu and Kash­mir Free­dom Move­ment in Jammu de­manded am­i­ca­ble set­tle­ment of the Kash­mir dis­pute in­volv­ing the Kash­miri peo­ple in the process.

The one-day sem­i­nar, which was presided over by JKFM Chair­man, Muham­mad Sharief Sar­taj, ex­plored means and ways for restora­tion of durable peace in South Asia. Those who ad­dressed the event in­cluded Anu­radha Bhasin, Pro­fes­sor Dedar Singh, Narinder Singh Khalsa, Hi­mat Singh and Gur­dev Singh. Muham­mad Sharief Sar­taj ad­dress­ing on the oc­ca­sion asked for res­o­lu­tion of the Kash­mir dis­pute through im­ple­men­ta­tion of the UN res­o­lu­tions.

Mean­while, the mo­lesta­tion vic­tim school­girl of Hand­wara talk­ing to me­dia men in Sri­na­gar said that a po­lice­man dragged her to Hand­wara sta­tion af­ter she was sub­jected to mo­lesta­tion by an In­dian sol­dier.

The girl who ap­peared in pub­lic for the first time along with her par­ents al­most a month af­ter the in­ci­dent said that po­lice of­fi­cers forced her to fol­low their or­ders in cus­tody and make state­ments as per their re­quire­ments.—KMS

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