AJK PM denounces India’s decision to grant voting rights to outsiders in IIOJK

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Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan has strongly condemned the Indian government’s decision to grant the right to vote to non-local students, workers, employees and military personnel living in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

In a statement he said that the Modi government was pursuing a plan to change the identity of the Muslim-majority state the way Israeli did in the Palestinian territories. Referring to India’s game plan, he said that the Indian government has already modified the region’s age-old domicile law that had been in force since 1927.

“By modifying the domicile law New Delhi paved a way for Indian citizens to acquire domicile and other rights including the right to job and purchase land in Occupied Kashmir”, the Prime Minister said, adding that what had been left undone was now completed by granting voting rights to non-state residents.

The PM said that India’s motive behind this move was to disempower Kashmiris and to wipe off their political identity. Citing the massive bureaucratic reshuffle in the IoK, he said, that the Modi government had already cleared a way for outsiders by transferring Kashmiri Muslim officers out of Kashmir Valley.

“Non-state and non-Muslims have been appointed to the highest posts in police and administration”, he said. He said that Kashmiris who have always foiled India’s nefarious designs, would fight the move tooth and nail. The AJK government, he said, would continue to play its role on every front to thwart the nefarious ambitions of India.

 

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