‘Imposition of property tax in IIOJK Modi regime’s another ploy to cripple Kashmiris economically


Senior leader of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Ghulam Ahmed Gulzar, has said that after demolition-cum-eviction drive, dismissal of employees and attaching of properties, Narendra Modi-led fascist Indian government has imposed property tax in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir which is another ploy to economically cripple the people of the territory.

Ghulam Ahmed Gulzar in a statement issued in Srinagar said this is a cruel move to plunge the Kashmiris to starvation and force them into submission. He deplored that Hindutva forces in India are hell bent to uproot the Kashmiris and if the people of IIOJK remained silent on this critical juncture India will succeed in its nefarious designs. He urged the people of all regions irrespective of their caste, creed and colour to forge unity among their ranks and fight the Modi government’s devilish plans.

The APHC leader said that after failing to conquer the Kashmiris through its military might, Modi regime is conspiring to usurp and snatch their land, resources, employment and livelihood through fraudulent means. He condemned the surge in killings, arrest spree, cordon and search operations and other atrocities and said that these oppressive methods will not succeed to suppress the ongoing freedom movement.

Ghulam Ahmed Gulzar saluted the Kashmiri diaspora for promoting freedom movement and exposing on international level the Indian crimes in IIOJK. He also thanked Pakistan for its unwavering support to the Kashmir cause and expressed the hope that the country will further expedite its diplomatic efforts to expose before the world the Indian brutalities in IIOJK. He appealed to the UN, OIC and world human rights organisations to take concrete and urgent steps to save the Kashmiris from the Indian state terrorism.

Meanwhile, APHC-AJK leaders, Imtiyaz Wani and Muhammad Sultan Butt, in their statements issued in Islamabad strongly denounced the custodial killing of an innocent youth Abdul Rashid Dar of Kunanposhpora area of Kupwara district in IIOJK. They said the Indian state terrorism has failed to suppress the Kashmiris resolve for freedom in the past and will meet the same fate in the future as well and they will continue their struggle till complete success. They appealed to the world community to hold India accountable for its heinous crimes in the occupied territory.—KMS