India suppressing Kashmiris thru brute force: Mirwaiz

Srinagar—The Chairman of his own Hurriyet forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has said that India is trying to suppress the Kashmiris’ ongoing freedom movement through use of brute force.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq addressing a gathering at Sanghpora in Pattan area of Baramulla, today, said that New Delhi wanted to change the demography of Jammu and Kashmir. He said that separate townships for Kashmiri Pandits, separate colonies for retired Indian soldiers and new industrial policy in Kashmir were all part of this nefarious design.
The Mirwaiz said that the Hurriyet leadership had formulated a joint programme to counter these conspiracies. He urged the people to make the joint programme a success “as it is a question of our identity and future.”
“We will welcome Kashmiri Pandits in their homes and we are not against any plans to give them financial package to buy property,” he said. However, he added, the Kashmiris wouldn’t allow separate townships being built for the Pandits.
The forum leaders, Javaid Ahmad Mir, Masroor Abbas Ansari, Muhammad Musaddiq Aadil and Sufi Mushtaq Ahmad also addressed on the occasion.—KMS

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