Jail threats will not change reality of Kashmir dispute

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In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, senior leader of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has said that the open threat of jails and incarceration to the Hurriyat leadership by members of the India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party will not change the reality that the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan needs a resolution.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement issued in Srinagar strongly denounced the assertion of BJP leader Sunil Sharma that the Hurriyat leaders had only two options left, either to join the pro-India politics or go to jail. The Mirwaiz said that the APHC resolutely stood by its principled stand that the Kashmir dispute had to be resolved to the satisfaction of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. He said Hurriyat Conference seeks lasting peace and stability in the region that are only possible with the settlement of the lingering dispute.

Meanwhile, Indian troops continued their violent cordon and search operations in different areas of Srinagar, Kupwara, Baramulla, Bandipore, Islamabad, Shopian, Kulgam, Jammu and Samba districts. The troops subjected the inmates including women and children to severe harassment and vandalized the household goods during the operations.

National Conference Vice President, Omar Abdullah, talking to reporters in Srinagar, today, said situation is not normal in the territory as is being claimed by the Narendra Modi-led Indian government. He said the Modi regime is resorting to lies after lies and misleading people through the media about the prevailing situation in the territory. He also said there is a need to resolve the Kashmir dispute.

In New Delhi, in yet another brutal anti-Muslim act, the authorities in the Indian capital demolished a large number of houses belonging to Muslims in south west area of the city when the males were away to offer Friday prayers, yesterday. The police assisting the staff of Delhi Development Authority used brute force against the females protesting against the demolition which was carried out without any prior notice.

On the other hand, exposing India’s involvement in international terrorism, the authorities in Qatar have arrested eight retired senior officers of the Indian Navy for spying and carrying out terrorist activities in other countries with the sponsorship, funding and backing of the Indian government. The Indian Navy officers arrested two months ago include ex-commander Purnendu Tiwari, who received the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award (Oversees Indian Hounour/Award) in 2019 from the then Indian President, Ram Nath Kovind. Analysts have said this is another worldwide humiliation and embarrassment for the terrorist India as it is trying hard to instigate violence in other countries by sponsoring, backing and funding terrorism.—KMS

 

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