In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has said that seven-decade long resistance movement against India’s illegal military occupation provides an am-ple proof that the people of Jammu and Kashmir have never accepted New Delhi’s false claim on the territory.
The APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said this in response to the assertions made by Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh wherein he boasted that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India.
The spokesman termed the remark as a cruel joke, which betrays the ignorance of the Indian Defence Minister about the history of Kashmir, and added that huge quantum of sacrifices have not been offered by the Kashmiris to be part of India but to break the shackles of Indian forcible occupation of their motherland.
Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference, Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League, Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League, Jammu and Kashmir Freedom Front, Political Resistance Movement and Islami Tanzeem-e-Azadi in their statements said that India had waged a war against unarmed Kash-miri people.
They said that Indian troops were committing war crimes by breaking into houses, arresting and killing youth, torturing women, chil-dren and elderly and vandalizing properties during the so-called search operations.
They deplored that incidents of extrajudicial killing of youth have in-creased manifold after the repeal of special status of IIOJK by the fascist Modi government on August 5, 2019.
Meanwhile, posters continued to appear in Sri-nagar and other areas of the occupied territory urg-ing people to forge greater unity to get rid of India’s brutal occupation.
If Afghans, the posters read, could not be deterred from winning freedom from foreign occupation, how the people of Kashmir could be enslaved by relatively a weaker colonial power like India.
The recent death of a prisoner identified as Ankit Gujjar reportedly from police torture in New Delhi’s infamous Tihar jail has raised the alarm bells for the safety of Hurriyat detainees lodged in the jail.
Family members and relatives of the de-tained Hurriyat leaders demanded their immediate shifting from New Delhi to the Kashmir Valley.
On the other hand, Indian police arrested four youth after summoning them to Kreeri police station in Baramulla district.
In India, the Bharatiya Janata Party government has further tightened the noose around the Muslims particularly after the takeover of Afghanistan by Taliban on August 15, this year.
Political analysts see the situation for Muslims as the worst in states like Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh which are directly ruled by BJP hardliners.
The Muslims are being victimized at the hands of extremist Hindus as well state machinery on the false charge of being pro-Taliban.
Four Muslims who protested against the thrashing of a Muslim bangle seller in Indore city, this week, were framed with similar charges.
Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra justified their arrest by saying that they were spread-ing ‘inflammatory messages’.—KMS