In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the illegally detained Vice Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar, has deplored that Narendra Modi-led fascist Indian government is hell bent upon altering the demographic composition of the territory.
Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar in a message from Central Jail Srinagar expressed serious concern over the surge in Indian state terrorism in IIOJK. He said that the Modi regime was furthering the Hindutva agenda of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh to turn the Muslim majority into a minority and destroy the Muslim identity of the territory. The APHC leader urged the Kashmiris to forge greater unity among their ranks to frustrate New Delhi’s nefarious designs.
National Conference leaders, Muhammad Akbar Lone and Hasnain Masoodi, in a joint statement issued in Srinagar strongly condemned the termination of five government employees by the authorities. They said such terminations on one pretext or another are part of a larger design to purge the presence of Kashmiri people from the local administration.
Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema Jammu and Kashmir, an umbrella body of social, religious and educational organizations, in a statement in Srinagar, today, greeted the entire Muslim Ummah on the arrival of the holy month of Ramadan.
It demanded release of its incarcerated chief, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, so that he can carry out his religious and political activities. The Mirwaiz is under continued house arrest since 5th August 2019 when Modi regime repealed special status of IIOJK. Senior APHC leader, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi AL-Safvi, also felicitated the Muslims on the arrival of Ramadan.
On the other hand, the High Court of occupied Kashmir quashed the illegal detention of three persons, Reyaz Ahmad Butt, Aaqib Ashraf Mir and Mushtaq Ahmad Ganai booked under draconian law, Public Safety Act. The court directed the authorities to release the detainees forthwith.
In India, goons of extremist Hindu organization Bajrang Dal assaulted a Muslim man identified as Tousif in Shivamogga district of Karnataka state for selling halal meat. The police registered another case in the district against the same Bajrang Dal men for threatening and abusing a Muslim hotelier for not serving non-halal meat to them.—KMS