Narendra Modi-led fascist Indian government has intensified its attempts to efface the Muslim identity of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir and impose Hindutva ideology of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and other extremist Hindu organizations in the territory.
Backed by the communal Modi regime, the Hindutva goons of RSS and Bajrang Dal have forcibly occupied a piece of Muslim Waqf land in Rajouri town. They are also not allowing the reconstruction work of a historic mosque in the town. At the same time, the Hindu extremists have constructed a Hindu temple after forcibly occupying the land of a mosque in Samba district.
The occupation authorities imposed curfew in Rajouri town, today, to prevent the Muslims from holding demonstrations against the grabbing of Wafq land by the Hindu extremist groups. Local residents told the media that police vehicles patrolled the town throughout the day, asking people not to come out of their homes. They said the movement of vehicles in the town was also restricted. The situation in the town has been tense since yesterday morning after the Hindutva goons attempted to occupy Muslim Waqf land.
Meanwhile, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference leadership in a statement in Srinagar strongly denounced the Modi regime for shifting over 150 more illegally detained Kashmiris from IIOJK to the various Indian jails hundreds and thousands of miles away from their homes. The APHC leadership termed the move as the worst display of victimization to punish the freedom-loving Kashmiris for challenging India’s illegal occupation of their homeland.
The occupation authorities deployed additional Indian troops and police personnel outside the Nigeen residence of senior APHC leader, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and disallowed him to offer Juma prayers at historic Jamia Masjid, Srinagar. Pertinently, the Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha in a recent interview said that the Mirwaiz was not under house arrest. The Mirwaiz is under house arrest since August 2019.
An Indian soldier committed suicide, today, by shooting himself with his service rifle at an army camp in Nagam area of Badgam district. This incident raised the number of such deaths amongst Indian troops and police personnel in the occupied territory to 553 since January 2007.
On the other hand, a 19-year-old Muslim boy, Shahrukh, was shot dead by Hindu extremists in Parauli village in Saharanpur district of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Members of Hindutva organizations wrote a Hindu religious slogan on the gate of a mosque in Sandi area of Hardoi district of Uttar Pradesh. When the Muslims reached the mosque to offer Fajr prayer, they were shocked to see the slogan Jai Shree Ram written on the gate and wall.
According to a report released by the United Nations Development Programme, India has slipped by one spot to be ranked at 132 out of 191 countries in the 2021 Human Development Index. In the UNDP 2020 report, India stood at 131st position. The HDI is a measure of a country’s health, education, and standards of living.—KMS