Kashmiri delegation led by All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) leader Altaf Hussain Wani has sought urgent attention of the world community towards the fast deteriorating political and human rights situation in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
During a meeting with Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) permanent representative Ambassador Naseema Baghli and counsellor Salima, the delegation said that it was high time that the world should take effective notice of India’s settler colonialism policies and its malicious attempts of Palestinising Kashmir through demographic and political engineering.
The delegates, while referring to rising tides of communalism and xenophobia within the Indian society and its devastating impacts on Kashmir, said that the growing Hindu extremism and terrorism powered by Modi’s fascist ideology had adversely affected the situation in IIOJK.
The RSS influenced regime, the delegates said, was now hell bent on changing the entire nomenclature of Kashmir, its history, geographical and political landscape, ethno-religious composition, cultural ethos and above all its distinctive identity.
In order to bring material change in the disputed territory, the delegates gave a detailed briefing as how the Indian government was trying to bring demographic shift to change Muslim majority into a minority. “The ongoing slow-motion genocide of Kashmiri Muslims at the hands of Indian forces, granting domiciles to non-Kashmiris and getting them settled in the state, disempowerment and marginalization of majority community are amongst the wildly abhorrent and illegal practices the BJP government has been practicing in Kashmir to achieve its long-held dream to turn Muslims majority into a minority”, they said, adding that Indian government’s malicious attempt of Palestinising Kashmir through demographic and political engineering was highly condemnable.
About the continued bloodshed and violence in the occupied territory, they said that it was a matter of serious concern that Kashmiri as a race was at the brink of extinction.
Seeking Muslim body’s urgent attention towards the Indian government’s decision to grant voting rights of non-Kashmiris temporary residing in IIOJK, the delegation said that the apartheid regime after changing the region’s special status was now conspiring to bring Hindu Chief Minister in the territory to give a legal cover to its 5th August, 2019 illegal action.
The delegation also urged the OIC officials to take effective notice of the matter and hold the Indian government accountable for the crimes it has been committing in Kashmir.
The delegation included Syed Faiz Naqashbandi, Ms Shamim Shawl, Advocate Parvaiz Shah, Dr Waleed Rasool and Advocate Nida.—INP