India warned of agitation against settlement plan

Srinagar, April 25, 2016 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference has warned India and its puppet administration of forceful agitation against any attempt to settle non-locals in the shelters being built in the name of homeless people.

The APHC at a meeting, presided over by Ghulam Nabi Sumjhi in Srinagar today, said that India was conspiring to sabotage the Muslim identity of Jammu and Kashmir by changing its demography. It said that the construction of shelters was part of this plan. The participants pointed out that New Delhi was using one after another tactics to suppress the Kashmiris’ freedom movement, but they vowed that people of Kashmir would continue their freedom struggle come what may.

The APHC Secretary General, Shabbir Ahmad Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar urged Pakistan to pursue European Union, Organization of Islamic Cooperation and other world forums to play their role in securing Kashmiris’ right to self-determination. He called for an immediate end to blatant human rights violations being perpetrated by Indian forces in the occupied territory.

A Hurriyet delegation led by Bilal Ghani Lone during their visit to the families of five martyrs, who were recently killed by Indian forces during peaceful protests in Kupwara and Handwara reiterated that the sacrifices of Kashmiris martyrs would not be allowed to go waste.

Meanwhile, Mahaz-e-Azadi at a meeting reiterated its commitment to continue to raise its demand for withdrawal of Indian armed forces from the occupied territory and settlement of the Kashmir dispute as per relevant resolutions of the United Nations.

On the other hand, renowned Indian author, Nayantara Sehgal speaking to media persons on the sidelines of a literature festival in Dehradun said the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Indian government was trying to instil fear in people’s mind with silly issues like chanting of ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’. She said that Hindu extremist forces were fostering trouble in National Institute of Technology, Srinagar campus.

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