MIRPUR (AJK): Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan Saturday stated the variety of Indian troops deployed in Kashmir had risen to greater than 800,000 making it the most important focus of armed troops in any occupied territory or any battle zone, now or previously.
Addressing a press convention in Muzaffarabad, he stated a sinister plan had been drawn up by India to scale back the numbers of Muslim voters by new delimitation of the constituencies, land seize by non-Kashmiris by using banking legal guidelines and long-term leases to industrialists from India to “promote funding”.
The aim of the strikes, he stated , was to flood Jammu and Kashmir with Indian nationals to vary the demographic composition of the territory, marginalize Muslim inhabitants and crush the liberty motion.
The president stated further 35,000 (recent 100 firms) troops had been rushed to the Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK) by particular flights and convoys for making ready the bottom for crushing protests towards Indian strikes to change the particular standing of the valley.
Sardar Masood stated India partially acknowledged the disputed standing of the state by the insertion of Articles 370 and 35-A in its structure. “The latter acknowledges the core identification of the state preserving the unique Kashmiris’ inherent rights to everlasting residence, employment, acquisition of immovable property and academic scholarships.”
He stated in 1947, after massacres in Jammu and Kashmir, India deported lots of of 1000’s of individuals to Pakistan and Azad Kashmir and, within the 1990s, it forcibly evicted and deported Pundits from the Valley of Kashmir and now it was making an attempt to vary the demography of the occupied territory. India was planning to ascertain settlements for Pundits, whom they’d forcibly deported themselves in 1990, and colonies for former military personnel (referred to as Sainak colonies).
In 1947, he stated, the inhabitants of Muslims in Jammu was 61% and thru deliberate pogroms and massacres their quantity had been diminished to 33%.
“Now India needs to do the identical within the Valley of Kashmir. Village Defence Committees have been offered licensed arms to terrorize and persecute the native inhabitants in Jammu and Kashmir,” he stated.
The AJK president condemned strikes by extremist forces within the Indian authorities and a minority within the Indian occupied Kashmir, who in collusion with Delhi, had been making an attempt to repeal Article 35-A of the Indian Structure to organize the bottom for inflow of settlers from Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Bihar, Bengal, Rajasthan and different elements of India. They, he stated, had been additionally making an attempt to present everlasting standing to the so-called West Pakistan refugees, who had been pushed from different provinces of India to Kashmir within the late 1940s and early 1950s as short-term settlers.
President Masood stated the transfers of civilian inhabitants within the occupied territory by the occupier had been a violation of the Fourth Geneva Conference, a breach of Further Protocol I and the statutes of the Worldwide Felony Court docket. “This constitutes a battle crime in worldwide armed conflicts.”
The Worldwide Conferences of the Pink Cross and the Pink Crescent, he stated, had declared that settlements in occupied territories had been incompatible with Articles 27 and 49 of the Fourth Geneva Conference.
He stated makes an attempt to change the demographic composition in an occupied territory had been condemned by the UN Safety Council in its decision 752 and it had requested the occupier for cessation of makes an attempt to vary the ethnic composition within the occupied territory. The UN Basic Meeting and the UN Human Rights Fee had additionally condemned the observe of settlements within the occupied territories and the “implantation of settlers”.
The AJK president warned India to not take steps to change the demographic composition of the IoK and totally endorsed the stance taken by the Joint Resistance Management headed by Syed Ali Gillani, Mirwaiz Omar Farooq and Yasin Malik.
Even pro-India events just like the Nationwide Convention and the Individuals’s Democratic Celebration in addition to the Bharatiya Janata Celebration and the Congress within the occupied territory, reportedly, had been additionally against this transfer, he added.
He stated the occupier’s brutal repression towards unarmed non-combatant civilians within the IoK had already claimed 500,000 lives. By making an attempt to vary the demography of the occupied a part of the state, India can be setting Kashmir on hearth and triggering yet one more intense section of freedom motion for self-determination.
“Over the previous 70 years, the Kashmiris have been brutalized however they aren’t fatigued or drained. Response to the adjustments in demographic composition in Kashmir may set ablaze the IoK, India and South Asia. Such makes an attempt add gasoline to the fireplace”, he advised the press.
The AJK president denounced unprovoked ceasefire violations throughout the Line of Management. The current Indian shelling, he stated, had left behind a path of loss of life and destruction.
He stated along with its scorched-earth coverage contained in the IoK, India had focused civilians throughout the LoC in Danna, Dudnial, Jura, Leepa, Shardha, Shahkot and different sectors killing 4 and injuring 40 together with girls and kids. “They haven’t spared homes, crops and livestock”, he stated and paid tribute to the Armed Forces of Pakistan for valiantly defending the state.
India, he stated, continued to boost tensions alongside the LoC in order to divert worldwide consideration from the crimes being dedicated by it within the IoK and conceal its strikes aimed toward demographic transformation within the occupied state.
The continuing yr, he stated, had been lethal for the IoK the place greater than 300 individuals had been gunned down whereas throughout the LoC India had dedicated 1,824 ceasefire violations leading to a heavy toll of 17 martyrs and 105 injured. Final yr, “we misplaced 58 civilians and 319 had been injured as a direct results of 3038 ceasefire violations.”
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