Kunan-Poshpora, a blot on face of India’s democracy
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir National Front (JKNF) while reiterating its full support to APHC’s call for shutdown on Modi’s visit to occupied Kashmir has appealed to Kashmiri masses urging them to observe complete shutdown on the proposed visit of Narendra Modi as a mark of protest against India’s illegal occupation of their motherland.
In a statement issued here on Tuesday, the Front spokesman Shafiq-ur-Rehman while condemning the fascist regime’s political, cultural and constitutional onslaught against Kashmiris said, “Modi the killer of Kashmiris is hell bent on turning the Muslim majority state of Jammu and Kashmir into a minority by repeating the genocide of Kashmiri Muslims on the pattern of 2002 Gujarat Muslim massacre”.
The spokesman said that abrogation of Article 370, redefinition of state’s domicile law and other land laws by the Indian government was part of this sinister design aimed at changing the demography of the territory. “Since 5th august 2019, millions of domicile certificates have been issued to the non-state subjects, which amply demonstrate the BJP government’s aggressive designs in the region”, he said.
Terming it as a violation of the UNSC resolution the spokesman urged the United Nations to take legal action against India’s illegal intervention in the disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
Ahead of the Indian Prime Minister’s visit to the valley, the spokesman said that the entire Kashmir has been turned into a military garrison. “On one hand house to house searches have made people’s lives miserable while on the other the people are frisked and forced to stand in queues for hours”, he said adding the cordon and search operations carried out by Indian troops in the length and breadth of the valley has created an environment of fear among people in the valley. He said that the disputed territory has been turned into a big jail where “people are being treated as criminals”.
Meanwhile, the spokesman while remembering the victims of mass-rape in Kunan-Poshpora demanded an independent investigation into the incident to bring to justice the culprits involved in this inhuman crime. Terming it as a big blot in the face of Indian democracy the spokesman lamented that despite the passage of several years the victims were still wondering from pillar to post for justice. He urged the international community to play its due role in holding India accountable for the crimes it forces have committed against Kashmiris.