DFP decries India’s brutal use of state apparatus to crush Kashmiris’ freedom struggle

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) has strongly condemned New Delhi’s sledgehammer policy to crush the Kashmiris’ ongoing struggle for the right to self-determination with all brutal military force.

According to Kashmir Media Service, in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, the DFP spokesman advocate Arshad Iqbal, while terming India’s belligerent occupation of Kashmir as the main cause and consequence of the rights violation in the territory, urged the international community to play its much-needed role to help resolve the lingering dispute in line with the UN Security Council resolutions.

Voicing his party’s serious concerns over the Modi government’s political and administrative machinations, the spokesman said that the occupation authorities were hellbent on changing the territory’s demography by settling non-Kashmiris and facilitating them to buy lands and properties in the valley.

He said it was quite unfortunate that the native population was being discouraged, dehumanized and marginalized politically.

“In order to accomplish its designs in the occupied territory, the BJP government has completely handed over IIOJK to non-Kashmiri bureaucrats”, he said, adding that local people were being denounced, vilified and even dismissed from their jobs.

The DFP spokesman also condemned the inhumane treatment meted out to Kashmiri political prisoners who have been languishing in different jails in and outside Kashmir. Referring to the plight of the Hurriyat leaders and workers illegally detained by the fascist regime, he said that the Kashmiri detainees were kept in cells without basic facilities.

Terming the Kashmiris’ ongoing struggle against India as a legitimate political struggle, he said, the Indian imperialist regime has been using its repressive state apparatus to crush the Kashmiris’ just struggle for the right to self-determination guaranteed to them by the international community.

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