Islamabad: India is treating illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir as its colony right from 27 October 1947 when it landed its troops in Srinagar and occupied the territory against the will of the Kashmiri people.
A report released by Kashmir Media Service, today, said colonization of IIOJK by military policies has been a long-pending dream of Hindutva Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
It said Kashmiris have been victims of Indian state terrorism for over seven decades as India is using state terrorism as a matter of official policy to punish the Kashmiris. It said the Modi regime is using every kind of oppression to subdue Kashmiris’ freedom sentiment, adding IIOJK is witnessing new wave of state terrorism since Modi attained power in India.
The report deplored that Hindutva government of India has intensified its state terrorism since August 05, 2019 in IIOJK. New Delhi is systematically paving the way for settler colonialism in the occupied territory after imposing several anti-Kashmir and illegal brutal laws, it added.
The report pointed out that by the redrawing of electoral boundaries, the BJP government is advancing Hindutva’s dangerous game plan in IIOJK after abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A.
The report said the BJP regime is creating colonial settlements in occupied Jammu and Kashmir on the pattern of Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land and it removed the barrier to colonize Kashmir by revoking the Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, which granted special status to occupied Kashmir.
The report maintained that India illegally changed laws and gave state subjects, lands and settlement entry to non-Kashmiri people, which damaged the demography of IIOJK in violation of the United Nations resolutions. India is freely violating the international law in Jammu and Kashmir, which is a disputed territory recognized by the United Nations Security Council and the world community, it deplored.
The report said India, by using its more than one million military and paramilitary troops, has converted the disputed territory into a colony of the stone-age when the people used to be treated as slaves without having the fundamental rights.
The dirty draft plan of delimitation was part of India’s systematic settler colonialism campaign to subjugate Muslim majority, minimize its role and provide political mileage to the BJP to enable it to form government in the territory so that it could legalize and legitimize the 5th August 2019 controversial decision and the subsequent actions it had taken so far on Kashmir.
The Modi-led Indian regime in its colonial cunningness is hell bent to rob the people of Jammu and Kashmir of their well-bonded brotherhood and create an atmosphere of hatred and animosity between them to further the communal Hindutva agenda of RSS.
The Indian authorities in IIOJK are sealing properties owned by Kashmiris, including those dedicated to educational institutions offering free education, to the disadvantaged people.
The international community, particularly the United Nations, Organization of Islamic Cooperation, European Union and major powers of the world, should play their role in implementing the recommendations of the Russell Tribunal on Kashmir and India must be held accountable for grave injustices in IIOJK.
The only way to lasting peace in South Asia is granting the people of IIOJK their inalienable right to self-determination as enshrined in the relevant UN Security Council resolutions.
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