BJP working overtime to fulfil RSS agenda in Jammu: JKPM

Jammu, May 27, 2015 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples’ Movement (JKPM) has said that the BJP is working overtime to fulfil the RSS agenda by harassing and victimizing the Muslim population in Jammu region. Senior JKPM leader, Mir Shahid Saleem in a statement issued in Jammu said the latest in this regard was an order passed by the BJP’s forest ministry calling for vacating the Muslim colonies on the pretext that they have come up on the forest land.

The Hurriyet leader deplored that the circular issued at the behest of BJP-held forest ministry was totally discriminatory as only the Muslim localities and areas like Sidhra, Bathindi, Sunjawan, Chawadi and Chatta were selectively being targeted. He said even nomad Gujjar population was not spared and their makeshift houses and cattle shelters were destroyed in several areas. The JKPM leader warned that resentment was brewing among the Muslims in Jammu, which may erupt anytime.

Mir Shahid Saleem pointed out that the Muslim population in Jammu was scared due to the communal agenda being pursued by the BJP, the coalition of PDP. “Ever since the PDP-BJP coalition took over in the occupied territory, there is a growing sense of insecurity and marginalization among the Muslims of the area,” he added. Besides, he said, the Muslim community that forms nearly 40% of the overall population of the region is being ignored in crucial administrative and developmental decisions.

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