India plotting to change demography of J and K: Yasin Malik

Srinagar, December 24, 2016 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik, has said that India is trying to change the demography of Jammu and Kashmir by issuing domicile certificates to non-Kashmiri Hindu refugees.

Muhammad Yasin Malik in a media interview in Srinagar said that he would not hesitate to spill his blood to sabotage the PDP-BJP regime’s move. He said that in Jammu and Kashmir, the State Subject Law has been in vogue since Maharaja Hari Singh’s time. It is because Jammu and Kashmir is rich in water resources and has a vast forestland that the State Subject Law was enacted to ensure no outsider buys property here to settle down, he said.

Yasin Malik said that unfortunately the ruling PDP-BJP regime was hell-bent upon changing demography of Jammu and Kashmir by allowing non-state residents like refugees to settle in the territory. He said that ever since the inception PDP-BJP administration in occupied Kashmir, one or the other issue was being raked up to create confusion and push the Muslims to the wall. “First the government triggered controversy by raking up issues like separate colonies for Kashmiri Pandits, then exclusive colonies for retired Indian soldiers and now (is) again issuing domicile certificates to refugees,” he pointed out.

The JKLF Chairman said that he would not hesitate to spill his blood to protect the State Subject Law. “We will not allow any move aimed at changing the demography of Jammu and Kashmir. We will oppose all such moves tooth and nail,” he said, adding, “Kashmiri people can never be mute spectators on such moves. There will always be a tough resistance to defeat such designs.” He said that such conspiracies were hatched to harm the disputed nature of Jammu and Kashmir and its Muslim majority character too.

Yasin Malik also denounced the recent remarks of BJP Chief in occupied Kashmir, Sat Sharma, wherein he had stated that issuing domicile certificates was a first step towards “settlement of West Pakistan refugees and that they will be given citizenship rights and later the voting rights too”. “This is purely RSS plan and now with the help of BJP and PDP, they are trying to implement their plans in Jammu and Kashmir. But this time, people will defeat all such moves,” he added.

The JKLF Chairman termed the recent verdict of court wherein sovereignty of Jammu and Kashmir was challenged as a well planned conspiracy against the Kashmiri people. Later, Indian police arrested Muhammad Yasin Malik and lodged him at Shaheed Gunj police station in Srinagar.

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