Srinagar: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq led Hurriyat Conference on Tuesday accused India of speeding up new ordinances in the midst of a pandemic to change demography of Jammu and Kashmir.
In a statement issued to media, a Hurriyat Conference (M) spokesperson said that in the garb of coronaviRus and the lockdown following it, the government of India was rapidly executing its plan of turning Kashmir into a Muslim minority territory.
“When the world is struggling to deal with a global pandemic, the government of India is sneakily speeding up new ordinances to effect demographic change in Jammu and Kashmir and turn its residents into a minority in due course of time,” the spokesperson said.
“That this is being done at the time of the pandemic which follows the August lockdown so that people already under duress due to the repeated lockdowns are unable to protest it, makes it more condemnable,” he added.
The spokesperson said that government of India was making such moves believing that the world community won’t take notice of it since they are focussed on the pandemic.
“So, we fervently appeal to the global community and people with a conscience in India, to wake up to these happening in J&K and respond to our situation in the light of ethics and principles of justice,” he added
APHC reiterated that Kashmir is an internationally acknowledged issue and has to be resolved peacefully between India Pakistan and the people of entire J&K, the three parties to the conflict.
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