‘India can no longer hoodwink world community after USCIRF report’

India has emerged as the most violent and turbulent Islamophobic hotspot, says AJK president


​ Our Correspondent April 30, 2020
AJK President Sardar Masood Khan. PHOTO: FILE

MUZAFFARABAD: Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan has said that the recommendation of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) to blacklist India for being a dangerous country for the minorities, was a proof that India's black face now stands fully exposed before the world, and it is no longer in a position to further deceive the international community through its mantra of democracy.

Commenting on the recent report of the USCIRF, he said that India has emerged as the "most violent and turbulent Islamophobic hotspot" where the worst wave of hatred and violence against the minorities particularly the Muslim was being directly patronised by the Modi government.

He said that the Muslims, who form the largest minority in India, feel totally helpless and insecure because the state, which was to protect their rights, life and property, itself has become their enemy.

The AJK president said that the Modi government has unleashed a reign of terror against its Muslim citizens as well as the people of Occupied Kashmir when the whole world is engaged to combat the novel coronavirus.

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"Since August 5 last year India has imposed a kleptocracy on Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The occupiers have stolen Kashmiris’ flag,  constitution and civil and political rights. Now they have set out a diabolical plan to steal Kashmiris’ right to life, identity, land, jobs, businesses.

He said that the puppet regime in Occupied Kashmir violating the internationally-recognised disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir, has started issuing domicile certificates to hundreds of thousands to rehabilitate them in the disputed territory.

Strongly condemning violence by the Indian police including the use of baton charge and teargas against the funeral procession of Bilal Ahmed in Pulwama district, the AJK president described it "a cowardly act", and said that India has tested every means including repression, state terrorism and incentives etc, but it could not break the will of Kashmiri people and could not compel them to call off their liberation movement and give up their demand for the right to self-determination.

"The Kashmiri people will continue their struggle till they achieve freedom and the right to self-determination."

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Meanwhile, expressing gratitude for the UAE Princess, Hend Faisal Al Qassemi, for raising her voice against New Delhi's ill attitude towards the Indian Muslims and the people of Jammu and Kashmir, President Masood clarified that the state of Jammu and Kashmir had never been the part of India but it is a disputed territory and under the UN resolutions the people of the state are to determine their future through a plebiscite.

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