Srinagar: Dukhtara-e-Millat (DeM) president, Syedah Aasiyeh Andrabi, on Wednesday accussed the government of India of trying to divide Kashmir on sectarian lines with its new ‘census’.
“Many private, illogical, and unnecessary questions have been asked in the format,” she said in a statement issued here, appealing the resistance leadership to devise a strategy for countering the “ill-intentioned plan” of India.
She also asked people not to answer the “illogical questions”.
“I have learned that many illogical questions have been included in the so-called census format. The questions have a potential of dividing Kashmiri society on sectarian lines,” she said.
She said the format she has come across “through sources” included the questions like: “Which sect of the religion a family belongs to? Who are the relatives, especially in laws, of a family? If the family has any links/relations with any militant?”
She said it was actually an “intelligence gathering exercise” to be done on the name of census.
She said the inclusion of such “suspicious” questions strengthens the doubt that a deliberate attempt was being made to fuel sectarian clashes in Jammu and Kashmir, where “all the Muslims live as brothers’ otherwise”.
“It is a private affair for any person or family to have a relation with the family of their choice, and the so-called government should have nothing to do with this,” she said.
“Why one should be asked to furnish the details of his or her relations when this is purely a private matter”. She added that by asking questions about Mujahideen the oppressor wants to create sources as they are doing through so called Sadbhawna operation. She said that India is trying hard to turn whole Kashmiri society into its informers as it is frustrated to see the resolve of Mujahideen towards the freedom struggle and the love of the nation towards these fighters.
She said the leadership should rise to the occasion, take note of this important issue, and devise an “effective strategy” against this Indian plan.
She also cautioned the “puppet government” and “its Indian masters”, saying, “Let you stop playing games otherwise you will have to see a tough resistance”.
Meanwhile, DeM paid tributes to the martyrs of Kupwara massacre and Mushtaq Ahmad Laroo, a militant of Khanabal who was killed in an encounter in south Kashmir on Monday.