‘Demolition drive targeted at Muslim families in Jammu’

‘Demolition drive targeted at Muslim families in Jammu’

SRINAGAR: Taking strong notice of the dismantling of houses of Muslim families in several areas of Jammu under the garb of anti-encroachment drive, the chairperson Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) Syedah Aasiyeh Andrabi on Saturday appealed the pro-freedom leadership to devise a programme in this regard.
She also appealed the people to stand with their Muslim brethren.
In a statement issued to press, Aasiyeh, while taking notice of the deputy chief minister Dr Nirmal Singh’s direction to officers that there is an immediate need to start anti-encroachment drives for retrieval of land in several areas of Jammu, said the main motive of this anti-encroachment drive is to change the demography of the state by dismantling the houses of Muslim families and settling the non-state subjects in these areas.
She said the Muslim families of these areas have been living there legally for the last several decades after purchasing the land.
She also questioned the motive behind targeting only Muslim-majority areas, saying this all is carried out under a “well-planned conspiracy”.
“Why weren’t these encroachment drives carried all these years. Why at this time? The government itself had acknowledged and approved these Muslim-majority belts. Now, can these cruel authorities tell where these families would go after the demolition drive?” she asked.
“This is a sheer injustice on part of this anti-people and communal government of PDP-BJP which is fulfilling its (RSS) agenda of changing the Muslim-majority status of the State under the garb of this so-called anti-encroachment drive which is actually an anti-Muslim drive,” she said.
“These agents of RSS must bear in mind that Jammu Kashmir is not India where they can do whatever they like with Muslims but is a Muslim-majority State. Also, they must not live in a fool’s paradise that they can repeat the 1947 genocide of Muslims. The whole Kashmir is with their Muslim brethren of Jammu,” she said.
Aasiyeh Andrabi appealed the pro-freedom leadership to devise a strategy to counter “such sinister plans of RSS-backed PDP-BJP government” and take measures to prevent “the aggression against the Muslim-majority status of the State of Jammu Kashmir”.
She also appealed the people of the Valley to stand with their Muslim brethren during “such hard times”.
Meanwhile, the Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) chief condemned the killing of a youth at Nadihal, Rafiabad. She also criticised the administration for imposing curfew in Handwara town of north Kashmir and suspension of mobile phone services in Baramulla.

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