SRINAGAR: Pro-freedom party Muslim Deeni Mahaz on Tuesday said that the Muslims would be reduced to less than 50 per cent of the state’s population in less than a century.
In a statement issued here, the party, led by Dr Muhammad Qasim, said if the pro-freedom leadership, religious organisations, and research scholars didn’t focus on the “silent genocide” going on in the state, “the Muslim majority will be rendered a minority”.
“As we earlier said that in further 60 to 70 years the 68 per cent Muslim population will be reduced to below 50 per cent by 2085,” it said.
“The mass murder of the Muslims at the hands of the Indian army in Jammu and Kashmir is belittled by another silent genocide that is being carried out here.”
In Jammu and Kashmir, the party said, only two couples out of every 10 are able to conceive naturally while the remaining three have to seek medical assistance.
The other five are not able to conceive at all, it said.
“According to experts, the main reason for the problem is high prevalence of polycystic ovarian syndrome in girls and the decrease in sperm count and motility in men.
“Experts give two reasons for these problems: Stressful conditions created by the presence of Indian forces and the excesses they commit; the substandard food material and junk food poured in from India.”
Mahaz requested the learned men and scholars to find data and facts about this issue and make people aware about the reasons of this decrease in fertility.
“We have repeatedly said that the Indian rulers, military and intellectuals see the decline of Muslim population in Jammu and Kashmir as a solution to the Kashmir problem and are using concrete and abstract methods for it,” it said.