SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (G) once again cautioned New Delhi and the state government over their plan of creating ‘composite townships’ in Kashmir Valley for the migrant Pandits.
Hurriyat (G), in a statement issued here, said the efforts were being made to divide Kashmir on religious lines.
The conglomerate said both the communities would not let this to happen.
“Pandits are a vital part of the Kashmir society and no individual or group is against their return. The Indian government and its policymakers want to play a very dangerous game under this grab,” it said.
“They not only want to divide the Kashmiri society on the religious lines, but they also want to harm the freedom struggle of Kashmiris.”
Hurriyat (G) strongly rejected the statement of India’s Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary given in the Indian parliament about the issue.
“Kashmir issue is not about any Hindu-Muslim dispute, but the people of this land are demanding their right to self determination for the last seven decades. India wants to mislead the international community by portraying this struggle as communal issue and the establishment of the separate composite townships for the Pandits is part of this plan,” the statement said.
Hurriyat (G) expressed the apprehension that these ‘composite townships’ would act as “safe zones” for the communal agents and the Sang Parivar people.
“There is every possibility of misusing of these safe zones,” it said.
New Delhi is leaving no stone unturned to change the Muslim majority state into a Hindu state, it said.
In the name of rehabilitating the homeless people, there is a plan to settle in Kashmir the nomadic people from many parts of India. It also questioned the plans to settle West Pakistani Refugees, issue Dogra certificates to non-state people, and the setting up of colonies for the retired Indian army men.
“Besides, a large number of non-state labourers are being settled in Jammu and Kashmir. Their population has surpassed five lakh figure and most of them don’t leave in winters,” it said.
“Many evidences and proofs are coming from different parts of the state that many non-state labourers have been issued election cards and ration cards here,” it added.
Hurriyat (G) also criticised the role of PDP and NC for playing a “leading role” in implementation of the “dangerous policies of India”.