Azadi camp warns govt of public protests if Sainik colony established

Azadi camp warns govt of public protests if Sainik colony established

SRINAGAR: Reacting against the state government’s proposed plan of setting up a Sainik colony in the state and identifying of land in this regard, the pro-freedom camp on Saturday termed it a dangerous move and warned government of strong public protests if the move is implemented.
Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani, in a statement issued here, said the government’s plan is a “die or resist” like situation for the people of Kashmir.
“Any carelessness on this sensitive occasion will prove a final nail in the coffin of our existence, identity and freedom struggle and we will become strangers in our own land,” he said.
In a statement issued here, Chairman JKLF Muhammad Yasin Malik said, “Establishing the residential colonies for Indian forces in Kashmir is an RSS-led conspiracy to change the Muslim character of Jammu Kashmir and its demography”.
“People of Jammu Kashmir are closely watching these Israeli type anti-Kashmiri moves by the so-called rulers. If such anti-Muslim conspiracies are not stopped immediately, Kashmiris will have no choice but to launch an agitation against it,” Malik warned.
The ailing chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Saturday warned of public protests if such move is implemented.
In a statement issued here, Shah said the people of Jammu and Kashmir will never allow the government of India’s “conspiracy” to settle the retired armed personnel and non-state subjects in the state under the garb of Sainik colony succeed at any cost.
“Such Israeli type settlements will be opposed tooth and nail,” he said, adding that Mehbooba Mufti-led government has surrendered itself before BJP.
“If Mehbooba Mufti lets BJP-RSS fulfill their agendas in J&K, it would be a political death for her and end of PDP in the state,” Shah said.
Chairman National Front Nayeem Ahmad Khan, in a statement issued here, said the move is “part of a wicked plan of India”.
“Sainik colonies are sure to be used for settling the non-state subjects and create communal disturbance in Kashmir. Such conspiracies will be opposed tooth,” he said.
In a statement issued here. Muslim Deeni Mahaz general secretary Mohahmmad Maqbool Bhat warned of public protests if government goes ahead with its plans of setting up the Sainik colony in the state.
“Kashmiris will never allow such plans as it will harm the state’s demography. We will oppose it tooth and nail. The people and resistance leadership must gear up against this evil move of administration,” he said.
Jamat-e-Islami Jammu Kashmir, in a statement issued here, said the allotment of land for Sainik colony is part of a well-designed plan to erode the special status of J&K under Article 370. “It is also an attempt to harm the disputed character of Jammu and Kashmir under the UN resolutions. Such move is unacceptable,” it said.

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