The Pakistani parliament’s special committee on Kashmir has outrightly rejected Modi-governments’s move of conferring domicile certificates to scores of non-Kashmiri inhabitants and prompted the global community to stop India from making demographic changes in Jammu and Kashmir.
In a statement, Chairman of Parliament’s Special Committee on Kashmir Shehryar Khan Afridi vigorously reprimanded the Indian government for its endeavour to alter the demographic composition of the Jammu and Kashmir, a Muslim majority region.
Afridi said: “I strongly condemned the racist Hindutva Supremacist Modi government’s continuing attempts to illegally alter the demography of IOJK [Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir] in violation of all international laws & treaties as well as the 4th Geneva Convention”.
“This move to grant domiciles to non-Kashmiris is meant to change the demographic status of the occupied territory as non-Kashmiris will flood into the region to diminish the Muslim majority,” Afridi said.
Afridi also accused New Delhi for exploiting the global attention on the COVID-19 pandemic to push forward the so-called Hindutva Supremacist agenda.
It’s now confirmed that India was never a democracy. It’s an authoritarian colonizer using the notion of democracy. This isn’t only now annihilating and confining Kashmiri Muslims in their own homes and land, but also wiping out in a genocide carried out via laws and economic and population measures. An entire population being destroyed and changed by bringing in outsiders from thousands of miles away to call them legal locals is a part of it, Afridi claimed.
Afridi urged the global community to support the helpless Muslims from continuing genocide in the single majority Muslim state in India. “We are not living in medieval times where lands were conquered and people enslaved. But even worse is being done in 2020 in Kashmir,” he added.
He also requested the UN and the global leaders to pressurize India that it must agree to UN mandate of self-determination in Kashmir under the UN resolutions as India itself had taken Kashmir issue to the UN and had promised a plebiscite to decide the dispute.
Eligible non-locals, along with those who have lived in the Jammu and Kashmir for 15 years, or studied for seven years and appeared in class 10th or 12th examinations in a local school, can apply for the domicile certificate under the new law.