Israel-style Hindu settlement in Occupied Kashmir and Republic Day
Written by: Abdul Wajid Khan
Every year, Kashmiris celebrate 26th January as India’s Republic Day as a black day. This year too, Kashmiris have sent a message to the international community against India that the terrorist aggressor country India, which has been oppressing Kashmiris and Muslims for 75 years. They don’t believe in the so-called democracy of such a country. India’s Republic Day is a black day for us. The international community only sees the Indian extremism, anti-Muslim policy, cruelty and brutality of the oppressed people of the past years. has imposed a lockdown in the occupied valley for four years, which has paralyzed the entire system of life. As soon as Narendra Modi assumed power, where he increased the atrocities on the Indian Muslims, this brutal, cruel, bigoted, extremist Hindu ruler identified the social classes of the state of Jammu and Kashmir in the style of forced Israeli settlement in the Palestinian territories in occupied Jammu and Kashmir. And the population itself It announced the implementation of the transformation plan and for this purpose, the Modi government on August 5, 2019, also abolished the special semi-autonomous status of the occupied state of Jammu and Kashmir by amending the country’s constitution. This whole plan was to take away the sovereignty of the state and change its demography. With this amendment, other rights including the flag and separate constitution of Occupied Kashmir have also been removed. The world knows that Jammu and Kashmir is a Muslim-majority region. 76% of it is Muslim, but the percentage of Muslim population in the Valley, i.e. Kashmir, is 100%. S) has been changing the ground realities of Kashmir since 1947. In November 1947, the massacre of two and a half lakh Muslims of Jammu was also done by terrorists of the same group with the patronage and help of the Indian Army. The S leadership said that the long-standing plan to make the state a Hindu state is now nearing completion. The Permanent Residency Rules in Jammu and Kashmir came into effect in 1927 during the Dogra regime. Under the same laws, the local population has rights such as buying and selling of property, employment opportunities in government departments, university admission and right to vote in local elections and no non-state person can become a resident of the state of Jammu and Kashmir under any circumstances. For this purpose, Dogra had introduced resident state certificate i.e. state subject and only a Pashtun resident can get this certificate, but now India has unilaterally abolished these laws, now with the new Indian legislation, anyone from any part of India. A person can get a resident domicile of Kashmiri area. They also include those who have been living in Kashmir for the past 7 years, mostly Indian soldiers, Hindu officers and officials of the secret agency “RA” and investigation agency “NIA” and their wives and children. Also included, India has used every tactic to settle Hindus in Kashmir in Israeli style and all these fake and coercive laws are applied above the state assembly and puppet government. The Assembly and the government do not exist, this is the reason why the state administration has issued domiciles to about 5.3 million non-state workers from 2019 to December 2022 on the orders of the Indian National Congress, even about 1.75 million daily wage workers in Kashmir. The citizenship of India and a small number of Bangladesh have also obtained domicile in 2019. The first domicile was issued to Naveen Kumar Chaudhry, a senior bureaucrat of the state of Bihar, who was posted in Kashmir for many years. This unnatural settlement by India is being condemned all over the world, including India. In 2019, when the Indian government started this disgusting project, the Indian Consul General in the United States, Sandeep Chakraborty, said in an event in New York that in Occupied Kashmir Making India a plan like Israel, more and more Hindus should be settled there. After this statement of Sandeep Chakraborty, he was criticized all over the world including India, Kashmiri Pandits reacted strongly to the statement of the Indian diplomat. It was rejected. On the statement of the Indian Embassy, the head of the Kashmiri Pandits’ Organization, Sanjay Taku, says that the talk of settlement in the Israeli-style occupied Kashmir is ridiculous and these people think that after the implementation of Article 370, they can do whatever they want here. But we will not allow them. Similarly, Sikhs and people of other religions also protested strongly
The notification issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs of India states that the new law ‘Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization (Adaptation of Central Laws) Third Order 2020’ will come into effect immediately. Before this law, only permanent residents of Occupied Jammu and Kashmir could buy land in the region, but now this law has also been abolished. After getting domicile, Indian Hindus have got the right to buy property, do business or do business in Occupied Kashmir. Can get government jobs. Retired bureaucrats and soldiers who want to live in Occupied Kashmir will be provided with land by the government at a low price for their residence, while they will have to build their own houses. For this purpose banks will also provide them easy installment loans with very low markup. The government will issue a license for them to keep automatic weapons of non-prohibited bore, but for weapons of prohibited bore they will need a special permit which will be subject to the NOC of the Ministry of Defense of India. Banks in Occupied Kashmir will be obliged to give loans to Indian Hindus who want to do business with a low markup. The fascist government of Narendra Modi has seized 46 thousand kanals of land in Jammu and Kashmir in the name of infrastructure construction in the last three years under various pretexts. Grabbed in the name of fencing the line, building border posts and industries, two weeks ago the Indian Army issued threatening notices to Kashmiris to hand over their land to the government before January 31, 2023 or be ready for legal action. While according to Indian TV, last Thursday at different places of Baramulla, the administration cleared hundreds of kanals of land in the operation. Residents were also evicted from more than 300 kanals of land in Kupwara, Baramulla and Shopian districts. Till now, thousands of kanals of land have been taken away from Kashmiris and many houses have been demolished. On the other hand, the Kashmiris intensified their resistance against the eviction from the land and protests have been going on for 4 days at different places. Former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, president of Peoples Democratic Party, said in a talk in Srinagar that after 2019 many black laws were brought in Kashmir which are being used as a weapon against the people after Delhi government snatched lands from Kashmiris. Residential colonies will be built on them for serving and retired soldiers. Umar Abdullah, vice president of the National Conference, said in a statement on the incident that taking back the lands given to Kashmiris under the Roshni Scheme would be tantamount to cheating the people. . Sami Al-Arian, an expert on Palestinian affairs and director of the Istanbul-based Center for Islam and World Affairs, expressed his concern over these incidents, saying in an interview that it is the colonization of Kashmir and its new and old colonialism. It is a nefarious attempt to settle so that the Kashmiri people are turned into a minority in their own land. He said that the unjust laws based on ethnic discrimination recently implemented by India are similar to the apartheid laws of Israel which Israel has been practicing in Palestine for decades. Observers say that due to changes in the domicile law, in addition to thousands of non-resident Kashmiri Muslims, millions of Muslims who were displaced from Pakistan and other places since 1947 will also lose their citizenship. Dr. Hafsa Kunjwal, professor of history at Lafayette College of Pennsylvania, USA, has said that This is just the beginning and the number of non-Kashmiris getting domicile through this law will increase day by day.