Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel stand guard on a street in Srinagar, October 12, 2021. PHOTO: REUTERS
The Indian government, as it did in the decade of 1990s, was again forcing the Kashmiri Pandits to migrate from the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), and the blame for this migration was once again being put on Pakistan and the Kashmiri freedom lovers.
According to the credible information, after getting the occupied valley free from Hindu Pandits, a plan of Muslims' genocide would be implemented.
The plan was aimed at trying to artificially alter the demography of the Muslim population in the occupied valley.
The Indian government was implementing a plan to settle the pandits in separate colonies on the Israeli pattern. However, the Kashmiri Pandit community was protesting over the BJP government’s discriminatory treatment.
With Kashmiri Pandits already unsatisfied over the failure of fulfilling the promise of providing security and the poor law and order in IIOJK, efforts were also being made by the Indian government to create hatred between the Kashmiri Pandits and Muslims.
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According to the information, the talks of atrocities on Hindu Pandits in IIOJK were nothing but mere lies and propaganda.
Since the civilians were never ever targetted in the Kashmiri freedom struggle, the claim of targeting Pandits was also incorrect.
India has been portraying the Kashmiris’ freedom struggle as terrorism for decades.
Under a planned strategy, India by buying some people in IIOJK promoted them as militant organisations and defamed the original freedom struggles.
Hurriyat leadership, which never forced the Kashmiri Pandits to leave IIOJK, was even today ready to take responsibility for protecting Hindu Pandits.
Muslims, who were in favour of the Kashmiri Pandits’ presence in IIOJK, also wanted their participation in the Kashmiris’ self-determination.
The illegal Indian act of August 5, 2019, not only made the life of Kashmiris miserable but also turned the whole region into destabilisation and unrest.
According to the information, contrary to Indian claims that the situation in IIOJK is returning to normalcy is, in reality, rhetoric and lies for the outside world. The real situation in IIOJK is altogether different.
@ the express tribune