APHC Condemns Property Confiscation as Modi Government’s Colonization Strategy in IIOJK

APHC Condemns Property Confiscation as Modi Government’s Colonization Strategy in IIOJK

May 2, 2024 Off By Sharp Media

The All-Party Hurriyat Conference (APHC) has raised concerns over the ongoing confiscation of property belonging to Kashmiris, alleging that the BJP-led Modi government is implementing a colonial policy aimed at altering the population ratio in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

According to statements issued by the APHC spokesperson, Advocate Abdul Rasheed Minhas, the recent confiscation of properties belonging to seven individuals in Baramulla district underscores a disturbing trend. Minhas emphasized that the confiscation of Kashmiri properties has become a routine practice by the Indian administration, with the intent to suppress the Kashmiri spirit and stifle dissent.

Since the revocation of IIOJK’s special status on August 5, 2019, the Modi government has escalated its colonization efforts in the region, transforming Jammu and Kashmir into a virtual prison and depriving Kashmiris of their fundamental rights. The APHC spokesperson asserted that the objective behind seizing Kashmiri properties is to alienate them from their homeland, punishing them for their allegiance to the freedom movement.

Drawing parallels with Israel’s policies in Palestine, Minhas accused the Modi government of attempting to reduce the Muslim majority in Kashmir by confiscating homes and land. He further condemned the Indian army’s destructive tactics, including shelling and planting explosives during alleged search operations, resulting in the destruction of Kashmiri homes.

Minhas warned that the confiscation of homes, land, and employment opportunities from Kashmiris reflects the government’s nefarious intentions. Instead of granting Kashmiris their rightful autonomy, India seeks to exert control over them through oppressive measures.

The APHC criticized the Modi government’s attempt to portray normalcy in the region by staging parliamentary elections in IIOJK, reiterating that the Kashmiri people’s sole demand is freedom from India’s illegal occupation. The spokesperson called upon the United Nations and other human rights organizations to intervene and address the atrocities committed by India in IIOJK, urging them to facilitate a resolution to the Kashmir dispute in accordance with UN resolutions.

The APHC’s statements shed light on the systematic violation of Kashmiri rights and the Modi government’s aggressive policies aimed at demographic engineering in the region. As Kashmiris continue to endure oppression and injustice, international scrutiny and intervention are crucial to hold India accountable and uphold the principles of justice and self-determination.