PDP protests against inclusion of Indian citizens in IIOJK’s electoral rolls

Srinagar, August 19 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) took out a protest march in Srinagar, today, against the inclusion of Indian citizens in the electoral rolls in the territory.

Several PDP leaders led by the party’s chief spokesperson Suhail Bukhari took out the march from the party’s head office in Srinagar.

Talking to reporters, Suhail Bukhari said the protest was against the “electoral demographic change being forced by the BJP” through inclusion of “imported voters” in IIOJK’s electoral rolls. This is an attempt to send a message that the people of IIOJK will not tolerate this, he said.

The PDP leader said the rights of the people of Kashmir are being “trampled.” “They started the process of taking away the people’s rights and diluting public will here on August 5, 2019 and now they have added a new chapter to it by saying they will add non-local voters,” he said.

Bukhari said, they are trying hard to change the identity, democratic rights, and electoral demography of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, but it is not acceptable to the Kashmiri people under any circumstances.

About the all-party meeting convened by National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Monday, he said the PDP hopes that all the political parties and the people of Jammu and Kashmir will come together “to fight this assault on our identity and rights.”

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