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Fiddling with Waqf properties fraught with dangerous consequences: Mehbooba

Srinagar, September 30 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President, Mehbooba Mufti, has warned the Indian authorities against fiddling with the sentiments of the people of territory and properties of the Muslim community.

Mehbooba Mufti in a statement in Srinagar reiterated her call for the Narendra Modi-led Indian government to revisit its policies which are being implemented rapidly and without any regard to law, interests or sentiments of the people of IIOJK.

She referred to the most recent statements from the Indian authorities on changing Eidgah, Srinagar, for various sorts of purposes that are contrary to the Wakf Board legal guidelines and the particular use for which land had been donated by Mir Syed Ali Hamdani to Muslims of Kashmir some 600 years ago.

The statements issued about Eidgah have hurt the sentiments of local Muslim populace and they are watching the situation with lots of apprehensions, and anything done against the wishes of the people and denying the space to the locals for prayers and for whatever use they have traditionally been putting it to will be fraught with dangers, Mehbooba mentioned.

The PDP President asked the Indian government not to test the patience of the Kashmiri people. She said unfortunately, the Modi regime is creating a pressure cooker kind of situation in the territory, trying to hit the economic, social, cultural, religious and political interests of the Kashmiri people. There’s a limit to which people can take this daily dose of humiliation and deprivation, she said.

Mehbooba Mufti said it seems the Indian government has unleashed a war against the Kashmiri people. “The strong arm tactics have historically failed in Kashmir and Kashmir is not going to change its basic peace loving character or cultural and religious identity under any pressure. The resistance for upholding their constitutional, legal, and economic rights will continue,” she added.

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