Jammu, October 17 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) leader Mir Shahid Saleem has said that India is using various tactics to deprive the people of the territory of their political, democratic and human rights.
Mir Shahid Saleem addressing a one-day convention in Jammu, today, said New Delhi has turned the entire territory into a prison on August 5, 2019 when it repealed its special status and imposes military siege. He added that August 5, 2019 would be remembered as a black day in the history of IIOJK.
He said, after that, successive decrees and orders are being issued, through which the political, democratic and economic rights of the residents are being snatched. Now the Bharatiya Janata Party government based in New Delhi wants to seize the minerals and other natural resources of Kashmir and also to completely change the demography of the territory.
Mir Shahid Saleem said the Election Commission of India has issued a controversial order that lakhs of people from outside the territory should be made voters. He said Jammu and Kashmir has been turned into a police state where the freedoms of common citizens are being usurped.
He said the people of Kashmir have made unprecedented sacrifices for achieving their political and democratic rights which would not be allowed to go waste.
Many political and social activists, journalists and human rights activists from different states of India addressed the convention.