Mushaal Malik slams Indian attempts to convert Kashmir’s Muslim majority into minority

Staff Reporter

 

ISLAMABAD:  Peace and Culture Organisation Chairperson Mushaal Hussein Mullick came down hard on the Narendra Modi government’s move to redraw the Lok Sabha and Assembly constituencies in the northeastern states and Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Mushaal, who is the wife of detained Kashmiri leader Mohammad Yasin Malik, rejected the Lok Sabha speaker’s nominated 15 MPs panel from occupied Kashmir, Assam, Manipur, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh that was authorised to assist the Delimitation Commission in redrawing parliamentary and assembly constituencies in the northeastern states and the union territory. She said that delimitation in the occupied valley was aimed at affecting the number of voters in the Muslim populated areas to give Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and other communal parties a majority in the occupied territory so that they could pass laws through the so-called Kashmir Assembly in future in line with the Hindutva ideology. Mushaal vowed that such oppressive and suppressive tactics to suppress the freedom sentiment of the Kashmiri people had neither worked in the past nor they would succeed in their nefarious designs in the future. It is pertinent to mention here that the Commission is a powerful and independent body whose orders cannot be challenged in any court of law. The orders are laid before the Lok Sabha and the respective State Legislative Assemblies. However, modifications are not permitted. She said that Hindutva plan being implemented by Modi endangered the peace of South Asia, as in order to further its expansionist ambitions, the Modi regime was targeting neighbouring countries. Mushaal demanded that the international community must come forward in a practical manner to save this region from this danger. She appealed to the UN and human rights organisations to take notice of the rights situation in occupied Kashmir where India has created an atmosphere of fear and intimidation, before it is too late.