Proposed Sainik Colony: ‘Israeli Policy being Implemented in Kashmir,’ Allege HCBA, KCSDS

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Prof Hameedah Nayeem, Adv Mian Qayoom and Adv Arshad Andrabi during a press conference in Srinagar. (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)
Prof Hameedah Nayeem, Adv Mian Qayoom and Adv Arshad Andrabi during a press conference in Srinagar. (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)

Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS) and High Court Bar Association Saturday warned the government on setting up of “Sainik Colony” in Kashmir, saying that such plans are “aimed at changing demographics in the state”.

Addressing a joint press conference here, KCDS and HCBA said that they will aware the people to “resist any plans” by New Delhi in collaboration with the present government to erode the state subject law of Jammu and Kashmir.

“Some treacherous proposals of the government have been quietly and intriguingly thrown up during the past weeks that are aimed at inflicting body blow to our psyche, demographics of the state and creating of communal balkanization,” KCSDS chairperson Hameedah Nayeem said.

She said, “setting up permanent colonies for homeless people and separate enclaves for Pandits are aimed at diluting state subject law and communalise Kashmir Valley.”

“….Construction of permanent shelters for non-state subjects, latest directions from New Delhi to CM to identify land for Sainik colony, construction of separate Pandit enclaves, and Supreme Court judgment on NEET are all aimed at changing demographics and diluting state subject laws…,” she said.

HCBA president and senior lawyer Mian Abdul Qayoom said, “people should stand up against these designs of the Indian government with the support of the state dispensation.”

“If we remain silent and not rise against this aggression, we will be strangers in our own land. We warn the government to take back all such orders which erode Muslim-majority population of the state. India is implementing Israeli polices in Kashmir,” he said.

The senior advocate said that the Bar will file a review petition in the high court against the order dismissing plea for judicial probe in Handwara civilian killings.

“It is surprising and shocking that police and army which killed civilians in Handwara are investigating the cases. We had asked for judicial probe into the killings,” he said.

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