Dukhtaran-e-Millat chairperson Syedah Aasiyeh Andrabi Saturday said that BJP wants to change the demographic character of the Jammu and Kashmir and to succeed in their plan, the BJP led government has already made its preparation to settle the refugees in Kashmir.
In a statement to CNS, Aasiya Andrabi termed the recommendations of the BJP government to settle the refugees in Jammu and Kashmir as unrealistic and dictatorial. She said that such decision is totally unrealistic as far as the historical perspective of Kashmir issue is concerned.
“Since 1947 for the settlement of these refugees a Joint rehabilitation board was set up under sheikh Abdullah in which it was decided that the migrant Hindus from 1508 villages of Azad Kashmir will be settled in 14 tehsils of jammu. Each family will be provided 0.8 acres of irrigated land and 12 acres of un-irrigated land. That summed up to a total of 7, 15, 545 Kanals of land. Further, it was decided that all the families will be Provided Rs 22 crore sixty lakhs as relief. Thus, rehabilitation was done at that time. But RSS in 1994 again racked up this issue and meeting of the relief and rehabilation Department was held under the then Additional Secretary. In the meeting it was established that since 1981 only 500 families of refugees needed to be rehabilitated and out of these only 116 were found to be genuine who were then settled in Patoli and Jammu,” the statement reads.
Aasiya Andrabi said that given the facts that the issue pertaining to rehabilitation of refugees has already been settled, Kashmiri people can’t act as mute spectators and they will raise their voice in unison against the nefarious designs of RSS backed BJP.
She asked RSS to settle these refugees in some other part of India, if it is so worried about them.
“We will never allow Kashmir to be transformed into another Palestine. They (RSS backed BJP) have settled so many non state subjects in Jammu Kashmir till now but now they want to give it a legal cover so that Muslim majority status of the state can be negated,” she said adding that the rallies held for the rights of these refugees were organized by RSS.
She appealed all the Pro-freedom parties, Bar Association and common Muslim masses to stand up against this issue. “If BJP’s anti Muslim policy cannot unite us then we should be prepared for a future like that of Palestine,” she warned.