Kashmir Centre for Social Development (KCSDS) has said that West Pakistani Refugees are a baggage of the partition of India and Kashmir is the unfinished agenda of that partition. The organisation also strongly criticized the statement of PDP leader Muzaffar Hussain Baig about the refugees.
“West Pakistani Refugees are a baggage of the partition of India and Kashmir is the unfinished agenda of that partition. Hence nobody could be allowed to settle here till the agenda is finished,” KCSDS statement said.
The statement further said that the right place of WP is any part of India particularly Northern India. “Kashmir’s disputed position, its State Subject Law of 1927, given sanctity in the 3rd part of Kashmir Constitution and power dynamics of state politics –all are rallied against the grant of citizenship rights to WPR whose natural rightful place is in India,” KCSDS said.
KCSDS strongly denounced the “provocative” and “deceptive” statement of Muzaffer Baig on WP Refugees. “The kind of perverted logic he uses to deceptively convince the people about the humanitarian character of the issue by invoking Islam and Quran is highly deplorable,” KCSDS said.
“By dragging in religion and misplacing it in a context that is of pure political domination, he is only outraging the sensitivities of the people of the state,” the statement said.
“A person who is an active collaborator cannot invoke religion for his political game plan. It sounds ridiculous from a party that aids and abets people’s repression through connivance,” KCSDS statement said.
“Public memory is not so short,” it continued “Beig Sb’s passionate and vigorous advocacy of the permanent Resident’s Disqualification bill in the State Assembly still echoes in our ears and in that he had also referred to the international law of Ethnic Protection which bars the non natives of such a place to own land and associated rights.”
“No international humanitarian law can override the local laws meant to protect the survival, ethnic, identity and political rights of the people of the state,” the statement said.