India planning to settle Amarnath Nagar in IHK: Gilani

Srinagar, June 12, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani has disclosed that India is planning Amarnath Nagar, the settlement of non-Kashmiris in and around Amarnath Cave, in a bid to change the demography of Jammu and Kashmir.

Syed Ali Gilani in a media interview in Srinagar said that the Amarnath Shrine Board in connivance with the Indian establishment was busy in constructing huts and buildings at different places en route to the Amarnath Cave.

The veteran leader revealed that India was pushing thousands of non-state subjects from Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh into Jammu providing them with Permanent Resident Certificates to undermine the Muslim majority character of the occupied territory.

APHC leaders, Shabbir Ahmad Shah and Zafar Akbar Butt paid glowing tributes to, Aashiq Hussain Lone who was recently martyred by Indian troops at Haf Sheermal in Pulwama. They said that India was killing the Kashmiri youth in fake encounters to perpetuate its illegal hold on Kashmir. A delegation of Democratic Freedom Party visited the residence of the martyr in Pulwama and expressed solidarity with his family members.

APHC leader, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza during mass contact campaign at Achbhal in Islamabad, said that the Kashmiris’ sacrifices had centre-staged the Kashmir dispute at international level.

Hurriyet leader, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai in a statement issued in Srinagar appealed to the international community and human rights organizations to put pressure on New Delhi to settle the lingering Kashmir dispute in accordance with the Kashmiris’ aspirations.

At a seminar organized by the Centre for Peace and Progress on Pak-India relations in Srinagar, members of civil society hailing from different walks of life, called for taking the Kashmiris on board in the dialogue process for a durable and lasting solution of the Kashmir dispute.

In Islamabad, the Convener of APHC AJK Chapter, Syed Yousuf Naseem addressing a meeting at the Hurriyet office, today, expressed the hope that the new government in Pakistan would more effectively work towards settling the Kashmir dispute. He congratulated Mian Nawaz Sharif for assuming the office of Prime Minister of Pakistan.

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