ISLAMABAD: President of Azad Jammu Kashmir Sardar Masood Khan Thursday said that in order to divert attention from the human rights violations taking place in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJK,) India is threatening to ‘retake’ Azad Kashmir, use nuclear weapons against Pakistan and, now, India is playing the card of Hindutva – the fascist doctrine of violent religious extremism – alienating a bulk of the Muslim population living in India.
“India is creating this air of artificial turbulence to divert world attention from Kashmir and go ahead with their pernicious agenda of consolidating their illegitimate rule over Jammu and Kashmir” the President made these remarks while addressing the inaugural session of the International Kashmir Seminar jointly organised by the Institute of Policy Studies and Policy Research Forum.
The AJK President said that the human rights crisis in IOJK has assumed sinister and unprecedented proportions.
After August 5, he said, the territory of Jammu and Kashmir was invaded, reoccupied and bifurcated and now colonization is progress as the Muslims majority is being converted into a minority and Hindus from all over India, in a planned manner, are brought in to settle in IOJK, said a press release.
After October 31, India has issued fake maps wherein they have relegated IOJK and Ladakh to Union Territories and included Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan within the so-called territory of India.