Abolishing of Article 35-A is constitutional violation: Masood


MUZAFFARABAD:  AJK President Sardar Masood Khan has said that India designed a plan to expel Kashmiris from occupied territory and settle Indian citizen on their land to change the demography of the occupied state.
“India is hatching conspiracies to abolish Article-35-A and Article-370 of its constitution with a clear purpose to change the disputed character of Kashmir and alter the demography of the territory,” President Masood said, while addressing a gathering of Kashmiri refugees at Ambore near Capital Muzaffarabad on Sunday.
The refugees residing in the camp were forced to take shelter in Azad Kashmir after being terrorized by Indian Occupation forces between 1989 and 2000.
The President said that despite Indian oppression and tyranny, Kashmiris are united to oppose the conspiracies with tooth and nail. He said that the people of Jammu and Kashmir whether they are children, youth or old are offering matchless sacrifices to complete Pakistan by liberating their motherland from Indian clutches.
Terming India a guileful enemy, President Masood Khan said that Indian government earlier forced 2.5 million Kashmiris to leave their hearth and homes and took shelter in Pakistan and Azad Kashmir in 1947, 1965, 1971 and 1989 besides slaughtering around half million Kashmiris in Jammu in 1947. This all reflects Indian nefarious designs to exterminate Muslim population of Kashmir to turn the Muslim majority of the state into a minority.
Now Indian government, President Masood went on to say intends to settle so-called refugees of West Pakistan and its citizen from Punjab, Rajistan, Bihar and other Indian states.
He assured the refugees from occupied Kashmir that the government of Pakistan and Azad Kashmir will take care of all their needs by providing them food, residencies, and facilities of health and education to their children.
The gathering was also addressed by commissioner rehabilitation of AJK Government Ataullah Ata, President refugees camp Shaheem Ahmed, Ghulam Hussain Butt, and Abdul Ahad Lone.