Srinagar, August 02, 2015 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference, asserting that any attempt to alter the distinct identity of Jammu and Kashmir would not be acceptable to the Kashmiris, has said that Kashmir is a globally accepted dispute and any attempt to change the regional, demographic, constitutional or legal status of this territory would amount to serious violation of international law.
An APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that any such by India would be met with full resistance by the people of Kashmir. Responding to the New Delhi’s plan to bring Kashmir under Indian Central Statistical Act to render the territory’s Statistical Act ineffective, he said, “Local puppet regimes, for their petty political and personal gains, have from time to time collaborated with New Delhi to work for the complete merger of Jammu and Kashmir with India, the ultimate design of New Delhi.”
These puppet regimes, the statement added, have always colluded with New Delhi to hand over the control of Kashmir’s natural resources including water to India which has turned Kashmiris dependent on Indian alms. The APHC spokesman said that Jammu and Kashmir being a recognized disputed territory on the agenda of United Nations, “India has no authority to alter demographic, legal or constitutional position of this territory.”
Kashmiris would resist the New Delhi’s plan to settle retired Army men in Kashmir, which is aimed to change the demographic status of Kashmir, he added. “Be it PDP or National Conference, both have colluded with New Delhi to change the unique identity and Muslim majority character of Kashmir besides giving New Delhi control of Kashmir’s natural resources. These parties have never kept the interests of Kashmiris before them and have always worked for their personal gains with lust for power,” the spokesman added.
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