AJK President Accuses India Of Maneuvering Demographic Change Of Disputed IIOJK

MIRPUR (AJK) Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Barrister Sultan Mehmood Chaudhry said that India was hatching conspiracies to change the demographic complexion of the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) to convert Muslims of the state into a minority.

He expressed these views while addressing the swearing in ceremony of newly elected officials of Central Bar Association in the State's metropolis.

He was flanked by the AJK Minister for Local Government and Rural Development Khawaja Farooq Ahmed and other local leaders.

Speaking on the occasion, Sultan said that leadership across the political spectrum in Azad Jammu & Kashmir were united on the issue of Kashmir and believe that the issue must be resolved in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of the Kashmiri people. Barrister Chaudhry said that India was hell bent on changing the demographics of occupied Jammu & Kashmir.

In order to change the region's demography, he said, India had issued fake domiciles to over 4.2 million non-state Hindus. He said the BJP government had recently granted land to 4,000 Indian investors in the occupied Kashmir. The basic motive of settling outsider in the valley, he said, was to change the proportion of the population and to convert the Muslim majority region into a minority.

"The atrocities being perpetrated by India inside occupied Kashmir after August 5 have gone largely unnoticed at global level", he said adding that it was high time that the world should take effective notice of the Indian state terrorism. He said that Kashmiris living abroad have kept the issue alive at the international level.