According to statement issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), it said “Post August 2019 one after other rules and regulations are being changed and amended by the ruling dispensation, to accelerate the process of demographic change in J&K. After the arbitrary and illicit domicile law was brought in, every other day new diktats are being issued to usurp the land and livelihood of the people and simultaneously change the demographic character of the state”,
Statement said, “ Few days back Government of India brought in an amendment to the Control of Building Operations Act, providing a “special dispensation “for carrying out construction activities and acquisition of land in “strategic areas” by the armed forces. Another order was issued yesterday to further facilitate this process stating that the Armed forces will no longer require No Objection Certificate (NOC) from authorities for land acquisition”.
APHC said that J&K which already has the distinction of being the world’s most militarized zone that fact is being used as a tool for military settlements.
“This is unacceptable to the people who are further aggrieved by such authoritarian measures being thrust upon them while they are battling the corona virus and are under a lockdown. Nor can such measures change the reality of the Kashmir dispute and need for its resolution”, APHC reiterated.
It said instead of releasing prisoners to walk home in wake of Eid, authorities have restarted detentions innocents across J&K which is inhumane. “Arbitrary arrests and detentions of people continue across J&K. Anjuman-e-Islamia chief Parvez Ahmad Sheikh has been Arrested and booked under sedition in Doda district while a PG student Auqib Malik of Kashmir University was arrested from the varsity hostel.