More IHK land allotted to Indian army to set up colonies

By: News Desk      Published: 04:24 PM, 15 Sep, 2020
More IHK land allotted to Indian army to set up colonies
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In Indian Illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, after removal of the last bottleneck in the form Articles 370 and 35-A, Indian military establishment has started getting allotment of more land to settle retired military personnel and Hindu zealots in order to alter the demography of Jammu and Kashmir.

Hundreds of thousands of kanals of land mostly agricultural and forests land is already under the occupation of Indian troops since 1947 and now more land is being grabbed for construction of cantonment and army camps.

Since the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35-A, last year, the fascist Indian government under Narendra Modi in violation of several international laws deployed thousands of extra troops in the territory, imposed strict curfew and kept the people of Kashmir in jails as well as under house detention.

The territory was bifurcated to achieve the nefarious agenda of the BJP-RSS nexus to turn the Muslim majority territory into a minority area.

Indian Army has already taken possession of around 200 kanals of Forest Land from Forest Department in tourist resort of Gulmarg to build a Hindu colony there. Similarly, 400 kanals of forest land has been occupied by the Indian Army at Kachhama on Uri-Baramulla road. Pressure is being mounted on the inhabitants of Kanispora near 4-Lane Bypass Baramullah to transfer around 200 kanals to the Indian Army.

The army has already occupied 147 kanal of land in Hyderbaig area of Pattan, dozens of kanals of land at Kanilbagh, 50 kanals at Wushkur, 100 kanals of land in Kasnispora Wudar and 100 kanals at Mutemaimun Bagh near Themaya Hall in Baramulla for the said purpose. 

3 journalists beaten up by Indian troops

In Illegally Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Indian forces subjected photojournalist, Kamran Yousuf, along with two other journalists, to brutal torture in Pulwama district.

The journalists were covering an ongoing cordon and search operation, launched by Indian troops in Kakapora area of the district, in the morning.

Talking about the incident, Yousuf said: "Sub Divisional Police Officer Kakapora and policemen accompanying him chased me and started beating with batons." Two other journalists were also beaten up. In a purported video of the incident, a forces' personnel can be seen beating up Yousuf with batons as he runs on a sideway.

Fearing grave injuries, Yousuf was en route to a hospital for a medical checkup when this report was filed.

Kamran Yousuf was earlier detained in 2017 by the Indian National Investigation Agency (NIA) for seven months. In February 2020, he was again picked up by the forces in a night raid on the charge of handling a Twitter account.–INP