Divisional status to Ladakh: New Delhi, anti-Kashmir think tank dividing JK, says Sehrai | KNO

Divisional status to Ladakh: New Delhi, anti-Kashmir think tank dividing JK, says Sehrai | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, February 09 (KNO) : Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Chairman, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai while reacting on granting Ladakh separate Administrative and Revenue division, Saturday said by adopting different tactics, New Delhi is hell-bent to influence the disputed nature of JK under the garb of development and it is well thought out plan to Trifurcate the state on geo-political, cultural and religious lines and break up it into small regions and Ghettos. Sehrai in a statement issued to KNO said, “New Delhi and anti-Kashmir think tank are hell-bent to alter the existing Geo-Political set-up and further divide JK. These forces have started process of Balkanization of the state.” He termed the move as a ‘Desert attempt of fragmentation and division with the aim to disintegrate whole territory into smaller regions and states to create hostility, wedge and non-cooperation with each other on final political settlement’. He said their ill-intentions and designs are visible as the very same forces opposite tooth and nail when it comes to Pir Panchal and Chenab valleys. Sehrai said, “It’s a well-thought-out ploy to fiddle with the Muslim majority character of JK and it’s internationally recognized basic character. These forces are working hard to sabotage the future referendum process in JK and hatching conspiracies to achieve desired results.” He said such moves were hatched since 1947 to dilute historical status and disputed character of JK which they continue to do till this date. “From Srinagar to New Delhi, efforts are being made to shift focus from Core Kashmir issue by portraying it away from its historical and ethical background,” he said. Meanwhile, Sehrai expressed grief over the loss of lives in the snow avalanche at the Jawahar tunnel and said “such unnatural route claimed thousands of lives and people often left to fend for themselves facing a crisis and shortage of supplies as all other natural routes to outside world are closed by authorities.” Sehrai has prayed for eternal peace to the departed souls and strength to the bereaved families. Further, TeH extended condolence over the demise of father of SonaUllah Lone of Dardhar Kralpora. Delegation of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat led by District President Kupwara participated in funeral prayers and visited bereaved family to express sympathy and condolence.(KNO)