Mushahid Hussain terms August 5 as darkest day in history of Kashmir


ISLAMABAD, August 07 (DNA): Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed on Wednesday  termed the move to end the special status of occupied Kashmir as the  darkest day in the history of region since 1971.Addressing a joint session of Parliament, Senator Mushahid Hussain  expressed that August 5, when India ended the special status of Kashmir  and deployed thousands of its troops in the valley, is the darkest day  in the history of the region as the geography of the region was changed  forcefully.Mushahid Hussain said the government should learn from its mistakes. “No  country has supported Pakistan except China”, he added. He suggested  that diplomatic emergency should be implemented for the next 100 days.

He asserted that the geography of the region was changed for the first  time through a global conspiracy. “The model that Indian Prime Minister  Narendra Modi adopted was same as the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin  Netanyahu applied on the West Bank”, he added.

He also added that the US Department of State has declared it an  internal affair of India.

On August 5, the Indian government had ended special status of the  valley while scrapping articles 35A and 370 of the Constitution. In a  malicious attempt to turn Muslim majority into minority in occupied  Kashmir, the Indian president has signed a four-point amendment decree
in this regard.

The announcement was made by Indian Home Minister Amit Shah during his  address in Rajya Sabha, upper house of Indian parliament. Shah said,  “Kashmir will no longer be a state. It will be divided into two union  territories – Kashmir, which will have a legislature, and Ladakh, which  will be without a legislature.”

He also told that the valley would be re-organized geographically.” The revocation of the articles has allowed other non-Muslim Indian  citizens to buy land in the valley while a separate legislative assembly  will be established there for its own laws. DNA