RNA – An academic conference entitled “Developments in the Indian Subcontinent with an Emphasis on the Kashmir Issue” was hosted by Rasa News Agency at the headquarters of the news agency in Qom.
Speaking at the conference, Dr. Ali Alavi, a political expert on Kashmir, said, “Kashmir is a wounded paradise. The actions of the Indian government aren’t only allocated for Jammu and Kashmir but include other states as well but the reason for the heavy pressure and suppression that has taken place in Kashmir is because the majority of the people are Muslim.”
His Eminence described the activities of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) organization as similar to Wahhabis and Zionist in its thinking and actions and said, “The Indian army is now allowed to shoot anyone who leaves Kashmir, whether they have a weapon or not and they can’t be tried in any court. The Indian government seeks to take the lands and honour of the people of Kashmir.”
The RSS is right-wing, Hindu nationalist, paramilitary volunteer organization.
Dr. Alavi has stated that it’s not the intention for any Muslim in Kashmir and India to be relocated but the Indian government has blocked roads, the internet, telephone and any communication with Kashmir and has banned the holding of Friday and Eid prayers and the broadcasting of the adhan (call to prayer) and ceremonies from mosque loudspeakers.
The political expert on Kashmir added that most of the political and religious leaders in Kashmir have been detained, saying, “All the actions taking place in Kashmir were directed by Israel. With the prolonged martial law and the media ban, it’s possible that there will be a great massacre in Kashmir.”
He said that under the new law, Muslims present in India must prove that they are of Indian origin and that their origin goes back to 1951 and if it doesn’t, they must leave the country. The Indian government also doesn’t allow a census to be taken in Kashmir, so we have no real statistics on Kashmiri Muslims.
Dr. Alavi stressed that the only solution to is as resistance and noted, “The enemies’ plan was to start conflicts in Kashmir and then drag it to Pakistan and Iran.”
Rasa News Agency