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India trying to divide IOK on sectarian lines: Aasiya Andrabi

Srinagar, January 28, 2016 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM), Aasiya Andrabi, has said that the government of India is trying to divide Jammu and Kashmir on sectarian lines with new census in the territory. Aasiya Andrabi in a statement issued in Srinagar said that many private, illogical, and unnecessary questions had been asked in the census format. She said that these questions had a potential of dividing Kashmiri society on sectarian lines.

Aasiya Andrabi said that the format she had come across through sources included the questions like: “Which sect of the religion a family belongs to? Who are the relatives, especially in laws, of a family? If the family has any links/relations with any militant (mujahid)?”

The DeM Chairperson said that it was actually an intelligence gathering exercise to be done in the name of census. She said that the inclusion of such suspicious questions strengthened the doubt that a deliberate attempt was being made to fuel sectarian discard in Jammu and Kashmir, where all the Muslims lived as brothers and sisters otherwise. She asked the people not to answer these questions. Aasiya Andrabi said that Hurriyet leadership should rise to the occasion, take note of this important issue, and devise an effective strategy against this Indian plan.

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