A senior pro-freedom figure in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir warned residents against New Delhi’s move to scrap the special status of the region.

In a detailed statement issued by the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), Syed Ali Geelani urged Kashmiris not to sell property including land, houses and shops, to any outsiders or non‐state subject.

The APHC is an amalgam of over a dozen pro-freedom political parties led by Geelani against Indian rule over Jammu and Kashmir.

“Renting out property to outsiders also needs to be avoided,” said Geelani who is under house arrest in the capital Srinagar.


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