On 26 January 2023, the Lieutenant Governor’s administration demolished an opposition Muslim leader’s house in Indian-administered Kashmir, branding it as an illegal construction. On the instructions of the Indian govt, the Revenue department razed down a portion of a house belonging to the wife of NC leader and ex-minister Ali Muhammad Sagar in Srinagar. According to officials, Mr. Sagar’s wife Saleema owns three Kanals (0.375 acres) and 16 Marlas (0.1 acres) under Khasra No. 1015 near the Srinagar airport located in Budgam district. It is not a new thing in IIOJK, as earlier Indian Police demolished the homes of several Muslims. It is pertinent to mention that India is using new tactics to grab the properties of Muslim leaders to stifle the voices of Muslims.
As part of a political vendetta, Indian law enforcement agencies have started a crackdown against the Muslim leaders and pro-freedom people of IIOJK. Since 5th August 2019, the IIOJK authorities have seized a number of assets belonging to pro-freedom Kashmiris to break their resolve, but such moves have failed to deter the Kashmiris from pursuing their internationally recognized right to self-determination. India is using the Israeli model of illegal occupation in IIOJK.
Despite being condemned and criticized for grave violations of human rights by UNHRC, Amnesty International, and other HR organizations, India has displayed utter disregard for its obligation to international norms and binding