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Awami Itihad Party (AIP) Tuesday carried out a peaceful sit-in front of Civil Secretariat Jammu against the brutal killing of Mohammad Yaqoob at Sarore Bari-Brahmana and demanded immediate end to the “atrocities against Jammu Muslims”. “Dozens of Party workers led by MLA Langate Er Rasheed, carrying play cards surfaced near Civil Secretariat and sat on the sit in,” an AIP statement said this afternoon.
Rasheed alleged that state administration is “being run by RSS patronized goons and they have one point agenda to destroy Jammu Muslims”. “We strongly believe in communal harmony but being secular or non-communal doesn’t mean closing eyes against all that happening in the Jammu province. Even if the Gujjar Community would have occupied the land illegally but there is no justification to use force against unarmed citizens. State administration should explain that if top politicians and bureaucrats have grabbed the state land from Gulmarg to Jammu at different places, why does it selectively target poor Muslims? However, we will never accept this hooliganism and will fight till these fascist forces within and outside administration are forced to change their behaviors,” Rasheed said while demanding judicial probe into matter and sought immediate arrest of those whosoever is involved in the incident.
Flanked by Advocate Touqeer and Mohammad Touseef, Rasheed visited GMC Jammu Hospital to know about the condition of injured persons. “However, after the sit in when Rasheed and his colleagues tried to visit Bari-Brahmana to take part in the funeral of Mohammad Yaqoob, he was stopped by the police and confined to his residence,” the statement said.