Food Act: ‘People have Every Right to Raise any Concern,’ says Jama’at



Jama’at-e-Islami (JeI) Jammu and Kashmir Thursday condemned the use of state-force against innocent protestors in different parts of the Srinagar city who were expressing their anger against the “anti-people policies of the government”.

“The people have every right to highlight any state policy which goes against their interests and in a real democratic set-up such voice is heard and respected by the establishment but unfortunately in this state, the administration and police are no mood of listening to any public grievances and they know no other method but to suppress the just voice of the people by misuse and abuse of state power,” JeI spokesperson said in a statement.

Pertinently, people on Wednesday protested against the National Food Security Act in many areas of Srinagar. Police had to use tear gas shells against the protestors.

Jama’at-e-Islami J&K expresses sympathy with those injured the police action and demands a stern action against those officers who are responsible for this brutal pellet-gun firing in which a youth has been seriously injured, the statement said.

JeI appealed all human rights organizations and groups to intervene in this serious matter of “state-violence against the general public and take necessary steps for stopping these gross human rights violations”.


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