India and Democracy are poles apart, Jama’at Says

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Expressing solidarity with JNU students and teachers, Jama’at-e-Islami (JeI) Jammu and Kashmir Thursday condemned the “callous” attitude of New-Delhi.

In a statement issued here, spokesperson of Jama’at said the freedom of expression is a fundamental right of every citizen in a democratic country and no regime can violate this right, but unfortunately India who is claiming to be the “champion of democracy” is leading in violating the rights of its own citizens which depicts India and “real democracy” are poles apart.

The statement said, “Peaceful protests are being pacified by bullets and mortars in Kashmir but today in India when its own citizens raised voice against the atrocities committed by forces in Kashmir, it is considered as a big crime. The peaceful program organized by the students of JNU and then calling it anti-national and seditious by media and communal elements proved that intolerance has prevailed in India.”

The statement further said that speaking on behalf of the oppressed is considered a gigantic crime in India and that is why students and teachers have been booked.

Expressing solidarity with students union president Kanhaiya Kumar and Syed Abdul Rehman Geelani along with others, the spokesperson urged the world community in general and international human rights groups in particular to come forward and stop India from violating the peaceful voices and impress upon India to release all students and teachers.

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