‘Jama’at anguished over ongoing violence in Kashmir’

Srinagar

Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir express its deep anguish and anxiety over the ongoing violence of Kashmiri Muslims by the government forces in the valley in which so far thousands including men, women, and children of all ages got killed and a good number of them have become fully or partially disabled for the entire life.

The spokesman in a statement said that in addition to it, thousands of children have become orphans and thousands of women full or half-widows living in pitiable conditions. Thousands of Kashmiris were subjected to the forced disappearance during custody. These gory incidents happened after 1989 during the governor rule as well as the civilian governments under the garb of curbing the militancy.

All fundamental human rights of the hapless people have been blatantly violated taking the cover of the Public Safety Act, Armed Forces Special Powers Act, Unlawful Activities Act, Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act, Enemy Agents Act, etc.

Thousands of innocent people have been detained under these draconian laws without being tried without following the due process of law and kept under unwarranted custody for years together out of which dozens of convicts are still languishing in jails under the harsh and uncivilized conditions. During custody, the detainees are subjected to the worst kinds of the physical and mental torture. So many innocent Kashmiris got killed while undergoing the process of the custodial “torture”. Besides it, the huge and irreparable damage was caused to the property of the people including hundreds of residential houses which were raised to the ground by using mines and other explosives. The people of Kashmir are passing through the worst phase of history and their very existence is at stake.

Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir express its deep worry over the spectacular and indifferent role of not only the world community but that of the Organization Of the Islamic countries over the most crucial situation in this unfortunate part of the globe. Jama’at also expresses deep sorrow over the loss of lives at Srigufwara during an encounter in which a civilian Mohammad Yousuf Rather of Nowshehra Khiram besides four militants lost their lives and the wife of Mohammad Yousuf got critically injured and thereafter during the protests dozens of civilians got injured.

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