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Reacting to Indian Army chief Gen Rawat’s statement, Jamaat-e-Islami Friday termed the remarks of Gen Rawat as absurd.
In a statement issued here, a JeI spokesperson said that Jama’at-e-Islami was formed in 1941 before the partition of India with the sole purpose of inculcating in Muslims the real knowledge of Islam and the positive results of following Islamic teachings in letter and spirit.
“The goal of Jama’at is to establish a society governed by the Islamic principles and laws so far as the Muslim population is concerned. As Muslims it is our right as well duty to live according to the Islamic teachings as far as possible and propagate Islam to bring the people out of the darkness towards the light of Islam but for achieving this goal we can preach and practice but cannot employ any violent method or coercion or compulsion. The Quran in unequivocal terms declares that there is no compulsion in the faith. Everyone is free to adopt any faith. We have every right to put forth the right before the people and then leave it to their choice either to accept or reject it,” he said
The allegation of the Indian army chief that Jama’at-e-Islami is propagating the radicalization among the Muslim youth for motivating them to take up arms is totally baseless and a clear proof of the lack of the proper knowledge about Jama’at-e-Islami and its history, the statement said.
“Jama’at-e-Islami J&K is not backed by any country but formed by the local people and for the local people. It has no alliance with Jama’at-e-Islami Hind or Jama’at-e-Islami Pakistan but is an independent organization governed locally and guided by a written constitution. It has its own policy making body independent of any influence whatsoever from any outside quarter. It’s totally an indigenous organization having its policies and programs restricted for the areas covered by Jammu Kashmir consisting of Srinagar and Jammu as its two main cities.”
So, he said, Indian army chief should correct himself vis-a-vis Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu Kashmir.
“So far as the Kashmir issue is concerned it is the avowed stand of Jama’at-e-Islami that it is yet to be resolved and its real resolution lies either in the UN resolutions or tripartite negotiations among India, Pakistan and the people of Jammu and Kashmir and such resolutions must represent the real aspirations of its people entirely. Jama’at-e-Islami does not believe in thrusting its stand upon others by compulsion or force. Jama’at-e-Islami is purely democratic and people friendly organization believing in the worship of Allah alone who is the sole Creator and Master of this whole universe.”