Slapping 31st PSA on Masrat Alam Proves JK a ‘Jungle-Raj’ State: Jama’at-e-Islami



Expressing its anger over the denial of “freedom of expression” in Jammu and Kashmir, Jama’at-e-Islami (JeI) Jammu and Kashmir Thursday said democracy provides basic and fundamental rights to every person but “this hapless and misfortune region” is witness that people are being “barred from every right” and if they “raise voices against atrocities by the government”, it is considered a gigantic crime.

JeI in a statement said, “right from 1947, government is hell bent upon to crush the voices of oppressed people and is violating all basic and fundamental rights of Kashmiri’s.”

“One who speaks truth has been gripped and caged under draconian laws like public safety act which subjected them to remain in prison for years. The 31st PSA slapped on pro-freedom leader Masrat Alam Bhat is a fresh example of worst face of state terrorism. Though the High Court has issued release order of Masrat Alam but the administration and police has trampled court orders under their feet which shows how much the court in JK are significant for administration and police. This also proved the admin and police has crossed all limits of subordination before judiciary,” the statement added.

Moreover, another PSA slapped on a youth from Lazibal, Islamabad Irfan Ahmad Khan proved that “government has made slapping PSA in its fundamental duties so that no body from Kashmir raise voice against state terrorism”. “The confinement of JKLF Chief Muhammad Yaseen Malik and other Hurriyat activists has made JK a ‘Jungle Raj” state. The restrictions on Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Chairman and aged leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani is also a part of ‘Jungle Raj’ system where no one is allowed to speak truth between masses.”

Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir, the statement said, terms it “gross violation of the principles of democracy and impresses human rights organizations to intervene in this grave issue and stop the perpetrators further”.

Jama’at-e-Islami also showered tributes to the slain youths “who achieved martyrdom at Goosu Pulwama”.

A Jama’at delegation led by its spokesperson visited Aluchi Bagh, Pulwama and paid glowing tributes to Manzoor Ahmad and his other associate, the statement added.


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