Srinagar: Jama’at-e-Islami, Jammu and Kashmir, on Sunday termed desecration of several Masjids by the government forces as unacceptable even as it urged Islamic parties and Muslim bodies to raise an “effective voice” against it.
In a statement issued here, Jama’at spokesman described the forces who indulge in desecration of Muslim’s sacred places as real enemies of Islam.
“The chain of worst kind of state-sponsored oppression and tyranny upon the hapless Kashmiris has taken an ugly turn as the Indian forces are now desecrating the most sacred places of Muslim i.e Masjid. In the past few days, it has come to fore that during the nocturnal raids, these forces do enter the Masjid with unclean shoes and ransack the goods lying therein and break windows and doors also. In Marwel Pulwama, Sharshali Pampore, Aluchi-Bagh Srinagar, Bandipora, Pohu Pulwama and other some villages, these sacred houses have been deliberately dishonored just to hurt the sentiments of billions of Muslims living across the world,” the spokesman said.
He said Masjid are the sacred centers where from a human being is taught to safeguard the human dignity and honor and practically provided the lesson of human equality and brotherhood.
“No human being is even allowed to enter any Masjid unclean or raise any hue and cry therein and so there is no question of anybody entering there with the intention to cause any damage or desecrate it. Those who dishonor Masjid meant for the worship of Allah alone, are in reality the enemies of Muslim ummah and the religion of Islam. Such elements are infact the enemies of human dignity itself,” he said. The Jama’at- also termed as very sorrowful that some force personnel by name Muslim, too indulge in the desecrating of “heinous act”.
Jama’at also expresses deep anguish over the inhumane act of forces targeting an 8-year-old innocent boy Junaid by pellets at Nawab-Bazar. A delegation of Jama’at led by its spokesperson visited the bereaved family of recently martyred young scholar Shabir Ahmad Mangoo of Sharshali Khrew and expressed solidarity with them. Mangoo was beaten to death by soldiers.