SRINAGAR: Jama’at-e-Islami (JeI) Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday said that “inhumane” methods can’t break the “resolve” of Kashmiris.
“Government of India has established rule of lawlessness in the Valley and provided free license to the forces to use force at their will…..The forces have employed all barbaric and inhuman methods to break the will of the people who are demanding their birth Right of Self Determination and fulfillment of the pledges made to them through the United Nations,” a statement issued here by JeI said, mentioning the killing of one more youth in the Valley.
The religio-political body said that 69 “innocent protesters” have been killed and thousands injured with many deprived of their eyesight.
“Instead of listening to the just voice of Kashmiris, the Indian rulers are issuing threatening statements against them and warning them of dire consequences in case they do not give up their genuine demands,” it said.
Jama’at said its stand vis-à-vis Kashmir issue was quite “clear and unambiguous”.
Jama’at said it wanted Kashmir issue to be settled permanently either by implementing the UN resolutions or by holding tripartite negotiations between India, Pakistan and “the real representatives of the people of whole region of Jammu and Kashmir” in accordance with the aspirations of the people.
“It is the legal and moral duty of government of India to prepare a congenial atmosphere wherein this long-pending human issue can be resolved once for all which is in the best interests of the people of whole South Asia,” it said.
“The use of brutal force will do nothing, but add fuel to the fire. The deployment of BSF and army can suppress the peaceful people for the time being, but can never kill their aspirations and conscience by use of oppressive and coercive methods. The government of India has applied so many tactics to suppress the genuine voice of Kashmiris in the past but always failed.”
Jama’at-e-Islami appealed the international and Indian human rights institutions to play their professional role sincerely and “stop the Indian establishment from committing atrocities upon the people”.