Rajnath’s visit a futile exercise: Jama’at

SRINAGAR: The Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir (JeI) on Thursday termed the two-day visit of Indian home minister Rajnath Singh to Kashmir as a “futile” exercise.
JEI spokesman Zahid Ali said that Singh had failed to address the Kashmir issue according to the real aspirations of the people.
“Singh also failed to give his comments on the state-sponsored atrocities being committed on hapless innocent people for the past more than one-and-a-half month,” he said.
Ali said that the ongoing public movement has neither been started by any particular group or party nor is provoked by anyone. The people came out on the roads on their own, he said.
“Instead of addressing the genuine cause, the Government of India started a blame game and used inhumane methods to crush the people’s voice,” he said, asking the Government of India to fulfill its promises made to Kashmiris through the United Nations.
“By detaining people’s representatives and religious leaders, India can gain nothing. This exercise, too, will prove futile and harmful in the long run,” the spokesman said.

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