SRINAGAR: Jama’at-e-Islami on Saturday said that the government forces were committing ‘atrocities’ to “curb genuine” voice of the people of Kashmir.
In a statement issued here, the religio-political organisation said “the chain of terrible excesses” started by the government forces after Burhan Wani’s killing against peaceful protestors in the Valley was going on “unabated”.
“The sole purpose of these atrocities is to curb the genuine voice of the people which they have been raising since 1947 for providing them their cherished right of self-determination as promised to them by government of India through UNO resolutions,” it said.
To “kill and injure innocent people” has become a “pastime” for “these unruly forces”.
“In addition to it, these forces raid villages and towns with iron rods and sticks in hands and destroy whatever comes in their way, break window and door pans and smash domestic tools and vehicles and beat inmates particularly youth ruthlessly,” it said. The forces, it said, respond to slogans with bullets and to stones with pellets.
“Another youth Shahnawaz Khan was compelled by Indian forces to jump into the Jhelum when he was chased by forces at Sangam Bijbehara while he was peacefully protesting against the atrocities committed by Indian forces upon hapless Kashmiris.
“This inhumane act clearly depicts genocide plan of New-Delhi,” Jama’at said, asking the world bodies to come forward for stopping these “inhumane atrocities”.
“Kashmiris are demonstrating peacefully only for safeguard of the basic human rights and demanding their basic and birth right of self-determination,” the organisation said.