Srinagar: Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir strongly condemned the killing of Basit Mukhtar of Pulwama and Nasir Shafi of New Theed Harwan at the hands of government forces and termed these killings ‘genocide of Kashmiris’ under a conspiracy, a statement said on Sunday.
The statement issued by the Jama’at’s press and publication bureau said that killing of children like Nasir Shafi should serve as an eye-opener to the world community who so far has failed to raise its voice against Indian brutalities upon helpless and hapless Kashmiris.
“India is hoodwinking the world community by raising so-called terrorism issues. Forces are hell bent upon killing innocents with bullets, shells and pellets,” the Jama’at said.
The statement said, “Jama’at also vehemently condemns nocturnal raids conducted by government forces in many parts of the valley. Forces conduct midnight raids and enter mohallas and vandalise houses, shops, vehicles and damage all that comes in their way. They beat inmates ruthlessly and take innocents into custody where they are being subjugated to third-degree torture, which is a blatant violation of human rights.”
“Neither such brute policies have worked in the past, nor will they work in the future. Instead of imposing hardships on Kashmiri people, it is better to come forward and accept ground realities. Let the people decide their future,” the Jama’at said.
“Jama’at-e-Islami expresses its sympathy with the families of Basit Mukhtar and Nasir Shafi and impresses upon the world forums to take strong cognisance of Indian brutalities over peaceful Kashmiris,” the Jama’at said.
Meanwhile, Ameer-e-Jama’at Ghulam Muhammad Bhat on Sunday visited sub-jail Kothibagh where he inquired after the health of Advocate Zahid Ali, spokesperson of Jama’at who is feeling ill since last week. Bhat also met Muslim League activist Javed Ahmad Najar who is detained in the same jail.