Participation in elections, directly or indirectly, is out of question: Jamaat

Participation in elections, directly or indirectly, is out of question: Jamaat

SRINAGAR: Jamaat-e-Islami has reiterated its poll-boycott stance and asked its cadre to adhere to it in letter and spirit. In a statement issued here, Jamaat said that it has long back taken a unanimous decision not to take any part in elections, directly or indirectly, and this decision has been communicated to all the associates of Jamaat with direction to desist there from and not to take any interest in it even symbolically.
“Jamaat is today bound by the same decision in letter and spirit. The rambling from different quarters in this regard and the allegations of supporting a particular pro-India party against Jamaat are totally baseless and concocted,” the statement said.
Recently the appeal from the President of National conference Dr Farooq Abdullah to support him in the elections to curb the growing influence of the communalist parties like BJP may create misunderstanding in the public. Further another National conference leader Roohullah Budgami’s allegation of giving entry to Hindu Communalist forces to the valley tantamount to “criminal chiding the judge “. The very foundation of National conference is based on the enmity to Islam and encouragement of the non-Islamic forces at whose behest the slogan of naya Kashmir was given to pave the way for the growth of the Hindutva and atheist philosophies.
This obvious change was unambiguously observed when in 1938 the Muslim Conference was changed in the National conference at the instance of these forces, the statement added. “Had National conference not been formed in 1938, the people would not have been facing the present day sufferings,” the Jamaat said. “The people should instill this fact in mind that providing any support by Jamaat Islami to these (pro-India) political groups is out of question, the statement said.

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