Jama’at announces not to take part

Srinagar: Jama’at-e-Islami Sunday announced that it will not take part in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections in Jammu and Kashmir.
“Jama’at-e-Islami will follow its practice of not taking any direct or indirect part in the parliamentary elections,” the socio-religious party said in a statement after a meeting chaired by Ameer-e-Jama’at (head of the party) Mohammad Abdullah Wani.
“Jama’at-e-Islami reiterates its historical stand that unless and until the issue is not resolved as per the sentiments and aspirations of people, peace in the south Asia will remain a distant dream. Jama’at also vehemently demands that this issue be resolved in the light of United Nations resolutions or through tripartite talks in order to reflect the aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir,” the statement said,.
“Jama’at also expresses its concern over the ongoing human rights violations across the length and breadth of Jammu and Kashmir and impresses upon international human rights bodies to take effective measures to put an end to the same,” the statement said.