India and Democracy, poles apart: Jama’at-e-Islami

Srinagar: Expressing solidarity with JNU students and teachers, Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir (JeI) on Thursday condemned the government’s action against the students and teachers.
In a statement issued here on Thursday, Jama’at spokesperson, Advocate Zahid Ali said that the freedom of expression is a fundamental right of every citizen in a democratic country and no regime can violate this right.
He said that “India who is claiming the champion of democracy, is leading in violating the rights of its own citizens which depicts India and real democracy are poles apart.”
Castigating the Indian government’s move, Zahid said the peaceful protests are being pacified by bullets and mortars in Kashmir but today in India when its own citizens raised voice against the atrocities committed by forces in Kashmir, it is considered as a big crime.”
“Speaking on behalf of oppressed is considered a gigantic crime in India and that is why students and teachers have been booked” he said.
“The peaceful program organized by the students of JNU and then representing it anti-national and seditious by media and communal elements proved that intolerance has prevailed in India,” zahid in a statement said
Encouraging the efforts of students and teachers of JNU and other universities from India, spokesperson said now universities from international level which are more than 400, are supporting the voice of Kashmiri’s and we hope it will further expand.
Expressing solidarity with students union president Kanhaya Kumar and Syed Abdul Rehman Geelani along with others, he urged world community in general and international human rights groups in particular to come forward and stop India from violating the peaceful voice and make possible the release of all students and teachers.