Srinagar: Reacting to the Reasi cow-vigilante attack, Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani Sunday said that “Jan Sangh” has declared a war against Muslim community.
Expressing serious concern over attacks on nomadic herder families in Jammu, Geelani said that instead of containing these elements, New Delhi was backing them.
“Ram Madhav visit to Jammu and his recent threat statements signify that all these actions were pre-planned,” Geelani said in a statement issued here Sunday. “Administration would be held responsible, if these events are not stopped forthwith and attackers arrested or else they shall have to face the consequences,” he said.
Geelani said that while Indian forces were involved in “continuous killings” in Kashmir, “Jan Sangh have been deployed to harass and attack Muslim community in Jammu province”.
He added that the Muslim community in Jammu were harassed on one pretext or the other since the inception of PDP-BJP coalition.
“They are being evicted from their property lands, Masjids are occupied, their sheds and cottages are demolished and even their livestock looted,” Geelani said. “It is quite disheartening that instead of initiating stringent against these swindlers and assailants, the state administration is acting as mute spectator.”
He added that these elements are “hell-bent to compel Muslim community for major migration like that of 1947”.
Geelani added that the Muslim of Jammu won’t be left at the “mercy of these aggressors”.
“We are keeping a close vigil over the developments and will take necessary steps when needed”, said Geelani.