SRINAGAR: Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir has strongly condemned the “unjustified use of power” by government forces upon peaceful protesters which resulted in the death of a youth Khalid Ahmad Dar of Khudwani and injuries to others. In a statement, Jama’at said, “Kashmiris have been witnessing such bestial actions by Indian forces resulting in the death of thousands of Kashmiri youth and injuries to numberless persons. These types of merciless actions are increasing day by day.” “Instead of seeking a just and lasting solution of the Kashmir issue according to UN resolutions or the tripartite dialogue, the Indian establishment is using unjustified power against the unarmed people in order to force them to surrender their rights or suppress their genuine voice.” Jama’at said it firmly believes that unless the Kashmir issue is settled permanently in accordance with the aspirations of its people, peace in the region is impossible. “It is in the best interest of millions of people living in the subcontinent that this long-pending issue be settled as early as possible. The use of might has never been able to suppress the genuine demand of any nation in the past nor is it possible in future. The arrogant powers got vanished due to their stubbornness,” it said. Meanwhile, Jama’at has expressed solidarity with the bereaved family of Khalid and wished early recovery of the injured. It also paid homage to slain militant Farhan Ahmad Wani and expressed sympathy with his family and relatives.