SRINAGAR: Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu Kashmir on Tuesday said the killing of a 65-year-old mentally-challenged person Syed Habibullah of Soibug, Budgam by Indian Air Force personnel through target firing has made it “quite obvious that the life of a Kashmiri Muslim has no value”.
“These personnel look at an infirm person bare-footed with torn clothes as an attacker and without any hesitation fire upon him, killing him on the spot,” Jama’at said in a statement. “There can be no worse a concept of human rights violation than this.”
“To justify this brutal act, the baseless and shameless argument was given that he tried to forcibly enter the camp during the night hours which is not digestible at all as the said camp is well-fortified and there are no chances for a single person to break its security.”
Jama’aat said “as there is jungle-raj in the valley, such dreadful incidents will continue till the black and draconian laws are in force”. “This incident also proves the fact that Indian forces have got a free-licence to kill anyone here as they know that they are immune from any legal or judicial action.”
“The Indian media has always presented a black and distorted picture of such gory events in a well-planned design and blamed the victims instead of the perpetrators of the injustice and tyranny. This notorious media is making false and malicious propaganda against the innocent people of Kashmir and never depicts a true picture thereof. The Indian media is extremely biased against Kashmiris and concocts false stories against them.”
Jama’at-e-Islami has vehemently denounced this “dastardly act” of killing Syed Habibullah by “unruly” Indian forces. It expressed solidarity with the bereaved family.
Jama’at also appealed to world community to “take serious note of the state-sponsored human rights violations here and adopt effective measures to get this stopped to save the life and dignity of this hapless nation”.