SRINAGAR: Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu Kashmir on Tuesday said the use of “brutal, provocative and barbaric force by unruly Indian forces” upon people engaged in Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid Srinagar is highly condemnable.
“The way these forces personnel showered bullets and pellets upon the peaceful worshippers after entering into the interiors of Jamia Masjid seems to be a part of the hidden agenda of mass extermination of Kashmiri Muslims for which these forces have been given a free licence,” Jama’at said in a statement.
“These forces miss no chance to use their force indiscriminately upon the local Muslims in order to suppress their genuine voice and the Jamia Masjid Srinagar has always remained their main target. On every Friday, these forces in a large number cordon this sacred place turning it virtually into an army garrison. This is being done in order to intimidate away the thousands of the worshippers from this historic centre which has always represented the genuine voice of the suppressed people of Kashmir.”
Jama’at-e-Islami has appealed international human rights groups to take strong cognisance of this gross violation of human rights.