Jama’at condemns crackdown on civilians

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Srinagar: Jama’at-e-Islami on Saturday condemned the crackdown by government forces on civilians across the valley and termed it human rights violations.
Jama’at chief spokesperson, Advocate Zahid Ali in a statement, said, “A joint party of Army and SOG of Jammu and Kashmir Police during the intervening night of 10-11 August entered into Rahpora Khudwani of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district and raided several houses. During raids forces went berserk and pierced roof tops of many residential houses.”
“Forces have detained seven youth during these raids,” Ali said, “and shifted them to an undisclosed location.”
Ali said, “The government forces have trampled not only human rights of Kashmiri people but also the guidelines laid down by Supreme Court of India regarding the intimation of arrest and the location of detainee.”
“As 15th August is approaching, government forces have started arrest spree across the valley and have made life of people hell,” he said and appealed to human rights bodies to take stringent action against personnel involved in brute violation of human rights.