SRINAGAR: Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu Kashmir has strongly denounced the arrest spree and termed it a “murder of democracy”. It has appealed human rights groups, United Nations Organization and OIC to intervene into “grave situation” prevailing in Jammu & Kashmir and use their influence to stop the “lawlessness” here.
A Jama’at spokesperson in a statement issued here said, “The state government while misusing its power is trying to appease BJP and other communal forces and have unleashed atmosphere of terror across the valley wherein hundreds of young and old having religious tilt have been detained under baseless grounds.”
The “repressive” policy adopted by authorities “clearly smells bad”, he said. “Since (past) two days, police have arrested hundreds of Jama’at members including its top brass leadership.”
The spokesperson said that Jama’at chief Dr Abdul Hameed Fayaz was on Sunday produced before District Magistrate Budgam who sent him to central jail Srinagar under judicial custody till March 2, 2019.
He said Jama’at’s deputy chief Moulana Ahmad Ullah Parray (Makki) was also detained by Anantnag police along with prominent religious scholar Peer Noor-ud-din. “Besides this, dozens of tehsil leadership from south to north have also been arrested. Police also detained Jamiat Ahle Hadith deputy Moulana Mushtaq Ahmad Veeri, Moulana Mohammad Maqbool Akhurni and many other religious leaders from different organisations,” he said.
The Jama’at spokesperson also said that “any untoward act by New Delhi of scrapping Article 35-A is unacceptable for the people of Jammu and Kashmir”,