Jama’at expresses shock over desecration of graves by Indian forces in South Kashmir

Srinagar: Socio-religious organization, Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir Thursday strongly condemned the attempt by Indian armed forces to burn some residential houses in Gandbugh Kakapora during the night hours when the dwellers were fast asleep.

Jamaat spokesperson, Advocate Zahid Ali said that some days back these very forces vandalized some residential houses at Sugan, Shopian and cut a number of apple trees. These forces have let loose a reign of terror throughout the valley turning the life of the common people into a hell.

“Besides this hundreds of innocent people mostly youth are languishing in different jails and police stations and torture centers on fictitious allegations and most of them have secured the release orders from the courts which are not at all honored by the police authorities who claim to be the custodians of law and the protectors of the human rights,” he said.

Ali said that a number of youth have been kept in police lock ups in pitiable conditions and subjected to physical or mental tortures and are being involved in false and frivolous cases in order to delay their release.

“Dukhtaran-e-Millat chief Asiya Andrabi along with her two aides have not been released from the women’s police station Rambagh despite release orders from the court. Ameer Tehsil Islamabad Gulzar Ahmad Bhat of Uranhal, Bijbehara is being shifted from one police station to another and involved in fake and stale cases which are nothing but a revengeful act. His son too is detained with him at police post Sangam. Jama’at also expresses its deep anguish over desecration of graves by these forces which is quite against the human ethics and civilized legal norms.”

“The law is not being followed as it is but the directions of police officers have become the law of the land which is a grave and brutal violation of the human rights.”

“Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir while vehemently condemning these human rights violations at the hands of law enforcing agencies, appeals the international and local human rights bodies and forums to take serious cognizance of this sordid situation and take effective steps and proper action against these unruly authorities who are involved in it. Jama’at also demands unconditional release of all detainees and arrestees during the current month of Ramadhan.”

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