Expressed its anger over the denial of freedom of expression in Jammu and Kashmir, Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir said democracy provides basic and fundamental rights to every person but this hapless and misfortune region is witness that people are being barred from every right and if they raise voices against atrocities by the government, it is considered a gigantic crime. Spokesperson of Jama’at-e-Islami Advocate Zahid Ali said in a statement to KNS, that right from 1947, government is hell bent upon to crush the voices of oppressed people and is violating all basic and fundamental rights of Kashmiri’s. He said one who speaks truth has been gripped and caged under draconian laws like public safety act which subjected them to remain in prison for years. The 31st PSA slapped on pro-freedom leader Masarat Alam Bhat is a fresh example of worst face of state terrorism. Though the High Court has issued release order of Masarat Alam but the administration and police has trampled court orders under their feet which shows how much the court in JK are significant for administration and police. This also proved the admin and police has crossed all limits of subordination before judiciary. Moreover, another PSA slapped on a youth from Lazibal, Islamabad Irfan Ahmad Khan proved that government has made slapping PSA in its fundamental duties so that no body from Kashmir raise voice against state terrorism. He also said that the confinement of JKLF Chief Muhammad Yaseen Malik and other hurriyat activists has made JK a “Jungle raj” state. The restrictions onTehreek-e-Hurriyat Chairman and aged leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani is also a part of “Jungle raj” system where no one is allowed to speak truth between masses. Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir termed it gross violation of the principles of democracy and impresses human rights organizations to intervene in this grave issue and stop the perpetrators further. Also Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir showered its tribute to the slain youths who achieved martyrdom at Goosu Pulwama. Jama’at delegation led by its spokesperson Advocate Zahid Ali visited Aluchi Bagh, Pulwama and paid glowing tributes to Manzoor Ahmad and his other associate.
2015 Kashmir Despatch