Jama'at-e-Islami (JeI) Jammu and Kashmir today expressed anguish over, what it said, "the wild use of force against peaceful and unarmed protesters across Kashmir."
"The chain of terrible excesses started by Indian forces after Burhan Wani's killing against peaceful protestors in Kashmir is going on unabated. The sole purpose of these atrocities is curb the genuine voice of the people which they have been raising since 1947 for providing them their cherished right of self-determination as promised to them by government of India through UNO resolutions. To kill and injure innocent people have become a past time for these unruly forces," the Jama'at spokesman Advocate Zahid Ali said.
Elaborating, he said "forces raid villages and towns with iron rods and sticks in hands and destroy whatever comes in their way, break window and door panes and smashed domestic tools and vehicles and beat inmates particularly youth ruthlessly. In such a terrifying incident on 25th August at about noon, a huge contingent of Indian forces entered Prichu mohalla of Pulwama well equipped with arms and sticks and after beating a number of innocent persons mercilessly, caused huge loss to the houses, house hold goods, kitchen ware, vehicles and other precious property and pelted stones upon the houses smashing glass panes," he alleged.
"In another incident, a mob of peaceful protestors was fired upon near village Haal Pulwama with bullets and pellets killing another innocent youth Shakeel Ahmad Ganaie of Chandpora Pulwama on the spot and critically injuring many others. The forces respond slogans with bullets and stone with pellets.
Moreover another youth Shahnawaz Khan who was compelled by forces to jump into the Jhelum when he was chased by them at Sangam Bijbehara while he was peacefully protesting against their atrocities upon hapless Kashmiris. This inhumane act clearly depicts genocide plan of New-Delhi," Zahid alleged.