Jama'at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir today accused New Delhi of utilizing 'barbaric' methods to curb ongoing peaceful freedom movement of Kashmiris.
"Indian forces are bent upon terrorizing people and for that purpose they are raiding different areas throughout the valley during the night hours and are ransacking the houses and damaging the property of the common masses at random besides apprehending innocent people indiscriminately without any cause or justification. During such a nocturnal raid at Sharshali Khrew in Pampore Tehsil, a number of houses were ransacked by Indian forces and inmates beaten ruthlessly injuring about 60 innocent persons. A contractual lecturer Shabir Ahmad Mungoo after being mercilessly beaten by army personnel was taken away amongst others at about 11 pm and then his relatives got information from the respective police station to get his body at 1 am. Shabir's brother too was physically tortured and got critically injured and is now under treatment at SMHS hospital along with other seriously injured youth. Indian forces are utilizing barbaric and most inhuman methods to curb the on-going peaceful public protests against the state atrocities and for the cherished right of self-determination," the Jama'at spokesman Advocate Zahid Ali, in a statement today, said, asking the UNO, OIC, Amnesty International and other world human rights bodies to come forward and try to save Kashmiris from 'annihilation' and support their just cause.
Meanwhile, a delegation of Jama'at visited SD Colony Batamaloo and expressed solidarity with the bereaved family of Yasir Salam Sheikh who was killed by forces 'without any provocation'.
The spokesman has condemned government directions to police to 'strictly stop' petrol dealers, vegetable vendors, milk and other essential commodities suppliers to sell their products to common masses. "This direction depicts the frustration of the government," he added.