JI IHK concerned about crackdowns on youth
Srinagar, February 21, 2013 (PPI-OT): The Jamaat-e-Islami in occupied Kashmir has expressed its deep concern over the ongoing crackdown on innocent youth by the Indian police to deter them from voicing their displeasure over the hanging of Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru.
The Jamaat-e-Islami in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “In a real democracy, the people have the right to express their resentment over any anti-people activities of the State but in Kashmir the people have been deprived of this cherished right.”
“The way Afzal Guru was hanged secretly without having any regard to the Kashmiri’s sentiments and now outright rejection of their demand to hand over his body, depicts the callous indifferent and discriminatory attitude of the government of India towards the hapless people of Kashmir,” the statement added.
“Jamaat-e-Islami demands an immediate halt to the threatening policies against the people and also unconditional release of all detainees languishing in different jails and police stations,” it held.
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