SRINAGAR: Jamaat-e-Islami (J&K) while terming the government actions as autocratic today strongly condemned the arrest of Hurriyat Conference leaders and activists.
In a statement the Jamaat spokesman said the government actions are an autocratic and imperialistic method of suppressing the just voice of the people of Kashmir who are expressing their displeasure over the illegal and immoral execution of Mohammad Afzal Guru.
He said the people of Kashmir are demanding the return of his mortal remains to his family so that they can perform his last rights in accordance with the teachings of Islam. In this connection, a high level delegation of Jamaat-e-Islami headed by Ameer-e-Zila Baramula Mohammad Maqbool Bhat visited Duabgah Sopore to pay glorious tributes to Shaheed Afzal Guru and on this occasion Ameer-e-Zila addressed a local gathering and expressed total solidarity with the family on behalf of Jamaat, the spokesman added.
He also fully supported the public demand of handing over the mortal remains of Shaheed to his family, the spokesman added.
He said Jamaat denounces the government action of arresting leaders and innocent youth without any justification and termed the house arrest of elderly Hurriyat Leader Syed Ali Geelani at his New Delhi residence in solitary confinement as against all civilized legal norms prevalent in the world and a blatant violation of basic human rights.
Jamaat-e-Islami demands an immediate end to all nocturnal raids by Police and Security forces to arrest an innocent person which has created an atmosphere of terror in the whole valley. Jamaat also appeals all international and local human rights forums to intervene in the sordid situation being faced by people of Kashmir, he added.
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