Jammu-Man Shown As Slain Militant To File Defamation Suit Against Newspapers,Tv-Channels 

Srinagar—Some newspapers and “news channels” flashed a picture of Muslim man from Jammu as the nephew of LeT chief Zaki-ur-Rehman, claimed to have been killed along with five associates by police and army at Hajin area in Bandipora district of north Kashmir last weekend.

“Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. I’m Abdul Majid from Jammu. Media has done wrong with me by taking my picture from my Facebook (to show dead and nephew of LeT chief). I am peaceful person. This is conspiracy against me and it can prove detrimental for me,” says Majid who was flanked by many people during a protest in the state’s winter capital. 

“I have decided to file a defamation case,” he said.

Chairman of ‘Jammu Muslim Front’ Shuja Zaffar, who was leading the protest, asked the government of India to stop treating Muslims of Jammu “badly.”

“I want to tell government that Muslims are being treated very badly. It is very unfortunate that (Majid) has been declared dead,” he told reporters during a protest. 

“It is unfortunate and shameful. Do you want Muslims should not live peacefully and declared as terrorist?” he asked.

“I want to tell (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi to open your eyes. Do not push people of Jammu and Kashmir, who are peace and justice loving.”

Reposing “complete faith” in judiciary”, he said: “We have decided to file a defamation suit against all TV channels and newspapers. These channels have started a negative campaign against Muslims and people of Jammu.”   

Known for his cricketing skills, Majid runs mutton shop at Talab Khitikan of Old Jammu City. On Sunday, he stunned when people swarmed his residence to “console” his family members after his photo published in newspapers showed him dead as “nephew of LeT chief Zaki-ur-Rehman”.

 “My neighbours came to the house and were shocked. You are shown as dead by the newspapers and your picture has also been published on front pages of newspapers. They showed two national Hindi dailies,” said Majid

Majid is worried about own and his family’s security because he also goes outside the Jammu and Kashmir for ‘tabliq’ with Jamaat.

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