Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba Refutes Militant Link Charge

SRINAGAR — Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba (IJT) Jammu and Kashmir has rejected Inspector General of Police (IGP) Jammu’s claim that it was involved in radicalizing youth in taking up the arms.

An IJT spokesman  said that none of their activities are unconstitutional or detrimental to peace or law and order. Hundreds of students associated with IJT are and remain law abiding citizens and never indulge in any subversive activity. IJT has no links “with any militant person or organization and our activities are peaceful and within the ambit of law of the land,” the spokesman  said.

“Most importantly, we feel it pertinent to mention that IJT is a non-political students’ organization and stays away even from any sort of political activity. All our activities focus on imparting moral values to students and guiding them in education and achieving excellence in professional careers so as to make them productive members of society,” the spokesman  said.

The person mentioned by the police is not a member of IJT and has nothing to do with our organization. He might have attended any of our public meetings somewhere in Kashmir in the past, like hundreds of students do, but he has never officially been part of our organization anytime in the past, the spokesman added

As per police records, the person in question is studying outside the State and IJT does not operate anywhere outside the State of Jammu and Kashmir. Our activities are restricted within the boundaries of the State of Jammu and Kashmir, the spokesman clarified.

Earlier, the Jammu range Inspector General of Police Manish Sinha claimed that Jamiat-ul-Tulba (IJT) was involved in radicalizing youth from non-criminal background into taking up arms.

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