New Delhi, October 02 (KMS): Jamaat-e-Islami, India, has expressed grave concern over the human rights situation in occupied Kashmir saying that imprisonment of political leadership of the territory is against democratic ethos.

Addressing the media at Jamaat’s monthly press meet in New Delhi, the President of Jamaat-e-Islami, India, Syed Saadatullah Hussaini said that the Indian government abrogated Article 370 that gave a special status to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the territory into two union territories through a presidential order without consultation of local population.

“We want the government to remove the severe restrictions on the people of Kashmir. People are without internet and mobile services for the last two months,” the JI India President said. “We are highly concerned about reports emanating from fact-finding teams to the Kashmir valley led by human rights organizations and civil society. They are reporting unjustified arrests of Kashmiri youth, application of excessive force to quell protests and severe shortage of medicines and disruption in healthcare facilities,” he added.

Earlier, the Vice President of Jamaat-e-Islami, India, Muhammad Salim Engineer, while briefing the media said, Jamaat would like to emphasize its long-standing position that the affairs of Jammu and Kashmir must be resolved by talks, consultation and dialogue with the people of Kashmir and their representatives.


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