SRINAGAR MAY 06: Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir (JeI) on Saturday expressed its concern and resentment over the “brutal force” used by forces on students of Degree College Handwara and Higher Secondary School Handwara in which dozens of students were injured and termed it “inhuman and barbaric”.
In a statement issued to PTK, a spokesperson of Jama’at said, “Forces have also started arrest spree in valley and have arrested dozens of students from different pockets. Once students are detained, forces violating all human rights by subjected them to worst kind of treatment in police lockups. These shameful attempts depict government of India has started a well thought plan to terrify local population which includes the siege of villages and towns wherein these forces mercilessly thrash locals, damage properties and also try to break the resolve of determined Kashmiris.”
Jama’at also expressed solidarity with media personnel who were beaten by forces in Sopore yesterday.
“The local media men put their lives at risk and covered the atrocities perpetrated by Indian forces upon hapless and defenseless Kashmiris to the world but unruly and callous forces are hell bent upon to put obstructions in their duty.”
“Jama’at strongly denounces such brute force on media persons and terms it grave violation of democratic values and impresses upon world nations and human rights groups to take sound notice of this grim situation and take effective steps for the safety of Kashmiris from state sponsored terrorism,” the statement said. (PTK)