Police summoning released associates to police stations: JI IOK

Srinagar, May 14, 2019 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, Jamaat-e-Islami has said that police are summoning associates of the party to police stations and forcing them to express their disassociation with the Jamaat through newspapers. The Jamaat-e-Islami in a statement issued in Srinagar, while condemning, the police action, appealed to the world community, the United Nations and human rights bodies to use their influence to stop India’s suppressive policies in the territory.

“Government of India imposed ban on Jamaat-e-Islami on 28th February, 2019 after which its central, district, tehsil level leadership besides hundreds of associates were arrested and detained in police lock-ups, sub-jails, district jails and torture centers. Later on old-age and unwell affiliates were released but at present these people are again summoned by the same police stations in one pretext or another,” the party said.

“Police officials are forcing them to express their disassociation publically through print media and then present themselves along with the same newspaper cuttings before the police,” the statement added.

“Government of India has restricted the activities of the party by alleging some grounds (which are still unproved in courts) should be contested democratically by New-Delhi in courts instead of employing repressive and coercive methods,” it added.

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