Police is recalling released former associates, is forcing them to announce disassociation: Jamaat

Srinagar: Jama’at-e-Islami (JeI) Jammu and Kashmir has stated that police was recalling former associates of the party to police stations and forcing them to express their disassociation with JEI through newspapers.

In a statement, while condemning the police action, the party appealed the world community, United Nations and human rights bodies both local and international to use their due influence for stopping what it described as “state suppressive policies”.

“Government of India has imposed ban on Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir on 28th February, 2019 during which its central, district, tehsil level leadership besides hundreds of associates had been arrested and were later detained in many police lock-ups, sub-jails, district jails and torture centers. Later on many old age and unwell affiliates were got released but at present these people are recalled by the same police stations in one pretext or another. 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 JeI stated

“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”.

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