Jamaat-e-Islami Hind voices concerns after visiting J&K


New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS): A joint delegation of the Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) and the civil society has raised concerns over the prevailing situation in Kashmir and also the impact of communication clampdown on Kashmiris.

The team, which visited the Valley from October 7 to 10, included S.R. Darapuri (retd. IG, UP Police), Malik Mohtashim Khan (JIH Secretary ), Shweta Verma (women & child rights activist) and Mujtaba Farooq (Secretary General of the All India Muslim Majis Mushawarat).

The delegation visited Srinagar, Baramulla and Pulwama and met social activists, lawyers, representatives of NGOs and religious organisations.

"People are unable to contact loved ones even in emergencies. They find it difficult to call hospitals for medical emergencies," the JIH said in a statement. Patients undergoing dialysis were facing problems due to non-availability of local transport, it said and pointed to shortage of medicines.

The team has also raised mental health issues due to the blackout and its ripple effect. It also highlighted the issue of large-scale detentions. "The Public Safety Act (PSA) and police detentions are major concerns. No one has correct picture about the number of detentions," it said.

Ever since the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5, the Kashmir Valley has been under communication blackout.

Telephone landlines have been opened and on Monday postpaid connections are also expected to be restored. But it will take some time before internet is allowed as the government fears Pakistan may use it to spread rumours and create tension.

  

Comment on this article

  • MM, Mangalore

    Sun, Oct 13 2019

    Central govt doing all these atrocities just cuz the people in valley are Muslims. The strategy is adopted from Israel the way they kept Palestine under siege. No matter how they suffer

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  • Howdy, Mangalore

    Sun, Oct 13 2019

    If this situation prevails throughout then what development work one can do with gun rule. As per BJP, abrogation of article was to do unprecedented development in Kashmir and more freedom but ground reality is completely different and unachievable under these conditions. Actually with article 370 and 35A still on it would have aided in developmental work and people would have been more happier and would have enjoyed the freedom. But now it is a impossible task. Why UNHRC is quiet on this humanitarian issue.

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