JI for national conference to evolve policy for Kashmir ‘liberation’


The central Shoora of the Jamat-e-Islami Pakistan has called upon the government to convene a national conference to formulate an effective policy for the liberation of Kashmir in consultation with the Kashmiri leadership.

The Shoora, in its meeting, chaired by the JI chief Senator Sirajul Haq, welcomed the comprehensive resolution moved at the recent Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit meeting in Turkey and demanded the OIC to send a fact-finding mission to take notice of the human rights violations in the valley at the earliest.

The Shoora strongly condemned the fresh wave of target killing, humiliation of the women in Kashmir and the attacks of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) activists on the Kashmiri youth studying in the Indian universities in a bid to close the door of higher education to them. It said that the Indian authorities were pursuing a strategy to end the Muslim majority in Kashmir by settling non-Hindus in the valley and allotting vast areas for military installations.

The Shoora condemned the repeated detentions of Syed Ali Gilani and other Hurriat leaders and urged the international human right bodies to exert pressure on New Delhi to stop its barbaric practices.

In another resolution, the JIP Shoora expressed deep concern that the pro- India government in Dhaka was trying to end the Islamic identity of Bangladesh having 90 per cent of Muslim population.

It further noted that around 80,000 JI workers and leaders in Bangladesh were behind bars since long while hundreds had been killed. The resolution said that Dhaka regime was planning to ban Jamaat-e-Islami and that the properties of the JI workers and leaders were being confiscated and their bank accounts were being frozen.