Rights champions should die from shame after Sopore incident: Siraj
Indian occupation forces carry out an operation in occupied Jammu and Kashmir.–File photo
Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Sirajul Haq has said that so-called international champions of human rights should die from shame after brutal killing of a 65-year-old Kashmiri man in front of his grandson in the Sopore area of the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK).
He was talking to the newly-elected chief of JI AJK Dr Khalid Mahmood who called on him at the party’s headquarters in Mansoora on Thursday.
The JI chief said the UN, international community and the Pakistani government played a criminal role in atrocities in Indian-Occupied Kashmir. They were, he said, showing no concern at the genocide of Kashmiris in the held valley. He said that occupation forces had killed thousands of Kashmiri youth and put a large number in prison. In fact, he added, the occupied valley had turned into the largest prison of the world under the Modi rule in India.
Siraj said it was a matter of great concern that no session of the Kashmir Committee was held in past nine months. He asked the government to take a bold stand against New Delhi’s plan and make decisive steps for freedom of Kashmir from India.
Renovate Hindu temples instead of building new ones
JI Secretary General Ameerul Azeem has asked the government to renovate six Hindu temples in twin cities instead of building new ones in Islamabad.
In a statement issued from Mansoora on Thursday, he said that every government in Pakistan took artificial steps for minorities just to prove to the West that it was secular and liberal.
Instead of show-offs, Azeem said, the government should provide quality education, good health facilities and employment opportunities to minorities. The rulers, he said, were also expected to provide opportunities to the majority to spend their lives according the spirit of Islam. The JI leader called for introducing Islamic system of education, interest-free economy and promotion of Islamic culture in the country.