KEA condemns ban on Jamat-e-Islami


SRINAGAR: Kashmir Economic Alliance Chairperson Haji Muhammad Yasin Khan has condemned the ban on Jamaat e Islami terming it an attack on the “religion-humanitarian sentiments” of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

Khan who also heads the Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation said the ban on the Jammat was the outcome of the communal politics ahead of the 2019 Parliament elections adding that some right-wing parties want to gain political mileage out of it.

Khan said Jamaat was not only a religious organization but had been working mainly for the cause of humanity and that ban on such an outfit is attacked on humanity in general.

“Jamaat has done exemplary work during all the humanitarian crises and has also been contributing in the development of the society through its means like education activities,” Khan said.

He appealed the Jammu and Kashmir Bar Association and other similar outfits representing various sections of the society to evolve a mechanism to fight political aggression

He said the voice of the marginalized Muslim community was being chocked from all sides and that the sane voices across the country especially political and social organizations must come forward to defend the cause.