Jamaat Rules Out Role Of Gun, Favours Peaceful K-resolution

Jamaat Rules Out Role Of Gun, Favours Peaceful K-resolution

18 August 2013
Kashmir Times
Shabir Ahmad

Anantnag: Ameer (chief) of Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI), Mohammad Abdullah Wani, today ruled out the role of gun in the solution of Kashmir issue. Wani was speaking to media persons on the sidelines of the annual congregation organized by JeI at Nanil Anantnag. He said his party neither took to gun nor supported it. “Jamaat believes that Kashmir is a disputed issue and should be solved either according to UN resolutions or through tri-partite dialogue between India, Pakistan and genuine Kashmiri leadership. Besides dialogue and UN resolutions, referendum is the one more option for the resolution of the issue. What comes out of the referendum will be acceptable by all including Geelani sahib,” JeI chief said. He stated that from day one his party has not supported the gun and believes in peaceful solution of Kashmir issue. “We firmly believe that gun is no solution to any problem ,” JeI chief said. To a question whether or not the Jamat will support Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s election boycott call for assembly polls, Wani said, “Our party has not yet taken any decision in this regard. Jamaat is a socio-religious organization based on principals. Any small or big decision is taken by the executive council (Majlis-e-Shora). So a decision to support or not to support the poll boycott call will be taken by the Shora also at an appropriate time. I am not authorized to take decisions alone. It will be pre-mature to comment on the issue.” On the allegation by some mainstream parties about participation of several Jamaat members in Kulgam during 2008 assembly elections, he said that these rumours are being spread to create confusion. “I do not think there is any reality in these allegations,” Wani said. Condemning the massacre of Morsi supporters in Egypt, Jamaat chief said that the Saudi Arabia for its vested interests is encouraging the bloodbath in the country. “There is no Islamic Sharia in Saudi Arab but it is only family rule. The ruling Arab family has apprehensions that if Islamic system comes in Egypt or any other Muslim country it will lead to their fall. So they are encouraging and supporting the killings of Muslims who believe in Islamic system for remaining in power,” JeI chief said. Earlier different Jamaat leaders spoke on the occasion and urged the Muslims to live their lives according the principals of Islam. Nearly one lakh people associated with Jamaat participated in the congregation.