Banning JeI, a social organization ‘revengeful’: Mehbooba | KNO

Asks Govt to ban RSS who brandish swords, lynch people
Banning JeI, a social organization ‘revengeful’: Mehbooba | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, March 02 (KNO): Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president and former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti Saturday said that Jamaat-e-Islami is a social organization and imposing a ban on it is ‘a revengeful act’. According to KNO correspondent, Mehbooba urged government to impose ban on RSS and others who openly brandish swords and lynched people on one name or other. “At RSS Shakhas, they openly hold swords, they lynched people to death for eating something they did not like, they should have been banned not JeI, which is working in education sect and uplifting the downtrodden section of society," she said while criticising the crackdown launched against the members of the JeI. "Jamat is not about people but it’s an idea. In democracy, you engage with idea but it’s a sheer vengeance against them that they are being arrested and a crackdown has been launched against them," she said. She also condemned the NIA raid on Mirwaiz Umar Farooq as well, saying he is a religious cleric and such raids on him must not take place. “During PDP-BJP bonhomie, we thwarted all such moves of BJP but now there is none to stop them” Mehbooba said.(KNO)