Around 250 JeI activists, members arrested so far | KNO

Around 250 JeI activists, members arrested so far | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, March 08 (KNO) : Around 250 Jamat-e-Islami members and activists especially preachers have been arrested by police. According to KNO, sources among the arrested nearly 225 are preachers who are now behind the bars and some shifted to Kotbalwal jail Jammu including its spokesman and political bureau head Advocate Zahid Ali. Ameer-e-Jamat has been lodged in high security prison Central Jail Srinagar. “The senior Jamaat leaders from every district excluding Srinagar were arrested last week," sources told KNO. According to them, government allowed Friday prayers at Jamat e Islami mosques including at its central mosque in Batamaloo. "Several of JeI's offices have been sealed and accounts frozen," they said. Jamat-e-Islami’s headquarter near the Police control room and Civil secretariat too has been sealed by the police. Jamat-e-Islami was declared unlawful by the government of India and banned it for five years. They have been accused of being the supporters of militancy in the valley, trying to carve out an Islamic State out of government established by Law. They also have been accused of being the supporters of the anti government ideologies including separatists.(KNO)