Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday condemned the incidents of desecration of mosques by the Indian government forces, appealing the Muslim world to raise voice against it.
“In the past few days, it has come to fore that during the nocturnal raids, these forces do enter the mosques with unclean shoes and ransack the goods lying therein and break windows and doors also.
“In Marwel Pulwama, Sharshali Pampore, Aluchi-Bagh Srinagar, Bandipora, Pohu Pulwama and other some villages, these sacred houses have been deliberately dishonored just to hurt the sentiments of billions of Muslims living across the world,” the religio-political organization said in a statement.
It said the mosques are sacred centers where a human being is taught to safeguard human dignity, honor, equality, and brotherhood.
“No human being is even allowed to enter any Masjid unclean or raise any hue and cry therein. So, there is no question of anybody entering there with the intention to cause any damage or desecrate it,” Jama’at said.
It said those dishonoring the mosques “are in reality the enemies of Muslims and Islam”.
“Such elements are, in fact, the enemies of human dignity itself. It is very sorrowful that some force’s personnel who have Muslim names also indulge in this heinous act,” it said, appealing all Islamic parties and Muslim bodies to raise an “effective voice” against the desecration of mosques.
Jama’at also expressed anguish over the forces’ “inhumane act” of forces targeting an 8-year-old boy, Junaid, with pellets at Nawab-Bazar.
Meanwhile, a delegation of Jama’at visited the bereaved family of slain young scholar Shabir Ahmad Mangoo of Sharshali Khrew and expressed solidarity with them, it said.