New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) The Jamaat-e-Islami Hind has sought a judicial inquiry into the alleged police atrocities against the anti-CAA protesters in Uttar Pradesh. In a statement, the Jammat said “It is highly disappointed with the opposition parties of Uttar Pradesh for failing to perform their duties and not raising their voice against the terrible atrocities unleashed by the UP Police on their own citizens. They may have to pay a heavy political price for this apathy.”
Jamaat President Saddatullah Hussaini said “Jamaat also condemns the inflammatory language used by the UP Chief Minister who talked about “revenge” against his own citizens. According to reports by credible media sources and fact-finding teams, the UP Police fired indiscriminately and without provocation on peaceful protesters on numerous occasions, they have entered homes and destroyed property of citizens, we demand judicial inquiry into the incident.”
“They have tortured some of the accused and there is a report of sexual abuse of some minor Madrasa students. A senior police officer can be seen threatening people that he would send them to Pakistan. Video evidence shows UP police smashing CCTV cameras and then proceeding to vandalize homes, cars and other vehicles. All these atrocities seem to be directed towards the Muslim community,” the statement added.
The Jamaat-e-Islami Hind also expressed disappointment at the government’s insensitive response to the countrywide protests against the CAA-NRC-NPR.
“Spontaneous, organic and peaceful protests are being organized by students and youth of India in all the cities, towns and villages of India on almost daily basis with scenes of unprecedented turnout everywhere and attended by all citizens cutting across barriers of age, gender, race, region and religion. The protests have also spilled over to all major international cities of the world,” said the statement.