In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, India’s infamous National Investigation Agency (NIA) carried out raids at multiple locations, mostly on the residence of Jamaat-e-Islami activists and leaders in Jammu and Doda districts on Monday.
Simultaneous raids are underway at nearly a dozen places in different parts of the two districts since early Monday morning, officials told media. The raids are being carried out at Dhara-Gundana, Munshi Mohalla, Akramband, Nagri Nai Basti, Kharoti Bhagwah, Thalela and Malothi Bhalla in Doda district and Bhatindi in Jammu.
The case, registered by NIA on February 5 last year, pertains to the disbursement of Zakat money among the poor by the Jamaat members, who have been collecting funds domestically through donations, particularly in the form of Zakat and Khairat to further charity and other welfare activities in the Jammu region.
On Monday morning, the NIA started raids in Jammu and Doda districts on the pretext of a so-called funding case. Indian police and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) cordoned off the areas to curtail any movement.
The raids are also a part of Indian forces’ sinister campaign in length and breadth of the occupied territory ahead of India’s Independence Day falling on August 15, which the people of Jammu and Kashmir observe as Black Day.
It is worth mentioning here that following imposition of ban on IIOJK’s Jamaat-e-Islami by the Modi regime In February 2019, hundreds of its activists were arrested in a major crackdown across occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
India’s national days like Independence and Republic days always bring miseries and destruction to the people of occupied Jammu and Kashmir, particularly youth where the occupation forces tighten noose around them on one pretext or another.—KMS