US Congressman Jim Banks has expressed concerns over the growing influence of radical Jamaat-e-Islami in South Asia and stated that much of the violence in Kashmir is linked to JeI related affiliates.
Addressing a seminar hosted by the Middle East Forum last week in USA in association with South Asia Minorities Alliance Foundation and other influential think tanks, Banks said, “Jamaat-e-Islami is especially operating in South Asia with its violent factions found in Pakistan and Bangladesh. It is a violent, theocratic group that has committed violent acts against minority Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, and Ahmadis.”
Banks stressed that there is a lack of awareness and action by the US against the activities of the JeI. It may be pointed out that JeI leaders in Bangladesh were opposed to independence movement in 1971 Read More