Srinagar, Aug 28: Dr Abdul Hameed Fayaz was on Tuesday elected as the new ‘Ameer’ of Jama’at Islami (JeI)
Jammu and Kashmir for a term of three years, said a spokesman.
“Today in the first session of the newly elected 165 members of House of Representatives, which was
presided over by the Chief Election Commissioner Ghulam Qadir Wani, Dr Abdul Hameed Fayaz of Nadigam
Shopian was elected as new Ameer Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir by majority of votes for next term
of 3 years starting from 1st of September, 2018,” he said, in a statement.
The Central Advisory Council for the next term was also elected in the same session, he said.
“Out of 165 members, 162 took part in the elections. 2 are on Haj pilgrimage and 1 is ill due to which they
could not attend the session.”
Born in 1956, Fayaz holds a doctorate degree in Urdu. “He got associated with Jama’at in his childhood in
1976 and functioned on various important positions in Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba J&K and Jama’at-e-Islami J&K,”
said the spokesman.
He has been chief of Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba J&K for 11 years and also worked as Secretary General of Jama’at
for six years.
“In his maiden speech before the House of Representative, he reiterated that Jama’at-e-Islami will follow its
party constitution in letter and spirit and all the affairs including policy and programs will be framed with the
aid and advice of Central Advisory Council (Shoora),” said the spokesman.
Regarding Kashmir issue, he reiterated the stand of Jama’at that this unsettled issue be resolved either
according to the UN resolutions or through tripartite talks between India, Pakistan and real representatives
of the people of Jammu and Kashmir as it existed before October, 1947.
Regarding the special status of J&K, he said the public movement going on for the protection of this status
given to J&K under Articles 35A and 370 under a temporary arrangement till the final settlement of the
Kashmir issue, will be fully backed and no one will be allowed to weaken this special status.