IJSRP, Volume 7, Issue 8, August 2017 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Islamism and electoral politics are,theoretically, placed differently and in fact quite opposite to each other in the religious circles. However, practically, sometimes even the flag holders of Islam imbibe the ‘antagonistic’ electoral methods to achieve their goal of Islamism. The present paper substantiates the same concept with respect toJama’at-i-Islami Jammu and Kashmir. Despite taking a strong confrontation against the modern concepts of democracy, secularism and their constituent element of electoral Politics,Jama’at used electoral politics as a means for attaining the ultimate end i.e., Islamism. Through electoral politics Jama’at not only operated as a strong political pressure group, but also widened its base among people, thus, making its road towards Islamism more secure and guaranteed.