Govt extends ban on Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu Kashmir for another five years

New Delhi, Feb 27 (UNI) The government on Tuesday extended the ban on ‘Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu Kashmir’ as an ‘Unlawful Association’ for another five years, a Home Ministry statement said.

The organisation has been banned under Section 3(1) of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) 1967.

The last ban on the ‘Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu Kashmir’ was imposed on 28th February, 2019.

The statement said that the Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu Kashmir is continuing to be involved in fomenting terrorism and anti-India propaganda for fuelling secessionism in Jammu and Kashmir, which is prejudicial to the sovereignty, security and integrity of India.

Many criminal cases have been registered against the ‘Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu Kashmir’ and its members under various sections of law including the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, the statement added.

Meanwhile, Home Minister in his post on X said, “Pursuing Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Ji’s policy of zero tolerance against terrorism and separatism the government has extended the ban on Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu Kashmir for five years. The organisation is found continuing its activities against the security, integrity and sovereignty of the nation. The outfit was first declared an ‘Unlawful Association’ on 28 February 2019. Anyone threatening the security of the nation will face ruthless measures.”

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