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

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“Anyone threatening the security of the nation will face ruthless measures” – Amit Shah

New Delhi/Jammu-Kashmir.

Union government has extended the ban on Jamaat-e-Islami, Jammu Kashmir for five years. The outfit was first declared an Unlawful Association on 28 February 2019. In a social media post, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said, the decision has been taken pursuing Prime Minister Narendra Modi policy of zero tolerance against terrorism and separatism. He said, the organisation is found continuing its activities against the security, integrity and sovereignty of the nation. Mr Shah said, anyone threatening the security of the nation will face ruthless measures.

Government of Bharat has declared ‘Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu Kashmir’ as an ‘Unlawful Association’ for a further period of 5 years under Section 3(1) of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) 1967, read an official handout.

The last ban on the ‘Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu Kashmir’ was imposed, vide Gazette Notification Number S.O. 1069(E), dated the 28th February, 2019.

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

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