MHA extends ban on Jamaat-e-Islami by five years

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Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India

SRINAGAR — The Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India on Tuesday announced the extension of the ban as an ‘Unlawful Association’ on Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) Jammu Kashmir for another five years under Section 3(1) of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) 1967.

Taking to microblogging site ‘X’, Home Minister Amit Shah wrote, “Pursuing PM @narendramodi 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.”

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“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 (sic.),” reads the post.

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.

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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