Government bans Jamaat-e-Islami J&K for ‘supporting militancy’


New Delhi: The Narendra Modi led government on Thursday night banned Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for alleged activities which are “prejudicial to internal security and public order”.

A notification on the ban was issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) after a high-level meeting on security, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The religio-politicial party is alleged to be involved is in “close touch with militant outfits and supporting militancy in J&K and elsewhere”

The government forces forces launched a mass crackdown on Jamaat and arrested and arrested its leadership led by Dr Abdul Hamid Fayaz.