Centre bans Yasin Malik-led JKLF under anti-terror law

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The centre on Friday announced a ban on the Yasin Malik-led Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) under anti-terror law, officials said.

According to the sources, the ban has been imposed under various provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for alleged promotion of secessionist activities in Jammu and Kashmir.

JKLF chief Yasin Malik was arrested on February 22 in a late-night raid.

This is the second organisation in Jammu and Kashmir which has been banned. Earlier, the Centre had banned Jammu and Kashmir based Jamaat-e-Islami separatist group under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.