Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu Kashmir’ banned for another 5 years

The union government has declared ‘Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu Kashmir’ as an ‘Unlawful Association’ for an additional five-year period under Section 3(1) of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) 1967. 

Union Home Minister Amit Shah, echoing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s commitment to zero tolerance against terrorism and separatism, announced the extension of the ban. The organization was initially labeled an ‘Unlawful Association’ on February 28, 2019.

Amit Shah emphasized the government’s dedication to curbing activities that pose threats to the nation’s security, integrity, and sovereignty. He warned that stringent measures would be taken against anyone endangering the security of the country.

The previous ban on ‘Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu Kashmir’ was enforced through Gazette Notification Number S.O. 1069(E) on February 28, 2019. The recent decision to extend the ban was justified by the organization’s alleged involvement in promoting terrorism and anti-India propaganda, contributing to secessionism in Jammu and Kashmir. The government’s statement highlighted that such activities are prejudicial to the sovereignty, security, and integrity of India.

Numerous criminal cases, including charges under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, have been registered against ‘Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu Kashmir’ and its members.