After arresting about 300 b Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) leaders in crackdown against militants in occupied Kashmir after Pulwama attack, which killed more than forty Indian troops, now Indian authorities has put a ban on JeI for five years accusing it of supporting militancy in the Himalayan region. The Pulwama attack was reportedly claimed by a banned militant group Jaish-e- Muhammad.
Created in 1942, JeI participated in Indian elections for more than two decades before becoming engaged with pro-freedom politics. It is the third ban to be imposed on the organisation, which wants occupied Kashmir to be independent from India.
“If the unlawful activities of JeI are not curbed and controlled immediately, it is likely to escalate its subversive activities including attempt to carve out an Islamic State out of the territory of Union of India by destabilising the government established by law,” a ministry statement said.
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17 August, 2019