J&K: Government extends ban on Jamaat-e-Islami for another 5 years

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Amit Shah, Home Minister of India. (Photo: PTI)
Amit Shah, Home Minister of India (Photo: PTI)

In a decisive move aimed at safeguarding the nation’s security and integrity, the Indian government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has extended the ban on Jamaat-e-Islami, Jammu Kashmir, for an additional five years. Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced the extension, citing the organization’s ongoing activities against the security, integrity, and sovereignty of the nation.

Taking a stern stance on national security, Home Minister Amit Shah emphasized the government’s commitment to a policy of zero tolerance against terrorism and separatism. He warned that anyone posing a threat to the security of the nation would face ruthless measures.

In a tweet, Minister Shah reiterated the government’s dedication to curbing activities that undermine the nation’s interests: “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.”

Earlier, Jamaat-e-Islami, Jammu Kashmir, was initially declared an ‘Unlawful Association’ on February 28, 2019, and the government’s decision to extend the ban reflects ongoing concerns about the group’s activities.

The move comes in the backdrop of India’s relentless efforts to counteract internal threats and maintain national security. Notably, just a couple of weeks ago, NIA raided multiple locations across Jammu and Kashmir related to terror funding network which included the militants of Jamaat-e-Islami. Evidently, JEI was continuing its terror facilitation and financial actions and hence, MHA’s decision shows government’s vigilance and resolute to a terror free Jammu and Kashmir. The extension of the ban underscores the government’s unwavering commitment to safeguarding the nation from any elements that may compromise its security, integrity, and sovereignty.

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