Centre Bans Jamaat-e-Islami (Jammu and Kashmir)
The Central Government has banned the Jamaat-e-Islami (Jammu and Kashmir) for a period of 5 years due to the outfit’s ‘close touch’ with the militants. The decision of banning the outfit was taken to avoid escalation of the secessionist movement in J&K.
- Jamaat-e-Islami is a socio-political and religious organisation founded in 1945 by Islamic theologian and socio-political philosopher Abul Ala Maududi.
- After the partition, the organization broke into two groups, Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan and Jamaat-e-Islami Hind.
- Jamaat-e-Islami (Jammu and Kashmir) is a drift away organisation of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind. The drift was due to the difference in political ideology.
- Jamaat-e-Islami (Jammu and Kashmir) showed pro-Pakistan leaning when militancy was rising in J&K.
- Jamaat-e-Islami (Jammu and Kashmir) was also the founder members of Hurriyat (Separatist) Conference but later distanced from even though it maintained the separatist stand on Kashmir.
The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued a notification of ban on Jamaat-e-Islami (Jammu and Kashmir) under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. The notification mentions that “The Jamaat-e-Islami (Jammu and Kashmir), has been indulging in activities, which are prejudicial to internal security and public order, and have the potential of disrupting the unity and integrity of the country. Hence in regard to the activities of the JeI, it is necessary to declare the JeI to be an unlawful association with immediate effect.”
Category: Defence Current Affairs
Topics: Abul Ala Maududi • Hurriyat (Separatist) Conference • Jamaat-e-Islami (Jammu and Kashmir) • Jamaat-e-Islami Hind • Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan • Jammu and Kashmir • secessionist movement • Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act