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Govt imposes ban on separatist group Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir

The separatist group is alleged to be involved in anti-national and subversive activities in the country and is in close touch with militant outfits

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CRPF personnel guard in a street during the third day of strike call given by separatists over the killings of 13 militants and four civilians in three separate encounters in the Valley. Photo: PTI

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Separatist group Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir was banned Thursday under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for alleged anti-national and subversive activities, officials said.

A notification on the ban was issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) after a high-level meeting on security, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The separatist group is alleged to be involved in anti-national and subversive activities in the country and is in close touch with militant outfits.

Security forces launched a crackdown on separatist forces and arrested many leaders and cadres of the Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir after the February 14 terrorist attack in Pulwama, in which

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First Published: Feb 28 2019 | 10:48 PM IST

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