Islamic fundamentalist group Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir was banned on Thursday under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for alleged anti-national and subversive activities.
A notification on the ban was issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). The decision came after a high-level meeting on national security, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Jamaat-e-Islami is involved in anti-national and subversive activities in the country and is in close touch with many terrorist outfits. According to Delhi-based Indian non profit organisation, Institute for Conflict Management, Jamaat-e-Islami founded Hizbul Mujahideen, the most dreaded terror group in Jammu and Kashmir at the request of the ISI.
Security forces launched a crackdown on separatist forces and arrested many leaders and cadres of the Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir after the Pulawama Fidayeen Jihadi attack.