Tackling Radicalism

Date- 2 March, 2019:

Days after the centre banned the Jamaat-e-Islami J&K (JeI), houses of dozens of workers and leaders of the group have been sealed by authorities at several locations across the Kashmir valley.

Magistrates issued orders of sealing all institutions and properties linked to the JeI. The home ministry, on 28 February, had declared the JeI an unlawful organisation for five years, and several of its workers were arrested.

The centre said that the JeI was “in close touch” with terror groups and is likely to “escalate secessionist movement” in Jammu and Kashmir. The notification, banning the group under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, was issued by the home ministry after a high-level meeting on security, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, following the Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF soldiers were martyred in a suicide bombing by Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed.

The two main political parties of the state – the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the National Conference (NC) criticized the centre’s move to ban the JeI.

Guest – B. P. Singh, Former Governor, Maj Gen Ashwani Siwach, Strategic Affairs Expert, C. Pal Singh, Former IG, Punjab Police, Anchor – Frank Rausan Pereira

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