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PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti condemns Centre's ban on Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir

PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti condemns Centre
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PDP president Mehbooba Mufti Friday condemned the Centres decision to ban the JamaateIslami Jammu and Kashmir, saying it was another example of muscular approach of the central government to deal with a political issue of the state

SRINAGAR: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti Friday condemned the Centre's decision to ban the Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir, saying it was another example of "muscular approach" of the central government to deal with a political issue of the state.

"Democracy is a battle of ideas, crackdown followed by banning of Jammat Islami (JK) is condemnable, another example of high handedness and muscular approach of GOI to deal with political issue of J&k," the former chief minister said in a tweet.

The Centre Thursday banned the Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir for five years under anti-terror law on grounds that it was "in close touch" with militant outfits and is expected to "escalate secessionist movement" in the state.

A notification, banning the group under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, was issued by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs after a high-level meeting on security, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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