Bashir Ahmed, General Secretary, Traders Association of Kashmir talking to ANI in Srinagar on Sunday. (Photo/ANI)
Bashir Ahmed, General Secretary, Traders Association of Kashmir talking to ANI in Srinagar on Sunday. (Photo/ANI)

Ban on Jamat-e-Islami 'unacceptable', says Kashmir Traders Association 

ANI | Updated: Mar 03, 2019 17:21 IST

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], March 3, (ANI): Kashmir Traders Association termed the ban imposed on Jamat-e-Islami by the central government "unacceptable."
Bashir Ahmed, General Secretary of the association, told ANI: "Not acceptable. It's a religious organisation that worked for Kashmir even in difficult situations. They have 400 schools in areas where even the government hasn't been able to construct schools. They constructed mosques too."
He questioned why the government is not banning the organisations which are actually dangerous for the nation.
The central government had on Thursday banned Jamat-e-Islami under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act for a period of five years.
Both the mainstream parties in Jammu and Kashmir have disagreed with the decision. While National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah urged the central government to reconsider the decision, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti warned that banning Jamat-e-Islami will have dangerous consequences. (ANI)

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