PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti during a meeting with party leaders at her residence in Srinagar on Saturday. (Photo/ANI)
PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti during a meeting with party leaders at her residence in Srinagar on Saturday. (Photo/ANI)

Mehbooba chairs PDP meeting in Srinagar

ANI | Updated: Mar 09, 2019 21:49 IST

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir), [India], March 9 (ANI): In the wake of the central government’s decision to ban Jamat-e-Islami, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti held a party meeting today at her residence in Srinagar.
The recent ban on Jamaat-e-Islami, arrest of Hurriyat leaders and elections were discussed at the meeting.
The government has launched a crackdown against ‘separatist’ elements in the valley in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack.
The Ministry of Home Affairs banned Jamat-e-Islami under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act for a period of five years.
Both the mainstream parties in Jammu and Kashmir have expressed their disagreement with the decision. While National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah urged the central government to reconsider the decision, Mufti warned that banning Jamat-e-Islami will have dangerous consequences.
Jammu-Kashmir Traders Association had also termed the Centre's decision as ‘unacceptable’.
PDP and BJP were alliance partners in Jammu and Kashmir for three years before BJP parted ways citing PDP’s ‘soft corner’ separatist elements in the valley. (ANI)

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