Crackdown against Jamaat will serve no purpose except to drive their activities underground, says Omar

Srinagar: National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah has said that his party has always opposed Jamaat-e-Islami in the political space, however GoI’s crackdown on them will serve no purpose.

In a series of tweets, the former Chief Minister also pointed out that the ban will drive their activities underground.

He added that the organization was banned in the 90s for more than 5 years but that didn’t achieve anything.

In another tweet, he asked the Government of India to reconsider the ban as it will in no way contribute to any improvement on ground.

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On the contrary, PDP President Mehbooba Mufti has vehemently opposed the ban. Mufti on Friday asked that why is Government of India is so ‘uncomfortable’with the Jamaat-e-Islami.

“While Hindu groups are given ‘carte blanche to spread misinformation & vitiate the atmosphere. But an organization that has worked tirelessly for Kashmiris is banned,” she said in a tweet.

She also pointed out that ‘ideas cannot be banned or jailed, need a better idea to replace it.’

Jamaat, in their statement, termed the imposition of ban on the party as ‘unconstitutional, undemocratic and unethical’.

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