Yasin Malik-led Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front banned under anti-terror law
The Yasin Malik-led Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) was banned by the Centre under anti-terror law on Friday.
Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba said JKLF (Yasin faction) is declared an unlawful organization and said the ban is in continuation with the government’s move of zero tolerance against secessionist groups “JKLF has spearheaded the secessionist ideology in Jammu and Kashmir and poses a threat to the sovereignty of the country,” he said.
JKLF has been banned under various provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. Its chief Yasin Malik is under arrest and at present lodged in Jammu’s Kot Balwal jail.
Rajiv Gauba said the JKLF is actively involved in funding and actively supporting terrorism. “It continues to be involved in activities prejudicial to the country,” he added.
JKLF is the second organisation in Jammu and Kashmir which has been banned this month. Earlier, the Centre had banned the Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir.
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