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JKLF banned for ‘promoting terror, secession’

JKLF banned for ‘promoting terror, secession’

IANS
New Delhi
The Indian government on Friday outlawed the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) led by Muhammad Yasin Malik, alleging it was responsible for promoting terrorism and secessionism in the state.
Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba said that in pursuit of its strong action against terrorism, the government had declared the JKLF (Yasin faction), which supposedly advocates independence for Jammu and Kashmir, an unlawful association under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
Malik is presently detained in Kot Balwal Jail in Jammu.
The JKLF has spearheaded the “separatist ideology in the (Kashmir) Valley and has been at the forefront of separatist activities and violence since 1988”, Gauba told the media here.
“Yasin Malik was the mastermind behind the purging of Kashmiri Pundits from the Kashmir Valley and is responsible for their genocide,” a Home Ministry notification said.
The JKLF was also blamed for the murder of four Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel and the abduction of Rubaiya Sayeed, daughter of then Union Home Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed who later became the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir.
“The organisation, along side, is also responsible for illegal funnelling of funds for fomenting terrorism. JKFL is actively involved in raising of funds and its distribution to Hurriyat cadres and stone-pelters to fuel unrest in the Kashmir Valley as well as for subversive activities,” the notification said.
The official said that JKLF cadres posed “a serious threat to the security of the country and are prejudicial to the territorial integrity and sovereignty of India.

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