Banning Jamaat-e-Islami can have dangerous consequences: Mehbooba

Mehbooba Mufti
CM Mehbooba Mufti, File Photo

Srinagar, March 2: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti warned on Saturday that banning the Jamaat-e-Islami would “dangerous consequences”.

“You cannot imprison an ideology or an idea. There are thousands of Kashmiris in villages and cities associated with the Jamaat. It is s socio-religious organisation”, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader told the media.

“Children studying in Jamaat-run schools have been securing positions in exams. What will happen to these children after you close their schools?”, she asked.

Mufti further stated that putting a ban on the Jamaat could have “dangerous ramifications. By doing this, the Bharatiya Janata Party is converting Jammu and Kashmir into an open prison.

“We had resisted these moves of the BJP when we were in power with them,” she claimed.


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