Hyderabad: The Jamat-e-Islami Hind has condemned the ban on Jamat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir. Jamat TS and Odisha unit president Hamid Mohammed Khan said the Centre was hampering peace efforts by such “illogical actions.”
Clarifying that there was no organisational link or even communications between the Jamat and Jamat-e-Islami J&K, Mr Khan said the organisation was excluded from the Hurriyat Conference was not involved with the separatist forces.
“The Jamat-e-Islami J&K is working there as a religious and social welfare organisation involved in the betterment of society. Imposing a ban on such an organsation means the government is closing options to reach the general public,” Mr Khan said.
He said organisations like the Jamat-e-Islami may pave the way for negotiation with the public. “Our Union government is taking unnecessary action against such organisations which have deep roots among the public of the state,” Mr Khan said.
He said the Jamat e Islami had no link with the organisations of the same name floated in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.