J&K: Govt Restricts Use Of Jamaat-E-Islami Assets Worth Crores To ‘Curb Secessionist Activities

The crackdown on the banned  group Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) is ongoing in Kashmir Valley by the Special Investigative Agency (SIA). SIA has discovered additional assets belonging to the banned Jamaat-e-Islami in the Kupwara district of Jammu & Kashmir, which are worth crores.

On Monday, the Kupwara District Magistrate imposed restrictions on accessing and utilizing Jamaat-e-Islami-owned properties valued at three crore rupees in the district, following the State Investigation Agency’s advice.

“To choke the availability of funds for secessionist activities and to dismantle the ecosystem of anti-national elements and terror networks hostile to India’s national security, sovereignty, integrity and unity, property belonging to and held by banned JeI at Kupwara has been notified by concerned District Magistrates in the exercise of the powers conferred under section 8 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967,” reads a statement issued by the district administration.

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“The property is a shopping complex comprising 20 shops along with appurtenant land falling under survey number 2990/2666/270 and survey number 3551/2979/263 has been sealed and entry/usage barred has been prohibited,” further reads the notification.

Furthermore, the appropriate revenue records have been updated to reflect the “Red entry” in reference to this matter. Until now, 57 establishments associated with JeI have been acknowledged by SIA in the Kashmir region, as per the official statement.

According to SIA, the measures implemented are anticipated to decrease terrorist financing in J&K while also being a significant stride towards reestablishing the principles of justice and security in society.

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SIA has identified 188 properties belonging to JeI in J&K and has either notified or is in the process of notifying them for possible legal action.