SRINAGAR: The students of Kashmir University on Wednesday held a protest demonstration against the Government of India’s ban on Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu Kashmir.
Scores of students marched from varsity’s History department up to Humanities block carrying banners and chanting slogans denouncing the ban on Jama’at, a student told Kashmir Reader.
He said the protesters later dispersed peacefully at the Humanities block.
The protesting students, he said, sought immediate revocation of the ban on Jama’at-e-Islami and release of its leaders and activists.
The Government of India last month imposed ban on Jama’at-e-Islami for five years for being involved in “anti-national and subversive” activities “intending to cause disaffection” under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
Prior to the ban, more than 200 members of Jamaa’t including its Ameer Dr Abdul Hameed Fayaz were arrested by police during raids at their residences