New Delhi: A BJP leader has come up with a solution to put a check on terrorism. Kavinder Gupta, who was the deputy chief minister in the J-K government in 2018 till his party walked out of the alliance with the PDP, feels that a ban of the madrassas could help.
Gupta told ANI on Wednesday, “Bangladesh, Afghanistan and other nations banned madrasas because of (their) illegal activities. Similarly, if efforts to spread terrorism are made in Kashmir, they should be banned here too.”
For good measure, he added, “If Mehbooba Ji supports Jamaat-e-Islami, then she too should be arrested.” Gupta was referring to PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti participating in a rally against the ban on Jamaat-e-Islami in Kashmir .
Mufti had said, at Wednesday’s protest, “We want that the ban must be lifted. We’ll go to the district level now, then we will go to every segment. Elderly people who have been arrested must be released.”
The government last week, declared the JeI as “an unlawful association whose activities have the potential of disrupting the unity and integrity of India,” and banned it for five years under anti-terror laws.
In addition, three leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami were arrested and nearly a dozen assets sealed during raids across six districts of Jammu region on Sunday. The day-long raids on the offices and houses of Jammat leaders and activists were conducted in Kishtwar, Doda, Ramban, Poonch, Rajouri and Jammu districts, during which a large number of incriminating documents were seized for scrutiny, a police officer said.
Mohammad Majeed Sheikh, Mohammad Iqbal Naik and Ghulam Qadir Bhat were arrested from Kishtwar district, PTI reported. Ghulam Nabi Gundana, another Jamaat leader, was put under house arrest. Two other activists of the organisation were detained in Doda and released later after questioning.
He said at least six bank accounts linked to JeI have been identified and the banks directed to immediately freeze them. All schools run by Jamaat in the districts were searched during the raids on Saturday.
This move came in the Pulwama terror attack aftermath when reports emerged that Jamaat was the political front of Pakistan based terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM). The group categorically denied this allegation.