Union Home Ministry Bans Tehreek-e-Hurriyat in Jammu and Kashmir

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New Delhi, 31st December 2023: Following the ban on the Muslim League in Jammu and Kashmir, the Union Home Ministry has now banned Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH), declaring it an ‘unlawful association’ under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA). Home Minister Amit Shah announced this decision on his official Twitter handle.


The ban on Tehreek-e-Hurriyat comes as a response to its separatist ideology, advocating for the separation of Jammu and Kashmir from India and the establishment of Islamic rule. The organization has been accused of spreading anti-India propaganda and supporting terrorist activities to promote separatism in the region.


Amit Shah emphasized the government’s zero-tolerance policy against terrorism, affirming that any person or organization involved in anti-India activities would face immediate action. The ban on Tehreek-e-Hurriyat follows the recent prohibition of the Muslim League in Jammu and Kashmir on December 27.


Tehreek-e-Hurriyat was founded by the late Syed Ali Shah Geelani, with Masarat Alam Bhat succeeding him. Bhat is known for his anti-India and pro-Pakistan stance and is currently in jail. The ban on Tehreek-e-Hurriyat is part of the government’s efforts to curb separatist activities and maintain peace and security in the region.