Jamaat-e-Islami has been banned in Jammu & Kashmir: know more about this organisation

Jamaat-e-Islami has been banned in Jammu & Kashmir: know more about this organisation: The Centre banned the Jamaat-e-Islami in Jammu and Kashmir for a time period of five years. The centre mentions the reasons that the outfit was in “close touch” with militant groups. The Jamaat-e-Islami was expelled under anti-terror acts with the Centre directing at avoiding any “escalation of secessionist movement” in the state.

What is Jamaat-e-Islami that has been banned in Jammu and Kashmir

Just a few days after the Jammu and Kashmir Police arrested around 100 people, the Ministry of Home Affairs issued the banning order as the arrest also included the Jamaat-e-Islami chief, and claimed that the group was involved in the events planned at disturbing India’s honour.

Jamaat-e-Islami is an Islamic political establishment and social conventional movement instituted in the year 1941 in British India by the Islamic theologian and socio-political philosopher, Abul Ala Maududi.

Jamaat-e-Islami was one of the unique and most leading Islamist organisations and the first of its kind to develop “an ideology based on the modern revolutionary conception of Islam”.

Afterward the group then split into distinct independent organisations in India and Pakistan such as Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan and Jamaat-e-Islami Hind after the Partition of India in 1947.

Additional groups associated to or encouraged by Jamaat-e-Islami developed in Bangladesh, Kashmir, Britain and Afghanistan. The Jamaat-e-Islami parties sustain bonds and links globally with other Muslim groups.

The creator and leader of Jamaat-e-Islami was Maududi, which turn out to be the forefront of the movement to make over Pakistan from a Muslim native land into an Islamic state. Maududi formed Jamaat-e-Islami with the aim of creating post-colonial India (or a distinct Muslim state if the Muslim League got its wish), an Islamic state.

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His efforts concentrated on changing to a “theo-democracy” grounded on the Sharia which would put into effect things like elimination of interest-bearing banks, sexual separation, veiling of women, hadd fines for theft, adultery, and other crimes. The promotion of Islamic state by Maududi and Jamaat-e Islami had received wide-ranging popular support.

The party, with pro-Pakistan orientated for the period of the Plebiscite Front days and also all through the outbreak of militancy, pitches itself as socio-religious organisation functioning principally in the field of education and awareness about Islam.

The Jamaat-e-Islami was a powerful founder member of the unbroken Hurriyat Conference from its beginning in 1993 till the year 2003, when the fusion suffered a straight down splitting led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani over apparent proxy contribution in 2002 Assembly polls by several leaders of the People’s Conference led by Sajad Gani Lone.

The Jamaat was pull out from the Hurriyat and decided to emphasis on its communal work despite the fact of sustaining its nationalist stand on Kashmir issue.

The cadre-based party has a leading Majlis-e-Shoora (advisory council) which proceeds all the important decisions on significant subject maters through accord.

The second step of the establishment comprises of Rukn-e-Jamaat (also known as pillar of Jamaat), who in turn select the Majlis-e-Shoora. The number of Rukn-e-Jamaat may perhaps differ from 100 to 300 but for attaining into this leading group, one has to achieve some standards which can take more than a time span at least.