Early Times Report
SRINAGAR, Apr 19: The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Tribunal, Delhi has issued a show cause notice to Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI), Jammu & Kashmir asking them to explain why their association, declared as unlawful, be not confirmed so under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967. In a communiqué issued from Registrar Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Tribunal, Delhi High Court Building, JeI has been served a notice under sub-section (2) of Section 4 of the Act giving them 30 days to explain why their association, declared as unlawful, be not adjudicated to be so and why an order confirming such declaration be not made under section 4(3) of the Act. The Tribunal has asked JeI to file objections/reply affidavits, before the next date of hearing of the Tribunal, to the Registrar Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Tribunal in Room No. 104, First Floor, 'A' Block Delhi High Court. The Registrar has also asked for true English Translation in case the objections/reply and documents are in regional language. The Tribunal in its communication has asked JeI to appear through a duly authorized person before the Tribunal on 20th May, 2019 at 3:00 PM in Court Room No. 26, Extension Block, Delhi High Court for further proceedings. The Central Government had constituted a Tribunal comprising Justice Chander Shekhar, Judge of the High Court of Delhi, for adjudicating as to whether there is sufficient cause for declaring Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI), Jammu & Kashmir as an "Unlawful Association" as required by sub-section (1) of Section 4 of the said Act. The Central Government had earlier in an order declared JeI an "Unlawful Association" on 28th February, 2019 vide Notification No. S.O. 1069(E).