Govt warns employees over 'links' with JeI, JKLF

The state government Tuesday impressed upon all its employees to desist from associating, directly or indirectly, with “unlawful associations” in any manner “forthwith”.

In a circular, the general administration department urged all administrative secretaries, heads of departments, managing directors and deputy commissioners to “bring this to the notice of all concerned”.

The circular says the central government has declared Jamaat-e-Islami, Jammu and Kashmir (JeI) and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (Muhammad Yasin Malik faction), respectively, as “unlawful associations” under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.

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“Pursuant to this, the Jammu and Kashmir (home department) has issued the required notifications to give effect to the notifications of the central government and authorised district magistrates and police officers to take necessary action,” the circular reads.

“Consequent to the above, association or participation, direct or indirect, of any government employee with the said unlawful associations i.e. JeI or JKLF (Muhammad Yasin Malik faction), shall attract the provisions of the Jammu and Kashmir Government Employees (Conduct) Rules, 1971.

And in this regard all government employees should desist from associating, directly or indirectly, with the above unlawful associations in any manner whatsoever and those associated, if any, directly or indirectly, are advised to dissociate themselves forthwith, failing which there will be administrative consequences,” it reads.