Banning JKLF doesn’t augur well in democratic setup: CPI(M)

Srinagar: The Government of India’s decision to ban Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) is an undemocratic step which, doesn’t augur well in a democratic setup. We strongly disagree with the decision, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) said in a statement issued to media.

The spokesman said that decision to ban it is politically motivated. Everyone has a right to dissent in a democratic system. Bans and prohibitions don’t augur well in a democratic setup. Exclusion of the voices of dissent is against the spirit of a democratic polity.

It (banning organisations) has been done in the past and it has yielded nothing except aggravating the anger and we have apprehensions that it is going to do the same again this time. We hope the Center will review its decision of banning some organisations in J&K soon.


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