PDP offers legal assistance to JKLF, JeI to fight ban

Mehbooba Mufti

“We are ready to provide legal assistance to both the JKLF and JeI, provided they trust us

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday offered legal assistance to Jama’at-e-Islami and JKLF, which have been banned by the Centre. 

Senior PDP leader Muzaffar Hussain Beg while addressing the party workers in Baramulla said they were ready to provide legal assistance to both JeI and Yasin Malik-led JKLF in Supreme Court and the High Court.

“We are ready to provide legal assistance to both the JKLF and JeI, provided they trust us,” he said.

Both JKLF and the JeI have been declared unlawful associations by the Centre.

Former chief minister and the PDP president Mehbooba Mufti had termed the Centre’s decision “ironical”. 

She had warned that such “repressive measures” will shrink the already limited space and “will only increase the level of alienation and frustration among the people”.