Monday, July 5, 2010

Activities of Jamaat under scrutiny

Kochi: The State government on Monday informed a Division Bench of the Kerala High Court that the Additional Director-General of Police (Intelligence) would closely watch the activities of the Jamaat-e-Islami Hind and scrutinise its publications to find whether the organisation is propagating any anti-national ideologies overtly or covertly.

This information was conveyed to a Division Bench comprising Chief Justice J. Chelameswar and Justice P.N. Ravindran when a writ petition filed by Abdul Samad, convener, Islam Matha Probothaka Sanghom, Kochi, seeking a directive to the State government to ban the organisation and probe its source of funding came up for hearing.

Additional Chief Secretary (Home and Vigilance) K. Jayakumar on Monday appeared in person before the court and filed an affidavit. The Bench had directed him to appear in view of the governments failure to file an affidavit in response to the writ petition.

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