New Delhi: Extremist Hurriyat Conference faction headed by Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat removed its signboard at the group’s headquarters (the leader’s home) in Hyderpora area of Srinagar on Sunday.
The development came following indications that the Centre may soon ban both the moderate and hard-line blocs of the separatist entity.
“They themselves removed the boards fearing action,” a senior government official was quoted as saying by NDTV. The official added that the ban would be under Section 3 (1) of the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
Under this section of the Act, if the Central government thinks that any association is, or has, become an unlawful association, it may be notified as unlawful.
“A proposal has been mooted as per the Centre’s policy of zero tolerance for terrorism,” the official said.