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Direct or indirect association with JeI or JKLF to attract provisions of J&K Government Employees (Conduct) Rules, 1971

Jammu, Apr 16: The government on Tuesday asked its employees to desist from associating, directly or indirectly, with unlawful associations in any manner, advising them to desist themselves forthwith.

A circular issued in this regards here today by the General Administration Department impressed upon all the administrative secretaries, heads of the departments, managing directors and DCs to bring this to the notice of all concerned.

The order further says that the Central government vide notification Nos. S.O. 1069(E) dated 2th February, 2019 and S.O.l403(E) dated 22 March, 2019 has declared Jamaat-e-Islami, Jammu & Kashmir (JeI) and Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (Muhammad Yasin Malik faction), respectively, as "unlawful associations" under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.

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 authorized District Magistrates and police officers to take necessary action.

The order says consequent to the above, association or participation, direct or indirect, of any government employee with the said unlawful associations -- JeI or JKLF -- shall attract the provisions of the Jammu and Kashmir Government Employees (Conduct) Rules, 1971.

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, the circular warned.

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