Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir (TeH) is a separatist political party in Jammu and Kashmir, India. It was founded in 2004 by Syed Ali Shah Geelani, a former member of the Jamaat-e-Islami Kashmir. TeH is a pro-Pakistan group that seeks independence for Jammu and Kashmir from India.
TeH has been banned by the Indian government under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) for promoting separatism and violence in Jammu and Kashmir. The group is accused of having close ties to terrorist organizations such as the Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed.
TeH’s main platform is the demand for azadi, or independence, for Jammu and Kashmir. The group argues that Jammu and Kashmir is a disputed territory and that its people should have the right to self-determination. TeH’s leaders have condemned violence and have called for peaceful protests. However, the group has been involved in stone-pelting incidents and other forms of unrest in Jammu and Kashmir.
TeH has a strong base of support among Kashmiri Muslims, particularly in the Kashmir Valley. The group has been able to mobilize large crowds for its protests and demonstrations. However, TeH has also been criticized for its links to terrorist organizations and for its role in perpetuating violence in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Indian government has taken a number of steps to counter TeH’s activities, including banning the group, arresting its leaders, and cracking down on its supporters. However, TeH remains a significant force in Jammu and Kashmir and is likely to continue to play a role in the region’s political landscape.