Indian affiliates of al-Qaeda, ISIS terror organization banned

Continuing its high-voltage efforts to eradicate terrorism and its menace from the country, the central government led by PM Modi on Tuesday banned the Indian affiliates of al-Qaeda and Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Notably, the Home Affairs Ministry banned the Indian affiliates of al-Qaeda and Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) act. The move comes after the Home Ministry found that the al-Qaeda and ISIS are radicalizing Indian youth for global jihad and encouraging terror acts on Indian interests.
The Home Affairs Ministry issued a notification on June 19 that read:
The ministry has a ban on Islamic State in Khorasan Province/ISIS Wilayat Khorasan, an Afghanistan-based affiliate of the ISIS as it “promotes and encourages” terrorism in the Indian Sub-continent. The notification read, “The ‘Al-Qaida in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS)’, an affiliate of ‘Al-Qaida (AQ)’, is a terrorist organisation, which has committed acts of terrorism in the neighbouring countries, has been promoting and encouraging terrorist acts on the Indian interests in the Indian Sub-continent and has been attempting radicalisation and recruitment of youth from India.”
The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (37 of 1967) (hereinafter referred to as the said Act) has been enacted to provide for more effective prevention of certain unlawful activities of individuals and associations and for dealing with terrorist activities and for matters connected therewith; And whereas, under clause (m) of sub-section (1) of section 2 of the said Act, ‘terrorist organisation’ means an organisation listed in the First Schedule to the said Act or an organisation operating under the same name as an organisation so listed;
And whereas, the First Schedule to the said Act contains the list of such terrorist organisations; And whereas, the ‘Al-Qaida in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS)’, an affiliate of `Al-Qaida (AQ)’, is a terrorist organisation, which has committed acts of terrorism in the neighbouring countries, has been promoting and encouraging terrorist acts on the Indian interests in the Indian Sub-continent and has been attempting radicalisation and recruitment of youth from India;

 

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