The terrorist group Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen banned by home ministry
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Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen has been actively involved in terror activities in the state. It has also provided support to terrorist outfits like Hizb-Ul-Mujahideen and Lashkar-e-Taiba.
Home Ministry has banned Jammu and Kashmir based terrorist organization Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen. The Ministry issued a notification saying that it has imposed the ban under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA)
41 terrorist organisations have been banned under the UAPA so far.
In the notification, the ministry said the central government believes that the Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen (TuM) is involved in terrorism as it has committed and participated in various acts of terrorism in India and its members are getting financial as well as logistic support from their handlers based abroad.
The Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen came into existence in 1990 with the objective of “liberation of Kashmir” and has been actively pursuing the same by way of acts of terror, the ministry said.
Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen has carried out a number of terrorist attacks, besides subversive acts, such as grenade attacks, weapons snatching and supporting other terrorist outfits like the Hizb-Ul-Mujahideen and Lashkar-e-Taiba, in terms of financial and logistical support in the recent past, the notification said.
The group has also been engaged in radicalisation and recruitment of youths for terrorist activities in India.
The home ministry said that a number of cases have been registered by the Jammu and Kashmir Police in the recent past, in which it is found that the TuM has played a major role in terrorist acts and a number of its cadre have been arrested. In the cases, it was also found that the group is running terrorist training centres for Kashmiri youth and is likely to recruit more youth from the Jammu and Kashmir, it said.
Source: India Today