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Individuals associated with Khalistan Movement declared as Terrorist under UAPA act

On July 1, 2020, the Union Home Ministry declared 9 individuals associated with Khalistan Movement as Terrorists. They were declared terrorists under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. Highlights The Government of India had amended the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 in August, 2019. According to the amendment, individuals shall be designated as terrorists. Prior to the ..

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Govt plans to set up joint counter operation centre in Punjab

The Central government is planning to set-up a joint counter operation centre in Punjab involving National Investigation Agency (NIA), external spy agency R&AW, counter-terror unit of Intelligence Bureau and Punjab Police. Why the Centre is mulling on the idea? The intelligence report with the Union Home Ministry hints at the Inter-Services Intelligence network’s nefarious design ..

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LS passes National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2019

The National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed by Lok Sabha, to allow NIA to probe terrorist acts against Indians and Indian interests abroad. The Bill seeks to give more teeth to National Investigation Agency (NIA). Key Highlights NIA was set up in 2009 in aftermath Mumbai terror attack that had claimed 166 lives. ..

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National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2019 Approved by Parliament

Both the houses of the parliament passed the National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2019. Features of the Bill The current provisions enable the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to investigate offences under Acts such as the Atomic Energy Act, 1962, and the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, 1967. The amendment bill expands the ambit to investigate offences ..

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Pro-Khalistan group ‘The Sikhs for Justice’ banned by govt.

Pro-Khalistani group ‘The Sikhs for Justice’ (SFJ) has been banned by Central government for its alleged anti-national activities. In a recently held Union Cabinet meeting decision was taken to ban on Sikh fundamentalist organisation SFJ under Section 3 of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) for its alleged anti-national activities. Reasons for ban given by government ..

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