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Centre Bans Jamaat-e-Islami (Jammu and Kashmir)

The Central Government has banned the Jamaat-e-Islami (Jammu and Kashmir) for a period of 5 years due to the outfit’s ‘close touch’ with the militants. The decision of banning the outfit was taken to avoid escalation of the secessionist movement in J&K. Jamaat-e-Islami Jamaat-e-Islami is a socio-political and religious organisation founded in 1945 by Islamic theologian ..




Government of India (GoI) bans Al Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and Islamic State in Khorasan Province (ISKP)

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has banned the Al-Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and the Afghanistan-based Islamic State in Khorasan Province (or ISIS Wilayat Khorasan) under the anti-terror law, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act of 1967 (UAPA). The outfit, which has now been banned, considers India and Indian interests as its targets and is engaged ..


Government bans NGO Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) for five years

The central government has declared NGO Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) as an ‘unlawful association’ under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) for a time period of five years. The promoter of IRF is a controversial Islamic preacher named Zakir Naik. An educational trust run by Naik has already been banned from receiving foreign funds. Rationale According ..


Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime (GCTOC) Bill, 2015

On 25th September, the NDA government has cleared the Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime (GCTOC) Bill, 2015 and sent it to President Pranab Mukherjee for his assent. Currently, presidential approval is pending. There is no time limit for President to give assent or return this bill. Background The bill was initially introduced in ..


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