MoS notifies 4 organisation as terrorist outfits under UAPA in 2023
New Delhi, March 15: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai informed Rajya Sabha that four organizations have been notified as terrorist organizations under the UAPA in the year 2023 so far and their names have been added in the First Schedule of the Act.
In a written reply to the question of BJP MP Sushil Kumar Modi, Nityanand Rai said, “Four organizations have been notified as terrorist organizations under the UAPA in the year 2023 so far and their names have been added in the First Schedule of the Act. These organizations have been involved in terrorism and have committed and participated in various acts of terrorism in India."
Notably, the four orgranisation are - The Resistance Front (TRF), Peoples Anti-Fascist Front (PAFF), Jammu and Kashmir Ghaznavi Force (JKGF) and Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF).
As per the sources, The Resistance Front (TRF)- It is a proxy outfit of the terrorist organization Lashkar-E-Taiba and came into existence in 2019.
The organisation has also been involved in killings of security force personnel and innocent civilians of Jammu and Kashmir, co-ordinating and transporting weapons to support proscribed terrorist organisations, recruitment of terrorists, infiltration of terrorists and smuggling of weapons and narcotics from across the border in major cities in India.
It has been involved in the radicalization of youth for the purpose of recruitment and training in handling guns, ammunition and explosives, issuing threats to Indian security forces, political leaders and civilians working in Jammu and Kashmir from other parts of the country, conspiring pro-actively physically and in social media to undertake violent terrorist acts in Jammu and Kashmir and other Major cities in India.
Nityanand Rai further inform the upper House that Jammu and Kashmir Ghaznavi Force (JKGF) surfaced in 2020 as a terrorist outfit and draws its cadres from various proscribed terrorist organizations, such as Lashker-E-Taiba, Jaish-E-Mohammed, Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen, Harkat-ul-Jehad-E-Islami, etc.
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MoS Home Rai further said that So far 54 Terrorists and 44 Terrorist organizations have been listed under the Fourth Schedule and the First Schedule of the UAPA respectively till February 2023.