Centre bans IS, all affiliates for ‘terrorist actions’

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Feb 26, 2015 22:53 IST

The Centre has banned terror group ISIS and all its affiliate organisations, responsible for series of savage attacks and killings in Iraq and Syria under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

Recruitment of youths to the outfit from India and their radicalisation is a matter of serious concern for the country especially with regard to its likely impact on national security when such youth return to India, the Home Ministry said while banning the terrorist group. The Islamic State/Islamic State of Iraq and Levant/ Islamic State of Iraq and Syria/Daish and all its manifestations have been declared as outlawed in India under UAPA, a notification issued by the home ministry said.

Union Home minister Rajnath Singh had said in Parliament on December 16, 2014 that the Middle-East group had already been declared banned in India under a United Nations Schedule.

As per the notification, the outfit is operating in Iraq and neighbouring countries and has been resorting to terrorist actions to consolidate its position in that area by recruiting youth for ‘Global Jehad’ to achieve the objective of establishing its own ‘caliphate’ by overthrowing democratically elected governments.

(with agency inputs)

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