MHA bans TuM militant outfit

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Feb 6: Union Ministry of Home Affairs today banned the Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen (TuM), a militant outfit, which has been fighting for “liberation of Kashmir” and involved in a series of terror acts in the Kashmir valley and some other parts of the State.
This was stated in an official notification issued today by the Ministry of Home Affairs headed by Rajnath Singh.
In the notification, the Home 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.
“Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 35 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, the Central Government hereby makes the following further amendments in the First Schedule to the said Act, namely:- In the First Schedule to the said Act, after serial number 40 and the entries relating thereto, the following serial number and entries shall be inserted, namely:- ’41. Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen (TuM) and all its manifestations’,” it said.


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