MHA declares ‘Ghaznavi Force’ as terrorist organisation

Srinagar: The Home Ministry of India on Friday declared “Jammu and Kashmir Ghaznavi Force” as a “terrorist organization” under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act-1967.

In a notification, the MHA has listed the “Jammu and Kashmir Ghaznavi Force” in the first schedule of the UAPA law containing the list of such organisations.

The MHA said the “Jammu and Kashmir Ghaznavi Force (JKGF)” surfaced in the year 2020 as a terrorist outfit and it draws its cadres from various proscribed terrorist organisations, such as Lashker-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed, Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen, Harkat-ul—Jehad-E-Islami, etc.

“The “Jammu and Kashmir Ghaznavi Force (JKGF)” is involved in infiltration bids, narcotics and weapon smuggling and carrying out terror attacks in the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir,” the MHA said.

According to the MHA, JKGF regularly issues threats to Indian forces and uses various social media platforms for inciting people of Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir to join terrorist organisations.

“The activities of “Jammu and Kashmir Ghaznavi Force (JKGF)” are detrimental to the national security and sovereignty of India,” the MHA said, adding that the Government of India believes that the “Jammu and Kashmir Ghaznavi Force (JKGF) is involved in terrorism and it has committed and participated in various acts of terrorism in India.”

With the addition of JKGF, the number of organisations declared as terrorist organisations has gone up to 43.

Under the UAPA law, the Government of India also designates individuals involved in “subversive and violent activities” as terrorists.(KNO)

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