MHA bans Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh terror outfit

Kashmir Times. Dated: 5/25/2019 2:12:59 PM

NEW DELHI, May 24 (Agencies): The central government has notified the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh or Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen India or Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Hindustan and all its manifestations as banned organisation under section 35 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).
In the order, which was notified on March 23 by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), the government said: “The Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh and its formations like Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen India or Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Hindustan and their manifestations have committed acts of terrorism, promoted acts of terrorism and have been engaged in radicalisation and recruitment of youth(s) for terrorist activities in India.”
The Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh came into existence in the year 1998 with the objective of establishing a “Caliphate” through jihad. The terror organisation was allegedly engaged in recruitment and raising funds for terrorist activities, procurement of explosives/chemicals and assembling of Improvised Explosives Devices (IED).
The MHA added in the notification: “Involvement of JMB cadre has been established by the Investigation agency in the Burdwan bomb blast (2nd October 2014) and Bodh Gaya Blast (19 January 2018)”.
Even the Assam Police have allegedly found involvement of JMB in five cases registered by it and a total of fifty-six accused belonging to JMB were arrested.



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