Govt declared 42 outfits as terrorist organisations, MHA informs Lok Sabha

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March 9, 2021 3:50 PM

The Home Ministry further said that the government has taken various steps in this regard including strengthening of legal framework, streamlining of intelligence mechanism, setting up of National Investigation Agency (NIA) for investigation and prosecution of terror related cases.

The Home Ministry also shared the numbers of terrorists and persons killed during terrorist attacks in the hinterland of the country and Jammu and Kashmir during the last three years and the current year.

 

The Centre on Tuesday informed that it has declared 42 organisations as terrorist organisations and listed their names in the First Schedule of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967. The government also said terrorism in India has largely been sponsored from across the border. “The Government has declared 42 organisations as terrorist organisations and listed their names in the First Schedule of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967. Terrorism in India has largely been sponsored from across the border,” the Minister of State in the Home Ministry G Kishan Reddy said in written reply to a question on the names of the terrorist organisations active in the country and the number of organisations which have received foreign support.

The minister also shared the numbers of terrorists and persons killed during terrorist attacks in the hinterland of the country and Jammu and Kashmir during the last three years and the current year. In Jammu and Kashmir, 257 terrorists were killed in 2019, 157 in 2019, 221 in 220, and 3 till February 15, 2021. The number of persons killed was 39 in 2018 and 2019, 37 in 2020, and 1 till February 15 this year.

The Home Ministry further said that the government has taken various steps in this regard including strengthening of legal framework, streamlining of intelligence mechanism, setting up of National Investigation Agency (NIA) for investigation and prosecution of terror related cases. The government, the ministry said, is setting up various hubs of National Security Guards (NSG), stepping up border and coastal security, doing modernisation of police forces and working on capacity building of state police forces to deal with terrorism. “Due to concerted and coordinated efforts of all the stakeholders, terrorism related violence has been contained to a large extent in the country,” Reddy said in his reply in Lok Sabha.

The Home Ministry further said that the government has taken various steps in this regard including strengthening of legal framework, streamlining of intelligence mechanism, setting up of National Investigation Agency (NIA) for investigation and prosecution of terror related cases. The government, the ministry said, is setting up various hubs of National Security Guards (NSG), stepping up border and coastal security, doing modernisation of police forces and working on capacity building of state police forces to deal with terrorism. “Due to concerted and coordinated efforts of all the stakeholders, terrorism related violence has been contained to a large extent in the country,” Reddy said in his reply in Lok Sabha.

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