The Ministry of Home Affairs (India) has declared organizations like Jammu and Kashmir Ghaznavi Force and Khalistan Tiger Force as terrorist organizations under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act-1967. Along with this, the number of organizations declared as terrorists has increased to 44.
A statement issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs said, “Delivering on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s promise to strengthen national security and crush all forms of terrorism, the Ministry of Home Affairs under the guidance of Home Minister Amit Shah declares one more person and two organizations as terrorist/terrorist organization today.” The government on Friday also designated the Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF) as a terrorist organization. While pro-Khalistan activist Harvinder Singh Sindhu alias Randa has also been declared a terrorist.
Along with this, the number of organizations designated as terrorists under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) has increased to 44 and the number of terrorist individuals to 55.
A statement issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs said that the Jammu and Kashmir Ghaznavi Force (JKGF) has been involved in infiltration attempts, drug and arms smuggling and terrorist attacks in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
The statement added that the organization “recruits operatives from various other terrorist organizations such as Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed, Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen, Harakat-ul-Jihad-e-Islami, etc.”