India bans Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh

Sun Online Desk

25th May, 2019 12:45:38 printer

India bans Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh

The Indian government has banned Bangladesh-based Islamist terrorist outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB).

The Press Information Bureau of India announced the ban on Friday, a day after the Bharatiya Janata Party or BJP claimed a landslide Lok Sabha elections victory.

The PIB press release said, “The Central Government vide notification dated 23rd May, 2019 has banned the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh or Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen India or Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Hindustan and all its manifestations under clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 35 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 with immediate effect.”

“The notification states that 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 press release further said.