In Jammu and Kashmir, 42 militant outfits banned, says govt

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Srinagar: The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs (MHA) G K Reddy Tuesday said that a total of 42 militant organizations have been banned in Jammu and Kashmir for being involved in unlawful activities.

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha, the MoS Home Reddy said the list of 42 organizations include the names of the militant organizations active in the country and the number of organizations which have received foreign support. “The number of militants killed during the last three years and the current year till date. The number of people victimized by the terrorists during the said period till date, State-wise. The steps taken by the Government to stop militancy till date and the extent to which success has been achieved so far?” the reply reads, as per news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO).

The reply further states that  said that the Government has declared 42 organizations as militant organisations and listed their names in the First Schedule of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.

“Militancy in India has largely been sponsored from across the border”, MHA said.

The MHA 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 militancy-related cases, having various hubs of National Security Guards (NSG), stepping up the border and coastal security, modernization of police forces and capacity building of state police forces, etc.

“Due to the concerted and coordinated efforts of all the stakeholders, militancy-related violence has been contained to a large extent in the country”, the MHA said—(KNO)

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