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Centre extends ban on SIMI under UAPA for another 5 years

Union Dwelling Minister Amit Shah

The Centre on Monday prolonged ban on the College students Islamic Motion of India (SIMI) as an ‘unlawful association’ for 5 years beneath the Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

Taking to X, Dwelling Minister’s Workplace posted on X, “Bolstering PM @narendramodi Ji’s vision of zero tolerance against terrorism ‘Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI)’ has been declared as an ‘Unlawful Association’ for a further period of five years under the UAPA.”

“The SIMI has been found involved in fomenting terrorism, disturbing peace and communal harmony to threaten the sovereignty, security and integrity of Bharat,” it added.

The Indian authorities initially banned the College students Islamic Motion of India (SIMI) on February 1, 2014, extending the ban for a further 5 years in 2019.

Originating in 1977 in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, SIMI’s goal is to remodel India into an Islamic state. It was first outlawed in 2001 and has confronted a number of bans since then.

SIMI members have been implicated in numerous terrorist actions throughout the nation, such because the 2014 Bhopal jailbreak, the M Chinnaswamy Stadium blast in Bengaluru in 2014, and the Gaya blasts in 2017.

With inputs from companies

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