The Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen, which has been fighting for “liberation of Kashmir” and involved in a series of attacks, has been banned by the government, the Home Ministry said Wednesday.
In a notification, the ministry said the central government believes that the Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen (TuM) is involved in “terrorism as it has committed and participated in various acts of terrorism in India and its members are getting financial as well as logistic support from their handlers based abroad.”
The Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen came into existence in 1990 with the objective of “liberation of Kashmir” and has been actively pursuing the same, the ministry said.
“Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 35 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, the central government hereby makes the following further amendments in the First Schedule to the said Act, namely:- In the First Schedule to the said Act, after serial number 40 and the entries relating thereto, the following serial number and entries shall be inserted, namely:- ’41. Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen (TuM) and all its manifestations’,” it said.
The notification said a number of cases have been registered by the Jammu and Kashmir Police in the recent past, in which it is found that the TuM has played a major role in commission of attacks and a number of its cadre have been arrested.
In the cases, it was also found that the group is running training centres for Kashmiri youth and is likely to recruit more youth from the Jammu and Kashmir, it said.