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Organizations Banned Under UAPA

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  1. Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.
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Organizations Banned Under UAPA

 

In exercise of the powers vested in the Central Government under Section 3 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (UAPA), the Government on being satisfied that the organizations have become Unlawful, has declared the following Organizations as Unlawful Associates during the last three years:

  1. Islamic Research Foundation (IRF)
  2. National Liberation Front in Tripura (NLFT)
  • All Tripura Tiger Forum (ATTF)

Under Section 35 of UAPA, the Government on being satisfied that the organization is involved in terrorism had added the following organizations to the First Schedule of UAPA during the last three years:

  1. Al-Qaida in Indian Sub-continent (AQIS) and all its manifestations.
  2. Islamic State in Khorasan Province (ISKP)/ISIS Wilayat Khorasan/Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham-Khorasan (ISIS-K) and all its manifestations.
  • Khalistan Liberation Force and all its manifestations.

 

Current Scenario:

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested 418 accused persons under UAPA during the last three years. But, the State Police also detain accused persons under UAPA, the details of which are not maintained by the Central Government.

The Government has not removed any organization from the list of banned organizations under the UAPA during the last three years.

The Government has not released any person detained under UAPA. However, the data of persons detained under UAPA and released on the order of the competent courts is not maintained by the Government.

 

Background:

National Investigation Agency: (HQ – New Delhi)

The National Investigation Agency was established after the enactment of the NIA Act on 31st Dec 2008.

Presently, NIA is functioning as the Central Counter Terrorism Law Enforcement Agency in India.

NIA comes under the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Vision of NIA –

The National Investigation Agency aims to be a thoroughly professional investigative agency matching the best international standards. The NIA aims to set the standards of excellence in counter terrorism and other national security related investigations at the national level by developing into a highly trained, partnership oriented workforce. NIA aims at creating deterrence for existing and potential terrorist groups/individuals. It aims to develop as a storehouse of all terrorist related information.

 

Source: PIB