PFI Ban in INDIA : Not only PFI, SIMI to SFJ… ‘these’ 42 organizations are also banned in the country; See the full list

PFI Ban in INDIA : Central Govt Popular Front of India (PFI) and 8 organizations affiliated with it have been banned for 5 years. Ministry of Home Affairs under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) PFI. Under the UAPA, the central government can declare an organization as ‘unlawful’ or ‘terrorist’ or ban it. Before PFI, 42 organizations have been declared as terrorist organizations, which means they have been banned. These include several Khalistani outfits, Lashkar-e-Toiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed, LTTE and Al Qaeda.

According to the information given on behalf of the Ministry of Home Affairs, currently 42 organizations have been declared as terrorist organizations in the country. That is, they are banned. These include several Khalistani outfits, Lashkar-e-Toiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed, LTTE and Al Qaeda.

Which organizations were banned before PFI? 

  1. Babbar Khalsa International
  2. Khalistan Commando Force
  3. Khalistan Zindabad Force
  4. International Sikh Youth Federation
  5. Lashkar-e-Toiba /Pasban-e-Ahle Hadith
  6. Jaish-e-Mohammed / Tehreek-e-Furqan
  7. Harkat-ul-Mujahideen or Harkat-ul-Ansar or Harkat-ul-Jihad- A-Islami, Ansar-ul-Umma (AUU)
  8. Hizb-ul-Mujahideen/Hizb-ul-Mujahideen Pir Panjal Regiment
  9. Al-Umar-Mujahideen
  10. < li>Jammu and Kashmir Islamic Front

  11. United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA)
  12. National Democratic Front of Bodoland in Assam (NDFB)
  13. People’s Liberation Army (PLA) )
  14. United National Liberation Front (UNLF)
  15. People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangalipak (PREPAK)
  16. Communist Party of Kangalipak (KCP)
  17. Kanglei Yaol Kamba Loop (KYKL)
  18. Manipur People’s Liberation Front
  19. All Tripura Tiger Force
  20. National Liberation Front of Tripura
  21. Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)
  22. Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) 
  23. Did Ar Anjuman
  24. Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist)
  25. Maoist Communist Center (MCC)
  26. Al Badr
  27. Jamiyat Al Mujahideen< /li>
  28. Al Qaeda-Al Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent
  29. Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DEM)
  30. Tamil Nadu Liberation Army (TNLA) 
  31. < li>Tamil National Retrieval Troops (TNRT)

  32. Akhil Bharat Nepali Ekta Samaj (ABNES)
  33. Participating organization in the United Nations  Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism list 
  34. All Major Organizations Affiliated to Communist Party of India (Maoist)
  35. Indian Mujahideen, Front Organization in 
  36. Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), Front Organization in 
  37. < li>Kamatapur Liberation Organization, Front Organization of

  38. Islamic State/Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant/Islamic State of Iraq and Syria/Daesh/Islamic State in Khurasan Province (ISKP)/ISIS Wilayat Khurasan/Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham-Khurasan (ISIS-K) and all its affiliates 
  39. National Social St Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) and all its affiliated organizations 
  40. Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF)
  41. Tehreek ul Mujahideen
  42. Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh or Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen India or Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Hindustan and all organizations associated with it

When is an organization declared a ‘terrorist’ organization?

Section 35 of the UAPA empowers the Central Government to declare any organization as a terrorist organisation. But there are some conditions for that too. Only if the central government feels that an organization is involved in terrorist activities or strong evidence is available, it is considered a terrorist organization and the central government can ban that organization. 

  • Participated in terrorist activities or committed terrorist acts 
  • Planned a terrorist plot 
  • Abetted terrorism 
  • Terrorist in any way If involved in activities 

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