India bans ISIS-like terror groups

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India bans ISIS-like Terror groups

New Delhi: India has banned the dreaded terror group ISIS and all its affiliate organizations responsible for series of savage attacks and killings in Iraq and Syria, under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

According to the latest notification, the outfit is operating in Iraq and neighbouring countries and has been resorting to terrorist actions to consolidate its position in that area by recruiting youth for ‘Global Jihad’ to achieve the objective of establishing its own ‘caliphate’ by overthrowing democratically elected government.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh had said in Parliament on December 16, 2014 that the Middle-East group had already been declared banned in India under section two of the United Nations (Security Council) Act, 1947.

Four Mumbai youths had gone to Syria in May, 2014 to join ISIS. Indian government is concerned over the radicalization of the Indian youths by the group.

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