Team Blitz India
NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) extended the ban on the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) for another five years as an ‘unlawful association’ under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
MHA made this announcement through a notification informing that it took action by exercising the powers conferred by the provisions of UAPA.
As per the notification, SIMI was banned as an “unlawful association for a further period of five years under Section 3(1) of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) 1967.”
The Ministry had declared the SIMI as an unlawful association on September 27, 2001, and it later kept on extending the ban on September from 26, 2003.
The fresh action came considering that the SIMI is “continuing to be involved in fomenting terrorism, disturbing the peace and communal harmony in the country which are prejudicial to the sovereignty, security and integrity of India.”