The dreaded IS terror group has been banned in India, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh disclosed on Tuesday, days after a Bangalore techie was allegedly found tweeting in support of the terrorist organisation.
“We have banned this organisation [IS] as a first step. I will like to inform [the House] that the group has been banned under the Unlawful Activities [Prevention] Act,” he said during Question Hour.
The Home Minister said the group has been proscribed under the provisions of the UAPA that relates to organisations listed in the Schedule to the U.N. Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism (Implementation of Security Council Resolutions) Order, 2007, made under section two of the United Nations (Security Council) Act, 1947 and amended from time to time.
The government took cognisance immediately after IS activities began to spread in different parts of the world, Mr. Singh said.
There was “negligible” support from Indian youth for IS, he said.