Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh declared a banned terrorist organisation

Bangladesh policemen walk past the Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka's Gulshan area on July 3, 2016. Militants held dozens of people hostage from July 1, 2016 at the restaurant in a bloody 10-hour standoff.   | Photo Credit: AFP

Bangladesh-based terror outfit — the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) — was banned by the Centre under the anti-terror law UAPA.

JMB allegedly involved in the 2016 terror attack at a cafe in Bangladesh's capital city Dhaka was declared as an unlawful association by the Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday.

A notification issued by MHA said that the outfit was planning to set up permanent bases within ten kilometres along Bangladesh border in several districts of West Beny, Assam and Tripura.

The notification said the group planned to sread its network in South India with an overarching motive to establish Caliphate in the Indian subcontinent.

MHA said the outfit has committed and promoted acts of terrorism and has been engaged in radicalisation and recruitment of youths for terrorist activities in India.

"Therefore, the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh or Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen India or Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Hindustan and all its manifestations have been inserted in the First Schedule to the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967," the notification said.

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