President Kovind gives assent to UAPA Bill

August 09, 2019 10:35 pm | Updated 10:36 pm IST - New Delhi

Ramnath Kovind. File photo: PTI

Ramnath Kovind. File photo: PTI

President Ram Nath Kovind has given assent to legislation under which individuals can be declared terrorists and their properties seized.

The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act, 2019 also provides for putting a travel ban on such individuals once they are declared terrorists.

The President gave his assent to the legislation late on Thursday night, a Home Ministry official said. The Lok Sabha passed the amendment Bill on July 24 and the Rajya Sabha on August 2.

Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed and Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar are likely to be the first two to be designated as terrorists under the legislation, the Ministry official said.

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