Terrorism and Challenges Related To It

[pib] Declaration of certain individuals as terrorists under new UAPA

Note4Students

From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level : UAPA

Mains level : Impact of the proposed amendments

  • Invoking the recent amendments in the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, the Central Government has decided to declare the following individuals as terrorists and add their names to Schedule 4 of the Act:
  1. Maulana Masood Azhar : chief, founder and key leader of Jaish-e-Mohammad
  2. Hafiz Muhammad: chief, founder and key leader of Lashkar-e-Taiba/Jamat-ud-Dawa
  3. Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi: chief operation commander of Lashkar-e-Taiba and one of its founder members
  4. Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar: runs an international underworld crime syndicate and is involved in perpetrating acts of terror

Additional Information

  • All of the above are involved in terrorist attacks in India, and have been designated as global terrorists under United Nations.
  • Earlier when terrorist organizations were banned, the individuals associated with it simply changed names and continued to carry out terrorist activities.

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