June 2002 News

DeM declared as unlawful body

27 June 2002
The Daily Excelsior

New Delhi: Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM), a women’s secessionist group in Jammu and Kashmir, has been declared as an ''unlawful'' organisation under the Prevention of Terrorism Act, a Home Ministry spokesman said here today. A gazette notification issued by the Home Ministry said that the organisation ''is involved in terrorist activities and banned under POTA with immediate effect''. DeM chief Aisha Indrabi is wanted in cases related to hawala funding of terrorist groups and is absconding. With this, 29 organisations have so far been declared unlawful under POTA.


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