March 2021 News

LeT, Jaish Among 42 Outfits Banned In India: Govt

9 March 2021

New Delhi: A total of 42 militant organisations like the Lashkar-e-Taiba and the Jaish-e-Mohammed have been banned by the government for their involvement in various acts of militancy, which has largely been sponsored from across the border, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday. Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy also said that 635 militants were killed by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir between 2018 and 2020, while 115 civilians lost their lives to militancy related incidents in J&K during the period. Three civilians were also killed in the hinterland by militants in the last three years, he said. 'The government has declared 42 organisations as terrorist organisations and listed their names in the First Schedule of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967. Terrorism in India has largely been sponsored from across the border,' he said in a written reply to a question. In response to a separate question, Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said 61 cases of infiltration were reported along the Indo-Pakistan border in the last two years, 1,045 infiltrations along the Indo-Bangladesh border and 63 along the Indo-Nepal border.