Union Home Ministry bans ‘Al-Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent’, ISIS-K

Union Home Ministry bans ‘Al-Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent’, ISIS-K
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New Delhi: Union Home Ministry banned both Al-Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham-Khorasan (ISIS-K). The ministry declared these organizations ‘unlawful’ under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

According to the report published in NDTV, the Ministry found that these organizations are involving in the radicalization of young Indians. As per the order, the ISIS-K is also known as Islamic State in Khorasan Province (ISKP)/ISIS Wilayat Khorasan.

On the other hand, the AQIS is an affiliate of Al-Qaeda. This organization has committed acts of terrorism in the neighbouring countries. Both AQIS and ISIS-K are encouraging terror acts in the Indian subcontinent.

These organizations are recruiting youths to fight against democratically elected governments. Their objective is to establish a caliphate.

As per the order, these organizations are involved in the radicalization of Indian youths.