Internal Security

18 designated ‘terrorists’ under UAPA

By The Statesman

The government today declared 18 more Pakistan-based individuals as terrorists under the amended Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), 1967, for their terror activities against India.

The individuals include those involved in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, the 2001 attack on Parliament, and the 1999 hijacking of an Indian Airlines plane. Till its amendment in 2019, the UAPA provided for declaring only organisations as terrorist organisations.

The amended law allows declaration of individuals as terrorists, and thereby enables the government to be specific about them in raising issues.

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