Govt extends ban on SIMI for another five years

New Delhi Jan 29 (UNI) The Central government on Monday extended the ban on Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) for further five years under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), a Home Ministry statement said.

The last ban on SIMI was imposed on 31st January, 2019.

SIMI is continuing to be involved in fomenting terrorism, disturbing peace and communal harmony in the country which are prejudicial to the sovereignty, security and integrity of India, the statement said.

Many criminal cases have been registered against SIMI and its members under various sections of law including the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.

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