Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen (TuM), the terrorist organization banned by the government, the Home Ministry said today. The organization came into existence in 1990 and had allegedly killed people, spread terrorism and provided logistic and financial support to other terrorist organizations in Kashmir valley. The organization was getting financial support from abroad to do subversive activities in India.
The Ministry said “Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 35 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, the Central government hereby makes the following further amendments in the First Schedule to the said Act, namely: - In the First Schedule to the said Act, after serial number 40 and the entries relating thereto, the following serial number and entries shall be inserted, namely:- ‘41. Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen [TuM] and all its manifestations’,”. It also said TuM has been engaged in radicalisation and recruitment of youth for terrorist activities in India. The notification said that a number of cases have been registered with the Jammu and Kashmir Police in the recent past and the TuM had a major role in terrorist acts and its cadres had also been apprehended. In the cases, it was also found that the group is running terrorist training centres for Kashmiri youth and is likely to recruit more youth from the Jammu and Kashmir, it said.