65 terror groups active in India: Govt
Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers, in Magroom
area, near Agartala. Minister R.P.N. Singh said 65 terror groups are
active in India currently
government has identified 65 terror groups active in the country,
out of which a maximum of 34 are in Manipur, the Lok Sabha was
informed on Tuesday.
Minister of State for Home R.P.N. Singh said
available intelligence inputs show that militants/terrorists active
in India are often supported and funded by their parent outfits
based abroad, particularly in Pakistan, in terms of shelter,
training, weapons and finance.
"The existing statutory and legal structure
provides adequate provisions to deal with funding of terrorism", he
said in a written reply. The list of terrorist groups active in
various states shows Jammu and Kashmir has five such organisations,
including Lashkar-e-Taiba, Hizbul-Mujahideen, Jaish-e-Mohammad,
Harkat-e-Mujahideen and Al Badr.
In the North-east, Assam has 11, Meghalaya four,
Tripura two, Nagaland four, Mizoram two and Manipur 34.
Babbar Khalsa International, Khalistan Zindabad
Force and Khalistan Commando Force are the three militant groups
active in Punjab, the statement said.
"Various terrorist groups like LeT, IM, HM, HuJI,
Al Badr are active in the hinterland of the country, particularly in
Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Rajasthan,
Andhra Pradesh and Delhi", the Minister said.
To a supplementary, Mr. Singh said the government
has banned 36 outfits and 9 organisations in the country.
"As regards the initiatives taken in the Left Wing
Extremism (affected) regions, we have a two-pronged approach in the
LWE states. One, we deal very effectively as far as the Naxalites
are concerned. The approach of the central government is to deal
with LWE in a holistic manner in terms of security, development,
good governance and public perception management", he said.
Ministry of Home Affairs has banned the Communist
Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) People's War, all its formations
and front organisations, the Maoist Communist Centre, all its
formations and front organisations in LWE hit areas.
In reply to another supplementary he said while
some states are doing extremely well in tackling Naxalism, some are
doing moderately well and some are lagging behind. "This is a matter
of great concern", he said.
Courtesy : The Hindu
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