Centre extends ban on SIMI for 5 years, MHA issues notification 

Centre extends ban on SIMI for 5 years, MHA issues notification

Centre extends ban on SIMI for 5 years, MHA issues notification

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Students’ Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) has been banned under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. A notification in this regard dated 29 January 2024 has been released by the central government and this ban is going to be for the next 5 years. The state government has sent a letter to all the District Collectors regarding this.

As per further information, necessary action should be taken as per the provisions of this Act. Also, action should be taken to issue notice of the tribunal to the concerned. Also, the district collector has been ordered by the government to file affidavits regarding the proceedings and submit them to the state government.

Further information from press release of Ministry of Home Affairs date 29th January 2024, Government has declared ‘Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI)’ as an ‘Unlawful Association’ for a further period of five years under Section 3(1) of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) 1967. The last ban on SIMI was imposed, vide Gazette Notification Number S.O. 564(E), dated the 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. 

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

Shreyas Vange

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