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Home Ministry declares 10 including Hizbul commanders as terrorists under UAPA

JAMMU AND KASHMIR: The Union Home Ministry has declared a total of 10 members of Hizbul Mujahideen, Lashkar-e-Taiba and other terrorist outfits involved in terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir as terrorists under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

Whose names are included in this list of 10 people are – Sajid Jatt (Pakistani citizen), Basit Ahmed Reshi (originally from Baramulla in Kashmir, currently in Pakistan), Imtiyaz Ahmed Kandu alias Sajjad (a resident of Sopore, Kashmir). But now lives in Pakistan), Zafar Iqbal alias Sali (originally from Poonch but currently in Pakistan), and Sheikh Jameel-ur-Rehman alias Sheikh Sahab, a resident of Pulwama.

Also there are Bilal Ahmed Baig alias Babar (a resident of Srinagar, but currently residing in Pakistan), Rafiq Nai alias Sultan, a resident of Poonch, Irshad Ahmed alias Idris, a resident of Doda, of Kupwara. The resident is Bashir Ahmed Peer alias Lamtiaz and Shaukat Ahmed Sheikh alias Shaukat Mochi of Baramulla. Which is currently in Pakistan.

In a notification issued by the Central Government, the Central Government has said that “For carrying out terrorist activities in the Kashmir Valley, inducting youth into terrorist ranks, inciting radicalism” to be designated as terrorist under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act Has been done.

Reshi has been involved in arranging arms and ammunition from across the border, and motivating the youth to join terrorist activities, officials said.

Imtiaz Kandu a.k.a. Sajad a.k.a. Fayaz Sopore, originally from Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore, is currently residing in Pakistan.

According to officials, he has been involved in providing financial aid to terrorists, supplying arms and ammunition and smuggling narcotics.

Kandu has allegedly coordinated attacks on security forces and civilians, which have resulted in several fatalities.

Habibullah Malik a.k.a. Sajid Jatt belongs to Pakistan Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT)/The Resistance Front (TRF).

Officials said he was one of the key handlers of the terrorists that attacked Indian troops at Bhata Dhurian in Poonch district. He had also been the mastermind in many terrorist attacks in the Kashmir Valley.

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