New Delhi, May 16: The government has declared a ban on over 100 terrorist outfits linked to Al Qaeda across the globe.
The terrorist outfits which have been banned include groups like Jemaah Islamiyah (involved in Bali bombing) of Indonesia, Islamic Jihad Group of Libya, the Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group, the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, which has already been declared terrorist organisations by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).
The Home Ministry has added 100 more outfits to its list of 33 banned terrorists groups in India.
The official said that ban amended under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act is seen as a move "to avoid any legal ambiguity" in case the Indian security agencies want to nabbed any individual associated with these bodies.
Official said that the revised list of the banned outfits have been put under a common head as 'Organisations listed in the Schedule to the UN Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism (Implementation of Security Council Resolutions) Order, 2007' to avoid revising the list whenever it is amended at the UNSC level.
The revised list of ban outfits, which includes the name of Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF) for the first time, will be made public in its official website soon.
The move to include the name of KZF along with three pro-Khalistan terror outfits -- Babbar Khalsa International (BKI), Khalistan Comando Force (KCF) and International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF) was made in keeping with the outfit's increased activities in India in the past couple of months.
Here are some of the well-known outfits which have been included in the list of banned groups:
4.Al Badr, Jamiat-ul-Mujahidden
9.Jammu and Kashmir Islamic Front
15.Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist-People's War)
16.Maoist Communist Centre