Government says 65 terror groups are active in India

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New Delhi, Aug 28: In a shocking revelation, the Government announced in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday that 65 terror outfits were active in the country, out of which 34 were in Manipur.

Minister of State for Home RPN Singh said that according to the available intelligence reports, militants or terror outfits active in the country are often supported or funded by their parent outfits based abroad, particularly in Pakistan in terms of shelter, finance and training.

Delhi: 65 terror groups active in India
Singh said that the existing statutory and legal structure provides adequate provision to deal with the funding of terrorism.

The list of terror outfits show that Jammu and Kashmir has five such organisations namely- Lashkar-e-Taiba, HIzbul-Mujahideen, Jaish-e-Mohammad, Harkat-e-Mujahideen and Al Badar. Even North-East proved to be a terror hub with as many as 11 active groups in Assam, four in Meghalaya, two in Tripura, four in Nagaland and 34 in Manipur were found.

"Many outfits like LeT, HuJI, IM, and Al Badr continue to be active in states like Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Delhi," he said.

Singh also added that  government has already banned 36 outfits and nine organisations in the country.

In a reply to the Naxals issue he said: "While some states are doing extremely well in tackling Naxalism, some are doing moderately well and some are lagging behind."

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