SRINAGAR — The Central government on Friday banned the Jammu and Kashmir Ghaznavi Force and declared it a terrorist organization under the UAPA.

In a notification, the government stated that JKGF has been found involved in infiltration bids, narcotics and weapon smuggling and carrying out terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir.

“It draws its cadres from various terrorist organizations, such as Lashkar-i-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed, Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen, Harkat-ul-Jehad-e-Islami etc,” it reads.

It added that with the declaration of this organization as a terrorist organization, there are now a total of 44 designated terrorist organizations under the UAPA.

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