The Indian Government on 23rd of May has banned the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh or Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen India or Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Hindustan and all its manifestations under clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 35 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 with immediate effect.
REASON Why India Banned Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh and its manifestations.
Notification released by the Ministry of Home Affairs stated that the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh and its formations like Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen India or Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Hindustan and their manifestations have committed acts of terrorism, promoted acts of terrorism and have been engaged in radicalisation and recruitment of youth(s) for terrorist activities in India.
The Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen is also listed as a terror group by the United Kingdom.
The organisation was officially declared a terrorist organisation and banned by the government of Bangladesh in February 2005 after attacks on NGOs.
But it struck back in mid-August when it detonated 500 small bombs at 300 locations throughout Bangladesh.
The group re-organised and has committed several public murders in 2016 in northern Bangladesh as part of a wave of attacks on secularists.