Pakistan bans JuD's rebranded outfit 'Tehreek-e-Azadi Jammu and Kashmir'

Updated: 01 Jul 2017 10:35 PM

Karachi [Pakistan], July 1 (ANI): Pakistan has banned the Tehreek-e-Azadi Jammu and Kashmir (TAJK), which was a rebranding of Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ul-Da'awa (JuD) after he was put under house arrest and a crackdown was launched against the outfit.

TAJK's name was mentioned in the National Counter Terrorism Authority's (NACTA) list of proscribed organisations that also mentions that the outfit was banned on June 8, 2017, reports the Express Tribune

Earlier in January, the JuD and its wing the Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) were placed on the watch list and put on the second schedule under Section 11-EEE (1) of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997.

In 2012, the United States announced a bounty of USD10 million on Saeed for his alleged role in 2008 Mumbai attacks.


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