SRINAGAR: The central government told Lok Sabha that a total of 42 terror outfits like the Lashkar-e-Taiba and the Jaish-e-Mohammed have been declared banned organisations in India for their involvement in various acts of terrorism, which is largely been sponsored from across the border.
In a written answer to a question in Lok Sabha Minister of State (MoS) for Home G Kishan Reddy also said that 635 terrorists were killed by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir between 2018 and 2020, while 115 civilians lost their lives to terrorist violence in the Union Territory during the period.
Three civilians were also killed in the hinterland due to the terrorist violence in the last three years, he added.
“The government has declared 42 organisations as terrorist organisations and listed their names in the First Schedule of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967. Terrorism in India has largely been sponsored from across the border,” the Minister said. (PTK)