MHA bans PAFF; declares LeT operative Arbaz Mir as ‘individual terrorist’

MHA bans PAFF; declares LeT operative Arbaz Mir as ‘individual terrorist’

 

A day after declaring The Resistance Front (TRF) as a terrorist organisation, the ministry of home affairs (MHA) banned the People’s Anti-Fascist Front (PAFF), an offshoot of Jaish-e-Mohammed, under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) for carrying out terror activities in Kashmir.

“PAFF is a proxy outfit of Maulana Masood Azhar-led Jaish-e-Mohammed and was involved in terror acts and issuing threats to Indian security forces, political leaders, civilians in J&K, and other states,” MHA said in an notification.

The MHA said that the outfit had emerged in the year 2019 as a proxy outfit of Jaish-e-Mohammed, a proscribed terrorist  organisation listed at serial number 6 of the First Schedule under the UAPA.

“It regularly issues threats to Indian security forces, political leaders, civilians working in Jammu-Kashmir from other states and is involved, along with other organisations, in conspiring pro-actively physically and in social media to undertake violent terrorist acts and Jammu-Kashmir and other major cities in India,” it said.

The MHA also declared Arbaz Ahmad Mir, a Lashkar-e-Tobia operative who currently is based in Pakistan, as an “individual terrorist” under the fourth schedule of UAPA. Mir, according to the government