Govt bans Jammu and Kashmir Ghaznavi Force for militant acts
New Delhi, Feb 17: The Centre on Friday banned the Jammu and Kashmir Ghaznavi Force (JKGF), which has been formed with cadres from militant organisations such as the Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed.
According to a notification issued by the Union Home Ministry, the JKGF has been involved in infiltration bids, narcotics and weapon smuggling, carrying out militant attacks in Jammu and Kashmir, and regularly issuing threats to security forces.
The outfit has also been using various social media platforms to incite the people of Jammu and Kashmir to join militant outfits against India.
In exercise of the powers conferred by the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, the JKGF has been designated as a militant group, the notification stated.–(PTI)