The Home Ministry labels ten people as terrorists

The Home Ministry labels ten people as terrorists

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), in accordance with the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, has identified a total of 10 individuals as terrorists, including members of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM), Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), and other outlawed organisations (UAPA).
Habibullah Malik alias Sajid Jutt, a Pakistani national, Basit Ahmad Reshi, who is originally from Baramulla in Jammu and Kashmir but now resides in Pakistan, Imtiyaz Ahmad Kandoo alias Sajad, who is originally from Sopore in Jammu and Kashmir but now calls Pakistan home, Zafar Iqbal alias Salim, who is originally from Poonch but currently resides in Pakistan.

The other members include Pakistan-based Bilal Ahmad Beigh aka Babar, a native of Srinagar. Rafiq Nai, also known as Sultan, is from Poonch, along with Irshad Ahmad, also known as Idrees, Bashir Ahmad Peer, also known as lmtiyaz, is from Kupwara, and Showkat Ahmad Sheikh, also known as Showkat Mochi, is from Baramulla and is currently based in Pakistan.

The MHA said in separate notifications published on Tuesday that Habibullah Malik was the primary handler of the terrorists who attacked Indian soldiers in Poonch and had been involved in the use of drones to drop weapons and communication equipment for terrorists located in Jammu and Kashmir.

A number of terrorist attacks in the Kashmir valley were planned and carried out by Malik, who has also organised a sizable network of ardent terrorists. These attacks included a fidayeen (suicide) assault on Army personnel in Srinagar's Hyderpora in June 2013 and the murder of a station house officer in Budgam's Chadoora in December 2013.

Malik was a member of the LeT and The Resistance Front (TRF).

As a member of HM, Basit Ahmad Reshi participated in subversive actions and organised target killings in Jammu and Kashmir.

A police officer and a civilian were slain as a result of his planned and carried out terror attack on a police watch station at the Baba Ali Raina shrine in Sopore's Tajjaur Sharief Peth Astan on August 18, 2015, according to the MHA.

Reshi oversees the recruiting of terrorists and the carrying out of terror activities because of his extensive network of connections in his home country, according to the ministry.

He has been active in managing weapons and ammunition, securing funding for terrorism from outside the country, and inspiring youth to enlist in terrorism.

According to the MHA, Imtiyaz Ahmad Kandoo, a member of the Hizbul Mujahideen, has been implicated in smuggling drugs, providing ultras with weapons and ammunition, and managing cash for terrorists.

Kandoo orchestrated attacks that resulted in the deaths of numerous members of the security forces and civilians.

According to the report, he has been active in radicalising and inspiring young people to commit acts of terrorism in Kashmir.

The operational leader of Harkat-ul-Jihad-e-Islami, also known as the Jammu Kashmir Ghaznavi Force, Zafar Iqbal, has been involved in overseeing the importation of weapons, drugs, and terrorists into Jammu and Kashmir.

The leader of Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen (TuM), Sheikh Jameel-ur-Rehman, has been involved in top-level coordination of the LeT, Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), HM, and other amalgamates' activities.

He has participated in the transportation of terrorists from across the border into India as well as the smuggling of explosives built in Pakistan.

The leader of the Jammu and Kashmir Islamic Front (JKIF), Bilal Ahmad Beigh, is involved in importing weapons and ammunition into Jammu and Kashmir. According to the ministry, he has been keeping in touch with infamous criminal organisations and using their routes to send money to Kashmir from overseas.

Rafiq Nai has supervised the transportation of drugs and weapons while serving as a launching commander for the TuM and the Jammu Kashmir Ghaznavi Force.

Irshad Ahmad is a launching commander for HM and is in charge of organising the terrorist group's recruiting and launching efforts.

According to the MHA, Bashir Ahmad Peer is a launching commander for HM and is in charge of providing supplies to the group's fighters, particularly for infiltration into Kupwara.

According to the report, Showkat Ahmad Sheikh, who serves as the HM's chief launching commander, has played a key role in fomenting terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir.

This action takes place on the same day as two engagements in J&K's Shopian's Drach resulted in the deaths of four local insurgents. An anti-militancy operation at Drach resulted in the deaths of three local Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militants, while a local Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist was captured during a separate search operation in Drach. According to J&K police, the recently killed LeT terrorist Hanan Bin Yaqoob was implicated in the murders of SPO Javed Dar on October 2 in Pinglana and a West Bengali labourer on September 24 in Pulwama.

On Wednesday, Baramulla in north Kashmir will host a public demonstration where Union Home Minister Amit Shah will speak.

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