The home ministry today has notified nine Khalistani leaders as Terrorists.
It notified the following names:
Wadhawa Singh Babbar @ Chacha @ Babbar, Lakhbir Singh @Rode, Ranjeet Singh @ Neeta, , Paramjit Singh @ Panjwar, Bhupinder Singh Bhinda, Gurmeet Singh Bagga, Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, Hardeep Singh Nijjar and Paramjit Singh @ Pamma.
Maulana Masood Azhar, Hafiz Saeed, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi and Dawood Ibrahim, were the first individuals to be declared terrorists invoking the 2019 UAPA Amendment.
The Centre invoked its powers under clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 35 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, to notify the name of an individual in the Fourth Schedule to the said Act, if it believes that he is involved in terrorism.
The notification read,
The Ministry said that they are accused in various cases registered and being investigated by the Punjab Police and a case registered by National Investigation Agency and that Red Corner Notices have been issued against them. The Central Government believes that these individuals are involved in terrorism.