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Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Tribunal declares “Sikhs For Justice” as an “Unlawful Association”.

The Tribunal under sub-section (3) of Section 4 of the Act is required to decide whether or not there is sufficient cause for declaring the Association to be unlawful, based on the material placed before it.

It has been stated that the respondent claims to be an advocacy group based in New York, USA and also maintains its offices in Canada and the UK. Their modules and activities in India are being operated by their foreign-based handlers, for which reliance is placed on the FIRs registered in India. The respondent Association is claimed to be propagating Referendum 2020 on social media as well as on-ground and has also launched the website www.referendum2020.org which is replete with pro-Khalistani posts and anti-India insinuations. The website propagates the right of self-determination under International Law for the people of Punjab.

The activities of the association have been highlighted and the cumulative result of their acts are stated to be an effort to undermine the territorial integrity of India while inciting disaffection amongst the Sikh community towards the Indian government and the Indian State.

It is clear that the unlawful activities of the respondent Association are disruptive in character and threaten the sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of India. 

Evidence brought on record also proves that the respondent Association is working in collusion with anti-India entities and forces to fulfill their objectives by indulging in unlawful activities. Thus, the Central Government had ‘sufficient cause’ to take action under Sections 3(1) and 3(3) of the Act for declaring Sikhs For Justice as an ‘unlawful association’.

+ Please refer to the Order for the above here: Order

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S.O. 4454(E).— In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 5 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (37 of 1967), the Central Government hereby constitutes “The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Tribunal” consisting of Shri Justice N. Kotiswar Singh, Judge of Gauhati High Court, for the purpose of adjudicating whether or not there is sufficient cause for declaring the Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) of Meghalaya as unlawful association.


Ministry of Home Affairs

[Notification dt. 13-12-2019]

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S.O. 2856(E)—Whereas Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) has been declared as an unlawful association, vide, notification number S.O. 2469 (E) dated 10th July, 2019 published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (ii);

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of Section 5 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (37 of 1967), the Central Government hereby constitutes an Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Tribunal consisting of Mr. Justice D.N. Patel, Chief Justice, High Court of Delhi, for the purpose of adjudicating whether or not there is sufficient cause of declaring the Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) as an unlawful association.


Ministry of Home Affairs

Notification dt. 07-08-2019

[F.No. 17014/33/2019-IS-VII]

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S.O. 1853(E)? Whereas, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam has been declared as an unlawful association, vide, notification number S.O. 1730 (E), dated the 14th May, 2019, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (ii);

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of Section 5 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (37 of 1967), the Central Government hereby constitutes the ‘Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Tribunal’, consisting of Ms. Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal, Hon’ble sitting Judge, High Court of Delhi, for the purpose of adjudicating whether or not there is sufficient cause for declaring the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam as an unlawful association.


[Notification dt. 27-05-2019]

Ministry of Home Affairs

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S.O. 1491(E)— Whereas the Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI), Jammu and Kashmir and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (Mohd. Yasin Malik faction) (JKLF-Y) has been declared as unlawful associations, vide, notifications number S.O. 1069(E) dated the 28th February, 2019 and S.O. 1403(E) dated the 22-03-2019, respectively;

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by the sub-section (1) of Section 5 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (37 of 1967), the Central Government hereby constitutes an Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Tribunal consisting of Mr Justice Chander Shekhar, High Court of Delhi, for the purpose of adjudicating whether or not there is sufficient cause of declaring the Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI), Jammu and Kashmir and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (Mohd. Yasin Malik faction) (JKLF-Y), as unlawful association.

[Notification Dt. 29-03-2019]

Ministry of Home Affairs

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S.O. 931 (E)—In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of Section 5 read with sub-section (1) of Section 4 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (37 of 1967), the Central Government hereby constitutes the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Tribunal consisting of Ms. Justice Mukta Gupta, Judge, High Court of Delhi, for the purpose of adjudicating whether or not there is sufficient cause for declaring the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) as an unlawful association.

[F.No.14017/2/2019-NI-III]

Ministry of Home Affairs

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S.O. 384(E).— In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of Section 5 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (37 of 1967), the Central Government hereby constitutes “The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Tribunal” consisting of Hon’ble Justice G.S. Sistani, Judge of Delhi High Court, for the purpose of adjudicating whether or not there is sufficient cause of declaring the Meitei Extremist Organizations of Manipur, viz, the Peoples’ Liberation Army (PLA) and its political wing, the Revolutionary Peoples’ Front (RPF), the United National Liberation Front (UNLF) and its armed wing the Manipur Peoples’ Army (MPA), the Peoples’ Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK) and its armed wing the Red Army, the Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) and its armed wing also called the “Red Army”, the Kanglei Yaol Kanba Lup (KYKL), Coordination Committee (CorCom) and Alliance for Socialist Unity Kangleipak (ASUK) along with all their factions, wings and front organizations as ‘Unlawful Associations’.

Earlier Notification No. S.O.6139 (E), dated 12th December 2018, issued in this regard, stands cancelled.

[F. No.11011/06/2018-NE-V]

Ministry of Home Affairs