Geelani founded outfit declared ‘unlawful body’

Syllabus: GS-III

Subject: Security

Topic: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.

Context:  The Union Home Ministry on Sunday declared Tehreek

E-Hurriyat, Jammu and Kashmir (TeH) an “unlawful association” under Section 3 of the Unlawful Activities(Prevention) Act (UAPA).


  • The outfit is involved in forbidden activities to separate J&K from India and establish Islamic rule.
  • The group is found spreading anti-India propaganda and continuing terror activities to fuel secessionism in J&K.
  • The leaders and members of the outfit had been involved in raising funds for perpetrating unlawful activities which are prejudicial to the integrity, sovereignty, security, and communal harmony of the country .
  • The notification stays in effect for a period of five years.
UAPA,1967UAPA, passed in 1967 was aimed for the prevention of unlawful activities and associations in India.


·       Defines Unlawful activity as any action taken by an individual or association intended to disrupt the territorial integrity and sovereignty of India.

·       Empowers central government to declare any activity or association as unlawful by an official gazette.

·       Highest punishment: death penalty and life imprisonment.

·       Applicability: Both Indians and foreigners and activites inside and outside India.

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