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12:00 AM, June 22, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, June 22, 2018

India bans offshoots of al-Qaeda, IS

India has outlawed offshoots of the global terror outfit al-Qaeda and IS under the stringent anti-terror legislation Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. Both al-Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham-Khorasan, an Afghanistan-based affiliate of the IS, have been declared unlawful by the home ministry as they were found to be radicalising youths for “global jihad”.

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