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Mushtaq Ahmed Zargar, released during IC-814 hijacking, designated as terrorist

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Mushtaq Ahmed Zargar, released during IC-814 hijacking, designated as terrorist

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Mushtaq Ahmed Zargar, who was involved in a series of terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir and was one of the released terrorists in the hijacking of Indian Airlines flight IC814 in 1999, has been designated as a terrorist by the Union government. He is the fourth individual to have been designated as a terrorist by the Centre in the last one week.

Mushtaq Ahmed Zargar, released during IC-814 hijacking, designated as terrorist
Mushtaq Ahmed Zargar, who was involved in a series of terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir and was one of the released terrorists in the hijacking of Indian Airlines flight IC-814 in 1999, has been designated as a terrorist by the Union government. He is the fourth individual to have been designated as a terrorist by the Centre in the last week.
In a notification, the Union Home Ministry said, “Zargar alias Latram, 52, belongs to Nowhatta in Srinagar and is the founder and chief commander of terror group Al-Umar-Mujahideen and had been affiliated with Jammu-Kashmir Liberation Front." Zargar is currently based in Pakistan.
Zargar went to Pakistan to obtain illegal arms training in the 90s and was running an incessant campaign from Pakistan to fuel terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir, according to the Home Ministry.
He has been involved in various terror crimes including murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping, planning, and execution of terrorist attacks, and terror funding, it noted. The Ministry said, “Zargar is a threat to peace, not only to India but across the world, with his contacts and proximity to radical terrorist groups like the Al-Qaeda and Jaish-e-Mohammed.” The central government noted that Zargar alias Latram is involved in terrorism and he is to be notified as a terrorist under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.
He is the 35th individual to have been declared a designated terrorist by the government. "Now, therefore, in the exercise of the powers conferred by clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 35 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, the Central Government hereby makes the following in the Fourth Schedule to the said Act, after serial number 34 and entries relating thereto, the following serial number and entries shall be inserted, namely 35." the notification said. The Act empowers the Central government to notify the name of an individual in its Fourth Schedule if it believes that he is involved in terrorism.
On April 8, the government had designated Hafiz Talha Saeed, a key leader of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and the son of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed, a terrorist. Three days later Pakistani national Mohiuddin Aurangzeb Alamgir, who was involved in the terror attack on a CRPF bus in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir in 2019, was also designated a terrorist. A day later, Ali Kashif Jan, the Pakistani handler of the 2016 terror attack on Pathankot airbase, has been designated as a terrorist by the government.
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