Bangladesh’s Jamaat has made its way into India, Modi govt’s ban on group simply won’t do


The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs, through a gazette notification on 24 May 2019, banned terrorist outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) and all its factions. The ban comes after an alert issued by the Central Intelligence Bureau (IB) to the West Bengal government. It warned them of an attack in West Bengal, particularly in districts bordering Bangladesh, by JMB, which now operates under the umbrella of the global terrorist organisation Islamic State (IS).

Earlier in May, a message on a pro-ISIS group on the messaging application Telegram, warning of an ISIS attack in undivided Bengal (which includes Bangladesh and the Indian state of Bengal), went viral Read more

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