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Babbar Khalsa International trying to revive militancy: Govt

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 16:08

New Delhi: Banned terrorist outfits like Babbar Khalsa International are trying to revive Sikh militancy, Government said today citing intelligence reports.

"There are reports that some organisations like BKI in the UK are striving to revive Sikh militancy," Minister of State for Home Affairs R P N Singh told Lok Sabha in a written reply, adding government was keeping a close watch on their activities.

The Government has conveyed its concerns to the UK authorities on various occasions including during the recent India-UK Summit held here last month. "Both sides have agreed to enhance cooperation in this regard," he said.

The Centre has banned pro-Khalistan terrorist outfits BKI, International Sikh Youth Federation, Khalistan Commando Force and Khalistan Zindabad Force under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act, 2004.

"A close watch is maintained on the activities of various groups known to have been engaged in trying to foment terrorist activities in Punjab," the Minister said.


First Published: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 16:08
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