SIMI’s aim of creating Islamic rule in India cannot be permitted to subsist: Centre to SC

The Centre has told the Supreme Court docket that SIMI‘s aim to place Islamic rule in India can no longer be permitted to subsist and activists of the banned outfit are aloof indulging in disruptive activities in a position to threatening the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country. In a counter affidavit filed in the apex court docket, which is listening to a batch of pleas on the ban imposed on the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), the Centre has acknowledged the activists of the organisation are in “traditional touch” with their friends and masters essentially essentially based in other countries and their actions might perhaps disrupt peace and communal unity in India.

“Their stated goals are contrary to the regulations of our country. Especially their object of creating Islamic rule in India can, under no conditions, be permitted to subsist,” acknowledged the affidavit, filed by an under secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs.

The topic came up for listening to on Wednesday sooner than a bench comprising Justices S K Kaul, A S Oka and J B Pardiwala.

Advocate Rajat Nair, performing for the Centre, told the bench they maintain got submitted a counter affidavit to at least one in all the petitions filed in the topic.

He acknowledged the ban on SIMI is continuous and the petitions maintain challenged its imposition and subsequent extensions.

The counsel performing for some of the crucial petitioners acknowledged they would gaze the counter affidavit filed by the Centre.

After both the parties requested the court docket to adjourn the listening to, the bench posted the topic for subsequent month.

In the counter affidavit, the federal government has acknowledged the SIMI objectives to mobilise students and formative years for propagation of Islam and in discovering make stronger for ‘Jihad’ (non secular war).

“The group also emphasizes on the formation of ‘Shariat‘ essentially essentially based Islamic rule through ‘Islami Inqalab’ (revolution). The group doesn’t declare in nation-relate or in the Indian Structure including its secular nature. It further regards idol worship as a sin, and propagates its ‘duty’ to whole such practices,” it acknowledged.

The affidavit acknowledged the evidence ended in epic clearly establishes that despite being banned since September 27, 2001, other than a short period in between, the SIMI activists are associating, meeting, conspiring, shopping palms and ammunition, and indulging in activities “that are disruptive in personality and in a position to threatening the sovereignty and territorial integrity of India”.

It acknowledged that SIMI, through its people, has contacts in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh and Nepal and, being an organisation of students and formative years, SIMI is influenced and feeble by varied fundamentalist Islamic terrorist organisations running from Jammu and Kashmir.

“Additionally, terrorist organizations reminiscent of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen and Lashkar-e-Toiba maintain successfully managed to penetrate into the SIMI cadres to attain their anti-nationwide goals,” it acknowledged, adding that SIMI has been lively in states bask in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and National Capital Territory of Delhi.

The affidavit acknowledged, “It is stated that SIMI is also known to maintain launched a countrywide campaign to mobilize the make stronger of Muslims for increasing a Caliphate. As stated above, SIMI is in opposition to Indian nationalism, and works to interchange it with an world Islamic account for.”

It acknowledged for the explanation that ban, SIMI is carrying out its activities under the garb of hide organisations in a lot of states and its cadres maintain regrouped under several names.

“Besides the above, there are over three dozen other front organizations whereby SIMI is being persisted. These front organizations aid SIMI in varied activities including collection of funds, circulation of literature, regrouping of cadres, etc,” the affidavit acknowledged.

It acknowledged SIMI came into existence on April 25, 1977 in Aligarh as an organisation of formative years and students having faith in the Jamait-e-Islami-Hind (JEIH) and, in 1993, the it declared itself goal.

It acknowledged the goals of SIMI are — governing human lifestyles on the premise of Quran, propagation of Islam, ‘Jihad’ for the aim in the aid of Islam, destruction of nationalism and institution of Islamic Rule or Caliphate.

The Centre has acknowledged the petitioner, on whose plea the counter affidavit has been filed, has challenged the July 29, 2019 account for handed by Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Tribunal which had confirmed the declaration of SIMI as an unlawful affiliation under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.

“It is submitted that the ‘structure’ of SIMI in sum and substance no longer most attention-grabbing disclaims, questions, and intends to disrupt the sovereignty and integrity of our country however also aim disaffection in opposition to India and the Structure of India,” it acknowledged.

It acknowledged despite being banned for several years, SIMI through varied front organisations, continues to enjoy unlawful activities.

The affidavit, whereas seeking dismissal of the petition, notes that some of the crucial SIMI activists maintain links with a preference of other terrorist organisations bask in the Al-Qaeda, LET (Lashkar-e-Toiba), ISIS etc.

“Additionally it is evident that they’re continuing to in discovering funds within India and also through foreign funding despite SIMI having been declared a banned organisation in the Twelve months 2001 which ban is aloof continuing till date, other than a the truth is short period,” it acknowledged.

It acknowledged the Central Authorities has enough credible arena topic and grounds for taking movement under sub-allotment (1) of allotment 3 of the Act for declaring SIMI as an unlawful affiliation.

The MHA, in its January 31, 2019 notification, had prolonged the ban imposed on SIMI for five years.

The SIMI modified into once first banned in 2001 and since then the ban on the organisation has been banned prolonged generally. This modified into once for the eighth time that the ban modified into once prolonged.

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