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Government sets up group to monitor terror sympathizers

Topics Covered:

  1. Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism.

 

Government sets up group to monitor terror sympathizers

 

What to study?

For Prelims and Mains: Composition and terms of reference of the committee, threats posed by terror sympathizers and the need for their monitoring.

 

Context: The home ministry has constituted a multi-disciplinary terror monitoring group (TMG) to ensure synergised and concerted action against terror financing and other terror-related activities in Jammu & Kashmir.

  • The group will meet on a weekly basis and submit its action taken report regularly.

 

Composition:

The members of TMG will comprise additional DGP, CID, in J&K police, who would also be its chairman, IGP in J&K police, additional director of Intelligence Bureau in J&K and representatives of CBI, NIA, ED, CBDT and CBIC.

 

Functions:

  • The body will take coordinated action in all registered cases relating to terror and terror financing and bring them to logical conclusion.
  • It will identify key persons including leaders of organisations involved in supporting terrorism in any form and take concerted action against them.
  • The TMG will investigate the networks of various channels used to fund terror and terror-related activities and take coordinated action to stop the flow of such funds.
  • The group will also take action against hardcore sympathisers amongst government employees including teachers who provide covert or overt support to terror-related activities in J&K.

 

Need:

  • According to an estimate of the NIA, Pakistan-based terror groups finance terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir by generating millions in donations through their charity organisations. They have been supporting militants and funding terrorism in Kashmir.
  • These outfits collect donations from people in Pakistan and then pass on the money to finance terrorism in Kashmir through their overground workers. The groups collect millions of dollars in donations through crowd funding in the name of social service.

 

Sources: toi.