SIMI declared unlawful
The Special Tribunal has confirmed the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) declaration of SIMI (Students Islamic Movement of India) as an unlawful association. The Tribunal pronounced its order on August 1, 2012. SIMI was for the first time declared an unlawful association on September 27, 2001.
The MHA, vide Notification dated February 3, 2012, had declared SIMI an unlawful association with immediate effect for two years, under the provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967. As per provision of the said Act, a tribunal consisting of Justice V.K.Shali, a sitting Judge of Delhi High Court was constituted to adjudicate whether there is sufficient cause for declaring the association unlawful.