Workshop on freezing terror funds
Aworkshop Terror Financing and Implementation of Section 51A (concerning freezing of terror funds) of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 was organised by the Ministry of Home Affairs in conjunction with the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in Delhi.
Inaugurating the workshop, S. Jayaraman, Special Secretary (IS), Ministry of Home Affairs, said that attention on terror finance is extremely significant, as finance is the oxygen necessary for terrorism to thrive. He stated that these investigations, though difficult and painstaking have always led to successful results.
The workshop discussed the strategies for countering the financing of terror; and the recent amendments to the Unlawful Activities Prevention (Act), 1967. The delegates shared their experiences in fighting terror financing and counterfeit currency. Discussions revolved on the nascent and evolving regime in respect of terror financing in India, and the steps to be taken by the Government and investigation agencies in this regard.