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Review of the re-listing of Jaish-e-Mohammad as a terrorist organisation under the Criminal Code

Issue date: Wednesday, 17 March 2021

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The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has commenced a review of the re-listing of Jaish-e-Mohammad as a terrorist organisation under the Criminal Code Act 1995 (the Criminal Code).

The organisation that has been re-listed, Jaish-e-Mohammad, is a Pakistan based Sunni Islamist extremist organisation that is primarily active in the Indian-administered regions of Jammu and Kashmir. Its primary objective is to force the withdrawal of Indian security forces in the region with a goal of placing Jammu and Kashmir under Pakistani control.

Under section 102.1A of the Criminal Code, the Committee may review listings of terrorist organisations and report its findings to each house of the Parliament within the 15 sitting day disallowance period.

Members of the public are welcome to make submissions to this review. Submissions should be provided no later than 5pm Wednesday, 31 March 2020.

Further information on the inquiry can be obtained from the Committee’s website.

Media inquiries:

Chair, Senator James Paterson via David Kitchen on 0413 840 110 or David.Kitchen@aph.gov.au

For background information: 

Committee Secretariat
(02) 6277 2360
pjcis@aph.gov.au

For more information about this Committee, you can visit its website. On the site, you can make a submission to an inquiry, read other submissions, and get details for upcoming public hearings. You can also track the Committee and receive email updates by clicking on the blue ‘Track Committee’ button in the bottom right hand corner of the page.

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