The history behind the ban on SIMI, and why the tribunal is reviewing it

SIMI, an Islamic fundamentalist organisation, which seeks ‘liberation of India’ through conversion of the country into an Islamic land, was founded in Aligarh in April 1977 as the student wing of the Jamaat-e-Islami Hind. It later spread its network in various states, including Maharashtra.

Tribunal to adjudicate ban on SIMI conducts hearing: First public witness opposes ban, says knowledge based on news reports, books

Inamdar told Justice Gupta that during the hearings in Pune earlier this month, police “submitted incomplete information” before the tribunal about two terror cases in the city - the German Bakery Blast of February 13, 2010, and the Faraskhana bomb blast on July 16, 2014.


SIMI ban: Two-day tribunal hearing concludes in Pune

Officials from the Maharashtra Police's Crime Investigation Department, the state Anti-Terrorism Squad and State Intelligence Department deposed before the Unlawful Activities Tribunal, to justify the ban on SIMI.

Govt bans SIMI for 5 more years, declares it an 'unlawful association'

The new notification, issued on January 31, 2019, will be effective for a period of five years till January 2024.

Suspected SIMI operative arrested in Azamgarh

In November last year, the Azamgarh Police had issued a lookout notice against Faiz after it discovered during a verification drive that he had travelled to Sharjah in July on a passport renewed while withholding information about the case against him.

SIMI: With UPA's ban coming to an end, MHA seeks updates on group's activities

Described as a terrorist organisation, the SIMI was first declared an outlawed outfit in 2001. Since then, it has been declared a banned group under the relevant law.


Vagamon camp case: 18 SIMI activists get seven years in jail

Apart from the jail term, a fine of Rs 25,000 has been imposed on the accused. They faced charges under UAPA, Explosive Substances Act and section 120B (conspiracy) of the IPC.

NHRC report out, backs torture claims of SIMI men in Bhopal jail

SIMI activists said they were held aloft by hand and legs in a “helicopter position”, and beaten using flour mill belts, lathis and strips of rubber.

Armed robbery case: Two SIMI activists sentenced to life imprisonment in Bhopal

A special court on Saturday sentenced two SIMI functionaries, including Abu Faisal, to life imprisonment for looting jewellery from a gold finance company in Bhopal to raise funds for their alleged terror activities.

Bhopal jailbreak: Judicial probe report submitted

On November 3, the government ordered a judicial probe and appointed Justice Pandey as the panel head.