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THE PREVENTION OF TERRORISM ACT, 2002

Title : THE PREVENTION OF TERRORISM ACT, 2002

Year : 2002



(1) For the purposes of this Act, an organisation is a terrorist organisation if-
 
(a) It is listed in the Schedule, or

(b) It operates under the same name as an organisation listed in that Schedule.

(2) The Central Government may by order, in the Official Gazette,

(a) Add an organisation to the Schedule;

(b) Remove an organisation from that Schedule;
 
(c) Amend that Schedule in some other way.

(3) The Central Government may exercise its power under clause (a) of sub-section (2) in respect of an organisation only if it believes that it is involved in terrorism.

(4) For the purposes of sub-section (3), an organisation shall be deemed to be involved in terrorism if it:

(a) Commits or participates in acts of terrorism,

(b) Prepares for terrorism,

(c) Promotes or encourages terrorism, or

(d) Is otherwise involved in terrorism.



(1) An application may be made to the Central Government for the exercise of its power under clause (b) of sub-section (2) of section 18 to remove an organisation from the Schedule.

(2) An application may be made by-
 
(a) The organisation, or

(b) Any person affected by inclusion of the organisation in the Schedule as a terrorist organisation.

(3) The Central Government may make rules to prescribe the procedure for admission and disposal of an application made under this section.

(4) Where an application under sub-section (1) has been refused, the applicant may apply for a review to the Review Committee constituted by the Central Government under sub-section (1) of section 60 within one month from the date of receipt of the order by the applicant.

(5) The Review Committee may allow an application for review against refusal to remove an organisation from the Schedule, if it considers that the decision to refuse was flawed when considered in the light of the principles applicable on an application f r judicial review.

(6) Where the Review Committee allows review under sub-section (5) by or in respect of an organisation, it may make an order under this sub-section.

(7) Where an order is made under sub-section (6), the Central Government shall, as soon as the certified copy of the order is received by it, make an order removing the organisation from the list in the Schedule.



(1) A person commits an offence if he belongs or professes to belong to a terrorist organisation:

Provided that this sub-section shall not apply where the person charged is able to prove-

(a) That the organisation was not declared as a terrorist organisation at the time when he became a member or began to profess to be a member; and

(b) That he has not taken part in the activities of the organisation at any time during its inclusion in the Schedule as a terrorist organisation.

(2) A person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable, on conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years or with fine or with both.



(1) A person commits an offence if:

(a) He invites support for a terrorist organisation, and

(b) The support is not, or is not restricted to, the provision of money or other property within the meaning of section 22.

(2) A person commits an offence if he arranges, manages or assists in arranging or managing a meeting which he knows is:

(a) To support a terrorist organisation, or

(b) To further the activities of a terrorist organisation, or

(c) To be addressed by a person who belongs or professes to belong to a terrorist organisation.

(3) A person commits an offence if he addresses a meeting for the purpose of encouraging support for a terrorist organisation or to further its activities.

(4) A person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable on conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years or with fine or with both.

Explanation
: For the purposes of this section, the expression "meeting" means a meeting of three or more persons whether or not the public are admitted.



(1) A person commits an offence if he:

(a) Invites another to provide money or other property, and
 
(b) Intends that it should be used, or has reasonable cause to suspect that it may be used, for the purposes of terrorism.

(2) A person commits an offence if he:

(a) Receives money or other property, and

(b) Intends that it should be used, or has reasonable cause to suspect that it may be used, for the purposes of terrorism.

(3) A person commits an offence if he:

(a) Provides money or other property, and

(b) Knows or has reasonable cause to suspect that it will or may be used for the purposes of terrorism.

(4) In this section, a reference to the provision of money or other property is a reference to its being given, lent or otherwise made available, whether or not for consideration.

(5) A person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable on conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding fourteen years or with fine or with both.

Last updated on July, 2016

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