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.