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Three groups active in Xinjiang banned

Updated October 24, 2013

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According to BBCUrdu.com, the three organisations have been put on the list of proscribed militant organisations. — File Photo
According to BBCUrdu.com, the three organisations have been put on the list of proscribed militant organisations. — File Photo

ISLAMABAD: The government of Pakistan has accepted a Chinese demand to proscribe three extremist organisations which are said to be active in the north-western region of Xinjiang.

According to BBCUrdu.com, the three organisations — East Turkistan Islamic Movement, Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan and Islamic Jihad Union — have been put on the list of proscribed militant organisations after reports that their members were planning terrorist activities in the region and inciting people against the Chinese government. — Monitoring Desk