Terror group Indian Mujahideen banned in Britain
The British government banned LeT-linked militant group Indian Mujahideen (IM) on 5 July 2012. The group was banned because of its involvement in a string of bombings across India since 2007, Mumbai attacks in 2008 in which 165 people died. The group was also described as a threat to national security of UK.
The ban followed a unanimous vote in the House of Commons in which British MPs voted to ban IM placing it on the list of 47 organisations that have been banned from functioning in the UK. Now in UK it is a terrorist offence to be a member of the group under the Terrorism Act 2000. The group was banned in India in June 2010 with the US and New Zealand shortly following suit.