What is an unlawful association?

Last updated on Jun 16, 2022

An unlawful association is a group which tries to commit or commits unlawful activities or any activity punishable under Sections 153A or 153B of the Indian Penal Code, 1860. Unlawful associations include:

  • Groups which encourage or assist people to participate in such activities. For example, a group who conspires to plan a terrorist attack.
  • Members who themselves participate in such activities1. For example, if a person engages in distribution of explosives for a terrorist activity.
  1.  Section 2(p), Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.[]

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