Courtesy: Dawn News
LONDON: The UK government on Friday officially banned Islamist group Hizbut Tahrir, making it a criminal offence for the first time to belong to the group, or invite support for it.
The development marks a significant move against the group, which has been considered by the successive UK governments for a ban, and takes place after ministers criticised it over demonstrations held against Israeli strikes on Gaza.
The UK home secretary in a statement on the ban said: “Hizbut Tahrir promotes terrorism. It is a vile, antisemitic group. It has no place in our country. From today, any member of the group — or anyone who invites support for it — will face the full force of the law.”