New Delhi: The ministry of home affairs (MHA) has banned Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.
In its notification, MHA said that KLF had an objective of establishing an independent state of Khalistan by the secession of the state of Punjab from India through violent means. They were also involved in the killing of innocent people and bombing several places.
Not only this, but the ministry also cited other reasons for banning of KLF. The organisation was also involved in assassinations, terror activities, kidnappings, bank robberies etc.

"The central government believes that the 'Khalistan Liberation Force' is involved in terrorism and participated in various acts of terrorism in India. Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 35 Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, the Central government hereby makes the following further amendments in the first schedule to the said Act, after serial number 39 and the entries relating thereto, the following serial number and entries shall be inserted namely 40. The Khalistan Liberation Force and all its manifestations.”  MHA said in its order which has updated the list of banned organisations.
 MHA also said that security agencies busted a KLF module in 2017. The terror module carried out a series of murders and attempts to murder in order to destabilise the law and order situation there and revive terrorism in Punjab.