Centre responds to Kerala MP's question on Hamas's terrorist designation


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Minister of State for External Affairs Meenakshi Lekhi said on Friday that the decision to designate an organization a terrorist is made under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and is considered by relevant government departments. Her remarks came in response to Kerala Congress leader Kumbakudi Sudhakaran, who had questioned the Indian government about its stance on labeling the Palestinian group Hamas as a terrorist organization. He had also asked if Israel had made any special request in the case.