Section 38. Offence relating to membership of a terrorist organisation
1[Offence relating to membership of a terrorist organisation. (1) A person, who associates himself, or professes to be associated, with a terrorist organisation with intention to further its activities, commits an offence relating to membership of a terrorist organisation :
Provided that this sub-section shall not apply where the person charged is able to prove-
(a) that the organisation was not declared as a terrorist organisation at the time when he became a member or began to profess to be a member; and
(b) that he has not taken part in the activities of the organisation at any time during its inclusion in the Schedule as a terrorist organisation.
(2) A person, who commits the offence relating to membership of a terrorist organisation under sub-section (1), shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years, or with fine, or with both].
1. Inserted by Act No. 29 of 2004 w.e.f. 29-12-2004.