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Centre extends ban on LTTE for 5 years, says it poses a grave threat

A govt notification stated that LTTE's continued violent and disruptive activities are prejudicial to the integrity and sovereignty of India

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Security personnel at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station after a high alert amid the rising tension between India and Pakistan, in Mumbai on Wednesday  | Photo: PTI
Security personnel at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station. | File photo: PTI

The central government has extended the ban on the Liberation Tigers of Eelam (LTTE) for five years with immediate effect, a notification issued by the Union Home ministry stated on Tuesday.

The ban has been extended under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, it said.

The notification stated that the LTTE's continued violent and disruptive activities are prejudicial to the integrity and sovereignty of The group continues to adopt a strong anti-posture and also continues to pose a grave threat to the security of Indian nationals, it added.

First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 11:41 IST
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