India bans LTTE for another 5 years with immediate effect

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New Delhi, May 14: The Government of India has extended ban on the Sri Lanka-based terrorist and political outfit Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) for another five years, an official notification on Tuesday said.

The move was taken under sub-sections (1) and (3) of section 3 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (37 of 1967) with immediate effect.

“The LTTE’s continued violent and disruptive activities are prejudicial to the integrity and sovereignty of India; and it continues to adopt a strong anti-India posture as also continues to pose a grave threat to the security of Indian nationals,” it stated.

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