Centre extends ban on LTTE for 5 years

The Central Government on Tuesday extended the ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) for another five years under sub-sections (1) and (3) of section 3 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (37 of 1967) with immediate effect.

The notification in this regard was issued by the Union Home ministry.

In the notification, MHA stated that the LTTE’s continued violent and disruptive activities are prejudicial to the integrity and sovereignty of India.

“The group continues to adopt a strong anti-India posture and also continues to pose a grave threat to the security of Indian nationals,” it added.