India extends ban on LTTE by 5 years

India extends ban on LTTE by 5 years

The Indian government has extended by five years the ban imposed on LTTE, a terror group that was behind the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi and was decimated by the Sri Lanka military in 2009. India had banned Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) after the assassination of Gandhi in 1991.The government, under the provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, has proscribed the LTTE as an ‘Unlawful Association’, a Home Ministry statement said.

“The declaration of LTTE as an ‘Unlawful Association’ has been extended for a further period of five years with effect from May 14, 2014,” it said. LTTE, which came up in 1976, was based in northern Sri Lanka and fought for creation of an independent Tamil state in the north and east of that country. It was decimated by the Sri Lankan military in 2009.
(PTI)

Related Post

Karuna: Let’s all cast our votes to Mahinda Rajapaksa
views 57
A total of 76 members of parliament (MPs) are attended the public rally supporting former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, currently underway in Matara, a...
Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa to make special statement tom...
views 73
Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa is to make a special statement tomorrow (17) in response to the controversial remarks made by incumbent Maithripala...
Srilankan jailed for molesting girl on flight to Dubai
views 54
A drunken Sri Lankan passenger has been jailed for one year for molesting a sleeping female teenager on a Dubai-bound flight. He will be deported afte...
Sri Lankan dad kills son and dumps body in toilet
views 67
Sri Lanka, Colombo: A man killed his son with a crowbar and dumped his body in the toilet pit after the two had an argument over money. The 26-year-o...
Sri Lankan court stops opposition meeting
views 66
Colombo: A Sri Lankan court on Wednesday issued an order preventing the opposition Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) from convening a party without the p...

SHARE WHAT YOU THINK