Manipur: Centre extends ban on 8 extremist groups

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The ban on eight extremist groups in Manipur has been extended for five more years under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

The banned organizations are Peoples’ Liberation Army (PLA), Revolutionary Peoples’ Front (RPF), United National Liberation Front (UNLF), Manipur Peoples’ Army (MPA), the Peoples’ Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK), Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP), Kanglei Yaol Kanba Lup (KYKL) and the Alliance for Socialist Unity Kangleipak (ASUK).

The Home Ministry in a gazette notification said that the activities of these Extremist Organisations are considered detrimental to the sovereignty and integrity of the country and they are unlawful associations.

The Ministry further added that these organisations were involved in 756 violent incidents for the last five years.

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