RJD welcomes lifting of ban on SIMI

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New Delhi, Aug 6 (UNI) Already embarrassed with the High Court lifting the ban on SIMI, the government faced another jolt as its key constituent RJD president and cabinet minister Lalu Prasad welcomed the lifting of ban.

RJD supremo Lalu Prasad said there should be no ban on SIMI, an outfit which the government has blamed for several terror attacks in the country.

The Railway Minister said he had always been saying that there should have been not ban on SIMI. And if at all, SIMI had to be banned, then why no Shiv Sena and Durga Vahini.

The specially-designated tribunal headed by Justice Geeta Mittal of the Delhi High Court said in its order yesterday that there was no fresh evidence to justify extension of the ban first imposed in 2001.

The government later got relief from the Supreme Court which stayed the order of the tribunal today.

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