India extends ban on LTTE for two more years

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New Delhi, May14 (ANI): The Union Government on Friday extended its ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) for another two years.

The Union Home Ministry has issued a notification in this regard.

The LTTE was banned under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).

The LTTE, also known as Tamil Tigers, is a terrorists group that has waged a violent campaign against the Sri Lankan government since the latter part of 1970s in order to create a separate Tamil state in the northern and eastern part of the island nation.

The group-led by V Prabhakaran had been proscribed as a terrorist organization by several countries including the United States.

The LTTE was involved in the assassination of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in May 1991 and the group has been banned by India since 1992.

India was the first country ban the LTTE followed by USA, United Kingdom, 27 European Union Countries, Canada and it is learnt that Australia as well as Malaysia are seriously contempt plating n banning this terrorists' outfit in their soil. (ANI)

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