New Delhi: The Union home ministry on Wednesday extended the ban on eight insurgent groups in Manipur for their involvement in violent and unlawful activities.
The ban was extended after the five-year ban lapsed recently, which prompted the ministry to declare them outlawed for another five years.
As per the ministry, the banned militant groups have openly engaged in employing and engaging in armed conflict to create a separate state by secession from India. Extending the ban, the ministry also said the armed groups have continued attacking security forces, police and government employees.
The eight organisations banned under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act are: Peoples' Liberation Army, Revolutionary Peoples' Front, United National Liberation Front and its armed wing Manipur Peoples' Army, Peoples' Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak and its armed wing Red Army, Kangleipak Communist Party and its armed wing, Kanglei Yaol Kanba Lup, the Coordination Committee and Alliance for Socialist Unity Kangleipak.