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The Indian Government on Friday extended the ban on LTTE by another two years following intelligence reports that remnants of the Sri Lankan Tamil terror outfit were trying to re-group in Tamil Nadu.

According to a notification issued by the Union Home Ministry, even though LTTE has been "decimated in Sri Lanka, recent reports reveal that remnant LTTE cadres and leaders are regrouping in Tamil Nadu". The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam has been banned since 1992 under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.

The outfit which was espousing the cause of a separate Tamil Eelam was vanquished by the Sri Lankan military in May last year. The notification said the possibility of its remnant cadres using India and especially Tamil Nadu as a rear base for their re-grouping activities cannot be ruled out.

It also said the possibility of their entering in the guise of Tamil refugees also cannot be ruled out. Sources said LTTE sympathisers were posing a security threat by continuing to spread anti-India propaganda on the Internet accusing the Indian leadership and its officialdom of being responsible for their defeat.

They said activities of certain remnant cadres have been noticed in Tamil Nadu and a extension of ban on LTTE was required. As per the procedure, the notification will now reach a Tribunal, which has to ratify it.

The group-led by V Prabhakaran had been proscribed as a terrorist organisation by several countries including the United States. The LTTE was involved in the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi in May 1991 following which it was banned in India in 1992.(The Times of India)
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  • Nodrog Friday, 01 June 2012 06:12 AM

    Seems the only reason the ban is being extended is because the LTTE is a threat to their security and spreading anti-Indian propaganda.

    Raj Kumar Friday, 01 June 2012 06:13 AM

    Is this why India voted against SL in Geneva?? :P

    Mayu Friday, 01 June 2012 09:45 AM

    India created it and Sri Lanka developed it.

    ANTON Friday, 01 June 2012 09:57 AM

    ANOTHERRRRRR FOURRRRR FORRRRR MOTHERRRRR
    INDIA.

    jacoob Friday, 01 June 2012 07:52 PM

    Peoples,
    LTTE is no more for a fact .. but strange enough .. its demise added more justification for the cause it stood for.. foolish sri lanka govt cannot see due to its racial stand and arrogant view .. leading to end less posiibilities , each one them is against to their percieved agenda .. but everone is good for sri lanka as a country ..

    tamil citezen Friday, 01 June 2012 10:12 AM

    india did not vote against srilanka. india voted against the human rights violations

    xlntgson Saturday, 02 June 2012 10:47 AM

    Spoil sport is seen in crime creation too. Some are innocent victims dragged by lure of quick money!

    sam Saturday, 02 June 2012 01:45 AM

    why can't they ban LTTE for ever?

    Nodrog Friday, 01 June 2012 11:13 AM

    If the threat was only to SL then India would not have extended the ban. Get it??

    Nodrog Friday, 01 June 2012 11:14 AM

    India obeys all human right laws and treats all her citizens equally so it can afford to vote against Sri lanka.

    teewee Friday, 01 June 2012 11:16 AM

    India play sri Lankan from front and back.

    RF Friday, 01 June 2012 07:11 AM

    Tamil Nadu politicians like Karunanidhi and Jayalalitha who once trained LTTE carders must be behind all these. These idiots do not like to see SL prospering....

    sanjay Friday, 01 June 2012 07:14 AM

    what else do you ban an organisation for, unless they pose a security threat

    anil Friday, 01 June 2012 07:15 AM

    yes, because memebrs of this banned organisation are sitting MP's and Ministers in the present regime.

    BADA-UDA-GEMMBA Friday, 01 June 2012 11:25 AM

    Not only ban LTTE, the whole of the TAMIL-NADU Govt. should be behind bars (not pulling PINTS)..... for aiding, abetting and supporting LTTE!!!!!!

    lal Friday, 01 June 2012 07:16 AM

    What LTTE is doing in Tamil Nadu is their business and not sri lanka's business. Tamil Nadu is their homeland afterall. Let them carry out their hobbies like making booby traps, IEDs, drug smaggling, extorsions over in Tamil Nadu. Have fun!!!

    Coconut Donkey Saturday, 02 June 2012 04:07 AM

    I think its the other way around..

    Subbiah Saturday, 02 June 2012 04:25 AM

    This is a part of internal politics of the time

    lul Friday, 01 June 2012 12:34 PM

    India is extending the ban to suppress Tamil Nadu citizens. Tamil Nadu is becoming powerful and those in Delhi are freaking out a bit.

    Nirmal Saturday, 02 June 2012 05:02 AM

    What a good move again India! Great news!

    Saliya De Silva Friday, 01 June 2012 08:24 AM

    Ban or No ban, India is the originator and creator of LTTE terrorism.
    India's next card to control it's neighbor....

    Dee Friday, 01 June 2012 08:30 AM

    Enforce the ban in TN please

    Hasthi Friday, 01 June 2012 08:50 AM

    Now that is being a spoil sport. Give birth, nurture, feed, train, then try to eliminate, then try to resurrect, then ban....

    Somebody must have had a bad dream of an approaching female to garlanding him / her during a visit down south....

    Asoka Friday, 01 June 2012 03:17 PM

    Why India banned LTTE, Hillary Clinton said LTTE is freedom fighters. Who is correct? India or USA

    Nihal Friday, 01 June 2012 03:28 PM

    Tamil Nadu, Vaiko alias Gopalsamy said year 2045, Tamil Nadu is seperate country with the help of USA. Tamils deserve seperate country in India.

    ali Friday, 01 June 2012 09:05 AM

    It is only a political gimmick. Sri Lanka and India know the real terrorists within their respective countries who are still active.Ltte
    have disappeared but Sri Lanka and india are thriving on it.

    RAJU Saturday, 02 June 2012 07:28 AM

    MY DEAR ALL COMMENTATORS, MIND YOU ALL THAT IS INDIA'S GEOPOLITICS.


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