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Rajiv Gandhi: The Union government has extended the ban on the organization that assassinated Rajiv Gandhi by five years









New Delhi; Leading News Service : Rajiv Gandhi : The central government has extended the ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) for the next five years. The government took this decision as the LTTE was still promoting separatism among the people.

The government also believes that the LTTE is increasing its activities in Tamil Nadu. Ministry of Home Affairs has issued notification of this ban. The government says the LTTE is still involved in activities that threaten the integrity and security of the country.

A notification issued by the ministry said, “LTTE supporters are promoting separatist ideology among the people. This has been garnering support for the LTTE especially in Tamil Nadu. This will have a major impact on India's territorial integrity. Even after the defeat in Sri Lanka in May 2009, the LTTE did not abandon its concept of 'Eelam'. Working for 'Eelam' by secretly raising funds.” (Rajiv Gandhi)

Eelam means an independent country for Tamils. LTTE leaders and workers have once again mobilized their cadres and started efforts to revive the organization at the local and international levels.

The ban was imposed by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs by applying sub-sections (1) and (3) of Section 3 of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, 1967. “The Central Government is of the view that the LTTE is still engaged in activities prejudicial to the integrity and security of the country,” the Home Ministry said in a notification.









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