The Ministry of Home Affairs in a freshly issued notification extended ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as: Tamil Tigers)
in India for a another period of five years. Key Highlights Ban: The Union Home Ministry notified extended ban (of 5 years) to LTTE under sub-sections (1) and (3) of section 3 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (37 of 1967) with immediate effect, thus declared LTTE as an Unlawful As
sociation. Reasons by GoI: Notification states that- Even after LTTE’s military defeat in May 2009, it continues to adopt a strong anti-India postur
and also continues to pose a grave threat to security of Indian nationals. It has continued its disruptive and violent activities which are prejudicial to integrity and sovereignty of India. Recent Findings: LTTE has not abandoned concept of Tamil Eelam and is undertaking propaganda and fund raising for its Eelam cause in Europe.
The pro-LTTE groups and Tamil chauvinistmasses especially in Tamil Nadu. Recently, activities of LTTE remnant to spread anti-India feeling amongst Sri Lankan Tamils through their articles in Internet, by holding Indian Government responsible for defeat of LTTE.
The Diaspora continued to spread anti-India feeling amongst Sri Lankan Tamils through their articles in Internet, by holding Indian Government responsible for defeat of LTTE.