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Manipur: Tribunal set up under Gauhati HC judge for adjudication of ban extended on Meitei extremist groups

Manipur: Tribunal set up under Gauhati HC judge for adjudication of ban extended on Meitei extremist groups

A tribunal has been established under a judge from the Gauhati High Court for the adjudication of the extended ban on Meitei extremist groups.

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A tribunal has been established under a judge from the Gauhati High Court for the adjudication of the extended ban on Meitei extremist groups.

As per a notification, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has constituted the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Tribunal consisting of Justice Sanjay Kumar Medhi, Judge of the Gauhati High Court, to adjudicate whether there is sufficient cause for declaring the Meitei Extremist Organizations of Manipur along with all their factions, wings and front organizations as "unlawful associations". 

The Ministry made the announcement in a notification issued late on November 28-- a move taken almost 15 days after it declared several Meitei extremist organisations, their factions, wings and front organisations as unlawful associations under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for a period of five years.

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"In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 5 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (37 of 1967), the Central Government hereby constitutes "The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Tribunal" consisting of Justice Sanjay Kumar Medhi, Judge of the Gauhati High Court, for the purpose of adjudicating whether or not there is sufficient cause for declaring the Meitei Extremist Organizations of Manipur, viz the Peoples' Liberation Army generally known as PLA, and its political wing, the Revolutionary Peoples' Front (RPF), the United National Liberation Front (UNLF) and its armed wing, the Manipur Peoples' Army (MPA), the Peoples' Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK) and its armed wing, the "Red Army", the Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) and its armed wing, also called the "Red Army", the Kanglei Yaol Kanba Lup (KYKL), the Coordination Committee (CorCom) and the Alliance for Socialist Unity Kangleipak (ASUK) along with all their factions, wings and front organizations as 'Unlawful Associations'," the notification read. 

The MHA on November 13 declared several Meitei extremist organisations, their factions, wings and front organisations as unlawful associations under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for a period of five years.

Edited By: Atiqul Habib
Published On: Nov 29, 2023