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Tribunal to adjudicate ban on 8 Manipur outfits

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, Dec 13 - Centre has constituted a tribunal to adjudicate matters related to extension of ban imposed on eight insurgent groups in Manipur for five more years over continued involvement in unlawful and violent activities.

In a notification, the Union Home Ministry said the tribunal was set up under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 and will be headed by Delhi High Court judge Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal.

The tribunal will adjudicate whether or not there is sufficient cause for declaring the Meitei extremist organisations of Manipur as �Unlawful Associations�, the notification said.

The organisations which were banned last month include Peoples� Liberation Army (PLA) and its political wing, Revolutionary Peoples� Front (RPF), United National Liberation Front (UNLF) and its armed wing Manipur Peoples� Army (MPA), Peoples� Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK) and its armed wing �Red Army�. � PTI

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