Government Takes Decisive Action Against Meitei Extremist Organizations: Declared Unlawful Associations

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Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Government Takes Decisive Action Against Meitei Extremist Organizations: Declared Unlawful Associations
Sovereignty at Stake: Government Lists Activities of Banned Extremist Groups
New Delhi, November 13, 2023:
In a resolute move to safeguard the sovereignty and integrity of the nation, the Ministry of Home Affairs has officially declared a number of Meitei Extremist Organizations as unlawful associations. This groundbreaking decision, announced through a notification (S.O. 4899(E)), comes into effect from the 13th day of November, 2023, and will be applicable for a period of five years.

The organizations facing the ban include prominent entities such as the Peoples' Liberation Army (PLA), the Revolutionary Peoples' Front (RPF), the United National Liberation Front (UNLF), 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 known as the "Red Army," the Kanglei Yaol Kanba Lup (KYKL), the Coordination Committee (CorCom), and the Alliance for Socialist Unity Kangleipak (ASUK).

The decision, executed under the powers conferred by the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, highlights the government's concern over these organizations engaging in activities deemed prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity of India. The enumerated offenses include employing armed means to pursue secessionist objectives, attacking security forces, police, and civilians in Manipur, engaging in acts of intimidation, extortion, and looting for fundraising, and establishing camps in neighboring countries for training and procuring arms and ammunition.

Piyush Goyal, the Additional Secretary, emphasized the critical need for this action, expressing the government's apprehension that if not curbed immediately, these extremist groups could escalate their subversive, terrorist, and violent activities. The notification also underscores the potential collaboration of these organizations with external forces hostile to the nation, illegal procurement of arms across international borders, and extensive fund extortion from the public for their unlawful pursuits.

The decision to label these organizations as unlawful associations is a strategic move aimed at quelling their activities and ensuring the safety of civilians, security forces, and the territorial integrity of India. The government calls for public awareness and cooperation in the enforcement of this directive.

For further information, please contact:

Ministry of Home Affairs  
New Delhi, India