India has extended its ban on the LTTE as it fears the revival of the outlawed group. This was announced by a Senior Official in New Delhi yesterday.
The official said there is still a threat from the LTTE. The Indian Home Ministry has extended by the ban. There are apprehensions about the revival of the LTTE, he said a couple of days before External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna goes to Sri Lanka for wide-ranging talks with his counterpart G.L. Peiris.
Early this month, a special tribunal headed by a Delhi High Court judge upheld the central Government’s decision to extend the ban on the terror group for two more years, stating that the outfit was regrouping in India to form a base and was thus a threat to the security of the country.
The LTTE was banned in 1992 and the government has since extended the ban every two years.