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Centre extends ban on Assam based NDFB for 5 years

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New Delhi, Nov 24 : The Centre has extended ban on National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) along with all its groups, factions and front organizations in Assam by five more years.

In an official notification on Saturday, the Union Home Ministry said that the banned outfit has continued to indulge in violent activities, including killing and extortion, and undermine the country''s territorial integrity in collusion with anti-India forces. The Ministry has extended the ban on NDFB under the provisions of sub-section (1) of section 3 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.

The notification also said the NDFB has been involved in 62 violent incidents since January 2015, resulting in killings of 19 civilians and 55 extremists, besides the arrest of 450 ultras and confiscation of 444 arms from them. The NDFB was first declared an outlawed organisation in 1990s and the ban has been extended every five years since then. (UNI)