Agartala, June 12: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has extended ban on National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) and All Tripura Tiger Force (ATTF) for five years, according to an official notification.
In November last year, MHA had constituted a tribunal to examine if the ban on the two outlawed outfits required extension. As part of the process, the tribunal visited the state and conducted hearings on the issue. It was concluded that the ban on NLFT and ATTF should continue for five more years.
After examination, the tribunal recommended extension of ban for five more years. Following this recommendation, the MHA declared the continuation of the ban on two outfits.
It may be noted that insurgency has been largely contained in the state with no militancy reported during the past three years. (UNI)