The Centre has extended a ban on the Assam-based Bodo militant outfit National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) along with all its groups, factions and front organisations, by 5 more years.
The Ministry of Home Affairs said in a notification that the NDFB was involved in the killing of 19 civilians in incidents of violence since January 2015, the AIR reported.
The notification stated that the NDFB has been indulging in illegal and violent activities intending to disrupt the sovereignty and territorial integrity of India in furtherance of its objective of achieving a separate Bodoland.
“Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 3 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (37 of 1967), the central government hereby declares the National Democratic Front of Bodoland, along with all its groups, factions and front organisations, as an “unlawful association,” the notification said.
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