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Amaravati: Government extends ban on Maoists

Government extends ban on Maoists
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Government extends ban on Maoists 

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The state government on Friday issued a notification extending the ban on CPI (Maoist) for a further period of one year.

Amaravati: The state government on Friday issued a notification extending the ban on CPI (Maoist) for a further period of one year.

It also extended the ban on the CPI(Maoist) purported frontal organisations like Radical Youth League, Rythu Coolie Sangham, Revolutionary Democratic Front, Radical Students Union, Viplava Karmika Samakhya and others.

The ban on these organisations was first imposed in 2005 after peace talks with the then People's War Group failed.

Ever since, the ban is being renewed every year under the Andhra Pradesh Public Security Act, 1992.

"The government reviewed the matter and is of the opinion that the Communist Party of India (Maoist) is continuing to indulge in unlawful activities and its unlawful activities, if not stopped, will constitute a serious danger and menace to public order, peace and tranquility," chief secretary Nilam Sawhney said in an order.

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