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CPI-Maoist banned to avoid ambiguity: Centre

delhi Updated: Jun 22, 2009 21:38 IST
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The Centre on Monday said it banned CPI-Maoist as a terror organisation to avoid any ambiguity after the merger of CPI-ML and Maoist Communist Centre (MCC) in 2004.

Union Home Minister P Chidambaram told reporters here that the CPI-Maoist was formed after the merger of two organisations -- CPI (ML) People's War and MCC, both of which were already banned outfits under the Unlawaful Activities (Prevention) Act.

"All that we have done today is to avoid any ambiguity. We have added the words of CPI Maoist in the schedule of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act," he said, adding "It was always a terror organisation and today an ambiguity has been removed."