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Centre bans CPI-Maoist branding it a terror outfit; Left opposes

The Centre on Monday banned the CPI-Maoist, calling it a terrorist organisation. Home Ministry sources said the decision was taken at a high-level meeting. However, the Left Front has opposed the move saying that such outfits should be countered politically. 10 deadliest Naxal attacks in the past

india Updated: Jun 23, 2009 12:22 IST

The Centre on Monday banned the CPI-Maoist under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, calling it a terrorist organisation.

Home Ministry sources said the decision was taken at a high-level meeting. "The decision has been taken to ban CPI-Maoist under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act as a terrorist organisation," they said.

CPI-Maoist, which is the main Naxal group in the country, has been bracketed with 34 other organisations including LeT and SIMI who are in the list of banned outfits.