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Chhattisgarh govt extends ban on outlawed CPI (Maoist) for one year

Chhattisgarh government has extended the ban on outlawed CPI(Maoist) and its six frontal organisations for another year.

india Updated: May 15, 2016 14:01 IST
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Chhattisgarh government has extended the ban on outlawed CPI(Maoist) and its six frontal organisations for another year.(Representative image)

Chhattisgarh government has extended the banon outlawed CPI(Maoist) and its six frontal organisations for another year.

“Thebanon the CPI(Maoist)and its six frontal organisations has been extended for another one year,” a state home department official said on Sunday.

The CPI(Maoist)was firstbannedalong with its affiliates in Chhattisgarh in April 2006 under section 3 of Chhattisgarh Special Public Security Act-2005, and since then the state government has been extending thebanevery year.

The six frontal organisations of the Maoists that have also been bannedare -- Dandakaranya Adivasi Kisan Mazdoor Sangh, Krantikari Adivasi Mahila Sangh, Krantikari Adivasi Balak Sangh, Krantikari Kisan Committee, Mahila Mukti Manch and Jantana Sarkar.

The ban will be effective from April 12, 2016, for the next one year, the official said.

Chhattisgarh’s Bastar region, comprising seven districts - Dantewada, Bijapur, Bastar, Kanker, Narayanpur, Kondagaon and Sukma - is spread out in about 40,000 sq km areas where security forces have been fighting the Maoist menace for over last three decades.

First Published: May 15, 2016 14:01 IST