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October 27, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Meitei outfits banned

The Union government has declared as unlawful associations the “People’s Liberation Army” (PLA), Prepak and their offshoots such as the Red Army for participating in secessionist activities and for ongoing armed attacks on civilians and security forces.

By: Editorial |
October 27, 2021 4:21:09 am
The order also noted that the organisations have made some efforts to resume contacts with foreign countries for securing assistance by way of arms and training”.

The Union government has declared as unlawful associations the “People’s Liberation Army” (PLA), Prepak and their offshoots such as the Red Army for participating in secessionist activities and for ongoing armed attacks on civilians and security forces. The order banning the Meitei organisations in Manipur was under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act of 1967. The notification said that the Metei outfits mentioned in the order have openly declared as their objective, “the creation of an independent Manipur comprising the state of Manipur” and “have resorted to violent activities in pursuit of their objective to bring about the secession of the said state from the Union of India”. The order also noted that the organisations have made some efforts to resume contacts with foreign countries for securing assistance by way of arms and training”.

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