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Last updated: 11 November, 2008 - Published 12:37 GMT
 
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Indian Court upholds LTTE ban
 
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India banned the LTTE after the assassination of former PM, Rajiv Gandhi
A special tribunal in India has upheld the central government's decision to extend the ban of Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers for another two years.

The Indian government has decided to extend the ban on LTTE in May, this year.

The tribunal chaired by Delhi High Court judge Vikramjeet Sen has ruled on Monday that there is sufficient evidence to extend the ban in India.

Additional Solicitor General P P Malhotra has told the tribunal that if LTTE is allowed to operate, it would be detrimental to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of India.

The LTTE was banned in India in 1992 after the assassination of the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1991.

Tamil Tigers are also proscribed as a terrorist group in the UK, United States and Canada.

 
 
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