NEW DELHI, Jun 23 (APP):
Indian government has banned the Communist Party of India (Maoist) declaring it
a terrorist organization according to notification issued by the Indian Union
Home Ministry. According to media report, Instead of listening to the
demands of Naxals, the Indian Union Home Ministry issued a notification,
declaring the Communist Party of India (Maoist) a terrorist organization under
the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
The decision to ban the organization was taken at a
high-level meeting. CPI-Maoist, which is the main Naxal group in the country,
has been bracketed with 34 other organizations including ULFA, according to
Indian Home Ministry.
It may be mentioned here that the Maoists are already
banned in many states like Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. The Centre’s
decision came in the light of growing influence of Muslims and other minorities
in West Bengal, where
the government has been reluctant to ban the Maoists despite the siege of
Lalgarh and adjoining areas in West Midnapore district.
Meanwhile, the left Front is openly against imposition of
any an on the Maoists, CPI’s Gurudas Das Gupta was the first to react, saying
the disapproves of the ban.
Many people in
India view that such outfits,
which follow misguided politics, cannot be countered by banning them and that
there is requirement to bring back all such outfits back to mainstream
In the ongoing operation against Maoists CRPF, BSF and
West Bengal police
personnel intensified their operations in which dozens of innocent civilians
have also been killed.