The central government on Tuesday imposed a five-year ban on two Tripura-based rebel groups, the National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) and the All Tripura Tiger Force (ATTF). This ban will also apply to the associate organizations of both the groups. They are accused of being involved in activities against the sovereignty and unity of the country.
The Home Ministry issued a notification saying that the objective of NLFT and ATTF is to separate Tripura from India and make it a separate nation. For this, these groups have been carrying out armed rebellion with the help of other organizations for many years and instigating the people of Tripura.
The Central Government believes that the two groups are involved in subversive and violent activities and are spreading terror to achieve their objective. Both these groups have been involved in the killing of civilians and security forces personnel. Along with this, they also extort money from businessmen, traders and public. Both these groups are a threat to the sovereignty and unity of the country. Action has been taken against both the groups and their affiliated organizations under Section 3 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.