The Indian Central Government’s Ministry of Home and Internal Affairs has set up a tribunal to investigate and research on the matter of LTTE ban, whether there are enough reasons to continue the ban.
When the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government was in power at the centre, it was prolonging the ban of two-year term on LTTE continuously. At the end of its regime, that is two months ago, central government ordered the ban on the LTTE a five-years extension.
This attracted severe criticism by pro-LTTE parties including MDMK, for which Vaiko is a general secretary. Meanwhile the BJP government has come to power. Now the central ministry for home and internal affairs has launched a tribunal to look in to the issue of this ban, and see if there are sufficient reasons to continue the ban.
This tribunal committee is going to be led by Justice G. P. Mittal, who is also the Justice for Prevention of Unlawful Activities Tribunal. Central government indicated that this committee will analyze and research on the reasons, if there are sufficient reasons to continue the ban on LTTE.