MHA Declares several Meitei UG groups including PLA, UNLF, PREPAK, KYKL as Unlawful Associations for 5 Years

New Delhi: As per the notification from the Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi, dated Nov 13, 2023, several valley based Meitei/Meetei underground groups have been banned under unlawful associations with immediate effect from today for a period of five years.

The banned Meitei underground groups are:
the People Liberation Army (PLA) and its political wing,
the Revolutionary People’s Front (RPF)
the United National Liberation Front (UNLF) and its armed wing,
the Manipur Peoples’ Army (MPA),
the Peoples’ Revolutionary Party of Kangleipek (PREPAK) and its armed wing,
the “Red Army”,
the Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) and its armed wing,
also called the “Red Army”, the Kanglei Yaol Kanba Lup (KYKL),
the Coordination Committee (CorCom) and
the Alliance for Socialist Unity Kangleipak (ASUK) along with all their factions, wings and front organisations.

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The notification reads, “Whereas, the People Liberation Army (PLA) and its political wing the Revolutionary People’s Front (RPF), the United National Liberation Front (UNLF) and its armed wing. the Manipur Peoples’ Army (MPA), the Peoples’ Revolutionary Party of Kangleipek (PREPAK) and its armed wing, the “Red Army”, the Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) and its armed wing, also called the “Red Army”, the Kanglei Yaol Kanba Lup (KYKL) the Coordination Committee (CorCom) and the Alliance for Socialist Unity Kangleipak (ASUK), (hereinafter collectively referred to as the Meitei Extremist Organisanons) have, as their professed aim, establishment of an independent nation by secession of Manipur from India through armed struggle and to entice indigenous people of Manipur for such secession;

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And, whereas, the Central Government is of the opinion that the Meitei Extremist Organisations have been,-

i) engaging in activities prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity of India:

(ii) employing and engaging in armed means to achieve their aforesaid objectives;

(iii) attacking and killing the Security Forces, the Police and Civilians in Manipur;

(iv) indulging in acts of intimidation, extortion and looting of civilian population for collection of funds for their Organisations;

(v) making contacts with sources abroad for influencing public opinion and for securing their assistance by way of arms and training for the purpose of achieving their secessionist objectives: and

(vi) maintaining camps in neighbouring countries for the purpose of sanctuaries, training and clandestine procurement of arms and ammunition;

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And, whereas, the Central Government is of the opinion that the activities of the Meitei Extremist Organisations are considered detrimental to the sovereignty and integrity of India and that they are unlawful associations;

And, whereas, the Central Government is of the opinion that if there is no immediate curb and control of the Meitei Extremist Organisations they will take the opportunity to,-

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(i) mobilize their cadres for escalating their secessionist, subversive, terrorist and violent activities;

(ii) propagate anti-national activities in collusion with forces inimical to sovereignty and integrity of India;

(iii) indulge in killings of civilians and targeting of the police and security force personnel:

(iv) procure and induct illegal arms and ammunitions from across the international border: and

(v) extort and collect huge funds from public for their unlawful activities.

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Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 3 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (37 of 1967), the Central Government hereby declares the Meitei Extremist Organisations, namely, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and its political wing, the Revolutionary Peoples’ Front (RPF), the United National Liberation Front (UNLF) and its armed wing, the Manipur Peoples’ Army (MPA), the Peoples’ Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK) and its armed wing, the “Red Army”, the Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) and its armed wing, also called the “Red Army”, the Kanglei Yaol Kanba Lup (KYKL), the Coordination Commitee (CorCom) and the Alliance for Socialist Unity Kangleipak (ASUK) along with all their factions, wings and front organisations, as unlawful associations.

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The Central Government, having regard to the circumstances, is further of opinion that it is necessary to declare the Meitei Extremist Organisations viz., the Peoples’ Liberation Army (PLA) and its political wing. the Revolutionary Peoples’ Front (RPF), the United National Liberation Front (UNLF) and its armed wing the Manipur Peoples’ Army (MPA). the Peoples’ Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK) and its armed wing, the “Red Army”, the Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) and its armed wing, also called the “Red Army”, the Kanglei Yao! Kanba Lup (KYKL), the Coordinanon Commitee (CorCom) and the Alliance for Socialist Unity Kangleipak (ASUK) along with all their factions, wings and front organisations as ‘unlawful associations’ and accordingly, in exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to sub-section (3) of section 3 of the said Act, the Central Government hereby directs that this notification shall, subject to any order that may be made under section 4 of the said Act, have effect from the 13th day of November, 2023, for a period of five years.”

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