India declares as unlawful nine ‘extremist’ groups in Manipur state

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s home (interior) ministry on Monday declared nine groups in the troubled northeastern state of Manipur as unlawful for a period of five years, saying they were engaging in activities prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity of India, according to a government notification posted on X by news agency ANI.

(Reporting by Tanvi Mehta, Writing by YP Rajesh, editing by Ed Osmond)