The Home Ministry has declared nine Meitei extremist organizations operating mainly in Manipur as unlawful associations for a five-year period. The organizations include the Peoples’ Liberation Army and its political wing, the Revolutionary Peoples’ Front (RPF), the United National Liberation Front (UNLF) and its armed wing, the Manipur Peoples’ Army (MPA), People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK) and its armed wing, Kangleipak Communist Party and its armed wing, Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL), the Coordination Committee (CorCom), and the Alliance for Socialist Unity Kangleipak (ASUK).
The Home Ministry stated in a notification dated 13 November 2023 that these Meitei extremist organizations have been involved in activities prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity of India, including attacking and killing security forces, police, and civilians in Manipur. The Centre expressed the opinion that the activities of these organizations are detrimental to the sovereignty and integrity of India, involving acts of intimidation, extortion, and looting of the civilian population for fundraising.
Q.: In which Indian state are these Meitei extremist organizations primarily operating, leading to their declaration as unlawful by the Ministry of Home Affairs?
Ans : b. Manipur