Supporting Maoists will invite 10 year jail

Supporting Maoists will invite 10 year jail

New Delhi (IANS) Those who speak in favour of Maoist guerrillas will
face legal action and 10 years imprisonment, the government announced
Thursday in a warning to civil society groups who raise voices in
favour of Leftwing extremism.
“Any person who commits the offence of supporting such a terrorist
organisation (like Communist Party of India (CPI)-Maoist) with inter
alia intention to further the activities of such terrorist
organisations would be liable to be punished with imprisonment for a
term not exceeding 10 years or with fine or with both,” a home
ministry statement said.
It said such action would be taken under Section 39 of the Unlawful
Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.
The home ministry said the government has noticed that some Maoist
leaders were directly contacting certain NGOs and intellectuals to
propagate their ideology and “persuade them to take steps (and)
support the CPI-Maoist ideology”.
“General public are informed to be extremely vigilant of the
propaganda of CPI-Maoist and not unwittingly become a victim of such
propaganda,” the statement warned.
The Leftwing extremist group and all its front organizations have been
designated as terrorist organisations by the government.
According to the ministry, the “sole aim” of the CPI-Maoist is to
overthrow the Indian state.
It “continues to kill innocent civilians including tribals in cold
blood and destroy crucial infrastructure like roads, culverts, school
buildings, gram panchayat buildings so as to prevent development

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