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India extends ban on Assam's separatist group for 5 years

India’s federal government has extended its ban on the separatist group known as the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) which has been operating in Assam, in India's northeast for the past five years.

The NDFB is a militant organisation that has been fighting for an independent Bodoland for the Bodo people, an ethnolinguistic group in the Indian state of Assam.

India’s federal Home Minister has accused the group of killing 19 civilians since January 2015 and being involved in 62 violent incidents. The minister has further stated that since 2015 55 militants have been killed and 450 arrested.

Read Xinhua reporting here.

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