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Tamil Nadu parties call for LTTE ban to be lifted after ECJ ruling

Political parties in Tamil Nadu called for the ban on the LTTE to be lifted, after the European Court of Justice (ECJ) annulled measures taken against LTTE over procedural grounds in a ruling delivered on Thursday.

"The ECJ’s decision will boost the efforts of Sri Lankan Tamils to form a nation of their own," said the founder of the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK), S. Ramadoss, was quoted by The Hindu as saying.

He called on India to "take its cue" from the ECJ annulment, the paper added.

The leader of the Viduthalai Chiruthaikal Katchi (VCK), Thol Thirumavalavan said the ruling "exposed the canards spread by the Indian and Sri Lankan governments against the LTTE".

"India should lift the ban and acknowledge that the LTTE is the representative of a nationality seeking to liberate itself from oppression," Thirumavalavan was quoted as saying.

In May, the government of India extended the ban on the LTTE. See more here.

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