On 19 February, the Times of India reported that an attempt to remove the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelan (LTTE) from the list of proscribed organisations under the Terrorism Act 2000.  Despite a successful appeal to the Proscribed Organisations Appeals Commission (POAC), that Commission has reportedly refused to ask the Home Secretary to remove the LTTE from the list.  It instead accepted an undertaking from the Home Secretary to reconsider the application to de-proscribe the LTTE within 90 days. It is said that the LTTE remains proscribed as a terrorist organisation in 32 countries round the world, including in India.

I would be grateful for any modest contribution for my time and ongoing costs of computer, relocation, and (still ongoing) removal costs, I have a page, where contributions start as low as $3, at

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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