India bans extreme left-wing political organization.


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1India bans extreme left-wing political organization .
2Indian government Monday imposed a blanket ban on the extreme left-wing organization , Communist Party of India-Maoists -LRB- CPI-Maoists -RRB- , calling it a `` terrorist organization . ''
3The central government made the decision hours after the West Bengal government , run by the Communist Party of India-Marxist , refused to ban the CPI-Maoists and said it would fight the rebels politically .
4`` Though law and order is a state subject , the central government decided to bypass the West Bengal state 's jurisdiction and banned the CPI-Maoists under the Unlawful Activities -LRB- Prevention -RRB- Act , which is implied all over the country and not in a particular state , '' a senior Indian Home Ministry official said , on condition of anonymity .
5CPI-Maoist thus joins the list of 34 other organizations including Pakistan - based Lashker-e-Toiba which have been banned directly by the Indian government under special powers .
6CPI-Maoists , already banned in several Indian states , is believed to be the political wing of the Naxal insurgency which has been engaging government forces for decades .
7Over the past one month , at least 180 police personnel and security men have been killed by Naxal insurgents , according to police .