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'Khalistan militants still a threat'

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CHANDIGARH/NEW DELHI - Punjab government's move to recommend deletion of names of 46 former Khalistani militants from the Centre's list of 'blacklisted' Sikh radicals will not get the home ministry's nod as security and intelligence agencies still consider them potential threats amid several reports of attempts made to revive militancy in the state.

 

The existing blacklist — meant for travel ban and denial of visa — comprises names of 169 Sikhs who were directly or indirectly associated with various pro-Khalistan militant outfits. Names of 46 of them, however, hae been cleared by a Punjab government committee for deletion from the central list.

 

Read more: THE TIMES OF INDIA (Jul 19, 2010)


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