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Nagaland declared disturbed area for 6 months, to continue under AFSPA

New Delhi: The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has declared Nagaland as a disturbed region for 6 months. 

The Home Ministry on Wednesday issued a notification regarding the northeastern state of Nagaland. According to this notification, the ministry has declared the state a disturbed area for the next 6 months under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA).

The ministry has said that the area within the state’s border is currently in turbulent and dangerous condition. Therefore it is necessary to use the armed forces to assist the civil administration here.

In the notification issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, it is written that the central government is of the opinion that the area within the border of the entire Nagaland state is in such a disturbed and dangerous condition that it is necessary to use the armed forces to assist the civil administration there. is.

The notification states that now the Central Government is hereby exercising the powers conferred by Section 3 of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (No. 14 of 1958), the whole of Nagaland State for the purpose of the said Act, from December 30 to 6 months. The period declares a disturbed area.

On July 1 this year, the Union Home Ministry declared the state a disturbed area. According to the notification issued at that time, that period was also 6 months. Then the government had said that the situation in the entire Nagaland state is disturbing and dangerous. 

After the declaration of a disturbed area, the armed forces have the responsibility to maintain peace and order in the state. At the same time, forces can exercise their exclusive rights in disturbed areas.

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