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Centre declares all factions of NSCN (K) ‘unlawful association’

Nagaland News

DIMAPUR, DECEMBER 18: The Centre has declared the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) [NSCN (K)] along with its all factions, wings and front organizations as an unlawful association with immediate effect.

This was informed by the State Home Department while releasing the full text of the MHA’s notification declaring the NSCN (K) and all its factions as unlawful association.
“Now therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by Sub-Section (1) of Section 3 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (37 of 1967) (hereinafter referred to as the said Act) the Central Government hereby declares the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) [NSCN (K)] along with its all factions, wings and front organisations as an unlawful association,” it said.
The NHA’s notification said the NSCN (K) has its professed aim to create a sovereign Nagaland incorporating the Naga inhabited areas of Indo-Myanmar region by secession from the Indian Union in alliance with other armed secessionist organizations of Nagaland and North Eastern region.
The Centre said the NSCN (K) is engaging in unlawful and violent activities thereby undermining the authority of the Government of India and the Governments of Nagaland, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh and spreading terror and panic among the people; aligning itself with other unlawful association like the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), Mettei organizations of Manipur; indulging in kidnapping for ransom and extortion of money from businessmen, Government officials and other civilians; embarking on a drive few recruitment of cadres to continue its terrorist activities; establishing camps and hideouts across the international borders; obtaining assistance from anti-India forces in other countries to procure arms and other assistance and indulging in unlawful and violent activities intended to disrupt, the sovereignty and territorial integrity of India in furtherance of its objective of achieving a separate state.
The Central Government is of the opinion that since September 28, 2015, NSCN (K) has been involved in 104 violence incidents resulting in killings of 7 security forces personnel and 6 civilians and abduction of 75 civilians, it said, adding such activities of the NSCN (K) are detrimental to the sovereignty and integrity of India and that it is an unlawful association.
“The Central Government is also of the opinion that if there is no immediate curb and control of unlawful activities of the NSCN (K), the organization may make fresh recruitment, indulge in violent, terrorist and secessionist activities, collect funds and endanger the lives of innocent citizens and security forces personnel; and therefore, circumstances do exist which render it necessary to declare the NSCN (K) as an unlawful association with immediate effect,” it stated. (Page News Service)