DIMAPUR, DECEMBER 30: The Centre, on Wednesday, declared Nagaland as a ‘disturbed area’ for the next 6 months, under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958.
In a notification, the Union Home Ministry said the “use of armed forces in aid of civil power is necessary.”
“Whereas the Central Government is of the opinion that the area comprising the whole of the State of Nagaland is in such a disturbed and dangerous condition that the use of armed forces in the aid of civil power is necessary.”
“Therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 3 of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (No 28 of 1958) the Central Government hereby declares that whole of the State of Nagaland to be ‘disturbed area’ for a period of six months with effect from 30th December, 2020 for the purpose of the said Act,” the notification said.
The Centre on June 30 this year had declared Nagaland as ‘disturbed area’ for a period of 6 months. The State has been under the AFSPA for almost last 6 decades. (Page News Service)