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UAPA Tribunal upholds ban on NSCN (K)

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DIMAPUR, AUGUST 25: The Centre’s declaration of NSCN (K) as unlawful association has been upheld by the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Tribunal.
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on September 28, 2020 had extended the ban on NSCN (K) by notifying it as an “unlawful association” under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

The Tribunal, in an order on June 16, 2021, has held that the outfit is involved in unlawful activities which are detrimental to the sovereignty and integrity of India and are aimed to achieve its object to secede from India and moreover, the nature of activities carried out by the said organization, its cadres and factions leave no room for doubt that the outfit is waging war against the Government of India.
The Centre vide its Notification S. O. 3350(E) dated 28th September, 2020 had declared the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) [NSCN(K)] along with all its factions, wings and front organizations as unlawful association under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.
As per Section 4 of the Act, the matter was referred to Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Tribunal, which was constituted by the Central Government vide notification S. O. 3812 (E) dated 26th October, 2020, for the purpose of adjudicating whether or not there is sufficient cause for declaring NSCN (K) as unlawful association.

The Tribunal gave ample opportunity of hearing to all parties including NSCN (K). However, the outfit NSCN (K) did not participate and the proceedings had to be conducted ex parte against NSCN (K), informed a notification issued by the State Home Department, Political Branch.
The order dated June 16,, 2021 of the Tribunal has been published in Gazette of India vide notification S. O. 2578(E) dated 25th June, 2021.
(Page News Service)

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