Nagaland declared ‘disturbed area’, again
Kohima, June 30 (EMN): The government of India has once again declared the entire state of Nagaland as “disturbed area” for six more months with effect from June 30.The notification was issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday. ‘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 aid of the civil power is necessary,’ read the notification.
“Now, 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 June, 2021 for the purpose of the said Act,” it added.
The AFSPA has been in force in Nagaland since attaining its statehood in 1963 and it was last extended for six more months on December 30, 2020.