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NSCN (K) bans Aadhaar in Naga inhabited areas

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By EMN Updated: Oct 23, 2017 12:08 am
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Dimapur, Oct. 22 (EMN): The NSCN (K) – banned by the government of India as a “terrorist organisation” – has banned the “enforcement” of Aadhaar in the Naga-inhabited areas.
The outfit issued a statement to the press on Sunday announcing the ban. “The NSCN/GPRN taking numerous reports of common public grievances into account consequent of making adhar (sic) mandatory for various governmental and non-governmental agencies in Nagaland has resolved to ban enforcement of adhar (sic) in Naga inhabited territories with immediate effect”.
It has asked all “registration agents” if Aadhaar to close booths and immediately cease ‘activities’. Government as well as non-governmental departments and agencies including financial institutions ‘operating in Naga inhabited territories’ have also been directed not to insist on Aadhaar or make it mandatory for any job applications or other services.
“Contravening this directives (sic) shall incur stringent action. The common public are also asked to refuse registration. There will be surprise checkings anywhere and anyone found possessing adhar (sic) card will face consequence,” it warned.

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By EMN Updated: Oct 23, 2017 12:08:32 am