Centre declares Nagaland ‘disturbed area’ for six more months

The entire state of Nagaland has been declared a disturbed area for six more months. The Home Ministry in a notification said, the Central government is of the opinion that the area comprising the whole of Nagaland is in such a disturbed and dangerous condition that the use of armed forces in aid of the civil power is necessary.
 
It said, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 3 of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958, the Central government declares that whole of the State of Nagaland to be disturbed area for a period of six months.
 
The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act has been in force in Nagaland for several decades.

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