Nagaland declared ‘disturbed area’ for next 6 months, the home ministry said – the situation in the state is dangerous
The Union Home Ministry has declared the northeastern state of India, Nagaland, as a disturbed area. In this regard, the ministry has issued a notification on Wednesday. According to this notification, the ministry has declared the state a ‘disturbed area’ for a period of next 6 months under the Armed Forces Privilege Act (AFSPA). The ministry has said that the area falling within the state’s border is currently in turbulent and dangerous condition. Due to this, it is necessary to use the armed forces to assist the civil administration here.
In the notification issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, it is written that the central government is of the opinion that the area within the border of the entire Nagaland state is in such a disturbed and dangerous condition that it is necessary to use the armed forces to assist the civil administration there. . The notification further states that ‘Now exercising the powers conferred by Section 3 of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (No. 14 of 1958), the Central Government hereby provides the entire Nagaland State for the purpose of the said Act from December 30 to 6 months. Declares a ‘disturbed area’ for a period of.
Significantly, on 1 July this year, the Union Home Ministry declared the state a disturbed area. According to the notification issued at that time, that period was also 6 months. Then the government had said that the situation in the entire Nagaland state is disturbing and dangerous.
After declaring a disturbed area, the armed forces have the responsibility to maintain peace and order in the state. At the same time, forces under AFSPA can exercise their exclusive rights in disturbed areas.