Govt declared entire Nagaland ‘disturbed area’ for 6 more months

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The Government of India has declared the entire Nagaland as “disturbed area”. The declaration has been made for a further period of six months.

Union ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has extended the Armed Forces (Special power Act) (AFSPA) 1958 in Nagaland for six month. The Armed Forces (Special Powers Act) (AFSPA) empowers the armed forces to search and arrest, and to open fire if it seems necessary for “the maintenance of public order”.

The union home ministry notification stated whereas the Central government is of the opinion that the area comprising the whole of 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.

Recently Nagaland governor R. N Ravi has written to the Chief Minister, N Rio citing collapse of law and order in the state