Nagaland declared disturbed area for 6 more months; ‘Law and order situation in Nagaland, disturbed and dangerous’ – Home Ministry

Nagaland declared disturbed area for 6 more months; ‘Law and order situation in Nagaland, disturbed and dangerous’ – Home Ministry

Written By: / Wednesday, 01 July 2020 17:35

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Imphal, July 1:

The Union Home Ministry today declared extension of disturbed area tag to the entire state of Nagaland for 6 more months till December end of this year. The ministry in a notification had termed the prevailing law and order situation in the state as disturbed and dangerous, which necessitates the use of armed forces in aid of the civil power.
“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 Govt. hereby declares that whole of the said state to be a ‘disturbed area’ for a period of 6 months with effect from 30th June, 2020 for the purpose of that Act,” a notification by the Home ministry said. It may be mentioned that the state has been under the coverage of Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 ever since the formulation of the Act.
This new development comes aftermath a 4 page letter written by the Governor of the State RN Ravi who in a scathing remark had termed the Chief Minister Nephiu Rio led government as mute spectators to rampant extortion and violence by armed gangs in the states. Governor RN Ravi also the chief Interlocutor of the Naga peace talks in his letter written to the Chief Minister on 25th June had quoted provisions of Article 371 (1)(b) of the Indian Constitution through which he seeks to usurp the powers of the Government with matters to law and order in the state. He had said the State Government has been unable to reign in the illegal activities of the armed groups. It has failed to safeguard the legitimacy of the Constitutionally-elected state government which was being “challenged on a day-to-day basis by the armed gangs who question the sovereignty and integrity of the nation.

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