Nagaland declared a ‘disturbed area’ for six months under AFSPA


Nagaland has been declared a “Disturbed Area” for six more months under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA).

“As per powers conferred under Section 3 of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958, the Central government has declared the entire state of Nagaland as ‘Disturbed Area’ up to 6 (six) months with effect from 30th June 2021,” an official statement issued on Wednesday said.

The Act empowers the security forces to conduct operations and arrest anyone anywhere without prior notice.

(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)

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