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CS denies NPCC allegation on DAA extension
Correspondent KOHIMA, NOV 11(NPN):
Published on 12 Nov. 2010 1:08 AM IST
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State government in principle opposed the extension of Disturbed Area Act and Armed Forces Special Power Act in Nagaland, said chief secretary Lalthara.
Dismissing allegations made by the NPCC, which appeared in a section of the local media Thursday, Lalthara told Nagaland Post that the state government in its reply to the government of India’s query seeking the views of the state on the extension of DAA and AFSPA had stated that since there is peaceful environment prevailing in the state without any law an order problem, there was no necessity for extension of the DAA and AFSPA.
He said the Disturbed Area Act and AFSPA was not new for Nagaland as it has been there for long since its inception. The centre reviews the extension of the Act every year by sending queries to the state government seeking views on the extension of the Act in the state. Lalthara wondered why the NPCC had suddenly raised the issue by making allegations against the state government.
It may be mentioned that NPCC media cell chairman Dr. K. Hoshi had blamed the NPF-led government for continuance of the Disturbed Area Act and AFSPA while saying that the UPA government was not responsible.
Hoshi said that no Act of parliament with regard to law and order could be valid without the endorsement or demand of the state cabinet. Further, he urged the NPF not to fool the people and opined that state cabinet endorsed the extension fearing that MPF funds could be withdrawn be the centre.

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