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Centre extends ban on NSCN (K) and its factions

DIMAPUR, SEP 28 (NPN) | Publish Date: 9/28/2020 12:37:02 PM IST

Union Home ministry through a notification on Monday declared “NSCN (K) along with all its factions, wings and front organisations as an unlawful association with immediate effect.”

MHA stated that the NSCN (K) has its professed aim to create a “sovereign Nagaland incorporating the Naga inhabited areas of Indo-Myanmar region by secession from the Indian union in alliance with other armed secessionist organizations of Nagaland and North Eastern region.”

It further said that the Centre was of the opinion that the NSCN (K) was continuously engaging in unlawful and violent activities thereby undermining the authority of the Government of India and the governments of Nagaland, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh.

It has been aligning itself with other unlawful association like the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), Meitei organisations of Manipur and indulging in kidnapping for ransom and extortion from businessmen, government officials and other civilians, MHA stated.

NSCN (K) has also been carrying out recruitment drive to continue its terrorist activities, besides establishing camps and hideouts across the international borders and obtaining assistance from anti-India forces in other countries to procure arms and other assistance. 

Such activities, MHA said was intended to disrupt the sovereignty and territorial integrity of India.

The ministry pointed out that since September 28, 2015, NSCN (K) was involved in 104 violent incidents resulting in killings of seven security personnel and six civilians and abduction of 75 civilians.

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