State of Nagaland declared ‘disturbed area’, AFSPA invoked

North Block

S.O. 4223(E).—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.

2. 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 Government hereby declares that whole of the said State to be a ‘disturbed area’ for a period of six months with effect from 30th December, 2016 for the purpose of that Act.

[F. No. 7/10/2003-NE-I]

Ministry of Home Affairs

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