Centre Extends Ban On Naga Group NSCN-K

Centre Extends Ban On Naga Group NSCN-K

 

Centre Extends Ban On Naga Group NSCN-K

NSCN-Okay chief SS Khaplang, a Myanmarese Naga, died in 2017. (File)

New Delhi:

The Centre on Monday prolonged the ban on NSCN-Okay, saying the Naga rebel group has been engaged in violence, extortion and secessionist actions.

In a notification, the Union Dwelling Ministry mentioned the insurgent group has been concerned in 104 violent incidents ensuing within the killing of seven safety forces personnel, six civilians and the kidnapping of 75 civilians since September 28, 2015.

The house ministry mentioned the NSCN-Okay has been engaged in illegal and violent actions thereby undermining the authority of the federal government of India and the governments of Nagaland, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh and spreading terror and panic among the many individuals.

The group is aligning itself with different illegal associations just like the United Liberation Entrance of Asom (ULFA), Meitei organisations of Manipur and indulging in kidnapping for ransom and extortion of cash from businessmen, authorities officers and different civilians.

“Now subsequently, in train of the powers conferred by sub-section ( l) of part three of the Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act, 1967 (37 of 1967), the central authorities hereby declares the Nationwide Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) together with all its factions, wings and entrance organisations, as an illegal affiliation,” the notification issued by Joint Secretary within the dwelling ministry Satyendra Garg mentioned.

The house ministry mentioned the NSCN-Okay has its professed intention to create a sovereign Nagaland incorporating the Naga inhabited areas of the Indo-Myanmar area by secession from the Indian Union in alliance with different armed secessionist organisations of Nagaland and Northeastern area.

It mentioned the NSCN-Okay is constantly embarking on a drive for the recruitment of cadres to proceed its terrorist actions, establishing camps and hideouts throughout the worldwide borders.

It’s also concerned in acquiring help from anti-India forces in different nations to acquire arms and different help in furtherance of its goal of reaching a separate State.

The central authorities can also be of the opinion that if there isn’t any speedy curb and management of illegal actions of the NSCN-Okay, the organisation might make contemporary recruitment, bask in violent terrorist and secessionist actions, gather funds and endanger the lives of harmless residents and safety forces personnel, it mentioned.

Due to this fact, circumstances do exist which render it essential to declare the NSCN-Okay as an illegal affiliation with speedy impact, it mentioned.

The central authorities “is of the agency opinion that it’s essential to declare the NSCN-Okay together with all its factions, wings and entrance organisations as an illegal affiliation with speedy impact”, the notification mentioned.

The NSCN-Okay continues to be a proscribed organisation for many years now and the ban is prolonged each 5 years. Its chief SS Khaplang, a Myanmarese Naga, died in 2017 after main the group for many years. The outfit is now run by two of his deputies.

Its rival faction NSCN-IM is presently concerned in peace negotiations with the central authorities to discover a lasting peaceable answer to the seven many years previous insurgency downside of Nagaland.