Under the controversial Armed Forces Act that empowers the security forces to enable the conduction of operations anywhere and arrest anyone without any prior warrant, till December end, the entire state of Nagaland has been declared a disturbed area for six more months.
The use of armed forces for the aid of civil power has become a necessity as the government thinks that the area comprising the whole of the Nagaland State is under a disturbed and dangerous condition, as said by the Union Home Ministry in a notification on Wednesday.
As mentioned by the notification which was issued by Additional Secretary in the Home Ministry Piyush Goyal, the central government had declared the whole of the state of Nagaland to be a disturbed area for six months coming on effect from 30th June in the exercise of the powers conferred by the section 3 of the armed forces act 1958.
In various parts of the State killings, loots and extortion cases have been going on which necessitated the action for the convenience of the security forces operating in Nagaland and thereby such a decision has been taken, as said by the official sources.
Even after a framework agreement signed between Naga Insurgent group NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah and government interlocutor RN Ravi in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 03, 2015, it was not withdrawn.
The first breakthrough being in 1997, when the ceasefire agreement was being sealed after decades of insurgency in Nagaland, spanning 18 years the framework agreement came after over 80 rounds of negotiations.