The Centre has said that if the “unlawful activities” of the NSCN-K is not curbed and controlled immediately, “the organisation may make fresh recruitment, indulge in violence, terrorist and secessionist activities”.

The Centre made this remark while extending ban on the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K).

This was informed by the Nagaland Home department.

The Centre declared NSCN-K as an unlawful outfit in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of Section 3 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (37 of 1967).

The Nagaland Home Department said that the Centre is of the opinion that the NSCN-K is continuously aiming to create a sovereign Nagaland incorporating the Naga-inhabited areas of Indo-Myanmar region by secession from the Indian Union.

The Centre said the NSCN-K is engaging in unlawful and violent activities thereby undermining the authority of the Government of India and the Governments of Nagaland, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh and spreading terror and panic among the people.

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The outfit is aligning itself with other unlawful association like the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), Mettei organisations of Manipur and indulging in kidnapping for ransom and extortion of money from businessmen, government officials and other civilians.

The Centre said it is also embarking on a drive few recruitment of cadres to continue its terrorist activities and establishing camps and hideouts across the international borders.

“Obtaining assistance from anti-India forces” in other countries to procure arms and other assistance, the Centre said, “The group is indulging in unlawful and violent activities intended to disrupt the sovereignty and territorial integrity of India.”

The Centre also said since September 28, 2015, the NSCN-K has been “involved in 104 violent incidents resulting in killings of seven security forces personnel and six civilians and abduction of 75 civilians”.

It said these activities of the NSCN-K are ‘detrimental’ to the sovereignty and integrity of India.

Bhadra Gogoi

Bhadra Gogoi is Northeast Now Correspondent in Nagaland. He can be reached at: bhadragogoi@yahoo.com