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Nagaland urges centre not to fix state as disturbed

Correspondent

Kohima / Agartala, November 24, 2017: Nagaland government has urged the union government not to use provisions of AFSPA to issue fresh notification to declare the state ‘disturbed’ after expiry of current term on December 31. It said security situation in the state is stable and all extremist groups are in truce with the central government except NSCN(K).

The request has been made to the Union Home Secretary after the latter sough opinion from the state government on the issue.

The entire State of Nagaland by was declared within the enabling provisions of Section 3 of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA). The areas, which today constitute Nagaland State, have effectively been under the purview of AFSPA since 1958.

Meanwhile Governor of Nagaland P.B. Acharya welcomed the signing of agreement between the Central Government of India and the working committee of the six Naga Political Groups on November 17 at New Delhi.

Acharya said that the peace talks were heading in the right direction, and was hopeful for an early settlement. He said that the Central Government, under the leadership of Prime Minister, Modi, has a strong political will to bring an honourable solution to the Naga issue.