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AFSPA extended for 6 months in 9 districts of Nagaland, know why – Fast Hindi News

New Delhi: The Union Government has extended the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act in nine districts of Nagaland including Dimapur, Niuland, Chumoukedima, Mon, Kifir, Noklak, Phek, Peren and Zunheboto from Saturday (October 1) till March 30 next year. A notification issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

AFSPA increased in these areas

In addition, the Government of India has also extended AFSPA to the areas under the jurisdiction of 16 police stations in four districts of Nagaland including five police stations in Kohima district; six police stations in Mokokchung district; Yanglok Police Station in Longleng District; and four police stations in Wokha district.

These 16 police stations include Khujama, Kohima North, Kohima South, Jubza and Kezocha police stations in Kohima district; Mangkolemba, Mokokchung-l, Longtho, Tuli, Longkem and Anaki ‘C’ police stations in Mokokchung district; Yanglok Police Station in Longleng District; and Bhandari, Champang, Ralan and Sungro police stations of Wokha district.

These districts will also be brought under the ambit of AFSPA.

“Dimapur, Niuland, Chumoukedima, Mon, Kifir, Noklak. Phek, Peren and Zunheboto Districts in Nagaland and the areas of Nagaland which come under the jurisdiction of i) Khujama, Kohima North, Kohima South, Zubza and Kezocha Police Stations of Kohima District; ii) Mangkolemba, Mokokchung-el, Longtho, Tuli, Longkem and Anaki °C police stations in Mokokchung district; iii) Yanglok Police Station in Longleng District; and iv) Bhandari, Champang. Ralan and Sungro police stations in Wokha district have been declared as ‘disturbed area’ under section 3 of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 for a period of six months with effect from 1st October, 2022, unless it is withdrawn earlier is taken,” reads. The MHA issued the notification on Friday.

Center is viewing it as a law and order situation

The Center took this step after reviewing the law and order situation in Nagaland.

Earlier, in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 3 of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (28 of 1958), the Central Government had declared nine districts and 16 police stations in four other districts of Nagaland as ‘disturbed areas’ . For a period of six months from 1st April to 30th September, 2022.

AFSPA empowers security forces to arrest any person without warrant, enter or search premises without warrant, and conduct other actions.

नगालैंड के 9 जिलों में AFSPA 6 महीने के लिए बढ़ा, जानिए क्यों



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