DIMAPUR, Dec 18 - The Government of India has declared the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang), along with all its factions, wings and front organisations, as an unlawful association with immediate effect, the Nagaland Home Department stated in a notification today.
It said the Centre made the announcement in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of Section 3 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (37 of 1967) and directed that this notification will, subject to any order that may be made under Section 4 of the Act, have effect from that date of its publication in the official gazette.
�Whereas, the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) [here in referred to as NSCN (K)], has its professed aim to create a sovereign Nagaland incorporating the Naga-inhabited areas of Indo-Myanmar region by secession from the Indian Union in alliance with other armed secessionist organisations of Nagaland and North Eastern region,� the State Government notification referring to the Ministry of Home Affairs� notice dated September 28, 2020, said.
It said the Central Government 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.
The outfit is aligning itself with other unlawful associations 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 recruitment drive 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 in furtherance of its objective of achieving a separate state.
The Centre also said since September 28, 2015, the NSCN (K) has been involved in 104 violent incidents, resulting in the killings of seven security 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.
The Centre said if there is no immediate curb and control of unlawful activities of the NSCN (K), the organisation may make fresh recruitment, indulge in violent, terrorist and secessionist activities, collect funds and endanger the lives of innocent citizens and security forces personnel.