Union Government banned National Socialist Council of Nagaland- Khaplang for 5 years
NSCN-K was banned following due legal process as it had unilaterally abrogated the ceasefire agreement with the Union government.
The Union Government on 15 September 2015 banned the Naga rebel group National Socialist Council of Nagaland- Khaplang (NSCN-K) for five years. The organisation was banned under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.
NSCN-K was banned following due legal process as it had unilaterally abrogated the ceasefire agreement with the Union government and perpetrated a string of terror attacks. On 26 March 2015, it gunned down four Assam Rifles personnel in Kohima and killed four civilians in a bomb blast at Wokha.
On 3 May 2015, it killed eight jawans of Assam Rifles and Naga Territorial Army. And in June 2015, it was involved in brutal killing of 18 soldiers of 6 Dogra Regiment in an ambush in Chandel, Manipur.
About National Socialist Council of Nagaland
• The NSCN was established in 1980 with an aim of establishing a sovereign state of Nagalim by unifying all the areas inhabited by the Naga people in Northeast India and Myanmar.
• It was founded by Isak Chishi Swu, Thuingaleng Muivah and SS Khaplang opposing the Shillong Accord of 1975 signed by the then Naga National Council (NNC) with Union Government.
• In 1988, Naga nationalist Military group had split into two factions- NSCN-K led by SS Khaplang (a Myanmarese Naga) and the NSCN-IM jointly led by Isak Chishi Swu and Thuingaleng Muivah.
• In 2001, both factions had settled a ceasefire agreement with the Union government.
• NSCN (K) has its headquarters in Taga in Myanmar and is estimated to have around 700-800 cadres and the same number of sophisticated weapons including rocket launchers.
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