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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What: Banned for 5 years
When: 15 September 2015