Union Government declared NSCN-K as terrorist organization under UAPA, 1967

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Who: National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K)
What: Declared as terrorist organization under UAPA, 1967 by Union Government
When: 15 November 2015

The Union Government on 6 November 2015 declared militant outfit National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) and all its formation as a terrorist organisation. It was declared so under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), 1967.

The NSCN-K was declared a terrorist organisation after the outfit killed innocent civilians and security forces and engaged in other violent activities including the 4 June 2015 attack on the Army convoy in Chandel district of Manipur.

Earlier on 15 September 2015, NSCN-K was banned for five years under the same Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.

According to a Gazette notification, the NSCN-K is a militant outfit which came into existence in 1988 and is active along the Indo-Myanmar border.

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.