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

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The Union Government on November 2015 declared militant outfit National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) as a terrorist organisation. An official release said, NSCN-K, and all its formations and front organisations have been declared as a terrorist organization under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), 1967. A Gazette Notification mentions that the NSCN-K, a militant outfit, came into existence in 1988 and is active along the Indo-Myanmar border. NSCN-K has resorted to terrorism by killing 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, this Naga rebel group NSCN-K was banned for five years under the same Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.

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. NSCN (K) came into existence in 1988 under the leadership of S.S. Khaplang. It is as an offshoot of NSCN which was established with an objective of forming a sovereign state of Nagalim by unifying all the areas inhabited by the Naga people in Northeast India and Myanmar. Presently NSCN-K is active along the Indo-Myanmar border and has strength of around 1,000 cadres with several camps across the border in Myanmar.