The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act gives the armed forces sweeping powers to search and arrest, and to open fire if they deem it necessary for “the maintenance of public order”
The Centre on Tuesday declared the entire Nagaland as “disturbed area” for a further period of six months till December-end.
In a notification, the Home Ministry said the central government is of the opinion that the area comprising the whole Nagaland is in such a disturbed and dangerous condition that the use of armed forces in aid of the civil power is necessary.
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