The National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) [NSCN (K)] has been listed as one of the seventeen organizations declared unlawful associations under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, the Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai informed that the unlawful organizations are: Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI); United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA); National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB); Meitei Extremist Organizations, namely- Peoples’ Liberation Army (PLA) and its political wing, the Revolutionary People’s Front (RPF); United National Liberation Front (UNLF) and its armed wing, the Manipur Peoples’ Army (MPA); Peoples’ Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK) and its armed wing, the ‘Red Army’; Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) and its armed wing, also called the ‘Red Army’; Kanglei Yaol Kanba Lup (KYKL); Coordination Committee (CorCom); and Alliance for Socialist Unity Kangleipak (ASUK).

Besides, the MoS said, the All Tripura Tiger Force (ATTF); National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT); Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC); Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE); Islamic Research Foundation (IRF); Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI), Jammu and Kashmir; Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (Mohd, Yasin Malik faction); Sikhs for Justice (SFJ); Popular Front of India (PFI) and its associates or affiliates or fronts including Rehab India Foundation (RIF), Campus Front of India (CFI), All India Imams Council (AIIC), National Confederation of Human Rights Organization (NCHRO), National Women’s Front, Junior Front, Empower India Foundation and Rehab Foundation, Kerala are other organizations declared as unlawful associations by the MHA.

Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP), Muslim League Jammu Kashmir (Masarat Alam faction) (MLJK-MA), and Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, Jammu and Kashmir (TeH) are among other organizations listed as unlawful associations under UAPA, said Mr Rai, citing data collated by the MHA.

In exercise of the powers conferred by Sub-section (1) of Section 3 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 , the central government can declare any organization as unlawful association, which will be applicable for the entire country, the MoS further said.

MTNews Desk


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