Armed gangs rule Nagaland: Governor

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  • June 26, 2020
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Armed gangs rule Nagaland: Governor

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains II and III – Polity and Governance; Internal Security

In news:

  • Nagaland Governor wrote letter to CM regarding the poor law and order situation in the state.
  • The Governor’s letter said the constitutionally established State government was being challenged on a day-to-day basis by armed gangs who question the integrity and sovereignty of the nation, while the instruments of law and order remain totally unresponsive.

Do you know?

  • Nagaland Governor hints at his special responsibility with respect to law and order in the State of Nagaland, enshrined in the Constitution under Article 371A (1) (b).

Important value additions:

  • Article 371A deals with the special provisions with respect to the State of Nagaland.
  • Article 371A (1) (b) – the Governor of Nagaland has special responsibility with respect to law and order in the state so long as internal disturbances caused by the hostile Nagas continue.
  • For instance, under Article 371A (1) (b) of the Constitution, important functions like “transfer and posting of officials” entrusted with the maintenance of law and order of and above the district level will be with the approval of the Governor.

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