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Nagaland: The Government of India on Wednesday declared Nagaland as a ‘disturbed area’ for the next six months under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958. In a notification issued by the Home Ministry of India, it said that the ‘use of armed forces in aid of civil power is necessary.’ “Whereas the Central government is of the opinion that the area comprising the whole of the State of Nagaland is in such a disturbed…