MANU/SC/0906/1998

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

Writ Petition (Crl.) No. 550 of 1982 with WP (C) Nos. 5328 of 1980, 9229-30 of 1982 and 13644-45 of 1984, CA Nos. 721 to 724 of 1985 and 2173-76 and 2551 of 1991

Decided On: 27.11.1997

Appellants: Naga People's Movement of Human Rights
Vs.
Respondent: Union of India (UOI)

JUDGMENT

S.C. Agrawal, J.

1. These writ petitions and appeals raise common questions relating to the validity of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (as amended) enacted by Parliament (hereinafter referred to as 'the Central Act') and the Assam Disturbed Areas Act, 1955 enacted by the State Legislature of Assam (hereinafter referred to as 'the State Act').

2. The Central Act was enacted in 1958 to enable certain special powers to be conferred u

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