Development Intervention In The Northeast: A Critique

Development policies in the Northeast, instead of generating economic competitions, have been politicized to accommodate several non-economic considerations. Unless appropriate policies are undertaken to foster economic competitions, the regional economy cannot be expected to fare well. The approach of the Government of India (GOI) to the development needs of the Northeastern region (NER) has been...

Naga Nationalism’s Internal Enemy ‘“ Violence

Problem: For months I’ve been bothered by a nightmare. A series of violent images, connected and disconnected and nauseatingly repetitive, has haunted me and I can’t get rid of it. The names of places and people in these images sound familiar. Here are some of them: Thirty houses set ablaze by Sumi youth in Wungram Colony in Purana Bazar in retaliation for the torture of three boys...

PREPAK For Co-ordinated Struggle- III

The two covenants were adopted by the General Assembly on December 16, 1966. Soon Member States of the UN started ratifying all the articles of the two Covenants. From January 3, 1976, it became a binding and forceful covenant. But India has not yet ratified Article 1 of the two documents of the International Covenant on Human Rights, which includes Right to Self-Determination as a provision. Instead...

PREPAK For Co-ordinated Struggle- II

Nevertheless, they always keep the economy of the colony in their control. They would deliberately keep the economy of the colony as much backward as possible to create a situation of economic dependence, it alleged. Monopolizing trade and commerce and making the colony a captive market is a trademark of neo-colonialism. Slowly and steadily, the colonizer would instill upon the colonized people a...

Naga Groups To Stop Extortion, Kidnapping

DIMAPUR, Oct 10: The NSCN-K (GPRN/NSCN), FGN/NNC and the NSCN-IM (NSCN/GPRN) made a joint commitment Saturday to check rampant kidnappings and extortions by the Naga militants ‘˜through a collective mechanism’. ‘Acknowledging that kidnappings and extortions have become unbearable concern for all, irrespective of business communities or the general public, the Joint Working Group...

Govt Reviews Flood Scars, SFs Join Hands In Relief Work

IMPHAL, Oct 10: Along with reviewing the situation of flood in the State, a meeting presided over by Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh has discussed provision of immediate relief materials to the flood affected victims. On the other hand, Minister of Irrigation and Flood Control N Biren asserted that his Department has taken up necessary measures to ameliorate difficulties being faced by the people from...

The Kukis And The SoO: The Road Ahead

The historic tripartite SoO (Suspension of Operations) that was signed between the Government of India, State Government (Manipur) and the Kuki revolutionary groups under the umbrella of a common bilateral platform called the UPF (United People’s Front) and the KNO (Kuki National Organization) in New Delhi on 22nd August 2008 under a certain set of ground rules was represented and inked by DS...