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Making A Deal For Manipur

Positions have hardened to the point of great imminent violence in the state: there may not be a Manipur as we know it. A file photo of NSCN (I-M) cadres. The greatest bulwark against an NSCN (I-M) assault is the Indian Army, its adjunct force Assam Rifles and paramilitaries like the Central Reserve... 

Nagaland: Revolt Within A Rebellion

Fresh feuding has broken out among Naga rebels twenty-three years after a bloody internecine struggle left scores dead and an insurgency divided. Another split is now threatening to impact on the protracted Naga peace process. On June 7, 2011, a meeting of the Khaplang faction of the National Socialist... 

EDITIORIAL: The Irony Of May 21 And 22… Educating Delhi On Terror

It was terrorism that killed former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on May 21, 1991, while he was on an election campaign at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu and it was on May 22, 1958 that India adopted the Armed Forces Special Powers Act as an Ordinance.  While May 21 continues to be observed all over the... 

Naga Reconciliation Prayer On May 13

DIMAPUR, May 11: Naga leaders will conglomerate in Kohima from May 13 to participate in the 3-day prayer program for the Naga reconciliation. Organized by Naga Shisha Hoho Prayer Group, leaders of the Naga Hoho, the United Naga Council (UNC), Naga Students’ Federation (NSF), Naga Mothers Association... 

Mother Of Insurgencies Or Reinvention?

Image via Wikipedia Has the Naga insurgency come to terms with its unrealized and, indeed, unrealizable sovereignty aspirations? In the early 1980s (when this correspondent returned to Guwahati as working journalist after an eight-year absence), insurgency in the northeast was limited to Nagaland,... 

Naga Movement In Manipur: Its Genesis And Impact On State Politics

Over the decades, the Naga integration movement has predictably served to catalyze and consolidate oppositional democratic politics along ethnic lines and furthering hill-valley divide in Manipur. This trend has exacerbated in the last decade as NSCN-IM seems to seek a negotiating leverage from the deepening... 

‘Seize And Fire’ Slur Cast On Assam Rifles

IMPHAL, Mar 14: Accusing the Assam Rifles of attempting at derailing the almost-one-decade-and-half-old Indo-Naga ceasefire agreement, Zeliangrong Boudi, Manipur, has today disgorge a cathartic avowal that the Central troopers have departed from the general understanding of the term “ceasefire” by... 

Muivah Blames NSCN-K, FGN/NNC

DIMAPUR, Mar 3: NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah blames NSCN-K and FGN/NNC for creating hurdles in the ‘Naga reconciliation process’. Th. Muivah arrived in Dimapur today from New Delhi along with his wife to participate in the ‘highest level reconciliation summit’. Muivah was reacting... 

Naga Reconciliation Receives A Set Back

KOHIMA, Mar 3: The process of reconciliation among the splintered Naga groups appeared to have run into a rough weather when two signatories of the Covenant of Reconciliation today claimed that they would not take part at the highest level meeting if hostilities against them by the NSCN (I-M) were not... 

NSCN-IM Insurgency Instigated By China

China Flag. NSCN-IM has a lot to answer and with it, New Delhi too owes the nation some explanation. Why has the NSCN-IM thought it necessary to station a permanent representative in China even as peace talks with the Indian Government are supposed to be at an advanced stage? National Socialist Council... 

Factional Feud Deals Blow To Peace Bid

In this image released to the media, representatives of the three Naga national political groups NSCN/GPRN, FGN and GPRN/NSCN are seen here with the Naga flag at a meeting of the Joint Working Group of the Naga Reconciliation process which was organized by the Forum for Naga Reconciliation at Chiang... 

Naga Rebels For Peace, Unity- Adinno Phizo Calls For Revival Of Age-Old Traditions

Rebels from the National Socialist Council of Nagaland patrol outside their headquarters in Hebron. Image Credit: Reuters KOHIMA, Jan. 3: Naga militant groups have sent out messages of hope, peace and unity among Nagas in the New Year. ‘I hope 2011 is the year of salvation for the Nagas. Let us... 

Nagas With Attitude

Where was I? India? Gay porn and Christian forgiveness? I don’t know whether there is any way to tie these loose ends together on a Friday afternoon before I lose my head completely, but I’m going to try. I’ll start with Gandhi: I do not believe in forced unions. If you (Nagas) do not...