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EDITORIAL: The Lim Divide On June 18- A Bridge too Far?

One man’s food is another man’s poison or to give it a more practical touch, U Morok or Bhoot Jholakia may be a favored item on the dining table of a North Easterner but it may be something which a Gujarati will not touch with a barge pole or end up giving him or her a severe stomach upset.... 

Forcing The Issue

NAGALAND chief minister Neiphiu Rio’s 28 May foray into Senapati district of Manipur, which is part of the map of “Nagalim”, despite strong protests from that state government, is like throwing down the gauntlet for Manipuris to pick up. The response will be interesting to watch. Rio had ostensibly... 

The Nation State And Its Territory

Every nation state, whether it formally came into being within living memory or has been a stable polity for centuries, views itself as a unique and inviolable territorial entity. The nation state and its territory are symbiotically bound together, inseparable and inviolable. The diminishment of one... 

Has 2011 Brought A New Hope? Maybe!

At International level, it has set with hope that India would grow economically much stronger as a nation, self sufficient in fields like food, energy, space technology, and information technology. India has secured UNSC semi permanent seat. Foreign Policy moves are paying good dividends. India has earned... 

INTERVIEW: ‘Other Naga Groups Will Wreck Things.’

India and Nagalim will exist side by side and have joint defense structure For the past six months, 76-year-old Thuingaleng Muivah, General Secretary of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland, the NSCN (IM), has been flitting in and out of India in search of a solution to the decades-old Nagaland... 

MLA Rues Homeland Demands

An armed member of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) patrols at their central headquarters at Hebron, on the outskirts of Dimapur. Image Credit: AP IMPHAL, Jan 15: Attempt to fragment the territory of Manipur to create political boundary like Nagalim or Kukiland is not a good sign... 

NSCN-IM Reacts To News Report, Claims It As Concocted

DIMAPUR, Dec 13: Reacting to the news report under the caption, ‘Naga outfits giving out Army positions to China‘ published in some sections of national papers, the NSCN-IM on Monday termed the reports as wild allegation and concocted story aimed at tarnishing the image of the Naga outfit. On... 

UNC Explains ‘˜Alternative Arrangements’

IMPHAL, Dec 12: Explaining its stand and what it meant by ‘alternative administrative arrangement of the Nagas’, the United Naga Council today has asserted that there is nothing anti-State or anti-Nation in their demand. Stating that this is their core demand and as such was put forward... 

Lim And July 1 Stand

The fact that three Ministers of the SPF Government, namely IFCD Minister N Biren, PHED Minister TN Haokip and TD Minister DD Thaisii stayed away from the tripartite talks held at Senapati district headquarters on December 3, is pregnant with meaning and while everyone knows that the decision to sever... 

Manipur: The State Under Seize And The Way Forward ‘“ A Study Of Contemporary Setting And Policy Options

Image via Wikipedia Manipur’”which literally translates into the ‘bejeweled land’ ‘” is the most disturbed state in the North East, accounting for 47 per cent of the insurgency related violence in the region. Perched in an isolated corner of the country, the state... 

Oh, Manipur! Will It Turn The Corner?

Image Credit: Outlook India It is often with a resigned ‘Oh, Manipur’ and a shrug that observers refer to what is widely perceived to be the Northeast’s most difficult problem area. The record of violence, alienation, multiple insurgencies, human rights violations, ethnic conflict,... 

Peace For Nagalim And Mayhem For The Rest

If Minister of State for Home I D Swami’s view that “destabilizing three states to bring peace to one being not wise in the larger interest of the country and the North-East” is any indication of the mood prevailing in New Delhi, then perhaps they might have probably started thinking... 

Withdrawal And Its Aftermath

It is heartwarming to know that the Ceasefire will not be extended to Manipur and other areas. The status quo before the July 14 Bangkok deal will be back in place. The issue now is what transpired between the Government of India and the NSCN (IM) at their follow-up talks at Amsterdam. It is imperative...