Dialogue With NSCN (IM): 6th Schedule Offer Turned Down In The Course Of Negotiation

IMPHAL, Oct 9: With a view to resolve the vexed Naga insurgency issue, the Government of India offered 6th Schedule as a possible solution three times in the course of the ongoing political dialogue between New Delhi and the NSCN-IM leadership. One key Naga leader who is actively engaged in the ongoing peace process told The Sangai Express that the Government of India is still unable to work out an...

The Naga Insurgency: The Past And The Future

Insurgency has been defined as a protracted struggle conducted methodically, step by step, in order to attain specific intermediate objectives leading finally to the overthrow of the existing order.1 In modern times, insurgency covers a full spectrum of conflicts ranging from subversion, to guerilla warfare and the convergence of guerilla bands into regular units to fight in a conventional manner....

Exposing The Urgency Of Manipur NSCN-IM

Political pundits are of the opinion that the political movement of NSCN-IM (frontal organizations included) has reached its zenith at least in the case of Manipur. Difficulty to manage the outfit’s demands at the constitutional level by India have turned out to be a blessing in disguise as the Union Government has given them a free hand to create a political space of their own. Equally true is the...

ZUF Claims Hand In Shooting At Of IM Cadre

IMPHAL, Jun 9: Owning up responsibility for the shooting “retribution” awarded to a cadre of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) Isak Muivah faction (NSCN-IM) few days back, Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) has today expressed strong disapproval against the two organizations – Khoupum Area Village Authority Council and Khoupum Area Churches’ Fellowship – for condemning the outfit’s...

EDITORIAL: The Devil Within! Split Wide Open!

Launching an armed movement on some lofty ideals and ideologies is but just a part of the whole, known as the insurrection. Sustaining the movement is an altogether different kettle of fish and more challenging, if we may add. Apart from the challenges of sustaining a movement, which every rebel leader must tackle, another equally challenging task is keeping the flock together for it is not without...

NSCN-IM Seeks Global Advice

IMPHAL, May 26: Noting that the right time has come again to receive counsel and advice from internationally renowned experts in the field of human rights, conflict resolutions, constitutional and legal matters, peace negotiations etc, the NSCN invited committed professionals to facilitate and enlighten the Nagas in initiating / developing principles that will help resolve the political conflict between...

Nagas Renew Pledge To Pursue Goal

A memorial service held to commemorate first anniversary of the Mao Gate firing incident. Image Credit: Sangai Photo MAO, May 6: Thousands of Nagas gathered here today to mark the first death anniversary of Neli Chakho and Dikho Loshou who were killed in police firing this day a year ago during a rally organized by Mao Women Welfare Association to protest against the Okram Ibobi Singh-led Government’s...

BRIEF NEWS: May 07, 2011

Citizens’ number IMPHAL, May 6: Along with signing of a MoU between the State Government and the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to facilitate issue of Unique Identification numbers (Aadhaar) to all residents of the State, the Planning Department has been chosen as nodal department of the same project. According to a notification issued by Planning Department Special Secretary...

Center List NSCN (IM) Duo In Ambush Case

IMPHAL, Apr 30: Union Home Ministry has reportedly submitted the names of two cadres of NSCN (IM) who were allegedly involved in the ambush laid on MLA Wungnaoshang Keishing and his escort party in New Canan area of Ukhrul district on April 15. On the other hand, a source in the Home Ministry has stated that even though the Government of India has taken a definite stand on initiating dialogue with...

Wungnaoshang Gives His Side Of The Story

IMPHAL, Apr 20: MLA Wungnaoshang Keishing has categorically stated that he had resigned from the post of MLA on moral ground in connection with the unfortunate violent incident that broke out as a consequent of the abortive attempt made by NSCN (IM) general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah to cross Mao Gate to visit his native Somdal village in Ukhrul district on May 6 last year and his resignation was...

Home Dept Sees NSCN (IM)’s Hand In Riha Ambush

IMPHAL, Apr 18: Though there is no concrete evidence, the State Home Dept is fully convinced that the ambush on MLA Wungnaoshang Keishing and his escort party at Riha village in Ukhrul district on April 15 was undertaken by NSCN-IM which is under cease fire agreement with the Government of India. A well placed source in the State Home Dept said that the ambush was either carried out directly by NSCN-IM...

UNPC Points To NSCN-IM

IMPHAL, Apr 17: The United Naga People’s Council (UNPC) has pointed its finger to the NSCN-IM for the bloody ambush on Phungyar AC MLA Wungnaoshang Keishing and escort party at Riha village under Litan police station in Ukhrul district on April 14. In a press release issued by its public relations officer Barimi, the UNPC has decried the attack, saying that one and all should condemn it. It categorically...

EDITORIAL: War To Peace: Changing Tracks

The politics of peace, reconciliation with one’s foe or rival and coming to terms with the harsh fact that life is as much about compromising as it is about upholding one’s principle and philosophy of life, is perhaps the first step needed to work out a solution to a seething problem or a burning issue. Taking a step back or two or budging an inch to have a more rounded view of the reality at the...