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K Konyak Appointed VC, Gen Secy Zhimomi Expelled, Khaplang Goes In For Major Shake Up

Newly appointed vice chairman Khango Konyak with NSCN cadres. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, Jun 10: In a major shakeup, Lt Gen (retd) Khango Konyak was appointed to the post of NSCN-K Vice-Chairman according to an approval order issued by GPRN/NSCN Chairman SS Khaplang on May 25. Meanwhile, General... 

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... 

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... 

Muivah’s Return Was One Step Forward, But The Factional Fight Will Kill Peace Moves

Light of hope In a show of unity, Naga people participate in a candlelight vigil at Dimapur. Image Credit: Esther Kemp AS 25-YEAR-OLD Azule knelt among the candles at Dimapur’s City Tower Junction, she noticed something amazing. Framed in the viewfinder of her camera were the faces of Nagaland —... 

Off Loaded Rice, Cement Recovered, NSCN (IM) Rubbishes Rice-Jacking Report

The loaded trucks which were retrieved, (inset) rice being off loaded IMPHAL, Dec 15: Rice and cement bags which were off loaded from FCI trucks coming from Jiribam by  suspected armed cadres of NSCN (IM) at Noney yesterday have been recovered after a joint operation by Assam Rifles and Police. Interestingly,... 

NSCN-K, NNC Commit To Unconditional Unity

DIMAPUR, Dec 14: Close on the heels of Monyakshu Conclave of 15th July 2010, and Dimapur Summit of 18th September 2010, the Naga Reconciliation Process achieved a fresh impetus when three Naga underground groups including NSCN-K, also known as GPRN/NSCN under the leadership of S.S Khaplang, Chairman... 

Dialogue With Insurgents

In the peace making process Manipur remains in the eye of a catastrophic situation since no one can say who are losers in peace and victors in war and no one spares a single minute to recognize the obligation to match the national strength with the national restraint. The counter insurgency operations... 

Extortion Demand Haunts Drivers On NH- 53 Too

IMPHAL, Oct 22: Drivers and transporters transporting essential commodities for the State along Imphal-Jiribam highway are wary of travelling along the route following tax demands made by NSCN-IM and NSCN-K at Kambiron and Oinamlong. NSCN-IM started demanding taxes from transporters travelling along... 

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... 

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... 

Influx Of Nagas From Manipur Irks K

Dimapur, Oct 5: The NSCN-K has not taken kindly to the alleged threat to the Intanki Reserve Forest because of the huge influx of Nagas from Manipur into the reserve forest in Nagaland in the last ten years. The NSCN-K, also called GPRN/NSCN said tonight that in the last ten years a large number of Nagas... 

NISC Hails Reconciliation Move By Naga Groups

IMPHAL, Sep 24: Observing that the road to concrete reconciliation is a difficult one and vowing to do just that is no token endeavor, Naga International Support Centre (NISC) has congratulated the three Naga rebel groups, namely NNC, NSCN-Khaplang and NSCN-Isak-Muivah for coming together as one under... 

Nagaland: Insurgency and Factional Intransigence

Image via Wikipedia You cannot live crooked and think straight. We talk of political freedom but are enslaved by our greed and thirst for personal power.1 No one, least of all S. S. Khaplang, Thuingaleng Muivah and Isak Chisi Swu, would have thought that the deep differences between them would...