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Meghen Sure Of International Support

IMPHAL, Jul 7: UNLF chairman RK Meghen alias Sanayaima has expressed confidence that other countries of the world would surely extend support to the liberation movement in Manipur. Talking to media persons while being produced in the Special Court of NIA at Guwahati today, RK Meghen said that in the... 

UNLF Punctures Surrender Fizz And Hype

IMPHAL, Jun 16: Accusing the Assam Rifles and the State Government of staging one surrender drama after the other, the proscribed UNLF today claimed that the mass surrender of 40 PULF cadres led by its leader Omar Farooque as well as one cadre of the KCP (Nando) at the campus of the IGAR (S) on June... 

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... 

Understanding the Politics of Plebiscite —Towards Participatory Conflict Transformation—

Factors Triggering Plebiscite Proposal Responding to the call of the former State Governor, Dr SS Sidhu, for insurgent groups to shun violence and find peaceful democratic solution to the problem, the United National Liberation Front, UNLF, had floated a four-point proposal for holding plebiscite under... 

Manipur’s New Party May Root For Greater Nagaland

Launch party: The event that shook Manipur. Image Credit: UB Photos EMOTIONS ARE running high and rhetoric is thick in the air in state capitals Kohima and Imphal over a new development — the launching of the Manipur state unit of the party that rules Nagaland — Naga People’s Front (NPF). Nagaland... 

Meghen Sets Record Straight On Plebiscite

RK Meghen interacting with reporters. Image Credit: Sangai Photo GUWAHATI, May 20: In an obvious reference to the reaction of an underground outfit to the call for plebiscite mooted by the United National Liberation Front to settle the Indo-Manipur conflict, its Chairman RK Meghen today stated that... 

Meghen Treatment Exposes Delhi’s Double Standards

UNLIKE the United Liberation Front of Asom leaders who are currently on bail and preparing for talks with the Centre, Manipur’s United National Liberation Front chairman Rajkumar Meghen, better known as Sanayaima, faces an uncertain future. Now in the National Investigation Agency’s custody since... 

Security Beefed Up Ahead Of Home Minister’s Visit

IMPHAL, May 9: Beefing up security measures ahead of Union Home Minister P Chidambaram’s visit to the State, security forces have conducted search operations in different suspected areas today. The security team led by Imphal West DSP Ibomcha conducted search operations in different areas where the... 

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... 

EDITORIAL: When Silenced Guns Talk!

It is a given that the full military might of India will never be able to wipe out a group of rebels, fighting for a cause (Read sovereignty) they believe in and it is also equally true that far from realizing their ultimate objective, no armed group, especially those operating in the North East region... 

UNLF Derides Muivah’s Communal Policy

IMPHAL, Apr 21: NSCN-IM leader Th Muivah is still unable to shed his communal politics even after he had tasted defeat on several occasions because of the same exclusive policy, alleged the proscribed UNLF. On account of his parochial outlook, the Naga groups have split several times in the course of... 

Plebiscite Call

IMPHAL, Apr 19: “Manipur has waged the war for regaining its lost sovereignty and not in protest against lack of job opportunities, food to eat or cloth to wear’’, vice president of National Identity Protection Committee (NIPCO) Sunil Karam has stated. Speaking as a resource person in the public... 

Militarism And The Future Of Democracy In Manipur, Impressions From The Field

While most of the States in Northeast India are slowly but steadily edging towards the resolution of the multiple armed conflicts that have plagued them for decades, Manipur continues to remain unstable. In Assam, the dialogue process is underway with the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA). In Nagaland,...