Press Release KIA

KIA Press Release – 20.06.2011 1 Kachin Independence Army (KIA) Translation from Burmese 20 June 2011 Laizar To all Kachin nationals,   1. Fighting has broken out between the Burmese Armed Forces and KIA forces commencing 9 June to date; 2. It is not the desire of the KIO to see the Kachin people face hardships due to the on-going Read more

Further police remand for two arrested NSCN men

Imphal, Jun 20: The two NSCN-IM cadres arrested by Assam Rifles on June 11 in Manipur have been further remanded to four-day police custody after producing before the chief judicial magistrate of Ukhrul district today.  The CBI investigating into the assassination of a former MP of Arunachal Pradesh has also sought the arrest of the two, sources said. As the Read more

Chronology of the Kachin Conflict

 Ba Kaung Friday, June 17, 2011 The Kachin Independence Army (KIA) has been at various points of engagement with the Burmese army since 1961 when the Kachins first demanded independence. Later, it called for Kachin autonomy within a federal system—another aspiration which was never fulfilled. In 1994, it reached a ceasefire agreement with the ruling military leaders, this time with Read more

Nagas in Manipur submit memos to PM

The Naga People’s Organisation (NPO) Senapati, Tangkhul Naga Long (TNL), Chandel Naga People’s Organisation (CNPO) and Zeliangrong Baudi, Manipur (ZBM) has separately submitted a memorandum in Saturday to Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh apprising him about the ‘alternative arrangement’ demand. In a separate memorandum submitted by NPO, CNPO, TNL and ZBM said “We have great hope in your government under Read more

Nagas do not want the Indian state of Nagaland

New Delhi | June 15 : One of India’s smallest states is also among its biggest conundrums. With a history as chequered and intriguing as its topography, Nagaland is a bewildering mosaic of social and geopolitical complexities. In his book Nagaland: A Journey to India’s Forgotten Frontier, British journalist Jonathan Glancey tries to take a closer look at Nagaland. He shares Read more

NSCN (I-M) Yimchungru region restructured

The NSCN (I-M) on Wednesday restructured the Yimchungru region of NSCN/GPRN at Sangphur village. Thongmeth Wangnao, ‘kilonser’ ministry of health speaking on the occasion as the chief guest said that Yimchungru region was not new, it existed since the inception of Naga freedom movement.  He said, with the increase of population and as the situation demanded, the previous Yimchungru region Read more

NSCN (I-M) Yimchungru region restructured

The NSCN (I-M) on Wednesday restructured the Yimchungru region of NSCN/GPRN at Sangphur village. Thongmeth Wangnao, ‘kilonser’ ministry of health speaking on the occasion as the chief guest said that Yimchungru region was not new, it existed since the inception of Naga freedom movement.  He said, with the increase of population and as the situation demanded, the previous Yimchungru region Read more