GNLA to shun arms for ‘Garo state’

Cosmos Sangma, Tura (Aug 8): In a dramatic announcement to the ongoing militancy in Garo Hills, the banned Garo militant group GNLA has expressed its willingness to give up their armed struggle provided the Indian government accepts its demands for creation of a  separate Garo state within the Indian constitution. The political secretary of the militant group, Bikdot Nikjang Marak, Read more

Peace sops likely on I-Day

Nagaland legislators meet  Manmohan, others From CK Nayak  NEW DELHI: In what could be a historic move, the Centre is likely to announce some surprise peace announcements for Nagaland this Independence Day. Indications in this regard have come up following a meeting between all the 60 legislators from the hill state and Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Tuesday, wherein Read more

Nagaland Congress says people want early settlement

Kohima: Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee(NPCC) chief S. Imtisungit Jamir has said that the people wanted an ‘early settlement’ of the Naga political issue. State legislators would press the Union government to find a solution at the earliest, he said. He was speaking at a gathering at the celebration of Tsungremong festival with Chairmen and Gaon Burhas from all the colonies Read more

NSCN (IM) for shared sovereignty

Dimapur, August 4 (NNN): The NSCN (IM) said today that the outfit is a ‘people based, issue based’ organisation. “Our focal point is on how our objective and goal is to be concretized based on interdependent relationship between the two entities and shared sovereignty is an option at this given situation,” a senior NSCN (IM) leader stated today. This statement Read more

All MLAs ready to quit for Naga peace

SANDEEP JOSHI Cutting across party lines, all 60 MLAs of Nagaland called on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday and sought an early settlement of the vexed Naga issue. Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio even offered to resign to pave the way for a “partyless interim” government and return of peace in the State. “We told the Prime Minister that the Read more

Chidambaram’s parting shot on Naga talks

The ongoing peace talks between the NSCN (IM) leadership and the Government of India have reached a “sensitive stage” and efforts are on to iron out a longstanding solution to the over six decades old Naga political problem, observed the Union Home Minister P Chidambaram in his last press conference as the Home Minister of India. Soon after the crowded Read more

Torture by ZUF-Khaplang combine forces: NSCN (IM)

Bewildering was the action of ZUF-Khaplang combine forces that tortured innocent public leaders and we bewail such brutality meted out against the Haochong village public leaders on 28th June,2012 at Tamenlong district. The ZUF-Khaplang forces called out the Haochong public leaders for a meeting and apprehending something fishy the villagers responded with huge turnout but seven public leaders were selected Read more

ULFA’s 12-pt charter in peace talks table

New Delhi, June 29 (PTI): In its efforts to bring lasting peace in Assam, the Centre on Friday held talks with ULFA and discussed the group’s demands to find a permanent solution to the three-decade-old insurgency in the northeastern state. Top government officials led by Union Home Secretary RK Singh held the dialogue with the six-member ULFA delegation, led by Read more