Manipur HM’s take on Naga dialogue flayed

Dimapur, April 18 (MExN): Home Minister of Manipur, Gaikhangam, is denounced for ‘insulting’ the Indo-Naga political dialogue as well as ‘ridiculing’ the “reunification.” An organization, Naga International Support Center (NISC), issued après release today. The NISC explained that the tactic to prevent the Nagas from reunifying or from shaping their own future “is asking for great trouble.” The NISC’s email Read more

NSCN-IM to New Delhi: Don’t play mischief

The main purpose of the cease-fire between the Government of India (GOI) and the National Socialist council of Nagalim (NSCN) is to facilitate for a purposeful political dialogue between the two entities to bring an amicable settlement of the decades long conflict between India and the Nagas. The NSCN’s serious concern is towards a sincere and meaningful political dialogue rather Read more

UNC hits back, calls for peaceful parting

IMPHAL, Apr 15 : Referring to the response of some Imphal based civil organisations to the supposed options that are emerging in the Indo-Naga dialogue process as published on April 9 in the local media, the United Naga Council (UNC) has categorically stated that peaceful parting of ways is the only option. It maintained that it is not against the Read more

UN special rapporteur for repeal of AFSPA

NEW DELHI, Mar 30 : Justice delayed is Justice denied stated UN Special Rapporteur Christof Heyns at a media conference at the UN office in New Delhi today. The UN representative who is on a visit to India on a fact finding mission to examine situation of extrajudicial, summary and arbitrary executions in the country met several high ranking officials Read more

UN Rappoteur emphatises with NE

IMPHAL, Mar 29 : UN Special Rapporteur on Extra Judicial Summary or Arbitrary Execution, Prof Chirstof Heyns has said that he is aware of the hardships being faced by the people of the North East and it is the major reason for secessionist movement prevalent in the region. He was speaking at a North East consultation programme held at Brahmaputra Read more

Naga orgs wants GoI to release Anthony, other ‘political prisoners’

Naga frontal organizations in Manipur have demanded that NSCN-IM leader Anthony Ningkhan Shimray and all the “political prisoners” be released unconditionally by the government of India. On Monday, Naga People’s Movement for Human Rights (NPMHR), Naga Women’s Union (NWU) and All Naga Students’ Association, Manipur (ANSAM) said in a communiqué: “The government of India has initiated peace negotiations and peace Read more

ULFA slams army’s missile programme in Assam, Nagaland

Guwahati, March 26 (IANS): The banned militant outfit United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) Monday slammed the central government’s proposed plan to base the Akash and Brahmos missile regiments in Assam and Nagaland and said the move has threatened the existence of the people of Assam and northeast as a whole. “The people of Assam are being ‘sandwiched’ between the Read more

Time for Nagas to take right decision: Muivah

NSCN (I-M) General Secretary and the group’s chief negotiator in the Naga peace talks, Th. Muivah, has said that the time has again come for Nagas to take the “right decision” as done by the founding fathers of the Naga National Council (NNC) in the past. Highlighting the progress of the ongoing “Indo-Naga political talks” on the occasion of the Read more