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As if referring to a delinquent relative, the people of the Konyak tribe of Nagaland rebuffed the very existence of Delhi. "Who? What? No we don't talk about that during the festival," said an elderly, dazzlingly bedecked woman. In the current climate, where a doomsday machine of counterfeit nationalism is being assembled by the central government, this attitude would normally call for expulsion of the largely Christian Nagas, but ironically this is exactly what the Nagas have been fighting for...
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Nagaland PCC today demanded setting up of an inquiry committee to verify the educational qualification of Chief Minister T R Zeliang alleging that those furnished by him were false. NPCC working presi...
The Indian state has taken pride in "the effective management of conflicts in the Northeast", as one former National Security Adviser put it, in a recent op-ed. I would like to argue that this pride is rather misplaced if one analyses the situation from 1955 to date as it has unfolded in the Northeast.
It would be interesting to note that the NSCN(IM) held their first talks with Vajpayee and the talks found a resolution under another NDA regime of Modi, something that Modi didn't forget to claim. But does this translate into peace? Not necessarily. Yes reconciliation is the key to moving ahead but mere words may not be enough.
Nagas are ferocious fighters and both tested, and battle-trained the Army over these decades, developing healthy mutual, soldierly respect. Insurgency defied peacemaking efforts of Nehru and later of the Centre even through the good offices of Jaya Prakash Narayan (JP) and Vinoba Bhave. Zhapu Angami Phizo, the 'president" of the so-called Naga Federal Government, controlled the rebellion from exile in London.
If a senior functionary of the group is to be believed, the decision to withdraw from the ceasefire seems to have been well planned by National Socialist Council of Nagaland or NSCN(K) leader S S Khaplang. He saw greater benefits in snapping ties with the Indian government and getting closer to the Myanmarese army and the separatist outfits from India's Northeast that have camps in that region.
KOHIMA — At least eighteen persons have been arrested in connection with the lynching incident in Dimapur even as protests against the killing continued to rock many parts of the state today. Police...
Kohima — The situation in Dimapur, Nagaland's commercial hub, is slowly returning to normalcy following the lynching of a rape accused, with Section 144 CrPC continuing to be in force in the town. Add...
Guwahati — Security forces in the north eastern states of A am and Nagaland have been placed on high alert after a mob lynched a rape accused in Dimapur, Nagaland earlier this week. The Central Govern...