Naga People’s Front and Nagas of South Nagalim

The Hon’bleChief Minister of Nagaland, Shri Neiphiu Rio and the Hon’ble President of the Naga People’s Front(NPF) Shri Dr. Shurhozelie Liezietsu had created history when they formally launched the NPF Manipur State Unit on 28th May, 2011 at Senapati. The launching of the NPF Unit in Manipur sector can be considered as a significant event mainly for two reasons. First, Read more

Protesting PM’s statement, UNC bans rail work in Manipur

K Anurag in Guwahati Ban is the bane of life in the frontier state of Manipur that is plagued by myriad troubles ranging from insurgency, ethnicity to underdevelopment. Till ten days back the state was being crippled by unrelenting economic blockade along the two arterial national highways connecting it to the rest of the country. Another ban of a different 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

Statement of the Collective Leadership

NATIONAL SOCIALIST COUNCIL OF NAGALIM Dated Oking 12th April 2001. STATEMENT OF THE COLLECTIVE LEADERSHIP This statement is written for the Nagas and the Meiteis that they may once again search their hearts to discern their rights to be free. To blame others should not be the only way to justify ourselves; we have got to correct ourselves too if Read more

‘Disturbed Area tag salt to Nagas’ injury’

Dimapur, November 2 : The Naga People’s Front (NPF) has denounced the Government of India’s extending the ‘Disturbed Area’ status on Nagaland, under the black law the infamous Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA). The NPF said the latest action of the Centre is an ‘instrument’ of ‘genocide’ against the people. A statement denouncing the AFSPA, and the extension of Read more

‘India listened to us only when we took up arms’

The Naga rebellion has spawned many groups in the past 60 years. NSCN-IM’s Maj Gen Phunthing Shimray tells AVALOK LANGER that his outfit wants to bring all Nagas under one administrative umbrella Nestled in the dense jungles of the Naga Hills, the Naga people’s movement simmers, ignored and unresolved. Since 1946, the Naga National Council (NNC) had championed the cause, Read more

Has the Govt. of India Lied to the Naga People, then?

The statement in the Lok Sabha on 19th August ’10, by the Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram that the Govt. of India rules out any move to alter the boundary of the states in the North-East region to ACCOMMODATE the demand for ‘Greater Nagalim,’ is but a fitting example of the left hand of the UPA II not knowing what Read more

Valley versus Hill

Dolly Kikon A week before two Naga boys – Chakho and Loshou – were killed by the paramilitary Manipur Police Commandos at Mao Gate, on the Manipur-Nagaland border; a week before 4000 people from Senapati District in Manipur were displaced from their homes to languish in makeshift camps, hospitals and homes of relatives around Nagaland; a week before Thuingaleng Muivah, Read more