Sound of the unsaid words : Reading between the lines

Naga Raj, Naga rule. Our Raj, our Government. Nothing overtly said here, but in giving a brief account of how Naga leaders under the UNC and later NSCN launched a movement against the Government of India, to the ceasefire agreement and later to the inking of the Framework Agreement, the address of UNC president Gaidon […]

TR Zeliang bats for inclusiveness in final pact

Dimapur, August 21 2017: Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang has expressed hope that the Government of India would work out a formula for “inclusiveness” and that all “stakeholders” would be taken into account before signing of the final Framework Agreement, according to the Nagaland Chief Minister’s Office. TR Zeliang said this during his meeting with […]

2nd anniversary of Framework Agreement Shared sovereignty : AN Shimray

Imphal, August 03 2017: With the inking of the Framework Agreement between the NSCN (IM) and Govt of India, the Nagas have entered a new chapter of strengthening the relationships with India through shared sovereignty, stated political commissar, Lt Gen of Naga army GHQs Ningkhan Shimray. N Shimray who is also a permanent member of […]

BJP walking the tight rope : Politics of coalition Govt

Not rocking the boat and taking all the coalition partners along and surely the BJP has to walk the tight rope to ensure that it does not sow the seeds of suspicion in the mind of the public and at the same time maintain its stand. This is all that more so when it comes […]

Previous Govt’s stand on integrity to be upheld : CM

Imphal, July 20 2017: Chief Minister N Biren who is also in charge of Home Department has categorically stated that the incumbent coalition Government led by BJP would not stray away from but uphold the resolutions adopted by the previous Government regarding the territorial integrity of Manipur . The Chief Minister made this statement while […]

Threats to the idea of Manipur : Noting stand of AMUCO

The stand of AMUCO has always been consistent. That is no force on earth should try to compromise with the territorial integrity of the land. What makes this stand more significant this time is the timing. No one knows what the Framework Agreement entails but everyone has been given to understand that the ongoing political […]

The call : Separate administration for tribals : Essence of CCpur MoU

What were the main features or rather the gist of the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Churachandpur JAC and the State Government that brought to an end the stand off that festered from September 2015 till the signing of the MoU on May 10, 2017, after the BJP led Government came to power. This […]

UNC shut-down ends peacefully

SENAPATI: The 12-hour Total Shutdown imposed by the United Naga Council (UNC) in ‘Naga territories’ in Manipur ended without any untoward incidents. According to sources from the UNC, the 12-hour bandh which started from 6 am was peaceful in all the ‘Naga territories’ in Manipur. On account of being a Sunday, Church services continued as […]

UNC’s calls 12-hr total shutdown on June 18

SENAPATI: United Naga Council (UNC) Thursday announced a 12-hour ‘total shut down’ on June 18 in ‘Naga inhabited areas’ in the state from 6 am onward ‘in support of the Indo-Naga peace process’ and for accelerating the Framework Agreement to its logical conclusion at the earliest ‘based on the unique history of the Nagas and situation’. […]

BJP central to numerous current issues Beef ban to NTC’s stand

Beef ban or the ban on the sale of cattle to slaughter houses, PMUY to be launched on June 5 in the State, the decision of the State Government to enact a new law to ban bandh and blockade, the Naga Tribes Council (NTC) urging the Centre to spell out the details of the Framework […]

Veil of secrecy over Framework Agreement Pervading air of suspicion

There must be a reason why the Framework Agreement inked between the Centre and the NSCN (IM) is such a highly kept secret. The BJP, notably Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP National president Amit Shah, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Centre’s Interlocutor to the peace talk RN Ravi have all maintained that the Framework Agreement […]

Framework Agreement need not be disclosed now : CIC

New Delhi, May 29 :The Central Information Commission (CIC) has allowed the Union Home Ministry to withhold information about a 2015 peace accord between the Centre and the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland. RTI activist Venkatesh Nayak had sought details of the “Framework Agreement” between the Government of India and the Nationalist Socialist Council of […]

FA about Nagas and territories : NSCN (IM)

DIMAPUR, May 12: In an attempt to clear the air of confusion on the Framework Agreement signed between the NSCN-IM and the Government of India on August 3, 2015, top NSCN-IM leaders from the State of Nagaland stated that the Framework Agreement which “embraces all Nagas and their territories is based on the uniqueness of […]

NSCN agrees to ‘shared sovereignty’

HIGHLIGHTS In 2015, the NSCN (I-M) and the Centre signed a ‘Framework Agreement’ in the presence of PM Modi for a final settlement This development comes after 37 years of armed struggle and 20 years of negotiations GUWAHATI: The National Socialist Council of Nagaland, Isak-Muivah (NSCN IM), after 37 years of armed struggle and 20 […]

Talks nearing logical conclusion : NSCN (IM)

DIMAPUR, May 9 : The NSCN-IM has stated today that “in the midst of tantrum created by people and organizations averse to reaching an honorable political solution with India, the NSCN once again assures the people that the Indo-Naga political talks is nearing its logical conclusions”. In a statement the NSCN-IM said that through the […]

NSCN (IM) reiterates Greater Lim demand

GUWAHATI, Apr 27 :A week after the last round of talks with Centre, the NSCN (IM) on Thursday made a strong pitch for its demand for unification of the contiguous Naga inhabited areas in Assam, Arunachal and Manipur into a greater Nagaland, “Nagalim.” The NSCN (IM) reiterated its demand after the Ministry of Home Affairs […]

Peeking through the FA pact Onus on the NSCN (IM)

If what The Week has published is anything to go by then the NSCN (IM) will certainly have a task at hand to sell their ‘idea’ of a settlement to the Naga people. By all indications, the idea of sovereignty seems to have been dropped for good and while no one knows what the final […]

The secret deal : Details of the Framework Agreement

After twenty years and five Prime Ministers, there could be an end to the world’s oldest running insurgency. The Framework Agreement signed between the Union Government and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (IM) on August 3, 2015, is moving towards a final settlement. The Nagas had been demanding to be separate even before India’s […]

MLA Joykisan dares BJP over FA

IMPHAL, Apr 22: Asking as to why Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has not been responding to the call of NSCN (IM) that the outfit is willing to come to the mainstream and promote peaceful coexistence, MLA of Thangmeiband Assembly Constituency Kh Joykisan claimed that NSCN (IM) has realised lately that the Government of India has […]