Incidents and Statements involving NSCN-IM:
December 31: Imphal valley
based film artist association, FFM and AMSSLC, submitted a
representation to CM demanding the arrest of NSCN-IM leader
Livingstone. The representation also warned that agitation
would resume if the state Government failed to meet the demands
within January 7, 2013.
December 27: The four valley
Districts of Imphal West, Imphal East, Bishnupur and Thoubal
also remained shut during the daylong curfew imposed by the
District administrations to prevent trouble during the general
strike called by the two artistes' organisations. The strike,
which began on December 21, was temporarily suspended from
December 24 midnight in view of Christmas. It resumed from
midnight last night and ended at 6pm on December 27.
AMUCO said though the six-day
general strike was called off, other forms of agitation would
continue until "Lieutenant colonel" R.P. Livingstone of the
NSCN-IM was arrested for allegedly molesting and beating up
film artiste Momoko Nongmaithem in Chandel District on December
MCP came out in support of
the democratic movement to bring to justice 'Lieutenant colonel'
Livingstone of the NSCN-IM. NSCN-IM militant, Livingstone
allegedly molested Manipuri Actress Momoko in Chandel District
on December 19. MCP also threatened to take action against
molesters of a tribal girl in Nongren area.
December 26: An all-party
delegation of the State will shortly leave for New Delhi to
press yet again with Union Minister of Home Affairs Sushilkumar
Shinde the demand for handing over an NSCN-IM militant, 'Lieutenant
Colonel' R.P. Livingstone, to face trial in Momoko molestation
The decision was taken at
a meeting of 16 political parties on December 25.
December 23: Three NSCN-IM
militants were arrested by SFs from the Chiephobozou Police
Station area of Kohima District. The militants from "Chiemakhuma
camp" were identified as 'Second Lieutenant' Apum, 'Corporal'
Nali and 'Lieutenant Corporal' Fulu. One AK-56 rifle with
one magazine and 29 live rounds, one sten-gun (MK-11) with
two magazines and 30 live rounds and one pistol with magazine
and six live rounds were recovered from the possession of
the arrested militants.
December 21: SFs killed a
militant of NSCN-IM Tatar (Member of Parliament), identified
as Apao Kipgen, in Sadar Hills of Senapati District.
December 20: Manipur Deputy
Chief Minister, Gaikhangam informed the assembly that the
Government has ordered Police to arrest the NSCN-IM militant,
who allegedly molested and assaulted a Manipuri film actress
in Chandel District. During a musical concert held at Chandel
in the night of December 18, NSCN-IM 'lieutenant colonel',
Livingstone Anal molested and assaulted Khangembam Momoco
in front of her mother inside the green room. Further, Livingstone
Anal has turned down the proposal to issue an apology for
the gross conduct.
December 19: A senior NSCN-IM
militant, Living Stone fired at a group of film artistes attending
a concert at Zaphou in Chandel District. No one, however,
was injured. The militant reportedly molested one actress
and also assaulted her when she resisted.
December 18: NSCN-IM, General
Secretary, Th. Muivah maintained that it was "quite not possible"
to settle the Naga political issue within a time frame. He
was, however, optimistic that the Government of India and
NSCN-IM were "determined" to have the "problem solved."
NSCN-IM blamed the Central
Government for "not tightening the rein" on NIA under MHA.
In a press release, NSCN-IM ' MIP' termed it "strange" the
way the Government of India has been "changing its colour"
in handling Naga issue for more than fifteen years. The 'MIP'
pointed out that 2012 has been accepted as the "most crucial
stage" of the political negotiation as people have been waiting
for the Government to announce the basis for Naga political
solution. However, MIP stated that much to the "discomfort"
of NSCN-IM in particular and Nagas in general, NIA has been
"issuing court summons" to some of its top leaders and even
arrested "Naga Army officers" at will.
December 17: A joint team
of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam Police arrested a 'brigadier'
of the NSCN-IM, Absalom Raman alias Absalom Tangkhul,
from a village in Tirap District along Assam-Arunachal Pradesh
border. "This is probably the biggest catch of an insurgent
leader in Arunachal Pradesh", the sources claimed. The NSCN-IM
'top gun' was active in Tirap and Changlang Districts for
over 10 years and was behind the ingress and establishment
of NSCN-IM in an area previously dominated by NSCN-K.
December 16: Even as speculations
are rife that the final outcome of the ongoing Government
of India- NSCN-IM political dialogue could be the extension
of the provisions of the 6th Schedule to the hill Districts
of Manipur, the UNC asserted that such an arrangement would
not be acceptable to the Nagas of Manipur.
December 13: Former NPCC president
and MLA, K V Pusa said that the ongoing Naga political talk
was on the "right track" but expressed apprehension that certain
forces would try to sabotage the process. Pusa pointed out
that both the Government of India and NSCN-IM engaged in a
dialogue for the last 15 years were committed and sincere
to resolve the Naga political issue. He urged the people to
extend cooperation while hammering out a solution which would
be honourable and acceptable to all sections of Naga people.
There is strong possibility
of the ongoing parleys between the Government of India and
NSCN-IM culminating with the Sixth Schedule offer to the latter.
According to an informed source, the Centre had asked Chief
Minister O. Ibobi Singh if he or the State Government has
any reservation on the proposal to offer Sixth Schedule to
the NSCN-IM as a solution to the decades old Naga political
December 12: NSCN-IM, Angami
Region, while conveying best wishes to the people within its
jurisdiction on the festive season, has requested well-wishers,
Government servants, contractors & suppliers and businessmen
not to entertain any donations/contribution note.
December 11: NSCN-IM deputy
kilonser (minister), ministry of internal security,
Shongshan battalion, Konyak region, Alem's house was allegedly
raided by the 6 AR. A licensed 2.5 revolver and 9mm pistol
cartridges were taken away by the AR.
December 10: NSCN-IM has taken
strong exception to the summons being served to its leaders
by the NIA. In a joint meeting of its 'steering committee'
and 'cabinet', the NSCN-IM termed the summons as "not only
an insult to the Naga people but a naked assault on the successive
Prime Ministers of India who have been consistently striving
to bring about an honourable political solution to the more-than
15-years-long political negotiation."
December 9: Congress Legislature
Party (CLP) leader, Tokheho said Congress legislators would
explain their stand on why they want to "pave the way" and
resign before any solution between Government of India and
NSCN-IM was arrived at. Tokheho farther said that Congress
legislators have made their stand clear to NPF.
December 4: KIM, apex body
of Kuki tribe in Manipur, in a memorandum to Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh has asserted that any settlement reached with
the NSCN-IM may affect the interest of other tribal communities,
who are 'equally or more deserving' of such an 'alternative
arrangement' and added that accommodation of a particular
section could result in denial of justice to the larger society.
Any alternative arrangement for the Nagas of Manipur before
any political solution for the Kukis of Manipur will not be
acceptable under any circumstances, it added.
November 28: NSCN-IM ordered
a ban on any form of donations in the name of Christmas and
November 25: Security Forces
arrested NSCN-IM 'lieutenant major' Clinson, from a Naga-dominated
village of Lungmung in Dima Hasao District. According to the
Police source, he confessed his involvement in November 21
attack on the army at Mahur-Laisong road and November 24 attack
in the lower Haflong area. "Two of his close associates, 'lieutenant
colonel' Lingsuk and senior armed cadre Ellis, are working
in the district according to reports and they were with him
during the two recent ambushes," the Police source said.
November 24: Suspected NSCN-IM
militants killed Luhit Nath (36), an Assam Police constable
in an ambush in Dima Hasao District.
November 22: NSCN-IM asserted
it has taken strong exception to the "mischievous propaganda"
emanating from the "so called KSDC", who it stated has resorted
to public blockade in Kuki dominated areas of Manipur and
intimidating the neighbouring Naga villages to support the
demand for Kuki state or face dire consequences.
November 21: Suspected NSCN-IM
militants, in an ambush, killed one army trooper at Impui
Basti village near Asalu under Mahur Police Station in Dima
Hasao District. Further, six troopers were injured in the
ambush. NSCN-IM militants reportedly triggered IED blast targeting
Army vehicles but the troops escaped unscathed from the blasts.
November 13: Deputy Chief
Minister Gaikhangam said that the State could not be divided
by any demand. This statement comes in the face of NSCN-IM
leadership's Naga integration stance and the renewed demand
for a separate Kuki state advocated by a Kuki pressure group.
If any reasonable demands are put up, the Government will
discuss them for consideration. However, any issue, which
will slice Manipur into pieces, will not be taken into account
and that every section of the society living in harmony in
Manipur will also not allow disintegrating the state, said
Gaikhangam, who also holds the Home Portfolio.
November 8: The NNC-NA has
expressed apprehension about the impending accord between
the Centre and the NSCN-IM. A senior member of the NNC-NA
General (retired), T.M. Keyho said that accepting the Constitution
would never be an honourable and acceptable solution to the
Naga people. He spoke of the Pacific island of Niue and New
Zealand. Nieu has its own flag, passport, national anthem,
constitution and two currencies, whereas New Zealand exercises
only the responsibility of external affairs and defence at
the request of the Government of Niue. He has suggested a
similar arrangement between the Centre and NSCN-IM currently
engaged in the talks.
NSCN-IM had to refund the
extortion money collected from Kaokang and Purana Leikul villages
in Dima Hasao District. This happened because the outfit came
under intense pressure from SFs. The 'deputy kilonser' (deputy
minister) of NSCN-IM, in charge of Zeliangrong region, wanted
the SFs to desist from interfering in the so-called internal
matter of finances of the banned insurgent outfit.
Chairman' of UNLF, RK Meghen
alias Sanayaima, said that Central Government tactic
in the so called peace process in 'Western South East Asia'
(WESIA) [Northeast India] is aimed at transforming the conflict
between the peoples of the region with the Government of India
into a conflict between the peoples on ethnic lines.
About NSCN-IM-Government of
India peace talks, Sanayaima said, earlier NSCN-IM was fighting
for the sovereignty of the Nagas but later on, they had begun
to demand integration of all Naga inhabited areas of the region
within the ambit of the Indian Constitution. He further stated
that NSCN-IM has fallen into the trap set by the Indian Government
and has become instrumental in transforming the conflict in
the region along the ethnic lines. UNLF Chairman calls for
the unity amongst the peoples WESIA and a common future and
November 6: NSCN-IM 'General
Secretary', Thuingaleng Muivah ,before leaving for New Delhi,
clarified that NSCN-IM has not dropped the demand of the Naga
integration,. NSCN-IM 'chairman' Isak Chisi Swu when asked
about the tentative date for signing the agreement said, "We
cannot say the time but we hope it will not take long."
State CM Nabam Tuki said that
concern about Nagas living in the state is solely that of
his Government. The Naga inhibited Districts of Tirap, Changlang
and Longding will get development councils to improve socio-economic
indicators, but CM, Tuki insisted that the step will be taken
by the Arunachal Pradesh government and the Centre, not any
November 5: NSCN-K MIP Kilonser
(minister), Y. Wangtin Naga said, the 'secret' talk between
the Government of India (GoI) and NSCN-IM was "still concealed
and known to none". Wangtin said, Nagas should be ready to
face any eventuality in case the GoI and NSCN-IM's "secret
solution" was imposed on them.
Longding District administration
has taken effective steps to bring succor to the families
affected by the NSCN-IM-NSCN-K factional clash at Ojakho village
and provided them with food, blankets, utensils etc. Further,
a company of 4 Rajput Rifles placed at Ojakho village is trying
to rebuild the confidence of the people.
November 2: KNO an umbrella
organization of 16 Kuki outfits, threatened to resume armed
struggle and secede from Manipur if the Centre did not begin
talks with them which could be a hurdle in the ongoing peace
talks between the Centre and Naga insurgent group, NSCN-IM.
However, KNO leaders stressed they want a solution within
the Constitution's framework. The seven-year-old SoO agreement
between the KNO and the Government of India ends in November
22 The KNO is worried after talks between NSCN-IM and the
Centre seem close to a settlement.
November 1: The cadres of
NSCN-IM and NSCN-K clashed in Ojakho and Chasa village in
Longding and Tirap Districts which left one NSCN-IM militant
dead and injured another cadre. Seventeen houses in the villages
were completely gutted and two others destroyed.
October 30: NSCN-IM leader
Thuingaleng Muivah has told the Naga frontal organisations
on that, the would-be-solution to the vexed Naga political
problem is to be based on the 'unique Naga history'.
With a final settlement to
the 15 years long political negotiation between the Government
of India and the NSCN-IM reportedly at its concluding stage,
the Congress Legislature Party (CLP), which met, recommitted
itself to protecting the interest of the people. The CLP also
resolved to rally around the Chief Minister in any decision
taken to uphold the interest of the people.
NSCN-K has blamed Isak and
Muivah for factionalism when they not only condemned the NNC
"the mandated political institution but also started killing
thousands of Nagas" by accusing them of supporting the 1975
Shillong Accord. It also said that killing of 'national workers'
accused of being supporters of Shillong Accord only "multiplied
At least four Naga militants
have been killed in another factional gun fight which lasted
for around six hours between Naga militant groups ZUF and
NSCN-IM near Gadai hills in Tamenglong District headquarters.
The gun fight claimed at least two ZUF cadres and two cadres
Seven non-Congress parties
in Manipur have demanded that chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh
share information he has about the progress of the ongoing
talks between the Union and the NSCN-IM with all political
parties and public. The NSCN-IM is reportedly still insisting
on integration of Naga-inhabited areas in Manipur, Arunachal
Pradesh and Assam with Nagaland.
Congress MLAs of the State
are set to campaign in New Delhi to oppose any settlement
with the NSCN-IM which may go against the wishes of the people
of Manipur. The MLAs are also planning to call on the Chief
Ministers of North East States which have a stake in the issue
October 28: The Centre is
attempting a reconciliation among the warring NSCN factions
in order to hasten a settlement to the decades-old militancy.
October 27: NSCN-IM leaders,
Isak Chisi Swu and Thuingaleng Muivah will have a crucial
consultative meeting with the Naga frontal organisations including
the Naga Hoho (the apex body of the Nagas) and the
UNC on October 30 at Camp Hebron in Dimapur. The NSCN-IM leaders
are first expected to update the latest position of the talks
with New Delhi to the Naga leaders before the 'crucial consultations'.
October 25: NSCN-IM convened
a general meeting at its headquarters near Dimapur where its
members were briefed on the progress of talks with the Centre.
'Chairman' of the group, Isak Chishi Swu and 'general secretary',
Thiungaleng Muivah briefed the members about the progress
of the negotiations with the Centre.
October 24: NSCN-K on said
that the outfit will always stand by the people's side but
reiterated, "We will never be a part of the NSCN-IM solution."
Wangtin Naga, Kilonser (Minister) 'in charge of Public Relations
and NGOs' said the outfit understands the sentiments of the
Naga public and "We will not do things that hurt the Naga
populace. The NSCN-K while dismissing State Home Minister
Imkong L Imchen as "nobody" when it comes to Naga issue.
A cadre of the NSCN-K, identified
as one Lovingson Newmai, was killed during a clash with rivals
NSCN-IM at Chunchamjang village, Ward No 10 near Khunjou village
in Tamenglong District.
October 20: Anticipating a
solution for the Naga issue soon, Assam CM, Tarun Gogoi said
that Assam would continue to oppose the NSCN-IM's primary
demand for territorial integration of Naga inhabited areas
in the State. Tarun Gogoi, however, is sympathetic to his
Nagaland CM, Nephiu Rio's expectation of Central Government's
nod to at least the 'emotional integrity' of the Naga people.
Responding to the directives
of the Union Government that Manipur play its part in accommodating
some points discussed during the negotiations for solution
to the Naga political issue, State chief minister O. Ibobi
Singh has now insisted that the union home minister Sushil
Kumar Shinde first give in writing, details or points which
the Centre was to agree for a settlement with the NSCN-IM.
Ibobi had said that he was not in a position to oblige the
Centre's wishes to solve the Naga issue unless the "exact
points of the agreement" between the Government of India and
the NSCN-IM was made known.
October 19: Manipur Chief
Minister Okram Ibobi Singh rushed to New Delhi to apprise
Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde of the tension in
Manipur after reports of a possible settlement between the
NSCN-IM and the Centre in the near future. Manipur is apprehensive
of possible interference in its administrative affairs when
the settlement is made, as the NSCN-IM has not given up the
demand for some form of unity of the Nagas living in Nagaland,
Manipur, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
October 18: NSCN-IM ‘chairman’
Isak Chsi Swu and the outfit’s ‘general secretary’, Thuingaleng
Muivah are arriving in Nagaland for what they called “home
consultations.” The two NSCN-IM leaders will be holding consultations
with the Naga civil societies and those who matter in the
issue on the unfolding development of the Naga peace talks.
However, it is not certain whether the NSCN-IM leaders will
meet other Naga militant outfits during their stay in Nagaland
The UCM has categorically
stated that it would demand pre-merger status of Manipur if
the ongoing political dialogue between NSCN-IM and GoI disturbs
the unity of Manipur or its territorial integrity. Speaking
to media about the recent developments in the political dialogue
between GoI and NSCN-IM, UCM President, Y Nabachandra said
that the UCM was happy to hear that the 15-year-old negotiation
between New Delhi and NSCN-IM is finally arriving at a solution.
However, the political dialogue should not affect Manipur.
October 16: The Centre and
the NSCN-IM are inching towards a political settlement, ending
over five decade long insurgency in the State. Political integration
of Naga inhabited Districts of neighbouring Manipur, Assam
and Arunachal Pradesh are not part of the deal under negotiation.
If any solution was arrived
at between NSCN-IM and government of India, it would be an
“inclusive” one for all Nagas. This was stated by NSCN-IM’s
leader T.T. Among. Among also pointed out that while the reconciliation
process was home based, the political talk on bringing about
a solution to the Naga political issue involved “two nations”
(India and Myanmar).
Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh
said that, he wants to settle the Naga political issue once
and for all. However, Ibobi Singh clarified that he was requested
by Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde to help and extend
co-operation in solving the Naga issue but he was not in a
position to oblige to the former`s request “since the ground
on which the NSCN-IM and the government of India may settle
is not known”.
October 15: Pinning hopes
of an early settlement to the protracted Naga political issue,
the 20-member JLF team led by Nagaland NLA speaker Kiyanielie
Peseyie that included chief minister Neiphiu Rio met Union
Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, Union Agriculture minister
Sharad Pawar, NDA chairman Sharad Yadav and NSCN-IM collective
leadership. At a meeting with NSCN-IM ‘chairman’ Isak Chishi
Swu and ‘general secretary’, Thuingaleng Muivah told the JLF
that if any solution/agreement is arrived at, it should be
incorporated in the constitution of India.
Reacting to certain media
reports that the Centre “has secured a written commitment
from the NSCN-IM that it would accept the Indian constitution”,
the collective leadership denied having given any such commitment.
Nagaland Government had asked
the Centre to expedite the ongoing peace talks with NSCN-IM
and find a permanent solution to the six-decade old insurgency
problem before the State Assembly election due early 2013.
Taking serious note of the
agreement reportedly reached between the Government of India
and NSCN-IM in the ongoing Naga peace process, the UCM stated
that it is ready to launch mass agitation more intense than
the one launched in 2001 in case the State and Central Government
take any decision against the interest of people of Manipur.
In a statement issued by UCM demanded the Central Government
to come out clearly to the people of Manipur on certain special
rights entitled to the Nagas in States of Assam, Manipur and
Arunachal Pradesh as mentioned in the report.
Makuilongdi Zeliangrong Region
of the NSCN-IM has dismissed the ZUF as ‘some handful of arm
combat goons’ which is not mandated by the people.
October 13: A fierce encounter
took place between two armed groups involving the NSCN-IM
and another major militant group. The UNLF is suspected to
be the other group involved in the encounter. Sources said
a cadre of the NSCN-IM died on the spot while another one
was severely injured during the encounter.
October 10: Centre is talking
to Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur chief ministers for a consensus
on steps relating to the welfare of Nagas living in the two
States before it reaches a final settlement with the NSCN-IM.
A solution is likely before March, 2013, Union home minister
Sushil Kumar Shinde said. "I have been talking to the chief
ministers of both Arunachal and Manipur and we are trying
to reach a consensus on this," he said, in reply to a question
on the progress of Naga talks. Shinde's statement comes a
day after he held talks with Manipur chief minister Okram
Talks with the NSCN-IM concern
the states neighbouring Nagaland as the outfit had demanded
an integrated homeland for the Nagas - there are Naga tribes
in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur as well as in Myanmar.
Although the Centre has turned down the demand for carving
out Naga-inhabited areas from other states and bring it under
a single administrative arrangement, an alternative way to
appease tribal sentiments in these areas is being explored.
October 9: The ZUF is directing
the NSCN-IM to leave the Zeliangrong areas and its 'neighbouring
areas'. ZUF has reiterated that its 'unending operation' against
the NSCN-IM is underway.
October 5: Suspected Naga
militants sprayed bullets targeting the 15695 down Agartala
Express at a place between Bagetar and Lower Haflong stations
in Dima Hasao District. However, there was no casualty.
Police and Army, in a joint
operation, dismantled a hideout of NSCN-IM militants at Baladhan
village in the Mahur area of Dima Hasao District. SFs managed
to arrest two suspected militants from the hideout. The arrested
militants are yet to be identified.
Insurgent outfits in Changlang
District had been illegally mining coal, using the proceeds
for buying sophisticated weapons from arms dealers based in
Thailand and China. On March 26, 2012, Union home ministry
wrote to the coal ministry drawing its attention to the illegal
mining being undertaken at the 45-km-long Kharsang block by
Naga militants. Home ministry also requested the coal ministry
to consider taking over all the coal mining operations in
the state. "The Arunachal government has taken the necessary
steps to ensure that these outfits no longer use the mines,"
said Shambhu Singh, joint secretary North East, Union home
Changlang, a hub of insurgent
activity, is located close to the China-Myanmar international
border, where thousands of fighters belonging to at least
nine insurgent outfits from Assam, Manipur and Nagaland stay
in well-fortified camps. The weapons possessed by these groups
include Kalashinov rifles, Heckler and Koch assault rifles,
American M-16 and M-17 rifles, and rocket launchers.
October 4: Coming out strongly
against the killing of a carpenter in a gunfight between cadres
of rival Naga armed groups on October 2 at Tamenglong District
headquarters, the public, in an unprecedented move, have asked
the armed groups to pay INR 900, 000 as fine to the victim's
family. Jakailung Gangmei (48) was herding his two children,
who were playing at the ground model village school, to safety
when a stray bullet hit him, killing him on the spot. Sources
said the clash was between NSCN-IM and a combined team of
NSCN-K and ZUF.
Seven NSCN-IM cadres were
arrested by SFs from Kabirong village, Tamenglong District,
Manipur Police.Police have identified the cadres as Adan Panmei,
Tuak Tangner, Gaigonglung, Adim Golmei, Aphun Rengmei, Danaya
Golmei and Charles Kamei.
October 3: NSCN-IM and combined
force of NSCN-K and ZUF between Ramgailong ward no.3 and Namthan
village, Tamenglong District where a civilian was killed in
the cross-fire, irate mob stormed into the areas where suspected
NSCN and ZUF cadres were sheltering. Police sources said that
tension ran high in the villages as the mob demanding that
the underground cadres leave the village for good, conducted
search in areas where suspected NSCN-IM, NSCN-K and ZUF cadres
were camping since the evening of October 2.
October 2: A civilian, identified
as Jaikalung (42), was killed in crossfire between a combined
force of suspected ZUF, NSCN-K on one side and NSCN-IM cadres
on the other at Tamenglong District headquarters at around
1.45 pm on October 2. Jaikalung (42) was killed while he was
trying to herd the children playing at Model Village School
ground to safety when the firing began.
September 30: SFs arrested
one person for possessing illegal arms and ammunitions at
Dhobinalla area of Dimapur. The accused, identified as Manmah
Konyak, claimed he belonged to NSCN-IM in the rank of "lieutenant".
September 29: ZUF has termed
the NSCN-IM as irresponsible outfit for the failure to protect
the Zeliangrong, Hmars and the Kukis in North Cachar Hills
(Dima Hasao) District of Assam from the Dimasa attacks. "The
NSCN-IM had trained the Dimasa militants to suppress minorities
in NC Hills," said the ZUF.
A six member Naga Hoho, the
apex body of the Nagas, delegation led by its President Keviletuo
Kiewhuo visited New Delhi (Sept 20-29) to hold discussions
with Union Government officials and principal negotiators
of NSCN-IM, engaged in the Naga political dialogue.
September 27: NNC/FGN, clarified
that it was not involved in September 26-27 attack on NSCN-IM
or collaborated with any groups for the same.
September 25: NSCN-IM 'Kyong
region' authorities held a meeting on September 19 at the
new office of the central administrative officer 'Kyong region'
and adopted several resolutions. A press release issued by
NSCN-IM 'Kyong region secretary' Yiben stated that in collaboration
with the crime suppression department, the region authority
resolved that any individual or group found transporting or
dealing with drugs and alcohol are to be stopped with immediate
A fierce gun battle between
ZUF and NSCN-IM cadres that erupted since September 25 evening
has left six dead and injuring one civilian. However, identities
of the deceased and the injured were not known. The incident
sparked off inside a forest near Wairangba village in the
interior Tamenglong District, Maipur. According to Manipur
Police sources, NSCN-IM and ZUF with a combined force of other
factions were involved in a fierce gunfight since September
25 evening till late night of September 26. Sources said casualties
could go up.
NSCN-IM's new ceasefire monitoring
cell convenor, Kraibo Chawang, when contacted, claimed that
"combined force of NSCN-K, ZUF and NNC with logistical support
of Assam Rifles attacked NSCN (I-M)". Meanwhile NSCN-K has
ruled out its involvement in the incident stating that the
group had nothing to do with the incident.
Thoubal District Police commandos
arrested two NSCN-IM cadres from Sugnu Bazar while conducting
a search operation. The two cadres are identified as KL Ruwngnal
Anal alias Kosa and SR Lovingsong alias Alex.
September 23: SFs arrested
two NSCN-IM militants from Dillai area in Karbi Anglong and
recovered a .9mm pistol and some ammunition from them.
September 17: NSCN-IM expressed
surprise over the recent statement made by UHM Sushil Kumar
Shinde, saying that the Indian constitution does not provide
for an "Interim Government" which appeared in various national
and local media. On September 11, Union Home Minister Sushil
Kumar Shinde had asserted that as per the Constitution, there
would be no such 'Interim Government' as in the case with
September 5: The Irungbam
Irabanta abduction case (abducted on May 27) took a new turn,
with the State Home Minister Gaikhangam acknowledging that
the NSCN-IM had a hand in the alleged abduction of the missing
contractor. The Minister had however added that the culprit
being a militant outfit, the Government is unable to take
action at the earliest.
September 4: NSCN-K strongly
dismissed the Naga peace process saying that, in the event
of NSCN-IM bringing any solution will be only a 'factional
solution'. S.S Khaplang that if any settlement is brought
about in the ongoing NSCN-IM and the Government of India talks,
it will be only a "factional solution".
September 3: A three hours
meeting, was held between the JLF and representatives of the
NSCN-IM at the Rhododendron Hall at the Police Officers' Mess,
Chumukedima in Dimapur for an early settlement of the Naga
political issue. According to 'Lieutenant General' (Retd)
V.S. Atem NSCN-IM executive member of its steering committee,
the legislators were told that inclusion of other groups in
its political talk with Government of India did not arise
at the moment.
September 2: The KNO has threatened
to call off its seven-year truce with the Union and Manipur
Government if a political dialogue is not started within three
months. The demand comes at a time when talks with the NSCN-IM
have reached a crucial juncture. Both are competing for over-lapping
territories, claims that had led to large scale violence in
August 31: SFs killed a suspected
NSCN-IM militant, in an encounter at Monjang basti, near Hajadisa
in Dima Hasao District.
August 30: SFs busted a joint
hideout of NSCN-IM and DNRF at Daouden under Mahur Police
Station in the Dima Hasao District recently.The cadres of
both the outfits reportedly deserted their camp and escaped
in the dense jungles with routes to Nagaland.
August 28: Tension ran high
in Zunheboto town after a reported confrontation between 21
Assam Rifles personnel and some suspected NSCN-IM cadres.
The incident which took place near south point colony area
petrol pump, around 10.30 pm later led to stone pelting.
August 23: the NSCN-Khole-Kitovi,
Zeliangrong Region has alleged that the activities of outfits
such as NSCN-IM, ZUF and NSCN-K continue to be detrimental
factors for the agents working for peace in the Zeliangrong
areas. They said violence continues to persist in the region
generated from the ZUF, NSCN-IM and NSCN-K. It said, "In spite
of the various declarations made by Zeliangrong civil bodies
and elders there have been bloodshed in the Zeliangrong Region."
August 22: SFs arrested four
NSCN-IM militants - Johny Ntuma (25), Nokdong Lam (27) and
Monom Koinac (30) of Nagaland, and Kiven Dominic (26) of Manipur
- at Ambassa while they are travelling to Silchar in Assam
by car. SFs recovered INR 240,000, BTK 500 and 4 mobile sets
from them. They told SFs that they were fleeing to Nagaland
via Tripura after killing two NSCN-IM commanders in their
Bittar hideout in Khagracherri of Bangladesh on August 15.According
to reports, Johny had raised his voice against the discrimination
and ill treatment in the camp, which turned into a group clash
and as a result, two NSCN-IM commanders-Boss and Apam-died.
August 19: SFs arrested three
NSCN-IM linkmen from a dhaba (roadside eatery) on the Duliajan-Naharkatia
road, near Madhabpur Tiniali, in Dibrugarh District. The three
arrested linkmen have been identified as Minaram Dhadumia
(33) alias Renu Dhadumia, Satyajit Gogoi alias
Kalia Gogoi (27) of Tingkhong and Karuna Gogoi (34) alias
Bunda Gogoi of Naharkatia. SFs recovered a .22 calibre pistol
and two live bullets from them. SFs also recovered cash amounting
to INR 1.2 million from the trio.
August 13: NSCN-IM 'Chairman'
Isak Chisi Swu assured the people of Nagaland that it would
work out an acceptable and honorable solution with the Centre
for the vexed Naga imbroglio.
August 12: NSCN-IM released
two cadres of NSCN-K and one NSCN-Khole-Kitovi cadre unharmed
who were held in its custody for some months in a function
held in Senapati District.
AYO to launch "non-cooperation"
against GPRN/NSCN [Government of people's Republic of Nagaland
/ Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland] until the group
comes out with a public apology and give justification for
their act, which was carried out, in a civilian populated
area. AYO president Khrielievi Chüsi said that the organization
condemned the "factional clash" at New Market, Kohima in which
three NSCN-K cadres were killed on August 3. AYO appealed
to business community, contractors and suppliers, transporters
and all citizens of Kohima not to entertain GPRN/NSCN in any
August 11: NSCN-IM "corporal"
Rokovi Chapau was arrested from Bagetar in vicinity of Halflong.
Four Dimasa villagers, who
were abducted by the militants of the NSCN-IM from Pidic village
on the District's border with Nagaland on August 10, were
released on August 11 after their relatives paid INR 20,000
as ransom to the outfit.
SFs raided the hideout of
DNRF in Haflong in Dima Hasao District and arrested DNRF leader
Dhananjoy Kemprai. Later, during his interrogation, Kemprai
confessed that since January 2012, the NSCN-IM and the DNRF
were helping each other in extortion and training their cadres.
August 8: An unidentified
rival faction reportedly abducted one NSCN-K militant, identified
as Hoito Sumi, in Litsami village under Zunheboto District.
August 5: NSCN-Khole-Kitovi
has cautioned all Nagas from every section of society that
the 'Alternative Arrangement' on offer and endorsed by groups
and individuals without assessing the "immediate and long
term consequences and misfortunes staring at Naga people"
will be "a seed of fresh conflict among Nagas" in the event
"one single political group" and the government of India were
to enter into a political agreement "on behalf of all Nagas".
GPRN/NSCN through its MIP,
reminded that the 'Naga Concordant' signed on August 26, 2011
by the signatories-- GPRN/NSCN (Khole-Kitovi), NSCN/GPRN-Isak-Muivah
[NSCN-IM] and NNC/FGN [Naga National Council/ Federal Government
of Nagaland]-- resolved to form one 'Naga National Government'
on the basis of historical and political rights. In view of
the recent statements about the 'Alternative Arrangement',
GPRN/NSCN asked if Delhi was aware of the Naga Concordant
and whether NSCN (I-M) leaders Isak and Th. Muivah were aware
of their signatures in the August 26, 2011 pledge.
The co-convener of the action
committee, Takhellambam Ramanda, said after the meeting with
human rights groups and citizen organisations that the committee
decided to launch a series of agitation with support from
citizens' bodies to protest against the state Government's
failure to find the whereabouts of the missing contractor
Irungbam Irabanta. Irungbam Irabanta (38) disappeared after
he left home on May 27, 2012 for a trip to Ukhrul District.
Irabanta had left home on May 27, 2012, saying he would be
meeting NSCN-I-M militants in Ukhrul over some matters.
August 2: Suspected cadres
of NSCN-IM had lifted seven cars, which were brought from
West Bengal by seven traders to Manipur. One of the traders,
identified as 'Open', said that the incident took place on
May 15. He said that the seven persons had bought the second
hand cars from West Bengal. They were coming towards Imphal
when about five armed persons stopped them, some distance
away from Kohima.
SFs arrested five persons
on charges of extortion, intimidation and possession of arms
and ammunition at third Mile area of Dimapur. The arrested
persons have been identified as have been identified as one
Shikato (30), Ikaho (25), Yambemo (22), Vanthungo (31) and
Ato Achumi (32), who claimed to be "Raja peyu" and 'judiciary
board Northern Sumi sub-regional (NSSR) secretary' in GPRN/NSCN.
SFs recovered one .22 pistol, one magazine and seven live
rounds, two demand notes, two cheques and INR 3500 in cash
from their possession.
July 31: Former Union Home
Minister P. Chidambaram in his last press conference as the
Union Home Minister of India, observed that the ongoing peace
talks between NSCN-IM and GoI have reached a "sensitive stage"
and efforts were on to iron out a longstanding solution to
the Naga political issue. Chidambaram made it clear stating
"first we will try to reach an agreement with NSCN-IM. Only
then, we will talk with the other two groups provided they
are willing to talk. As everybody knows, one group lives outside
India." On the possibility of an interim Government comprising
representatives from NSCN and others, Chidambaram cautioned,
The Minister also added that all the 60 legislators of the
Nagaland Assembly belonging to various political parties were
slated to reach New Delhi to meet him and the Prime Minister
on August 6 and 7 in support of the ongoing peace talks.
July 30: JAC constituted in
connection with disappearance of Irungbam Irabanta, who has
been allegedly abducted by NSCN-IM, submitted a memorandum
to State Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh.Intially, the JAC members
tried to organize a protest rally in the street, however,
Police thwarted the protesting JAC members from further advancing
the rally near Sanjenthong. Later they allowed three JAC members
to submit a memorandum to the state CM urging him to secure
NSCN-IM has made inroads into
Dima Hasao District of the State. According to an intelligence
source, is trying to set up base in the District because of
three basic reasons - the ongoing projects in the District,
better population structure of the community in that part
of Assam and the growing ideological clash between the NSCN-K
and ZUF in neighbouring Manipur.
July 29: NIA has begun an
investigation into the killing of a couple by suspected NSCN-IM
cadres in Ukhrul District in 2011. Varengam Shimray and his
wife Ngaherla were killed at Lungpha village in Naga-dominated
Ukhrul District on July 24, 2011. Later, the NSCN-IM had owned
responsibility for killing the couple, claiming that Varengam
was "involved in anti-Naga activities". The NIA is also investigating
the NSCN-IM's alleged ambush on Independent MLA of Phungyar
Assembly constituency in Manipur, Wungnaoshang Keishing in
2011 in Ukhrul District. As many as eight security personnel
were killed and seven injured while the MLA had a narrow escape.
July 27: SFs arrested a top
NSCN-IM cadre, identified as 'Sergeant Major' Wangpan Mophuk
alias Sina Mophuk, from Khonsa in Tirap District. An
unspecified amount of extortion money was also recovered from
his possession. On interrogation the arrested militant who
hailed from Longbo Village in the District disclosed that
he had joined the NSCN-K in 1999 and later shifted to NSCN-IM
July 26: PAC of the ruling
DAN held a meeting with prominent Church leaders, Naga Hoho
and ENPO keeping in the view the Centre and NSCN-IM in talks
to ink an interim agreement. T.M. Lotha, convener of the committee
and former Home Minister, said they had requested church leaders
to pray for the success of the ongoing talks. The committee
members also requested Naga Hoho, ENPO and other Naga groups
to organise a mass rally in all district headquarters as a
sign of support for an early solution to the peace talks.
July 25: The next round of
talks between the Centre and the NSCN-IM will be held on July
30 and August 1 and 3 in New Delhi. This round of talks is
expected to be crucial as the Centre appears to be in a hurry
to ink an agreement with the NSCN-IM before the Assembly elections
slated for February 2013. While a team of senior members of
the NSCN led by Isak Swu and Muivah are currently in New Delhi,
another group of kilonsers (ministers) and top functionaries
of the group joined them on July 24. Sources said the Centre's
interlocutor, R.S. Pandey, would lead the Government delegation
during the talks. NSCN-IM sources said if an interim agreement
could be worked out, it would be signed by Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh and Swu and Muivah. Currently, the Centre and
the NSCN-IM are discussing land and resources, interim period
and decommissioning of weapons of over 15,000 Naga militants.
All the 60 Nagaland legislators
will meet central leaders on August 7 and 8 in New Delhi to
urge them to expedite the peace process and express their
willingness to pave the way (step down) for any solution,
which would be honourable and acceptable to the Naga people.
An 18-member team of Joint Legislators Forum will also meet
central leaders to seek a consensus on the Naga issue.
July 24: A body believed to
be that of a missing Imphal contractor was found in Ukhrul
District. But Police are yet to recover and identify the body.
Irungbam Irabanta (38), the vontractor, a resident of Nongdam
of Imphal East District, has been missing for more than a
month, after reportedly going to meet NSCN-IM cadres in the
District. Irabanta used to supply sand and stone to a construction
firm, which is creating the spillway of Thoubal multi-purpose
project. Irabanta's relatives suspect the outfit's hand in
NSCN-IM, Kyong region, CSD,
in collaboration with Kyong regional authorities seized 150
cases of liquor from National Highway-61. The outfit has appraised
the public to give full co-operation to "combat" free flow
of liquor in Kyong area.
July 19: SFs arrested four
NSCN-IM militants and eight linkmen from Lodhi village near
Haflong in Dima Hasao District. SFs recovered one bolt action
rifle, 37 rounds of bullets of a 7.65 mm pistol, 250 gelatin
sticks and some explosive materials along with a huge quantity
of extortion notes in the name of the GPRN' and a number of
Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu
Rio reportedly telling Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that
his Government was ready to resign at any point of time for
solution of the protracted Naga problem, all 60 members of
the Nagaland Legislative Assembly resolved to "pave way" to
a logical conclusion to the ongoing Naga peace process. The
Joint Legislators Forum (JLF), comprising all sixty Naga legislators
resolved to give up their "present positions" at a meeting
held on July 19. They further proposed formation of interim
Government of Naga underground groups.
NSCN-IM's CSD, which had discussed
LPG shortage issue with gas agencies, has warned black marketers
of LPG to stop "such dirty business" immediately.
July 18: Nagaland Chief Minister
Niephiu Rio is believed to have proposed to the Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh to form an interim Government in Nagaland taking
representatives from all factions of the NSCN outfits and
hold the State Assembly elections after a gap of at least
a year or two to restore permanent peace and stability in
the State. During his close door meeting with the Prime Minister
on June 27, Rio is reported to have readily offered to resign
at any point of time for the interest of peace and stability
in Nagaland. A senior Government official in the Nagaland
'General Secretary' Kitovi N Zimomi categorically stated that
"we don't know anything till date about any interim government
or what exactly transpired between the NSCN-IM and the Government
of India (GoI). Once the term of the proposed agreement are
placed before us we will examine and also place our demands.
If everything goes well, together we can settle all the pending
issues." 'Kilo kilonser' (home minister) of the NSCN-IM, T.T.
Among also clarified that no such proposal was discussed with
the GoI at any point of time.
July 17: An Imphal pressure
group set up recently to protest against the alleged abduction
of a Government contractor by suspected NSCN-IM cadres decided
on July 17 to launch an agitation from July 20 (today) if
the outfit fails to resolve the matter.
July 16: A 13-member NSCN-IM
delegation comprising of its executive steering committee
and cabinet members left for Delhi to meet the collective
leadership, Isak and Muivah presently in Delhi. 'Kilo kilonser'
(home minister) of the outfit, T.T. Among asserted that the
talks were moving in the "right direction" and that the negotiations
with the GoI have entered a final phase. He however said that
the "final talk" would resume after the presidential election.
According to sources, NSCN-IM team along with its collective
leadership would meet with representatives of the GoI on July
The monthly ceasefire review
meeting between the NSCN-IM and GoI representatives headed
by CFMG chairman, Major General (Retd), N George held on July
16, deliberated on three issues - NSCN-IM azha (order) on
Changki villagers, taxation (extortion) and recent assault
of two students by NSCN-IM cadres. Talking to media persons
after the meeting held at Chumukedima Police complex, Dimapur,
the CFMG chairman said the meeting was held in a cordial atmosphere
where both sides raised issues relating to ceasefire ground
rules and recent incidents.
July 12: NSCN-IM has straight
away dismissed the allegation that the outfit had abducted
a contractor Irungbam Irabanta on May 27. The Naga outfit
said the report of NSCN-IM`s involvement in the abduction
of contractor Irungbam Irabanta on May 27 has come as a bolt
from the blue and such baseless allegation must has been motivated
with ulterior motive.
July 11: Some suspected NSCN-IM
militants set ablaze two vehicles heading for Imphal from
Moreh near Thamnapokpi under Tengnoupal Police Station in
Chandel District at around 5 pm on July 11. The burned vehicles
were one Bolero jeep and one Tata Sumo. The militants looted
INR 3000 along with a mobile phone from the Bolero driver.
The Tata Sumo is owned and driven by Naorem Churamani from
whom INR 20,000 cash was looted. The militants also looted
INR 10,000 and one mobile phone from two women who boarded
the Tata Sumo from Heikakpokpi. The suspected NSCN-IM cadres
were armed with AK-47 rifles and their faces were masked.
July 9: A contractor identified
as Irungbam Irabanta of Maphou Dam who was abducted by suspected
NSCN-IM cadres along with a Maruti Gypsy and large sum of
money has remained traceless for more than a month. Irabanta's
wife, Sagolshem Ningol Modhubala stated that her husband works
as a supplier of sand and stone for the construction of Maphou
Dam. He was called by the NSCN-IM for a talk regarding the
supply works on May 27 and his whereabouts remains unknown
NSCN-IM has expressed strong
resentment over the 29th Assam Rifle (AR) personnel's
attempt to photograph the private residences of its leaders.
July 5: NSCN-IM destroyed
contraband heroin, IMFL and pharmaceutical drugs worth around
INR 20 million seized from Naga inhabited areas over a period
of time in presence of public at Doyapur junction on the way
to Camp Hebron in Dimapur.
A day after the ZUF`s accusation
of the NSCN-IM of practicing the anti-Naga policy, the MNRF,
alleged that wherever there is NSCN-IM, there is a problem.
MNRF publicity secretary Apam Ningshen informed that in today`s
world of Tangkhul Naga community, every village or area has
problem due to the involvement of the NSCN-IM in petty matters.
July 4: ZUF has reiterated
that it does not work against the Nagas` struggle for sovereignty
in any way nor it opposes any struggle by any indigenous people
for self-determination, pledging that the outfit will extend
support to such struggles. ZUF maintained that it was formed
to protect Zeliangrong people and their resources and it is
not an anti-Naga organization alleging that the NSCN-IM is
an organization that is practicing anti-Naga policy.
June 28: At least six villagers
of Haochong (Tamenglong District) including the village chief
have been allegedly thrashed by armed cadres of suspected
ZUF militant. The victims have been identified as one BT Baram
(village chief), Baku, Gongjang, Nampi and Kh. Arei. They
were reportedly charged of helping the NSCN-IM cadres in the
gun fight that took place in the wee hour of June 21.
The NSCN-IM has taken strong
exception over the Haochong incident where villagers were
reportedly thrashed by the cadres of NSCN-Khaplang and ZUF.
According to the NSCN-IM, cadres of ZUF and NSCN-K tortured
some villagers severely for supporting the NSCN-IM.
June 27: NSF and ENSF, which
jointly visited leaders of Naga militant factions from June
18 - 22 over the issue of exemption of taxes on educational
institutions and its employees, on June 27, disclosed that
the outfits have "seriously taken" note of their "joint decision"
and agreed upon to put up the matter in the forthcoming budget
session/Tatar session for further discussion and consideration.
NSF and ENSF delegation met
top leaders of NSCN-IM on June 18 at Hebron, the leadership
of NSCN-Khole-Kitovi at Khehoi on June 19, leaders of NSCN-Khaplang
on June 21 at Mon, Non Accordist group of NNC/FGN-NA on June
22 at Noklak and NNC/FGN on June 25 at Kohima.
June 26: 'Naga Army' (armed
wing of NSCN-IM) is serving People in certain border villages
[bordering Nagaland] in Dima Hasao District with extortion
June 24: The NSCN-IM has categorically
denied involvement of its cadres in the recent Haochong killings
of June 21 in Tamenglong District. Earlier NSCN-K had alleged
that the incident took place after the NSCN-IM attacked them.
SFs arrested a militant belonging
to NSCN-IM, 'lieutenant'Ajang Po, from Milubra village near
Lungting in Dima Hasao District.
June 23: Four militants -
three belonging to the DNRF and one from NSCN-IM - were killed
in an encounter with the SFs at Mailu hamlet near Lungting
township in Dima Hasao District. A senior Police officer from
Haflong, the headquarters of Dima Hasao, said troopers of
9 Madras Regiment of Army and Police started a joint operation
at Milubra village, 16 kilometres from Lungting in north of
the District and 51 kilometres from Haflong, acting on a tip-off
by intelligence officials. The operation led to an encounter
between the SFs and the militants in which the four militants
were killed. SFs managed to arrest another while the rest
managed to flee. The slain militants have been identified
as Abhijit Kachari (NSCN-IM), Sanjay Naiding, Reddi Dimasa
and Gilli Dimasa (DNRF).
June 22: Three Naga militant
outfits, NSCN-K, ZUF and NNC, convened a joint press conference
somewhere in the same District clarifying on the reported
gun battle between the NSCN-IM and a joint team of NSCN-K
and ZUF cadres at Haochong village, on June 21. Clarifying
on the number of casualties on its side during the said gun
fight, a spokesperson of the NSCN-K said the outfit lost three
of its cadres along with two other villagers during the gun
fight and also claimed that a NSCN-IM cadre could also be
dead. The joint press conference also clarified that the gun
fight was not between cadres of the ZUF and the NSCN-K cadres
as was reported in some local dailies. They also alleged that
the joint team of the NSCN-K and the ZUF were attacked by
a team of NSCN-IM resulting in the gun fight. NSCN-IM launched
the surprise attack after sneaking to Haochong village through
a secret route with a sinister design to upset the bond of
friendship shared by the three outfits, said the three outfits.
June 21: Six persons were
killed in a gun battle between Naga militant groups that took
place in the remote Haochong village, located about 68 kilometres
North of Nungba Police Station, in Tamenglong District at
about 2.30am. The killed persons include two civilians, two
cadres of NSCN-K and one ZUF cadre. Another militant killed
has not been identified. While some reports said that cadres
of NSCN-K and ZUF who were camping together at Haochong were
attacked suddenly by rival NSCN-IM cadres, other reports suggest
that the gun battle did not involve NSCN-IM. The battle was
fought between the NSCN-K and ZUF cadres who were camping
together and the two civilians were killed by stray bullets.
Even as Tamenglong District Police have moved to the site
of gun battle, they have not been providing any definite information.
Hours after a reported gun
fight between the NSCN-IM and a combined factions of NSCN-K
and ZUF at Haochong village in Tamenlong District in the morning,
a 'sergeant major' of the NSCN-IM, identified as Athikho was
killed at Tamenglong Bazar at around 8:30 pm. He was reportedly
killed by NSCN-K, avenging for the Haochong village killing.
June 18: The UCM observed
the 11th Great June Uprising Day where thousands of people
paid floral tributes to the 18 martyrs who laid down their
lives for safeguarding the territorial integrity of the State
during the June 18, 2001 uprising in protest against the extension
of the ceasefire between the Government of India and the NSCN-IM
without territorial limit.
Continuing its stand to curb
all 'taxation' by organizations, groups, underground factions
etc. in all educational institutions, NSF and ENSF delegation
reportedly met NSCN-IM leaders at Hebron camp (Dimapur). It
may be noted that NSF and ENSF taking cognizance of complaints
on 'taxation' demands by various organizations on educational
institutions held a joint meeting on June 9 wherein it decided
to ban all forms of taxation. The student bodies also revealed
that the different factions/groups have been imposing 20 to
25%of the salary of every teacher from different institutions
as a yearly tax, apart from separate tax on the institutions,
be it Government-run or private institutions, which it said
was directly affecting the students' community.
June 15: Security Forces arrested
four cadres of NSCN-IM along with arms from Khudei Khullen
village under Tengnoupal Police station in Chandel District.
They have been identified as 'Lieutenant' Angdhar, 'Corporal'
Thaibi, 'Lance Corporal' Angkhul and one K Ramesh. One M-20
pistol, one magazine containing four live rounds of 7.62 mm
ammunition, two AK-56 rifles with six magazines and 90 live
rounds, one magazine pouch, one 9 mm carbine and a magazine
containing 28 live rounds and one pistol holster were seized
from their possession.
Thoubal District Police commandos
arrested one NSCN-IM cadre, identified as RT Kono Anal, from
Kakching Khunou Lamkhai at around 4.30 pm. One .9mm pistol
with two live rounds and one Chinese hand grenade were recovered
from his possession.
June 14: The NSCN-IM warned
the ZUF. The NSCN-IM said it will not spare any bullet if
the ZUF connives with the anti-Naga forces against the NSCN-IM.
The anti-Naga government agencies like the Assam Rifles who
continues to hoodwink the Nagas as "Friends of the hill people"
is now finding the ZUF as a potential partner to go against
the Nagas' political interest by targeting the NSCN-IM, the
only mandated Naga political organization to settle the Naga
political conflict with the government of India, the NSCN-IM
June 12: Reacting against
the charge of NSCN-IM that the ZUF and the AR have nexus,
the Zeliangrong outfit terms the former as `anti-people and
dreaded elements of the Nagas`. A. Remroi who is the joint
secretary of the ZUF said the NSCN-IM has now bereft of any
agenda and propaganda is resorting to target ZUF cadres. Remroi
then alleged that the NSCN-IM trained anti-Naga outfit such
as the Dimasa militants who latter razed down large number
of houses in Zeliangrong villages in North Cachar Hills (Assam).
The AR has strongly refuted
the claims of NSCN-IM on the alleged AR-ZUF nexus terming
it a serious attempt by NSCN-IM to malign the image of AR.
June 11: The NSCN-IM alleged
that the Assam Rifles was creating conflict among the Nagas
in Tamenglong District. In a statement, the outfit alleged
that the birth of ZUF was a direct manipulation by Government
agencies, including Tamenglong-based politicians, and the
Assam Rifles was using it as a counter-force against the NSCN-IM,
as it found it difficult to handle the outfit. The NSCN-IM
alleged that all the arms and ammunition used by the ZUF were
being supplied by the army on the condition that the NSCN-IM
should be targeted.
June 10: In a statement, the
NSCN-IM said that at present, by taking advantage of the magnanimity
and goodwill of the NSCN-I-M, some individuals and insignificant
groups like the NNC-Adinno had raised their ugly heads to
accuse and defame the group and its leadership. It also threatened
to take punitive actions against the group.
June 8: NNC has accused NSCN-IM
of killing Nagas in large number on the excuse of one thing
or the other. An NNC press communiqué issued by one victor
said, "They (NSCN) killed at first in the name of Naga sovereignty
and then they killed, tortured and taxed without the concrete
stand in the names of greater Nagalim, Special Relationship
with India, Naga Integration, 31 point Charter of demand,
Supra State (Christmas gift), Alternative Arrangement within
Manipur State, boycott of Manipur ADC election and wholehearted
involvement in Manipur State Assembly election 2012 by killing
and torturing the Southern Naga public without any true colour
like chameleon. Then what will be the next? And what will
be the next wicked action against the innocent Naga public?
Nobody knows". NNC said that NSCN-IM had killed over 3000
Nagas on the pretext of Naga sovereignty.
NNC/FGN has expressed disappointment
over the NSCN (I-M)'s alleged attack on some of its cadres
at Pungro town, Kiphire on June 2. In a release, NNC/FGN "tatar"
A. Kusunth Yimchungru alleged that NSCN (I-M) while attempting
to chase its cadres fired some shots and pelted stones, in
which one of its cadres was severely injured. However, Yimchungru
said that their cadres did not retaliate and "humbly" vacated
the place since they were under the banner of FNR and JWG.
June 6: A high-profile meeting
of Tangkhul Naga bodies discussed the protracted Indo-Naga
ceasefire. The key agenda was the NSCN-IM proclamation of
involving in next parliamentary polls. The meet also discussed
the "boycott call" against the ADC. "Naga's stand" should
remain as far the ADC is concerned, reaffirmed a senior NSCN
leader during the discussion.
June 5: Nagaland Chief Minister
Neiphiu Rio, in an interview on the peace process between
New Delhi and the NSCN-IM says that elections are fought on
party lines and this divides the Nagas. This is the time when
Naga undergrounds (rebels) have come closest to the Government.
If we lose this opportunity, we will have to start from zero,
he said. The undergrounds were fighting for sovereignty but
they have realised, reconciled that the situation is such
that now we have to live in the Indian Union. That is why
this is the closest moment for the Nagas and the Indian government
…this is the time for a solution, he said. He however further
said that a piecemeal settlement for the Nagas may not be
good. Whether we are integrated or not integrated, Naga interests
should be protected wherever they are.
SFs arrested four NSCN-IM
militants along with arms and ammunition from Eastern Lodge
in Paltan Bazar in Dibrugarh town. The arrested cadres were
identified as 'Major' Salim Wangsa alias Chempho Wangsa, 'private'
Puman Wangsa, 'Sergeant' Chaing Wangsa and 'private' Chailai
Pangsa. All the four hailed from the Tirap District in Arunachal
Pradesh. SFs recovered two USA-made and two Italy-made automatic
pistols with four magazines, 27 rounds of 7.65mm caliber ammunition,
four mobile phones with seven SIM cards, one Maruti Alto vehicle
(AS-23F 7771) and INR 39, 330 cash from the NSCN-IM militants.
SFs arrested two NSCN-IM cadres
identified as Jenthaingam Longmei al alias Jon and Thingbaijam
Biren at Pallel Bazar in Thoubal District around 7 pm. One
.9mm pistol, two live rounds, two mobile handsets along with
two SIMs and one Chinese hand grenade were recovered from
them. Both were arrested while intimidating truck drivers
for illegal 'tax' of the outfit.
June 2: The Mapithel Dam,
also known as Thoubal Multipurpose Project which is one of
the key projects of the State Government has not been able
to complete in time due to disruption from the NSCN-IM, a
highly placed source said. Excepting the completion of the
project, even the development for the required components
of the project has been completely paralyzed due to the stringent
ban imposed by NSCN-IM on the construction and development
works of the project.
May 30: Two cadres of the
ZUF were reportedly killed while another sustained injury
following a heavy gunfight with rival NSCN-IM cadres at a
jungle in between two villages in Nungba area of Tamenglong
District in the morning. The two cadres of ZUF killed in the
battle were identified by villagers of the nearby villages
as Diluanthai (21) of Taosang village and Pellimon of Khoupum
village, both under Khoupum Police station, Tamenglong District.
A Police source confirmed that there was heavy exchange of
fire between armed cadres of ZUF and NSCN-IM, but there has
been no official confirmation of the total casualty, though
it has been learnt through sources that ZUF cadres suffered
Two cadres of the ZUF were
reportedly killed while another sustained injury following
a heavy gunfight with rival NSCN-IM cadres at a jungle in
between two villages in Nungba area of Tamenglong District
in the morning. The two cadres of ZUF killed in the battle
were identified by villagers of the nearby villages as Diluanthai
(21) of Taosang village and Pellimon of Khoupum village, both
under Khoupum Police station, Tamenglong District. A Police
source confirmed that there was heavy exchange of fire between
armed cadres of ZUF and NSCN-IM, but there has been no official
confirmation of the total casualty, though it has been learnt
through sources that ZUF cadres suffered casualty.
May 26: Despite the absence
of top NSCN-IM leaders, the FNR held its meeting for reconciling
rival Naga groups in Chiang Mai, Thailand. NSCN-Khole-Kiotovi
'chairman' Khole Konyak and 'general secretary' Kitovi Zhimomi,
NNC 'president' Singnya and 'vice president' Zhopra Vero attended
the meeting. The meeting, convened "to hammer out Naga political
differences", was FNR's attempt to create a space to constructively
address all misunderstandings between various groups and bring
rebel leaders to transcend factional interest for the Naga
future. NSCN and NNC leaders said it would not be appropriate
in the absence of the NSCN-IM to take any decision affecting
the future of the Nagas which must be rooted in the historical
and political rights of the Nagas "established by the leaders
of the Naga political movements." They added that they were
committed to seeking reconciliation for the greater cause
of Nagas. The leaders jointly echoed that another meeting
with top leaders of all the groups will be convened at the
earliest as the differences need to be sorted out face to
face. FNR said, "Since we are faced with numerous problems,
we are trying to resolve them through collective understanding,
for which we have been undertaking this "journey of common
May 22: With NSCN-IM pulling
out of the reconciliation meeting Chiang Mai in Thailand,
FNR has reminded all Naga rebel groups that difference among
them must be resolved. The meeting, scheduled for May 21,
was convened "to hammer out our (Naga) political differences"
and FNR was requested to prepare logistical arrangements.
FNR members have reached Chiang Mai and are now waiting for
Naga rebel groups, including the NSCN-IM to hold the meeting.
It said that over the last four years, FNR's involvement in
the reconciliation process indicated that the divisions among
the Naga people are not "factional" but the real divisions
in Naga society are between those who support the reconciliation
process and those who are opposed to it.
May 21: The GoI will first
hammer out a solution with the NSCN-IM and then bring other
Naga groups into the loop. Sources revealed this on a day
when the NSCN-IM strongly opposed Delhi's decision to begin
talks with rival groups -NSCN- Khole-Kitovi and NSCN-Khaplang.
The sources said according to the Government the best option
is to work out a solution with the group with which over 80
rounds of talks have been held since 1997 and then bring other
groups in the loop. The Government's stand is unchanged that
the solution will be within the framework of the Constitution.
The FNR has expressed disappointment
with the NSCN-IM's decision to abstain from attending its
proposed 'Highest level Meeting of Naga Leaders' in the last
week of May at Chiang Mai, Thailand. A press statement of
the FNR has stated that the meeting was agreed during a Naga
Reconciliation meeting held on February 29.
May 20: The NSCN-IM has reminded
New Delhi not to toy around with the ongoing dialogue with
the Naga outfit. The NSCN-IM also urged the GoI that all its
official statements will be only from the Prime Minister,
the Union Home Minister or the government of India's Chief
Interlocutor. This statement of the NSCN-IM came after Shambhu
Singh's (joint secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs incharge
of North East region) statement appeared in the media saying,
"If we don't take all three factions into account, no kind
of agreement is going to succeed. It will be a futile exercise
to reach an agreement with one group".
May 19: SFs killed one top
militant of the NSCN-IM in a fierce encounter at N Rianambasti
in Dima Hasao District and the slain militant body identified
as 'sergent major' Joysan Thangkul was recovered. No casualties
were reported when the encounter took place on May 18. SFs
recovered a 9mm pistol, two live cartages and two China made
grenade from the spot.
The NSCN-IM leader reaffirmed
that the organization would not attend the May 21 Chiangmai
meeting as decided at the joint meeting of its steering committee
with council of kilonsers (ministers) on May 14. He
said the clarification issued by the NSCN-Khole-Kitovi on
the question of the word "Nagaland" to mean it encompassed
"all Naga lands" irrespective of national or international
boundary demarcations," "contradict" the statement made by
'general secretary' Kitovi Zhimomi on April 29 after his group
signed ceasefire with the GoI.
May 18: An encounter took
place between SFs and NSCN-I-M militants at N-Rianam village
in Dima Hasao District. However, no casualties were reported.
As soon as the joint team reached the place, the militants
opened fire. The SFs retaliated and the exchange of fire lasted
for about half-an-hour.
May 15: A day after the NSCN-IM
accused the NSCN-Khole-Kitovi of "attempting to sabotage"
its 14 years of negotiations with the GoI by seeking "political
settlement within the boundary of the so-called Nagaland state",
the NSCN-Khole-Kitovi responded to clarify "certain misgivings"
from NSCN-IM. In a statement, Alezo Venuh, leader of NSCN-Khole-Kitovi
pointed out that since the formation of the FNR in 2008, NSCN-Khole-Kitovi
was "very vocal" that a meaningful reconciliation among Nagas
would not be forthcoming as long as NSCN-IM leadership "believed
in having reconciliation process and political negotiations
running parallel to each other." Asserting that reconciliation
process included all sections of Nagas, Venuh asserted that
one could not say the same about the negotiations between
GoI and NSCN-IM "because Nagas are still in the dark about
the core demands and the progress or lack of it." Affirming
its position on the question of the word "Nagaland", he said
the word "Nagaland" encompassed "all Naga lands" irrespective
of national or international boundary demarcations.
The NNC has welcomed the
ceasefire agreement signed between the NSCN-K and the junta-backed
Myanmar Government. In a statement issued from London, NNC
'president' Adinno Phizo said, the ceasefire would bring much
needed peace to the region. "The NNC welcomes the recent political
changes in Myanmar and keenly looks forward to friendly understanding
and much needed peace in the region and beyond," she said.
May 14: Drawing attention
to "recent political development" wherein the NSCN-Khole-Kitovi
group had purportedly expressed desire to "seek political
settlement within the boundary of the so-called Nagaland state"
as intimated to the Government of India through joint secretary
MHA, Sambhu Singh, NSCN-IM in a communiqué issued by its 'chief
principal chief secretary' Samson Jajo announced that it would
henceforth refrain from attending the May 21 scheduled reconciliation
meeting at the highest level at Chiang Mai Thailand "till
clarification is made to the Naga people by the said group".
According to Jajo, the decision
was made at the joint meeting of the NSCN-IM Steering Committee
and Council of Kilonsers on May 14. The meeting termed the
move by the Khole-Kitovi group as "calculated-deliberate step
to sabotage the hard earned 14 years negotiations being held
at the highest level of the GoI and the NSCN." The NSCN-IM
joint council also termed it as an "assault on the Reconciliation
process" and opined that the FNR was "required to make its
position very clear on the matter."
May 13: The Naga Hoho, the
apex body of the Nagas after deliberating over the 15 year-long
Indo-Naga cease fire vis-à-vis political dialogue between
the NSCN-IM and Government of India has called for Indo-Naga
political settlement within 2012. The Naga Hoho said various
consensus decisions were taken on matters pertaining to the
common interest of Naga people. The decisions were arrived
at following 'threadbare discussion' at a consultative meeting
with Tribal Hohos on May 8 in Kohima, said a communiqué issued
by Naga Hoho president and general secretary Keviletuo Kiewhuo
and P Chuba Ozukum.
May 12: The union home minister,
on the issue of law and order problems in Tirap and Changlang
Districts that shares a border with Nagaland and Myanmar,
said that steps had already been initiated to upgrade police
infrastructure and recruit more police personnel. He added
that more CRPF personnel were being deployed to maintain the
law and order in the two Districts. "A total of 1,526 policemen
have been newly recruited in the state and they will start
training from July this year. About 400 police personnel have
been promoted and the process is on to recruit more personnel.
Similarly, other steps for modernization of the police force
are also on," he said. On factional fighting among the NSCN
factions in Tirap and Changlang Districts, Chidambaram said
the State Government and Police had been instructed to take
firm action against the NSCN-K and NSCN-I-M if they were found
violating the law within State's boundaries, as the State
had no ceasefire agreement with the NSCN factions.
May 11: GoI in a move to bring
about "final settlement" to the protracted Naga political
issue, said it was ready to engage all three Naga militant
groups- NSCN-IM, NSCN-K and NSCN-Khole-Kitovi for peace talks.
Confirming this, joint secretary (North East) Ministry of
Home Affairs, Shambu Singh said that "eventually all three
factions of the NSCN would be invited for peace talks before
any final settlement is reached." Keeping this in view the
GoI, in principle has also agreed to hold dialogues with the
NSCN-Khole-Kitovi faction which was keen to find out a settlement
within the boundary of Nagaland.
The Sixty sixth meeting of
CFMG between CFMG and NSCN-IM CFMC members was held at Police
complex Chumukedima in Dimapur. CFMG chairman Major General
(Retd) N. George said that the meeting discussed to resolve
misinterpretation of CFGR to avoid recurrence of any situation.
Assam Chief Minister Tarun
Gogoi said that the Maoists were spreading their wings and
have set up a strong base in the Districts of upper Assam.
Gogoi added that the militant groups of the region supported
them. "ULFA c-in-c Paresh Baruah's letter to the media yesterday
proves this. The NSCN-IM is also imparting training to the
Maoist cadres," he said, adding that the training is given
in some places outside Assam "by taking advantage of the ceasefire
agreement" with the Centre. "We will have to conduct operations
not only in Assam but also in neighboring States like Arunachal
Pradesh. I am supporting the NCTC because it will help us
in this regard," said Gogoi. "Earlier, the Centre had refused
to believe us. Now they know that Assam is also affected by
the Maoist menace. Given the fast manner in which it is spreading
across the Northeast, I need the support of our neighboring
States to control the Maoist movement now," the Chief Minister
May 9: Security Forces arrested
one Ghosheto Swu, a regular tax collector of NSCN-IM from
Signal Basti in Dimapur. The accused confessed to have carried
out tax collection in Signal Basti area on "commission basis."
Tax collection receipts and incriminating documents along
with INR 1890 were also seized from him.
In the aftermath of the April
19 incident near Hebron involving the 29 Assam Rifles (AR)
and NSCN-IM, both appear to be at loggerheads again when 32
AR reportedly surrounded around 40 NSCN-IM cadres stationed
at Kejanglwa village under Jalukie sub-division in Peren District.
According to sources, NSCN-IM cadres in the night of May 8
reached Kejanglwa village and were stationed there when 32
AR got wind of it and marched to the village and surrounded
it. On April 19, five AR jawans were 'held' by NSCN-IM and
weapons 'seized' leading to counter action by the AR which
erected MCPS on roads leading to NSCN-IM designated camps
in Nagaland and Manipur.
May 8: Illegal mining is funding
extremist outfits in Arunachal Pradesh, according to a home
ministry investigation. The report, prepared after a visit
of senior home ministry officials to the entire 45-km coal-rich
stretch of Changlang District, said that insurgent groups
such as the NSCN are indulging in illegal mining at Namchik
Namphuk, the only coal block allotted to the State Government.
May 6: Nagas from both Manipur
and Nagaland reaffirmed their demand for an 'alternative arrangement'
for Nagas living in Manipur while observing the second anniversary
of the Police crackdown on protesters at Mao Gate in Senapati
District. On May 6, 2010, protesters were demonstrating against
the Ibobi Singh Government's decision to prevent NSCN-IM leader,
Thuingaleng Muivah from entering Manipur. In the crackdown
that followed at Mao Gate, two students were killed in Police
April 30: 103 cadres belonging
to several militant outfits operating in the State and its
neighboring areas surrendered before the Chief Minister O
Ibobi Singh during a ceremony at Mantripukhri in Imphal West
District along with their weapons. The militants who surrendered
include 22 cadres of the UNLF, 20 of PULF, nine of KYKL, 14
of PREPAK, eight of KNLF, 10 of KCP, nine of PLA, four of
UNPC, two of NSCN-IM, one each of NSCN-K, UPPK and KRPA and
Rahul, a class seven student
of Don Bosco, Chingmeirong who was allegedly abducted by a
KCP on April 21 was released at Chandel District.
April 29: Report says that
the NSCN-IM in Manipur provided arms training to Maoist cadres.
April 27: NSCN-IM joint council
has said Naga people were "concerned" on the proposed talks
between NSCN-K and the Myanmar military junta, saying all
Nagas were inseparable parts of the whole and 'Nagalim' embraces
all their Naga ancestral domains. According to NSCN-IM leaders
it was under the legitimate leadership of Isak and Muivah
that had declared "unilateral ceasefire" with the Myanmar
Government years ago.
Notably, the Khaplang group
has signed a truce with the Myanmar Government on April 12.
Top leaders of the NSCN-Khaplang had left Nagaland for Yangon
few days before the signing of the truce, according to a report.
The NSCN-IM refuted the Indian
intelligence bureau reports about Chinese funding Maoists
in the North East including Nagaland. Maintaining that it
cannot comment on Maoists' activities or presence in the other
States, the NSCN-IM, however, said in Nagaland, if there be
any activities or presence as alleged, it was "certainly the
creation of Assam Government and India."
April 26: In the wake of the
recent standoff between NSCN-IM and AR at the outfit's Hebron
camp in Dimapur (Nagaland) and its subsequent ramifications,
State Home Minister Gaikhangam on April 26 said the State
Government does not recognize any official camp of NSCN-IM
in Manipur. He added that he will ask the Centre, which is
holding talks with the outfit, to dismantle any such designated
camps of the outfit if it exists in the State.
On April 19, five AR troopers
were taken hostage by NSCN-IM and their weapons and ammunition
'seized' after they strayed too close to the gate of NSCN-IM
Hebron camp. The NSCN-IM had accused that the AR violated
April 25: Naga Hoho (NH) [Apex
body of Naga tribes] expressed its desire that the ongoing
cease-fire between NSCN-K and GoI which was listed to "expire"
on April 28 be extended. NH has also lauded the NSCN-IM leadership
and Government of India for bringing "an end" the stalemate
over the violation of CFGR by Assam Rifles on April 19 by
handing over of seized arms by "both the parties by respecting
each other" towards upholding peace.
April 16: Asserting that main
purpose of the cease-fire between the GoI and the NSCN was
to facilitate for a purposeful political dialogue, the NSCN-IM
urged GoI and its machineries to respect the cease-fire "whole-heartedly."
In a statement, the NSCN-IM "kilonser" (minister) A.Z.Jami
said its serious concern was towards a sincere and meaningful
political dialogue rather than "interpretations" of the CFGRs.
April 15: SFs arrested three
militants belonging to NSCN-I-M including a 'town commander'
and two linkmen from Boro Haflong area of Haflong town in
Dima Hasao District. The 'town commander' has been identified
as Kisolungra Zemi. The other two linkmen have been identified
as Husaming Zemi and Isameting Newme. SFs recovered one .9
mm pistol, 2 Chinese grenades, 14 live .9 mm ammunitions,
2 mobile handsets with SIM card and a demand note of NSCN-I-M
from them. According to a highly placed Police officer bases
in Haflong, "the hardcore cadre has been nabbed while investigating
a case of extortion, where NKC Projects Pvt. Limited, operating
from Haflong was involved; the outfit demanded 30 lakhs [INR
3 million] from this private firm".
April 13: AR arrested 13 NSCN-IM
cadres along with one .9mm Pistol, one .22 Rifle, more than
3000 rounds ammo of various weapons, detonators and large
amount of communication and surveillance equipments in an
operation at Chumukedima ward No. 1 in Dimapur District. The
militants had set up a temporary hideout in the vicinity of
a house belonging to one 'Colonel' Yaritiva Lotha of NSCN-IM,
who is presently said to be residing at Hebron Camp. It was
reported that the cadres were using the safehouse for transit
and storing the weapons and ammunition for short duration
meant for further supply to other parts of the State. AR cordoned
the house and searched the area while the cadres panicked
and attempted to flee. In the process, the fleeing cadres
AR in a statement said the
operation incorporated humanitarian facets to act within existing
cease fire ground rules, however "law breakers" were arrested
to maintain peace in Nagaland.
April 12: NSCN-IM leadership
is believed to have conveyed the State Congress leaders to
press the Union Government for expediting the ongoing talks
over the long protracted "Indo-Naga political issue." NPCC
members led by its president S.I Jamir met NSCN-IM 'chairman'
Isak Chishi Swu and 'general secretary' Thuingaleng Muivah
on April 11 in New Delhi and deliberated on the progress of
talks between the Centre and NSCN-IM.
April 9: State Home Minister
Gaikhangam has brushed aside the report about New Delhi's
offer for Supra State body or any similar arrangement to appease
NSCN-IM as nothing but a pipedream.
April 8: The UCM and the AMUCO
have warned both the Government of India and the State (Manipur)
Government against offering any greater autonomous council
to NSCN-IM on the soil of Manipur. Quoting a report published
recently in the Guwahati based Seven Sisters' Post,
UCM and AMUCO warned that New Delhi's design to offer greater
autonomy or autonomous council to NSCN-IM in place of supra
state body was unacceptable. The statement also listed a number
of criminal activities committed by NSCN-IM on the soil of
Manipur in total violation of the ceasefire ground rules.
April 3: The collective leadership
of NSCN-IM, Isak Chishi Swu and Thuingaleng Muivah, left Dimapur
for New Delhi for another round of talks with the GoI. Before
the departure, Muivah said, "We are waiting for a final response
from the GoI. Our history is unique and our solution should
also be based on the uniqueness of Naga history". The collective
leadership also said that the exact dates for the talks have
not been fixed yet. Both Swu and Muivah met Home Minister
P Chidambaram in December 2011 and discussed with him the
peace process to find an amicable solution to the Naga issue.
April 2: Suspected NSCN-IM
militants abducted an inter-District bus driver, identified
as Muhammad Abdul Nazeer, from Henbung in Senapati District
at around 8:30pm.
According to information available
with the SFs, at least two batches of new recruits of the
CPI-Maoist from the State have already completed training.
The training for the first batch was reportedly provided by
NSCN-I-M somewhere along the India-Myanmar border area. The
second batch was trained in Jharkhand. Those who received
training have already returned to Assam. Further, one member
from the State has already been inducted into the Central
committee of the CPI-Maoist to give a boost to the activities
of the groups in Assam.
April 1: Police in Ukhrul
District has registered a "suo motu case" against some cadres
of NSCN-IM alleging that they assaulted around 10 people of
a village in Ukhrul District for not heeding their diktat
of casting votes in favour of NPF candidate during the 10th
Assembly election held recently. As per the case registered
on March 30 under section 125 of RP Act and read with 325/31
of IPC, the assault incident took place on March 28 at Ngaimu
village falling under Chingai Assembly constituency of the
District. The victims of the incidents were supporters of
non-NPF candidates. The village, which comes under Chingai
assembly constituency, Ukhrul District had witnessed re-poll
violence twice in the 10th assembly elections on February
4 and March 4.
March 28: The ZUF condemned
the fresh attack by NSCN-IM cadres at Nungnang village under
Noney Police station in Tamenglong District.
Three NSCN-IM cadres, identified
as R.S. Tamreiyo, P S Graceson and R Kurakmiu, were arrested
in Singrijan area in the District. INR 10,000, four live rounds
of .303 and tax collection receipts were recovered from them.
March 27: A gun fight reportedly
broke at Nongang village under Noney Police Station of Tamenglong
District in the morning. According to a Police source, cadres
of the NSCN-IM and ZTF, the armed wing of ZUF, were suspected
to be involved in the clash which lasted from about 6am till
7.30am. Armed cadres of NSCN-IM showed up at Nongang village
which consequently sparked off the gun-fight as ZTF cadres
retaliated. There is no report of any casualty on either side.
March 20: SFs also arrested
one alleged NSCN-IM cadre, identified as 'lieutenant' Aayo
Tangkhul, at Karong in Senapati District.
March 19: CM Neiphiu Rio informed
the State Assembly that he was not aware of the progress of
political talks between the Union Government and the NSCN-IM
since the State was not a party to the dialogue between the
The meeting convened by NPMHR
and NWU, which was attended by the Civil Society Organisations
of Tahamzam (Senapati), reaffirmed its earlier demand for
the unconditional release of Anthony Ningkhan Shimray, 'Head
of Foreign Affairs', NSCN-IM, who was arrested in October
March 18: SFs arrested one
NSCN-IM cadre, identified as '2nd Lieutenant' Paisho Kashung,
at Gwaltabi of Ukhrul District. One US made .32 mm pistol,
cash of INR 3000 and extortion receipt for INR 6600 were recovered
March 14: NSCN-IM issued a
directive banning the burning of forests in the State. The
outfit said perpetrators would be fined INR 20,000 for it
and 50 percent of the total amount extracted as fine would
be awarded to the village authority or any individual who
reports the matter along with the identity of the perpetrator
to the concerned authority. Failing to report, the village
councils would be held responsible and a fine of INR 10,000
would be imposed on them.
March 12: The NSCN-IM, while
appreciating the tireless efforts of the FNR towards bringing
all the Naga outfits into one fold, said that it cannot accept
in toto the resolutions adopted by the FNR during the NRM.
The joint council of the NSCN-IM held a meeting on March 3
to discuss the resolutions adopted in the reconciliation meeting
and unanimously agreed that the resolutions contained certain
flaws and politically untenable points.
March 10: SFs arrested three
militants belonging to NSCN-IM, identified as KH Fhilimon,
Khiamping Khumba and Neilor Cheeru moving in a Tata Sumo from
Awangkhul to Nonei on NH-37 in Tamenlong District. SFs recovered
INR 80,000 and incriminating documents from their possession.
March 8: SFs arrested two
militants belonging to NSCN-IM from Signal Basti in Dimapur
District. SFs also seized large quantity of "unaccounted arms
and ammunition from their possession" which included one AK
-56, 25 live rounds AK-56, one 0.22 mm air gun, 24 0.22 mm
live round, one M 20, ten M 20 live round, 20 7.62 mm live
round, 25 9 mm live round, 18 12 bore cartridge, one Chinese
grenade, one telescopic sight, two mobile phones and four
register containing collection details. SFs said the operation
"once again" brought to limelight the gross violation of CFGR
by cadres of various factions in Dimapur town.
March 2: ZUF 'general secretary'
A Ramroy welcomed Lunguitan Kamei of NSCN-IM on joining ZUF.
A Ramroy said that ZUF would welcome anybody from Zeliangrong
community and its sub-tribes in joining the outfit.
February 28: NSCN-IM 'General
Secretary' Th. Muivah stated that CM Neiphiu Rio had a clear-cut
commitment to the issue of integration of Naga inhibited areas.
Muivah said that this was proved after CM Rio made visits
to Naga inhabited areas of Manipur during the recently concluded
February 27: Major General
(Rtd) N George, chairman of CFMG, after a crucial meeting
with NSCN-IM at Chumukedima in Dimapur said that militant
groups should look beyond recent incidents and start preparing
to implement a solution that "we are expecting will come about
in the near future".
February 24: under the aegis
of Naga Peace Facilitation Committee Delhi (NPFCD), a demonstration
was held February 24 at Jantar Mantar in the backdrop of the
protracted "political dialogue" between Government of India
and NSCN-IM going on since August 1, 1997. NPFCD also submitted
a two page memorandum to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in
reiteration of the demands of the Nagas in Delhi for fruitful
solution at the earliest.
February 22: A labourer identified
as Phijam Thoiba, engaged in construction of a house for Henbung
composite check-post in Senapati District, was abducted by
suspected NSCN-IM militants. It is suspected that the abduction
might have been related with monetary demand or tussle over
the contract work.
February 20: The Zeliangrong
Baudi (the apex body of the Zeliangrong tribe), Manipur,
on February 20 urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the
unconditional and immediate release of Anthony Ningkham Shimray,
head of foreign affairs of NSCN-IM. Shimray has been in Tihar
jail since his arrest in 2010.
SFs arrested one 'captain'
of NSCN-IM, identified as Kaphung Koi Muinao, from Sewak Colony
of Dimapur along with arms and ammunition, for violation of
Cease Fire Ground Rules (CFGR).
February 16: Former Union
Home Secretary G.K. Pillai revealed that the policy towards
political solution to the Naga issue that has been going on
for several decades would be to rope in the entire Naga society
to whatever deal that would be struck. In an interview, G.K
Pillai said, "all have to endorse the agreement, from the
gaon burhas (village headmen) to civil society groups...
none should be able to turn around and say after some years
that they were kept in the dark and hence would not accept
the agreement." The talks have been dragged on with the NSCN-IM
for nearly 15 years, he said adding, a settlement could be
expected later in 2012. NSCN-IM will hold consultations with
other factions and civil society groups from February 22 before
sitting for the next round of talks with the Centre.
SFs arrested one Mathew was
arrested while collecting 'tax' from Diphupar village. INR
155,500 collected as tax and collection receipts" was recovered
February 15: SFs arrested
two NSCN-IM militants identified as Swapon (30) and Shikaya
Sema (28) while collecting 'tax' from near Sukhavi village.
February 14: India has given
China evidence on several occasions of its involvement in
aiding insurgency movements in Northeast. "There was evidence
that insurgents from northeast India were meeting Chinese
intelligence officials regularly in Yunnan (China) and in
Nepal. We tracked top National Socialist Council of Nagaland
(NSCN) arms procurer Anthony Shimray who had ordered a massive
supply of weapons. The procedures involved in shipment, export
orders, regulatory compliances, etc are impossible without
China's involvement," said GK Pillai, former home secretary.
Intelligence reports say fresh consignments comprising weapons
like Heckler and Koch rifles (HK 33), T81 rifles - have landed
in the hands of the Northeast rebels in substantial numbers.
Signatories of the "Naga Concordant"
(NC) invited all Naga groups to the "Naga Reconciliation Meeting"
to be held on February 2 at 4th Mile in Dimapur. In a joint
statement, 'VS Atem, convener steering committee of NSCN-IM;
Zhopra Vero, vice president of NNC and C. Singson, 'kilonser'
(minister) of NSCN-Khole-Kitovi appealed to all to participate
in the meeting and also sought the invitees' "prayers".
February 10: Anthony Shimray,
Head of Foreign Affairs of the NSCN-IM, was produced before
the Special Court of NIA at Patiala in New Delhi.
February 9: Several Naga civil
society organizations have appealed to the Union Government
to release a senior NSCN-IM functionary, arrested by the NIA
in 2010. In a joint representation addressed to Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh, the organizations have sought the immediate
release of Anthony Ningkhan Shimray, "head of foreign affairs"
of NSCN-IM in "greater interest of peace and respect for his
rights and dignity". The representation includes Naga Hoho
(the apex organisation of the Nagas), United Naga Council,
Naga Mothers' Association, Naga Women's Union, Naga Students'
Federation, All Naga Students' Association Manipur and Naga
People's Movement for Human Rights. Shimray was arrested by
NIA at the Indo-Nepal border in September 2010 on charges
of illegal procurement and supply of arms, and has been in
Tihar jail since.
February 7: Assam Rifles arrested
six cadres of NSCN-IM during the raid of a house of one 'major'
Yimkachang of NSCN-IM at Yimyu Ward, Mokokchung District.
Three .22 revolvers and two pistols were seized from them.
The arrestees were identified as Aluba Ao, Zulu, Among Imchen,
Atiba, Wati Lkr and Imli Nochet.
February 6: Director-general
of Assam Rifles Rameshwar Roy cautioned the NSCN-IM against
violating ground rules and said action would be taken against
those who violated the same. The warning came after the NSCN-IM
cadres were accused of firing, abduction and intimidation
in favour of candidates belonging to the NPF during Manipur
Assembly elections, held on January 28. Union home minister
P. Chidambaram had admitted that the NSCN-IM indulged in kidnapping
and other unlawful activities despite holding talks with the
The MPCC president Gaikhangam
stated that the NPF and MSCP candidates of Nungba assembly
constituency are openly supported by the cadres of NSCN-IM
and ZUF respectively.
February 5: SFs arrested two
NSCN-IM cadres identified as 'Lieutenant' Ningwon and Rang
Mathews from Senapati District.
February 3: Refuting strongly
to NIA that termed it as "terrorist", the NSCN-IM said such
allegation was "a calculated act" to sabotage the ongoing
"Indo-Naga political talks" that was entering 15 years now.
Following reports from the
IB that NSCN-IM would attempt to secure maximum votes for
the candidates sponsored by them, the State Government has
tightened security measures in all areas where re-poll would
be held on February 4. The IB has informed the State Government
that NSCN-IM in spite of being under ceasefire pact with the
Government of India may resort to all kinds of arm twisting
tactics to threaten voters and force them to vote in favor
of candidates sponsored by them. They may even go to the extent
of capturing booths, mentioned the IB report.
January 31: Sending a clear
message that violence does not pay, Union Home Minister P
Chidambaram accused NSCN-IM of indulging in abducting and
other unlawful activities despite holding peace talks with
the Government. Condemning the recent violence perpetrated
allegedly by NSCN-IM cadres, he said though NSCN-IM leadership
denied that their cadres were involved in most of these incidents,
the Government has enough intelligence which suggested that
the insurgent group's cadres were behind many of these incidents.
"I hope that the message will go to the NSCN-IM or any other
group that violence does not pay," he said.
Natives of Tasar and its neighbouring
villages in Ukhrul District staged a protest rally showing
solidarity to NSCN-IM leader Anthony Shimray's decision to
go for hunger strike. Tasar village is the birth place of
Anthony Shimray, who is currently lodged in Tihar jail after
he was arrested by NIA at Kathmandu Airport, Nepal in 2010.
He had earlier conveyed that he would begin "hunger strike"
by the last week of January, 2012 to protest against the NIA
and the Government of India's policy to detain him longer
The ECI has ordered re-poll/fresh
poll in 34 polling stations which would be conducted on February
4 from 7 am to 3 pm. The ECI decision was conveyed by State
Chief Electoral Officer, PC Lawmkunga, who also proclaimed
that NSCN-IM interfered in the election process.
The NSCN-IM condemned the
reports published in a local daily claiming its involvement
in aiding NPF candidates at the Assembly elections.
NSCN-IM celebrated its "32nd
Raising Day" at Hebron area of Dimapur designated camp with
chairman Isak Chishi Swu unfurling "Naga national flag."
January 30: SFs arrested two
NSCN-IM militants, identified as, Kaising Jeme and Chunglube
Niyame, from Lodhi village near Haflong in Dima Hasao District.
SFs recovered four AK-56 rifles, eight magazines, 515 cartages
of AK-56, along with two mobile phones and two SIM cards during
the process. The report further states that the arrested Naga
militants were involved in a number of extortion, kidnapping
and murder cases in the District. Further, the duo was a part
of the group who abducted and killed Colonel (Retd) Jatindar
Singh Sandhu (62), the general manager of the Umrangshu unit
of the Jaypee Cement Limited, and Ramen Sharma (52), deputy
general manager of state-owned Assam Mineral Development Corporation
(AMDC) in November 2011.
January 29: NSCN-IM severely
assaulted seven people, including five Congress supporters,
in Chingai AC of Ukhrul District.
Ringwui (Ukhrul) village chief
Wungmatem was abducted by suspected NSCN-IM cadres. The whereabouts
of Wungmatem remained unknown.
Re-polling is likely to be
held in 33 poll stations of Manipur's hill Districts where
suspected NSCN-IM cadres indulged in massive booth rigging.
January 29: Police said three
Congress workers, one in Ukhrul and two in Senapati District,
were shot at by suspected NSCN-IM cadres.
INC candidate for 47-Karong
AC, Senapati District, DD Thaisii has alleged that normal
polling procedures have been violated at various polling stations
under Karong AC. Addressing media persons at Manipur Congress
Bhavan, Thaisii claimed that there was mass booth capturing
by NSCN-IM cadres and called for a re-poll. Saying that 18
polling stations had witnessed intimidation and casting of
votes without photographic documentation, Thaisii said that
a re-poll should be held in the said locations. He also alleged
that armed cadres of NSCN-IM fired several rounds from sophisticated
weapons at Koide Village on January 28 at 11 am.
January 24: Three supporters
of Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president Gaikhangam
were shot at by suspected NSCN-IM cadres at Noney under Nungba
Constituency of Tamenglong District. The injured persons have
been identified as Gongloon, Lungkhurei and Gongchumei.
January 22-23: The SFs arrested
a NSCN-IM cadre from Senapati District on the intervening
night of January 22 and 23. The cadre revealed that he was
operating in the area with plans of disrupting the January
28 assembly elections. A .32mm pistol and live rounds of ammunition
were recovered from him.
Another NSCN-IM cadre, belonging
to the civil wing, identified as Raja Peyu CH Chimpu was arrested
during an extortion bid in an area under the jurisdiction
of Imphal West Police.
January 23: NSCN-IM has called
for a 36-hours total shutdown starting from 6 AM January 25
to 6 PM January 26, in all Naga inhabited areas. The shutdown
would cover "all Naga inhabited areas and vehicular movement
restricted". It would affect all public institutions including
educational and commercial establishments except media houses,
hospitals and pharmacies. It has requested the public "to
extent full cooperation". NSCN-IM in a statement stated, due
to "deliberate violation of ceasefire ground rules by government
of India, violation of human rights by disallowing the collective
leadership from visiting Zunheboto, deployment of security
forces around designated Hebron camp without any provocation
and placing unacceptable terms and conditions for the collective
leadership to accept" has compelled the NSCN-IM to impose
Jailed NSCN-IM leader Anthony
Shimray who was arrested in 2010 from Nepal has threatened
to begin a hunger strike at Tihar Jail, seeking his "unconditional
release as he is also a member of peace talks". In a letter
dated January 18, the NSCN-IM leader said the hunger strike
is also for removal of every hindrance blocking peace. "Since
the Indo-Naga peace talks is not under law/court of India,
any member of NSCN involved in peace talks must not stand
trial," he argued and asked the NIA to withdraw cases framed
SFs arrested 'Major' Shoiba
of NSCN-IM at Vakho in Senapati District, in a major blow
to NSCN-IM as Shoiba head an extortion racket in the region.
He was involved in the procurement and supply of arms and
ammunition for the organization.
January 21: A senior NSCN-IM
member Anthony Shimray, who was arrested by NIA at Kathmandu
Airport, Nepal in 2010, and currently lodged at Tihar central
jail, New Delhi, has conveyed that he would begin "hunger
strike" by the last week of January to protest against the
NIA and the Government of India's policy to detain him longer
January 20: Though during
their pre-Christmas meeting with Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram
in New Delhi, NSCN-IM 'chairman' Isak Chisi Swu and 'general
secretary' Thuingaleng Muivah had expressed the hope that
the six decade old Naga issue would be resolved, recent developments
have raised question about the fate of talks, reports The
Sentinel. According to reports, the NSCN-IM leaders are
virtually under house arrest at the direction of the Centre.
January 18: The NSCN-IM said
that the ongoing peace process has been severely affected
by the recent developments imposing 'conditions' on the visit
of the collective leadership of the NSCN-IM to Nagaland by
the Centre. Convener of the steering committee of the NSCN-IM,
'General' (Retd) V S Atem slammed the Centre's directive imposing
'conditions' on the collective leadership's visit to Zunheboto
District and termed it an "unjustified imposition".
January 17: Suspected NSCN-IM
militants looted a grocery shop, at Lahdoigarh under Namtola
Police Station in Sivasagar District along the Assam-Nagaland
border. NSCN-IM militants took away INR 50,000 from the shop.
Nagaland saw a peaceful and
near total shutdown of shops and business establishments following
the 12-hour shut down call by NSCN-IM across "Nagalim" (Naga
inhabited areas) in protest against the 'conditions' imposed
on the visit of Isak and Muivah, planned for January 13-15
to Zunheboto District.
January 16: SFs arrested a
NSCN-IM cadre from Karong area in Senapati District while
travelling in Hyundai Santro vehicle. Search of the vehicle
reportedly led to the recovery of 2 meter green Cordex, some
brown Cordex and 100 grams of plastic explosive. It was revealed
that he was planning to carry out numerous bombings to terrorize
the public during elections.
January 14: NSCN-IM and NSCN-K
resorted to firing at the Mudoi-Morong area Gelekey, near
Assam-Nagaland border with regard to collection of fund from
the labourers. No casualties however, were reported.
NSCN-IM "kilo ministry" has
reportedly issued orders to all its regional authorities--
central administrative officers (CAOs) --across "Nagalim"
to observe 12-hour bandh (general shutdown strike)
(from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.) on January 17 to show what they described
resentment against the Government of India's imposition that
prevented collective leadership from visiting Zunheboto .
NSCN-IM 'general secretary'
Thuingaleng Muivah has alleged that the Centre was trying
to keep out the Naga people from the peace process by preventing
the outfit from interacting with their people. The NSCN-IM
accused New Delhi of violating the ceasefire ground rules.
January 14: Union Home Minister
P. Chidambaram denied permission to NSCN-IM to travel to Zunheboto
District, the hometown of their Chairman Isaac Chishi Swu,
under their own security. As the Ministry wants them to visit
under Government security citing risk to lives of their leaders
from rival groups, the issue saw some heated exchanges between
the NSCN-IM and Government representatives in Nagaland. Sources
privy to the developments said that the tiff erupted when
NSCN (IM) leader V S Atem wrote to Home Ministry seeking permission
for the visit of the outfit's leadership to at the invitation
of Sumi Hoho, an influential tribal socio-cultural organization.
The Ministry, however, conveyed to the militant group that
the ground situation in the Nagaland town was not conducive
for the visit due to the factional rivalry among two other
outfits - NSCN-K and Khole-Kitovi factions.
January 8: State Chief Minister
Neiphiu Rio denied MHA's recent accusation that the Government
[NPF led] allowed a meeting of its legislators and top NSCN
I-M leaders to discuss candidates for Manipur Assembly elections.
NSCN-IM claimed that two militants
belonging to NSCN-K were killed and four other got injured
when the latter attacked NSCN-IM camp in Chasha village in
January 6: Militant groups
operating in the Northeast have realised that violence will
never pay and the only way to solve their problems is peace
negotiations, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram said. "Most
militant groups have come to realise that violence will not
pay, state will never allow the violence to pay. The state
will never allow any violent group to overthrow, overpower
the state and talks are the only way to find solutions to
their problems," he said. Chidambaram said it was heartening
that most of the militant groups were in the mood to talk
and most part of Northeast was free from conflict. He also
said that the Centre, in collaboration with State Governments,
made efforts to deal with insurgent groups operating in the
region through various ways in the last two years.
Chidambaram said peace agreements
have been signed by the Government with Gorkha Janmukti Morcha
in West Bengal, UPDS in Assam and again it was on the verge
of concluding another agreement with at least two groups in
Assam. "ULFA, both factions of NSCN -- IM and K -- as well
as NDFB are in talks mood. The talks are at different degrees.
Formal talks are underway with NSCN-IM. Talks have began with
ULFA and I am confident that shortly talks will begin with
NDFB. Many other smaller groups are in talks mood," he said.
He said most of the Northeast
was today conflict-free and there was no violence in most
parts of Northeast as 2011 witnessed a new low in the level
of violence where in all states together there were only 627
incidents in which 70 civilians and 32 Security Force personnel
were killed. "There is a grain of truth (to it). But much
has been changed in the Northeast. By any measure, Meghalaya,
Mizoram, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and most parts of Assam
are conflict free. Conflict is today confined to Manipur,
to some extent in Nagaland, and it might be paradoxical to
note that the level of violence (in Nagaland) is extremely
low, and some parts of Assam," he said.
The Home Minister, however,
said there were still some areas of concern that include extortion
and occasional kidnapping for extortion. "Extortion keeps
the militant groups going. That is their source of funds...I
have been saying this with responsibility that these extortion
rackets must be stopped," he added. Chidambaram said the Central
government was offering support to all state governments in
the region to ensure that extortion does not take place and
kidnapping for extortion does not take place. "During the
last year, these incidents have come down dramatically and
I am confident that in 2012, the situation will be better,"
January 4: Central Government
is closely monitoring the activities of NSCN-IM which is likely
to field some proxy candidates in the coming Manipur Assembly
elections as 'General Secretary' Thuingaleng Muivah and senior
leader V S Atem of the group held a prolonged meeting with
Naga Hoho and at least six MLA of the Nagaland People's Front
January 3: UNPC in a statement
said that it stands for better relationship between the people
of the hills and the valley (Ching+Tam) and added that NPF
is formed under the banner of the NSCN-IM as a last resort
to break the Nagas of Manipur. NPF is a political organization
of Nagaland and hence should not interfere in the affairs
of Manipur. UNPC further stated that UNPC and its armed wing
the CTLA stand for the unity and peace of the people of Manipur.
December 31: The NSCN-IM chairman
Isak Chisi Swu said that the outfit had reached the "threshold"
of achieving its goal and Nagas should prepare to enter a "new
Nagalim" in the New Year.
December 30: MHA in its year-end
review for 2011 termed it as one of the most successful years
in terms of bringing rebel groups to the negotiation table in
Assam as well as in other northeastern states.
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram
said that 2012 will be a year of settlement and MoS will be signed
with at least four militant groups in the region.
December 24: MHA failed to meet
the deadline committed to NSCN-IM for signing a peace accord before
The NSCN-IM has engaged internationally
reputed legal experts to give the leaders of the outfit legal
opinion for the talks with the Government. The legal experts engaged
by the outfit are Michael Van Walt Van of Prague, Anthony Regan
of Australia and Kenyan national Yash Ghai.
December 22: ULFA-ATF leader Paresh
Baruah, accused Thuingaleng Muivah 'General Secretary' NSCN-IM,
of disintegrating the Northeast insurgent movements by siding
with the Indian Government thus, failing to keep his promise made
to the people of Nagaland.
December 19: Heavily armed cadres
belonging to the NSCN-K and NSCN-Khole-Kitovi exchanged fire at
Naharbari and Pudumpukuri areas in Dimapur. However, there was
no report of any casualty.
December 18: SFs destroyed a training
camp of the NSCN-IM located deep in the forest near Longbu of
ZUF and NSCN-IM militants were
involved in gunfight at Lubanglong village in Khoupum Sub-Division
in Tamenglong District. However, no causalities were reported.
December 17: Issuing a press release,
NSCN-IM informed that a felicitation ceremony was organized at
the Council headquarters, Hebron on December 5 to mark the "homecoming"
of the 20 NSCN-K members.
Replying to a question about the
outcome of the meeting with the Union Home Minister recently,
NSCN-IM 'General Secretary', Thuingaleng Muivah said the ball
was now in the Centre's court.
December 12: ZUF and NSCN-IM militants
were involved in gunfight at Lubanglong village in Khoupum Sub-Division
in Tamenglong District. However, no causalities were reported.
December 11: Senior leader of
the NSCN-IM, R H Raising asserted that talks between the Government
of India and NSCN-IM are going on at the positive spirit and right
direction. Raising, however, admitted that it is too early to
say as to when a formal accord would be signed between the Government
and the NSCN-IM.
December 7: SFs arrested a top
cadre of the NSCN-IM in Senapati District. The NSCN-IM cadre has
been identified as 'major' S Johnson, who is stated to be the
Second in Command of the Oklong camp of the NSCN-IM.
December 5: Members of the High
Level Commission (HLC) of the 'Naga Concordant' represented by
leaders from the three groups NSCN-IM, NNC and NSCN-Khole-Kitovi),
have reaffirmed their commitment to the Naga Reconciliation and
remain firm to the pledge to work towards "building a shared Naga
December 4: About 20 trucks that
left Imphal to transport goods have reportedly been detained in
connection with levying of illegal taxes at Karong area of Senapati
District. According to a source, some unknown persons detained
the goods carriers on the ground that the vehicle owners owed
annual tax to the NSCN-IM.
SFs also arrested one overground worker of NSCN-IM identified
as Adani Aotho Sana from National Highway 2 near Mao in Senapati
District while extorting money from trucks/vehicles. A sum of
INR 1500 along with extortion slips raging from INR 1000 to 4000
were also recovered from him.
NSCN-IM termed Manipur chief minister O. Ibobi Singh's statement
that "there are neither Nagas nor Kukis in Manipur state but only
Manipuris", was an insult to the Hills people.
December 1: A MHA report listed
the slow progress in talks with the NSCN-IM, and persistence of
violence in Manipur and the Bodo issue as 'notable setbacks' in
the last three years from December 2008.
November 30: Following the end
of the tenure of the 'Army Chief' of NSCN-IM, 'Lieutenant General'
Ng.Markson VC, outfit's president (yaruiwo) Isak Chishi Swu appointed
'Maj.Gen' Phungthing Shimrang as the new Naga 'Army chief'.
November 29: The signatories of
the "Naga Concordant" comprising of the NSCN-Khole Kitovi, Naga
NNC/FGN and NSCN-IM at Dimapur and agreed to take gradual and
practical measures towards the formation of one Naga National
Government. A statement issued by Forum for Naga Reconciliation
stated that the signatories also agreed to jointly fight against
rampant collection of tax, kidnapping, abduction, threats, intimidation,
rape and other social evil and take stringent measures against
their own cadres who are involved in criminal acts and are detrimental
to the orderly pursuit of the Naga national cause.
November 24: Police arrested four
extortionists from Dimapur. The arrested persons were identified
as Abdul Hassim, Khumsa Achumi, Billal Uddin and Aqlaquddin who
were extorting money under the authorization of NSCN-IM.
November 23: While expressing
its deep concerned over the continued armed conflict between the
two Naga armed outfits - NSCN-IM and ZUF - in Nungba areas particularly
Khoupum valley in Tamenglong District, the Zeliangrong Union-Assam,
Manipur and Nagaland (ZU-AMN) appealed to the armed groups to
shun violence for the sake of the aggrieved public.
Police arrested one NSCN-IM cadre,
identified as Nitoyi Achumi from Dimapur.
November 21: NSCN-IM chairman
Isak Chisi Swu has left Dimapur for New Delhi for participating
in the next round of talks with the Government of India (GoI).
According to the NSCN-IM sources, a crucial talk is likely to
begin from this week end in New Delhi between the outfit and the
GoI representatives. As part of the prelude to the next round
of talks, key NSCN-IM leaders including the outfits general secretary
Thuingaleng Muivah have been holding series of talks, said the
Asserting that the Government
of India's assurance for Supra State body was only a propaganda
of the NSCN-IM, the MNRF has alleged that Tangkhul frontal organisations
like Tangkhul Naga Long and Tangkhul Core Committee have been
working hand in gloves with NSCN-IM to black-mail the innocent
Tangkhuls in the name of Supra State body.
November 20: Kuki Inpi president,
Asat Doungel who was allegedly abducted by NSCN-IM from Dimapur
on November 14 was released unharmed.
November 19: The Centre informed
Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh that there was no move to
grant a 'supra state body' status to Nagas settled across the
North-East and the negotiators, who have been talking to the NSCN-IM,
had never promised the outfit any such arrangement that may have
severe inter-state ramifications. The 'clarification' comes in
response to the objection from all the three States that sought
the Union home ministry's views over certain reports on the purported
'move'. A top MHA official handling northeast affairs told Times
of India, "Whatever is being reported in the media is a proposal
of the NSCN (IM) and it is not the view of the government neither
has there been any agreement between the two parties. So far as
the government of India is concerned, it is not giving Nagaland
any powers to gain control over areas of its neighbouring states
of Manipur, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh." The senior MHA official
added, "We have verbally informed the three states that the government
of India has not taken any such initiative."
November 18: Governments of Assam,
Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh have urged New Delhi to clarify
plans to offer a 'supra-state body' to the NSCN-IM to enable Nagas
outside Nagaland to preserve their identity. Reports in the local
media about plans by the central government to grant Nagaland
a special federal status by creating a 'supra-state mechanism'
for the Nagas to preserve, protect and promote their cultural,
social and customary practices has led to angry reactions in the
November 16: Serious differences
have cropped up in the rank of the NSCN-IM over the appointment
of new 'commander-in-chief' (c-in-c) of the outfit. Disclosing
that NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah was pressing
for the appointment of Phungthing Shimrey as 'commander in chief'
to replace Markson Tangkhul whose term is going to expire soon,
security sources in the home ministry told Kanglaonline
that the move of the NSCN-IM leaders to appoint a fifth-rank leader
as c-in-c has created dissension among the leaders of the outfit
Kuki Students' & Youth Organisation,
Nagaland (KSO-N) has appealed to the NSCN-IM for early and safe
release of KIN 'president 'Asat Doungel, who was reportedly abducted
from his Medziphema residence in Dimapur on November 14.
November 15: Two NSCN-IM cadres
identified as cadres identified as Monko Phaon and Tongku Tontang
were arrested while collecting money from vehicles plying on Bhandari-Wokha
road in Wokha District. One M-21 Chinese rifle were recovered
November 14: President of the
KIN, Asat Doungel, was 'forcefully abducted' from his Medziphema
residence in Dimapur District. KIN accused the Kuki Tribal Union
of spearheading Asat's abduction under the patronage of the NSCN-I-M.
Chief Minister O Ibobi has written
to the Prime Minister and the Union Home Minister advising them
not to go ahead with the proposed Supra State body for Nagas living
in Manipur, Assam and Nagaland, without consulting the Government
of Manipur simply to appease NSCN-IM. The Chief Minister also
demanded the Centre to give re-assurance that Manipur's territorial
integrity would not be disturbed.
Two NSCN-IM cadres identified
as Mayo Khapai and Tazanlo Messen were arrested while collecting
money from vehicles plying on Bhandari-Wokha road in Wokha District.
November 13: After more than half
a century of protracted conflict, the negotiations between the
Indian Government and the NSCN-IM is now in its final stages.
The final settlement envisages a "special federal relationship"
between India and Nagaland and creation of a "Supra-state body"
for the Nagas to "preserve, protect and promote their cultural,
social and customary practices."
The offer to create a pan-Naga
'Supra State Body', instead of the "Greater Nagalim" demanded
by the NSCN, has been touted by Indian negotiators as the "second
best option for the Naga people". The "Greater Nagalim" that would
involve merger of Naga-inhabited areas of Manipur, Assam and Arunachal
Pradesh with the State of Nagaland is likely to provoke huge resistance
in these States. So Delhi is offering to create the "Supra State
Body", to which the legal authority and decision-making power
of the Naga populated areas of Manipur, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh
will be formally transferred. This, the Indian officials say,
is recognition of the "distinct identity" of the Nagas, and will
surely merit a major Constitutional amendment.
November 12: Minister in-charge
of youth affairs and sport and Education Minister DD Thaisii escape
unhurt while one IRB jamadar (Sub-Inspector), who was escorting
him, suffered splinter injuries in an ambush by some unidentified
persons in Senapati District. The ambush took place when DD Thaisii
was on his way from Imphal to his native village Purul. Four IEDs
were recovered from the ambush site on November 13. Police suspect
NSCN-IM cadres to be behind the attack. The Ibobi Singh Government
is now planning to flush out NSCN-IM cadres from the State following
November 8: The All Zeliangrong
Students' Union (Assam, Manipur, Nagaland) alleged involvement
of NSCN-IM cadres in arbitrary detention and assault of civilians
at Leishok (Sobunglong) village in Tamenlong District of Manipur.
November 6: Two persons who were
abducted by NSCN-IM militants on November 2 were rescued from
Bogapani Reserve forest in Tirap District. The rescue team recovered
an extortion note signed by 'Colonel' Hormi Tangkhul.
November 2: Two persons were abducted
by NSCN-IM militants from Noksam colony at Deomali in Tirap District
in Arunachal Pradesh.
October 31: Assam truckers suspended
services to Nagaland's Mon District due to constant Extortion
demanded by the NSCN-IM.
October 21: Assam Chief Minister
Tarun Gogoi on the role of NSCN-IM in Dima Hasao (NC Hills) said,
"It is a fact that the NSCN-IM has been found to be involved in
violence in the border areas of the State. We have been taking
up the matter with the Centre so that the militant group desists
from such activities".
October 20: Tension gripped the
remote Khoupum area in Zeliangrong-dominated Tamenglong District
after the earlier reported gunfight that broke out between NSCN-IM
militants and the ZUF on October 18. The encounter which took
place inside jungles near Guiteng Chingkao village, forced many
villagers to flee their homes and though the gunfight has stopped,
some villagers are yet to return to their homes.
The DIG of Police (southern range)
Vinod Kumar sai that confessional statements of persons arrested
following the arson and killing (October 13-16) indicated that
members of the NSCN-IM were involved in the Dima Hasao clashes.
Kumar said that the NSCN helped the formation of newly created
militant outfit HTF and also provided weapons and training and
added the NSCN militants came to NC Hills (Dima Hasao) on the
eve of the recent clashes and instigated the non-Dimasa people
and members of the HTF. Kumar further said that Naga outfit was
involved in one of the incidents of setting fire to a village.
October 19: The ZUF alleged that
around 50 cadres of NSCN-IM attacked a hideout of ZUF on October
18 which led to the heavy exchange of fire. "The blood thirsty
Hebron heroes came and attacked the ZUF on Tuesday morning at
Nongadang village under Khoupum block, Tamenglong district where
a gun battle ensued between the two groups from around 5 am and
lasted till 9am," alleged the ZUF. It claimed that around two
to three cadres of NSCN-IM were injured in the battle, but there
were no casualty on the side of ZUF.
October 18: An armed encounter
took place between the cadres of NSCN-IM and ZUF in a forest at
Guitang village under Khoupum Police Station in Tamenglong District.
According to local sources, the gun fight between the heavily
armed cadres of NSCN-IM and ZUF started from around 5 am [local
time] and lasted for more than three hours till about 8:30 am
[local time]. The incident happened when some ZUF cadres intruded
into Guitang village which was already occupied by the NSCN-IM
cadres. The firing began due to miscommunication between the cadres
at the spot resulting in fierce gun battle, the source added.
There are possibilities of heavy casualties during the encounter
on both sides, however no exact information was available till
the filing of this report. Earlier, five cadres of NSCN-IM were
killed during an ambush by ZUF cadres on October 7 at Laisok village
in the same District.
October 14: The NSCN-K issued
a threat to the sitting MLA of Dimapur, Azheto Zhimomi, for "his
act of open defiance and abuse of the outfit".
According to the statement by
NSCN-K, Zhimomi, who is also a timber businessman, was requested
by the outfit to "clear pending annual revenue accounts of his
firm". In response, he invited a NSCN-K cadre, Hemail Sumi, to
his official residence in Thahekhu village, Dimapur, to finalize
the balance of accounts, accordingly, the cadre, as per the given
appointment, went to Azheto's residence. "However, to his surprise,
Azheto Zhimomi, along with members of NSCN (Khole-Kitovi) was
standing at the gate and apprehended Hemail Sumi there itself,"
the statement alleged, adding, "with the directions of Azheto
Zhimomi, Hemail Sumi was whisked away and is still being held
in confinement by the NSCN (Khole-Kitovi) at the Khehoi camp."
October 13: Referring to the October
7 shoot out 7 in Tamenglong District in Manipur where six cadres
of NSCN-IM were killed by the ZUF, the ZUF said it was a sad incident
caused by the intrusion by outsiders that had disturbed the peaceful
atmosphere. At any cost the ZUF will safeguard the Zeliangrong
land. It then said no others had instigated the ZUF on any activity
carry out by the ZUF. "It is natural for us to protect our land
and we are doing it with our own volition," said the ZUF. It alleged
that the NSCN-IM had given immense hardship to the Zeliangrong
villages in Tamenglong District. The ZUF said the NSCN-IM only
imposes its `military rule` in Zeliangrong region when there are
so many Naga areas that are untouched by the latter outfit.
October 11: Dismayed by the October
7 ambush on NSCN-IM militants by ZUF at Subung village in Tamenglong
District, UNC has appealed to different Naga militant groups to
refrain from fratricidal acts.
October 9: In local media reports,
ZUF spokesman "claimed responsibility for the ambush" laid against
the NSCN-IM on October 7. ZUF said that "it did not want any bloodshed
in the Zeliangrong society but the evil designs of NSCN-IM compelled
it to do…also fervently appealed to the general public to know
the real motive of the NSCN leaders to prevent such unwanted incidents
in the future." ZUF, also known as the Zeliangrong Tiger Force
(ZTF), stated it had also arrested nine NSCN-IM militants, who
entered Duithanjang village in Khoupum, on October 8.
October 7: Six NSCN-IM militants
were killed and five injured including NSCN-IM 'Brigadier' Sunu
Poumai in an ambush laid by ZUF, a newly flouted armed Naga outfit,
on the road leading to Subung village under Nungba subdivision
in Tamenglong District. About 60 NSCN-IM cadres were travelling
to Subung village in two trucks when they came under attack. The
site of the ambush falls under Khoupum Police station in the District.
October 2: With Tirap and Changlang
Districts of Arunachal Pradesh becoming a hotbed of militant activities,
the Government has decided to launch a full scale operation in
the area. Sources revealed that, both NSCN-IM and NSCN-K have
strong bases in Tirap and Changlang and the militants belonging
to the outfits are engaged in extortion and other illegal activities.
The outfits even went to the extent of demanding money from some
of the legislators of the area and in recent times, the NSCN-IM
was also involved in meddling in the political affairs of the
State. The outfit also reportedly tried to launch an offensive
against the Jarbom Gamlin Government after the Chief Minister
approached the Centre with the request to launch an offensive
in the area.
SFs arrested two sympathizers
of NSCN-IM, identified as Thounaojam Hemjit Singh (25) and Kshetrimayum
Kumarjit Singh (26), from Kakching in Thoubal District.
October 1: SFs on arrested two
businessmen from Sonari town along the Assam-Nagaland border in
Sivasagar District. The arrested businessmen were identified as
Roshan Mina and Naresh Agarwal. SFs recovered INR 800,000 in cash
from them and seized the Bolero vehicle in which they were travelling.
One of them is allegedly to be a NSCN-IM linkman.
September 29: NSCN-IM chairman,
Isak Chishi Swu arrived in Dimapur from New Delhi. Sources said
he was likely to be around for a few days though his precise purpose
of visit is not known.
September 22: BSF troops arrested
three NSCN-IM militants at Indramchhera Nallah in the border outpost
of Silsuri in Mamit District, while they were trying to cross
over from Bangladesh. The arrestees were identified as Maransa
Tangkhul (26), NG Joseph (29) and Khenito Chishi (35). Two Chinese
made pistol, INR 36,500, Bangladeshi Taka 72 and four mobile sets
were recovered from them.
September 19: SFs arrested one
"assistant sectional officer" of National NSCN-IM, identified
as Aloto Shikhu (29), in Dimapur while he was extorting money
from shopkeepers. INR 5000 was recovered from his possession.
September 14: Security alert has
been sounded along the National Highway No. 53 and ADC Bhawan
located at Sangakpham in view of possible major attacks from NSCN-IM
in the near future.
NSCN-IM and Centre's interlocutor
R S Pandey have engaged in informal talks to accelerate the ongoing
peace process and find an honourable solution to the vexed issue.
A delegation of NSCN-IM, led by 'general secretary' Thuingaleng
Muivah, met Pandey and discussed some of the proposals moved to
find out a mutually acceptable political settlement based on the
uniqueness of Naga history.
September 12: SFs arrested a cadre
NSCN-IM militant, identified as Chawang Tingdeimai Ashikha (21),
from Kanglatombi bazaar in Senapati District. He disclosed that,
he is working under the command of 'finance secretary' Owe Salune
of the outfit. One Nokia mobile handset, one cash receipt book
of "Government of the People's Republic of Nagalim", shepourmaram
Region having 19 leaves and five numbers of letter heads marked
as "Government of the People's Republic of Nagalim" office of
the administrative officer Shepoumaram region were seized from
September 8: Naga militant factions
had a closed door meeting without the NSCN-K at Chief Minister
Neiphiu Rio's Naithu Resort at Chumukedima near Dimapur. The meeting
is to work out modalities to form a "Naga National Government".
The meeting was attended by NSCN-IM 'general secretary' Thiungaleng
Muivah, the 'chairman' and 'general secretary' of NSCN-Khole-Kitovi
faction, Khole Konyak and Kitovi Zhimomi, and NNC/FGN 'president'
S. Singnya. They were also accompanied by senior members of the
The NSCN-K had accused the FNR
that is spearheading the reconciliation process among Naga factions
of having a nexus with Chief Minister Rio. Envoy to the collective
leadership of NSCN-K Kughalu Mulatonu alleged that convener of
the Forum, Wati Aier, was hand in glove with Rio working against
the wishes of the Naga people by creating more divisions in Naga
September 7: Altogether 29 militants,
including 23 from five armed Naga groups, laid down their arms
and surrendered to the Army authority at Leimakhong in Imphal
West District. They also handed over 28 weapons including four
Kalashnikov rifles, 16 pistols, one Lathode grenade launcher,
645 rounds of ammunition along with 21 magazines and two radio
sets to the Army authority.
The surrendered militants includes
seven cadres each of NSCN-Khole and FGN, six cadres of NSCN-Khaplang,
three cadres of PULF, two cadres each of UNLF and NNC and one
each of NSCN-Isak-Muivah and KYKL.
September 3: The Assam Rifles
in a statement expressed concern over a large number of forged
voter ID cards and driving licenses being used by NSCN-IM militants.
The revelation was made after Security Forces arrested an NSCN-IM
militant on Aug 31 from Deomali Town in Tirap District of Arunachal
August 31: SFs arrested one NSCN-IM
militant identified as 'Collector' Teliam Panka (39) from Deomali
in Tirap District of Arunachal Pradesh. One .22 mm country-made
pistol, four live rounds and a forged driving license were recovered
from him. He was recruited by 'Colonel' Absolon Thangkul in 2000.
He was trained at GHQ, Dimapur with effect from November 2005
to January 2006. Since the termination of training, he had been
operating in Tirap District. Interrogation also revealed that
he had been managing and coordinating activities of NSCN-IM and
was involved in providing logistic support, mobilizing armed groups
and arranging administrative requirements of the outfit in Tirap.
Reportedly, the arrested cadre has also disclosed several names
of active sympathizers of the outfit in the District.
August 29: Former Union Home Secretary
G.K. Pillai said he was hopeful of a solution to the demands of
NSCN-IM by end-2012. He said the settlement is in the final stages
and the NSCN-IM General Secretary Thuingaleng Muivah was happy
with the progress of the talks.
August 28: The NSCN-IM severely
criticised Manipur chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh for branding
the group a "terrorist outfit". In a hard-hitting statement by
the outfit, the NSCN-IM charged Ibobi Singh of trying to derail
the Indo-Naga peace process by levelling allegations against the
outfit and branding it a terrorist organisation.
August 26: In a major development,
the culmination of a series of meetings between six top leaders
of three Naga militant outfits - Isak Chishi Swu and Thuingaleng
Muivah of NSCN-IM, 'General' Khole Konyak and N. Kitovi Zhimomi
of NSCN-Khole-Kitovi and 'Brigadier' S. Singnya and Zhopra Vero
of NNC, resolved "in principle" to work towards the formation
of one "Naga National Government". According to a joint declaration
signed by all the six leaders titled "Naga Concordant", a High
Level Commission (HLC) with the six as members has been formed
to ensure the realization of the proposed "Naga National Government".
The HLC would be headed by either the chairman/president or general
secretary/vice president with four other "competent members" in
the ranks of kilonser/major general and above "as deemed fit by
the respective governments." To expedite the process, the HLC
would hold meetings without delay in presence of FNR as "facilitators".
The apex traditional body of all
Naga tribes, the Naga Hoho has urged the FNR to press for
inclusion of all Naga militant groups into the fold of the reconciliation
August 25: Okram Ibobi Singh also
told the NSCN-IM was planning to attack elected members of the
ADC on August 1 blast and urged the Centre to employ the National
Investigation Agency to probe the recent "terrorist" activities
of the Naga militant group in the State. The chief minister stated
that the NSCN-IM was responsible for the blast at Sangakpham bazaar
of Imphal East on August 1, in which five persons, including two
schoolgirls, were killed and eight more were injured.
Okram Ibobi Singh told the State
Assembly that the NSCN-IM cadre arrested in connection with the
recent blast on August 1 at Sangakpham Bazaar in Imphal was actually
an India Reserve Battalion trooper.
August 24: The "high level meet"
of NSCN-IM, NNC and NSCN- Khole faction met for the third time
in the presence of the FNR to explore practical and constructive
ways towards a shared Naga future. According to FNR, in this series
of meeting which began on August 20 and followed up on August
22 the outfits have forgiven each other and have reconciled based
on the historical and political rights and have expressed their
preparedness to understand each other.
August 22: The top ranking leaders
of NSCN-IM, NNC and NSCN-Khole/Kitovi factions met in Dimapur
in order to "strengthen and broaden the peace process based on
the uniqueness of Naga history". The leaders who took part in
the meeting were, NSCN-IM chairman Isak Chisi Swu and general
secretary Thuingaleng Muivah of the NSCN-IM, 'general secretary'
Kitovi Zhimomi and its 'chairman' Khole Konyak of the NSCN-Kitovi/Khole
group and the NNC 'president' S. Singnya and its vice president
August 16: SFs arrested one person
for possessing arms at Dhobinalla in Dimapur District. The arrested
person was identified as Chun Thanlung aka Chun Gangmei
(24) reportedly office assistant of NSCN-IM. One 7.65mm pistol
with three live rounds of ammunition was recovered from his possession.
August 14: Addressing the NSCN-IM
cadres at camp Hebron, in Dimapur during the observation of the
65th 'Naga Independence Day', the outfit's chairman
Isak Chisi Swu and its general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah said
that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh assured the NSCN-IM leaders
that India would go the 'extra-mile and seek solution outside
the box'. They however did not elucidate on his statement. The
NSCN-IM leaders also said the Naga solution has to be based on
'unique Naga history and situation'. Saying that New Delhi and
NSCN-IM have agreed to arrive at an honorable political settlement
in the shortest possible time, they informed that many differences
between the NSCN-IM and New Delhi had been narrowed down.
August 11: NSCN top leaders Isak
Chisi Swu and Thuingaleng Muivah will arrive at Dimapur on August
13 to grace the 'Naga independence day' (August 14), the function
which will be low key affairs and mostly confined inside a Church
at Camp Hebron. NSCN's 'Ministry of information and Publicity
secretary' Joy said, "The Naga independence day will be a closed
door function with the presence of NSCN top leaders Isak Chishi
Swu and Thuingaleng Muivah."
August 9: Nagaland Chief Minister
Neiphiu Rio met Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram in New Delhi
over the ENPO's demand for the creation of a separate State. The
main reason for the ENPO's move has been a 'step-motherly' treatment
by the Nagaland Government for a long time. The ENPO has been
lamenting that the successive Nagaland Governments have failed
to bring any economic development in the four Districts. Such
a demand to bifurcate Nagaland State has come in the face of NSCN-IM's
campaign for the integration of all Naga inhabited areas under
one administrative unit.
August 3: NSCN-IM has denied its
involvement in the Sangakpham Bazar blast. In a press communiqué
issued in Dimapur NSCN-IM said "The fact that some groups in Manipur
targeting innocent public in order to make their political statement
has become a matter of grave concern. NSCN is never desperate
to make its point through such acts, by targeting innocent persons.
We will not accept any blanket allegation and we are also serious
about such actions". Press communiqué further said "The reaction
of the Manipur government and its chief minister Ibobi Singh is
nothing but acts of impropriety and recklessness, considering
their irrational opposition to peace and the ongoing political
dialogue between the government of India and the NSCN".
SFs arrested four suspected militants
of NSCN-IM from Khatkhati area in Assam's Karbi Anglong District.
A .9-mm pistol was seized from them.
August 2: Manipur's Chief Minister
O Ibobi Singh announced that the NSCN-IM was behind the Sangakpham
blast which killed five civilians including two school girls and
injuring eight others. The Chief Minister also stated that intelligence
output has revealed that the identity of the fifth person who
was killed in the incident was confirmed as an active cadre of
the NSCN-IM, named Anthony. He further stated that the blast was
aimed at the members of District Councils who are housed in a
nearby guest house complex of district councils. The blast had
occurred just after the vehicles of members of District Councils
passed past the spot.
Terming the act as anti-nation
and anti people, Ibobi Singh, disclosed that the State Government
has apprised the Central Government about the incident and has
started pressuring it to revoke the ongoing Indo-NSCN-IM cease
fire as the Naga militant group has continued with open acts of
terrorism in the state.
August 1: The NSCN-IM "court-martialed"
one of its 'lance corporals', Ngalengshang Chahongnao, for trying
to murder a retired registrar of a cooperative society, Imtila
in Kohima two months ago. Chahongnao, along with another militant,
Worshim, had allegedly tried to kill Imtila on May 27.
The "military tribunal court"
of the Naga militant outfit found him guilty of misuse of power
and service weapon and sent him to three years of "rigorous imprisonment".
The NSCN-IM said Chahongnao has been stripped off of all his "military
titles and decorations" and his service to the outfit has been
July 27: GoI is planning to offer
a special development package for the Naga inhabited areas in
the North East and will persuade militant outfit NSCN-IM to accept
it. Also, the militant outfit has coined a new term "shared sovereignty"
and discussions are going on in this regard. Sources said that
the NSCN leadership is now demanding "shared sovereignty" but
the new term has not yet been described properly. In federal structure,
the Centre has very little role to play on the subjects included
in the state list and even that can be termed as shared sovereignty,
sources pointed out.
July 26: The NSCN-IM claimed responsibility
for the killing of a couple at Lungpha village, Ukhrul District
on July 24. They said Varengam was killed for his anti-Naga activities.
However, they expressed regret for killing Varengam's wife. Reasoning
why Varengam was killed, the NSCN-IM said he was working with
MNRF, allegedly working with the State Government, led by one
July 25: SFs arrested an NSCN-IM
cadre, identified as Shekii Paomei alias Johny (35) from
Khurai Ningthoubung. The arrested NSCN-IM cadre is in the rank
of 'Major' and is involved in extortion from the transport vehicles
plying on the National Highway 39.
July 24: A young couple identified
as Vareingam Mahonao Shimray (36) and his wife Ngaherla Shimray
(33) was killed by some unidentified suspected NSCN-IM militants
at Lungpha village in Ukhrul District.
The armed assailants also opened
fire at the house of Ngaherla Shimray's younger sister LC Rose
(26) which is located just 50 metres away from the victims' house.
But no one was injured in the firing. Police recovered seven spent
bullets of AK rifle and three cartridges of .9 mm pistol.
July 22: Imkong L. Imchen said
the collection of 'taxes' by militant factions was a violation
of the Ceasefire Ground Rules that the latter agreed upon during
the signing of the Ceasefire with the Union Government. Imchen
said according to the Ceasefire Agreement with the NSCNs, under
clause 'I' NSCN-IM and clause 'K' of the agreement with NSCN-K,
both had agreed not to resort to any forceful collection of money.
July 19: Conscious of the ground
realities, the Union Government is unlikely to accept the NSCN-IM
demand for unification of Naga inhabited areas, while guaranteeing
territorial integrity of Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh.
NSCN-IM, through its MIP denied
that the joint statement signed by Thuingaleng Muivah (NSCN chief
negotiator) and R.S. Pandey (Union Government's Interlocutor)
mentioned any word on "centre ruling out NSCN's demand for unification
of Naga inhabited areas, which touched the three states of Manipur,
Assam and Arunachal Pradesh".
July 18: Centre's interlocutor,
RS Pandey and NSCN-IM 'general secretary' Th. Muivah disclosed
that both the parties were confident of working out a settlement
to the Naga political problem, in the "shortest possible time".
The Government dropped the 23-year-old
suffix "IM" from the name of NSCN, signalling that the negotiations
over the country's oldest insurgency problem have entered its
July 15: NMA demanded the State
Government to immediately initiate action to arrest Worshim Kashung,
a NSCN-IM militant and the main accused behind the assassination
attempt on the life of M. Imtila Jamir, a retired lady officer
on May 27, through the Ceasefire Monitoring Group. It also demanded
that the accomplice, who is in the custody of NSCN-IM be handed
over to the Police for action as per the law, further demanding
immediate action in adherence to the clause of the Ceasefire Ground
Rules to protect the security and in the interest of the victim
and family and Naga women as a whole.
July 13: Fierce shoot out is being
reported NSCN-IM and NSCN-K factions at Kothin, 35 kilometres
off Khonsa, the District headquarters of Tirap District in Arunachal
Pradesh. Police sources confirmed that heavy encounter between
the two factions have been going on for the last two to three
days, however, there is no report of any casualties. SFs could
not recover any dead body apart from discovering splatter of blood
July 10: The stage has been set
for the next round of highest-level talks between the Government
of India and NSCN-IM, scheduled for next week. According to NSCN-IM
sources from Delhi, informal talks between the two parties to
prepare the ground works and other formalities for the highest
level talks, concluded on July 9. During the two-day informal
talks, NSCN-IM leaders held discussions with Home ministry officials
and Centre's interlocutor of the peace talks. A high-ranking NSCN-IM
functionary said that the talks have entered a "crucial stage"
and "critical" stage. Both 'chairman' Isak Chishi Swu and 'general
secretary' Thuingaleng Muivah will take part in the highest-level
talks. Besides Swu and Muivah, other NSCN leaders including the
group's former "chief of army staff" and steering committee convenor,
VS Atem, have been camping in Delhi since third week of June.
July 6: SFs arrested two NSCN-IM
militants, identified as 'senior sergeant major' Thungialne Cherra
(48) and 'senior sergeant major' Wangchol Emos (39), from Longmang
area near Haflong in Dima Hasao District in Assam.
July 3: Four militants of NSCN-IM
Haokam Haokip (20), Bipul Basumatary (23), Pannagam Kamhoa (15),
and Raja Basumatary (22) surrendered before the SFs at Lekhapani
in Tinsukia District of Assam.
July 1: Two NSCN-IM cadres, identified
as 'lieutenant' Amo and Awangbo, were arrested by SFs at Manipur-Nagaland
border near village Khunphung under Tamei subdivision. Two AK
56 rifles, 35 live rounds, four detonators and 250 grams of plastic
explosive were recovered from them. Amo was arrested on July 6,
2010 and handed over to Police in Imphal. But he jumped bail and
went back to join NSCN-IM.
June 29: Arrested cadre 'self
styled major' Reishang Luikham of NSCN-IM, wanted in the murder
case of ex MP Wangcha Rajkumar, the then advisor to the Chief
Minister of Arunachal Pradesh was shifted to Kolkata by the CBI
team. Reishang (40) along with a cadre from the same outfit Ramthing
Kashing (33) were arrested from Ukhrul District with arms and
ammunitions by 17 Assam Rifles on June 11, and since then the
two were in the custody of Manipur police. This is the second
time in which CBI has taken into custody of NSCN-IM cadres arrested
in Manipur in connection with the ex-MP murder case.
NSCN-IM under the leadership of
SS Khaplang appealed to cross sections of Naga society, right-thinking
citizens and every stakeholder to judiciously observe and identify
the "pseudo-nationalists" in the garb of Naga reconciliation process.
June 27: Altogether 33 cadres
belonging to four different militant outfits surrendered to the
State and laid down arms at a surrender ceremony held at Leimakhong
garrison in Senapati District. The surrendered cadres included
PRA 'commander-in-chief' Brig Molum Anal alias Jetky. He surrendered
along with 21 other cadres of the outfit. The others who surrendered
included eight from NSCN-K, two from NSCN-IM and one cadre of
NNC. They brought along 13 AK-56 rifles, one rifle bolt action
(local made), eight .9 mm pistols, 13 AK-56 magazines, 59 live
rounds of AK ammunition, three live rounds of .9 mm ammunition,
two hand grenades, four .22 rifles and one .22 pistol.
Finally admitting its hand in
the April 15 ambush on MLA Wungnaoshang Keishing which killed
eight people besides injuring six others, the NSCN-IM has clarified
that the ambush was the result of some misunderstanding.
June 26: Kohima Aor Telongjem
(KAT), Watsu Mungdang Kohima (WMK) unit and Ao Senden convenor
action committee have urged upon the collective leadership of
the NSCN-IM chairman Isak Chishi Swu and 'ato kilonser' (Prime
Minister) Th. Muivah to effect the arrests of two of its cadres
Worshim Tangkhul and Ngalenshang Chahongnao involved in the attempted
assassination of Imtila Jamir in Kohima on May 27.
June 20: The two NSCN-IM cadres
identified as Reishang Luikham (40) and Ramthing Kashing (33),
arrested by Assam Rifles on June 11 in Manipur have been further
remanded to four days police custody after producing before the
chief judicial magistrate of Ukhrul District. They have been on
the wanted list of the CBI who has been investigating into the
assassination of the former MP from Arunachal Pradesh in December
June 19: Former 'chief of the
army staff`' of the NSCN-IM, V.S Atem said that NSCN-IM was far
from in upbeat mood on the forthcoming talks to be held with the
Government of India in the national capital on June 21. He said
that the Government of India was not going to come with a positive
June 16: Security Forces arrested
one NSCN-IM militant, identified as Captain K.S. Yaoreingam, in
Dimapur District, on charges of possessing illegal country-made
pistol (9 mm) with magazine and seven live rounds of ammunitions
on June 16.
June 4: One NSCN-IM militant was
killed by NNC in Nagaland. According to the NSCN-IM, one Nechizo,
of 'Naga Army' (NSCN-IM's armed wing) hailing from Thehe-phu village
in Phek District was killed by the NNC (Non Accordist).
May 19: SFs conducted a raid on
the private residence of senior NSCN-IM leader K.K. Angami at
Chedema village in Kohima District, where a huge cache of assorted
ammunition, cash and incriminating documents were seized. SFs
also recovered INR 473,000 in cash and huge cache of live ammunition
of different assorted weapons numbering 231 in total.
May 13: A meeting of the State
Cabinet has given its approval to holding tripartite talks involving
the UNC, the State Government and the Centre at Senapati District
on May 30. The meeting also decided to communicate with the Union
Home Ministry the exact demand of UNC ahead of the proposed tripartite
Following the incident of killing
two students in police firing on protestors who were taking out
a rally at Mao Gate over the State Government's decision of stopping
NSCN-IM 'general secretary' Thuingaleng Muivah from entering Manipur
on May 6, 2010 as well as alleged imposition of ADC election,
UNC announced its decision of severing ties with the Government
of Manipur and demanded the Centre for 'an alternative arrangement'.
May 12: The bullet-riddled body
of a businessman, who was abducted on May 10 by suspected NSCN-IM
militants from the Walford area in Dimapur District was found
in the 7th Mile area of the District. Police said he was shot
in his forehead and NSCN-IM 'major', Resu, was arrested in connection
with the murder of the trader. According to sources, the abductors
had sought INR 30 million from the trader`s family to release
him as ransom. "The amount was, however, reduced to INR 16.6 lakh
following negotiation and it was supposed to be paid on May 11,"
a source said. Police added that all those involved in the crime
were NSCN-IM militants.
May 5: Tension is simmering in
Mokokchung District because of the presence of a large number
of NSCN-IM cadres ahead of the May 7 by-election to the Aonglenden
Assembly constituency. According to Intelligence sources, around
80 cadres of the outfit are currently camping in the District.Chief
minister Neiphiu Rio, who is campaigning in Mokokchung for the
past four days, have urged the cadres to stay away from the polls
or face the wrath of the security forces. "They should never get
involved in the elections. This is not their game," Rio said.
The associate press secretary
of NPF, the main constituent of the ruling DAN, Shilumar Ao, said
the government would provide full proof security to ensure free
and fair poll. "People should not be afraid of threats and intimidation,"
Even though there were reports
of movement of cadres of NSCN-K near the constituency, the outfit
has said it would not get involved with the polls. The NSCN-IM
meanwhile, has been accusing the Khaplang group of being pro-Jamir
Former Chief Minister S.C. Jamir
is contesting the by-election against NPF candidate Toshipokba
Longkumer. The NSCN-IM had vehemently criticised Jamir for contesting
the election, stating that he would try to sabotage the ongoing
Naga peace process with the Government of India.
April 30: SFs arrested one NSCN-IM
cadre, identified as Jacob Shimray (52), from Kalhang Road of
Ukhrul District. Some arms and ammunition were recovered from
April 25: Condemning the ambush
laid on the convoy party of Phungyar MLA Wungnaoshang Keishing
that left eight persons killed on April 15, MNRF stated that the
Kamo (South) Tangkhul people of Phungyar areas in Ukhrul District
have realised about the nepotism, partiality and dirty policies
of NSCN-IM even though they are from the same community.
April 21: UNLF charged NSCN-IM
Supremo Th Muivah of carrying out petty communal politics. He
is being scorned by other communities for his narrow minded approach
and has brought nothing but sowed ill feelings among the residents
of the state, a press release by Ksh Yoiheba, senior publicity
office of the UNLF stated. Though the different approaches executed
by Muivah to sow disharmony among the different communities including
the Kuki and the Meetei have failed and this frustrates the NSCN-IM
The NSCN-IM said that the peace
process might be derailed, if the Government of India "forgot
in what spirit the peace process was initiated". A Statement issued
by NSCN said that the Home Secretary of India, G. K Pillai "unexpectedly"
started standing in the way with strange statement such as, "After
a little bit of progress with the NSCN-IM from the present stage,
we shall start talks with NSCN-K including State Government fully
in picture." "It will be wise on the part of any authority not
to exert beyond his authority and the government of India is expected
to check such undue exercise of power before the peace process
is endangered," the statement added. The NSCN-IM said it took
strong exception to the false allegation levelled against it by
Union Ministry of Home Affairs of purportedly planning to assassinate
S.C. Jamir. Maintaining that it has no such intention to harm
S.C. Jamir, the NSCN-IM said the inputs reportedly received from
"so-called reliable sources" derived from S.C. Jamir himself and
his brother Sungit Jamir.
April 19: The NSCN-IM accused
independent MLA from Phungyar Assembly Constituency of Ukhrul
District Wungnaoshang Keishing that he has been working hand in
glove with Ibobi government's policy to disintegrate Naga territories
by creating a new cosmopolitan District. Wungnaoshang Keishing
has been demanding a separate district for the Phungyar sub-division
by bifurcating the Ukhrul District, and according to the MLA himself
and indeed many observers, this was objected by among others,
the NSCN-IM and so also the UNC. Wungnaoshang Keishing`s convoy
was attacked by heavily armed persons near Riha village in Ukhrul
District on April 15 killing eight people which include six of
the MLA's security guards and two civilians. Keishing escaped
with a minor injury in the incident. No group has so far claimed
responsibility for the attack on the MLA.
April 17: GoI interlocutor for
talks with the NSCN-IM, R.S Pandey and Union Home Secretary, G.K
Pillai, both have expressed happiness at the progress of the talks
between the two entities. However, while Pillai said that the
Union Government was hopeful of a solution by year end, Pandey
was guarded and refused to comment on the time frame for the final
solution to the protracted Naga political issue.
April 16: The death toll in the
ambush on the MLA Wungnaoshang Keishing, on April 15 at near Riha
village rose to eight as a civilian succumbed to his injuries.
Manipur chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh vowed to take action
against the NSCN-IM, if it was proved that cadres of the outfit
were involved in the attack.
April 15: Seven persons including
six Policemen were killed and six injured in an ambush by Suspected
NSCN-IM militants in Manipur. A group of militants hiding on a
hilltop ambushed a convoy belonging to Wungnaoshang Keishing,
MLA of Phungyar Constituency, near village Riha in Ukhrul District.
The deceased Policemen were identified as Hodam Narendra, Kunjo,
Tomba and Muhammad Tajuddin, Surchand, Purem and a civilian, personal
driver of the MLA Ramreingam alias Aboi. The injured Policemen
were identified as Stephen Keishing, Sunidro, Rehman, Sorathem
Mangi, Irabanta all security personnel and a civilian Vaorei Keishing.
April 4: NSCN-IM
‘Chairman’ Isak Chisi Swu has expressed optimism that there would
be a "positive outcome in the ensuing talks" between
the outfit and New Delhi. Isak Chisi Swu had convened the "joint
council meeting" of the outfit at camp Hebron and briefed
on the present status of the talks. The NSCN-IM leader said that
the talks will bear fruits soon. NSCN-IM and the Government of
India will hold another round of talks within this month. NSCN-IM
‘General Secretary’ Th. Muivah had left Dimapur for New Delhi
to prepare for the talks. Isak Swu was supposed to leave Dimapur
on April 5. A month ago, Isak arrived in New Delhi from the Philippines
to participate in the talks with the Government of India. After
that round of holding dialogue, both Muivah and Swu had come to
Nagaland to participate in the ‘highest level meeting’ of the
Naga reconciliation. However, the programme could not take place
due to the sudden reviewing of decision by the National Socialist
Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K).
A total of
38 armed cadres of the Khaplang group of the NSCN, NSCN-K, and
the ‘Federal Government of Nagaland (Singnya)’ who returned to
the NSCN-IM were also felicitated on April 4. Delivering the welcome
address, Rh. Raising, ‘kilo kilonser’ (‘home minister’) expressed
happiness for the right step taken by them. Speaking on behalf
of the ‘home comers’, Kiyekhu Awomi, a senior member of the Khaplang
group said, "We do admit our misadventure as we were misinformed
and misled. In Khaplang’s Khehoi Camp we see no future, no political
vision and no system of governance." He alleged that members
of Khaplang faction only indulged in amassing wealth for individuals.
According to them, with no future prospect for the Naga nation,
they had left Khehoi camp and came to serve the "nation"
under the leadership of NSCN-IM.
March 29: Joint Parliamentary
Working Committee (JPWC) of the 11th NLA adopted a series of resolutions
including the decision to meet all the different Naga leaders
for consultation to find "a common Naga voice", during
a meeting held at the committee room of Assembly Secretariat,
A resolution signed by NLA ‘speaker’ Kiyanilie Peseyie, State
Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and ‘leader of opposition’ Tokheho,
also welcomed the renewed efforts of the UPA Government and the
NSCN-IM in resuming "Indo-Naga political dialogue" while
urging upon the negotiating parties to expedite the ongoing negotiation
in order to bring about a "political solution" that
was "honourable and acceptable" to the people. Also,
lauding the signing of COR by Naga militant outfits, the JPWC
appealed to all groups to stay true to the spirit and letter of
the covenant by stopping violence and fratricidal killings.
March 22: The Union Government
appointed Lieutenant General Jacob the new Chairman of the ceasefire
monitoring group, after the tenure of Lieutenant General Mandhata
Singh got over in November 2010. Nagaland DGP K. Kire said Lieutenant
General Jacob had replaced Mandhata. "The new chairman of the
ceasefire monitoring group will take charge by April 3," DGP K.
Kire added. The NSCN-IM, however, said it was not aware of any
such development. The NSCN expressed strong resentment over the
appointment of Gen. Jacob as the new chairman without informing
them. The ceasefire monitoring group consists of representatives
from the Union Government, the State Government, Army, the paramilitary
forces, Police and the NSCN-IM. It enforces ceasefire ground rules
and monitors violation of rules by the security forces and the
March 17: Chief Minister Okram
Ibobi Singh while addressing the House of the State Assembly said
it was impracticable to lift AFSPA from the State of Manipur in
the prevailing law and order situation. Singh stated even in the
neighbouring State of Nagaland where Government was maintaining
ceasefire with the major underground groups, NSCN-IM and NSCN-K,
the Act was enforced.
March 16: The Cabinet Committee
on Security (CCS) gave the green signal to the Army to flush out
armed cadres of the NSCN-IM and NSCN-K from Tirap-Changlang sector
in Arunachal Pradesh. The report said Army will launch a major
offensive to flush the NSCN-IM and NSCN-K from the eastern sector
of Arunachal where their cadres have been involved in major extortion
and arms procurement activities.
March 15: The All Zeliangrong
Students’ Union (Assam, Manipur and Nagaland) condemned the action
of the 11th Assam Rifles posted at Tamenglong District
for breaking ground rules and leading to the arrest of George
Gonmei, ‘Joint Secretary’ of Finance of NSCN-K despite the legitimate
ceasefire agreement and holding peace talks between the Union
Government and NSCN-IM. George Gonmei was arrested at Tamenglong
District on March 11, on the charge of extorting money from Government
departments. PIB, defense wing confirmed the arrest on March 14.
In another serious setback to
the process of reconciliation spearheaded by the FNR and avowed
by the representative body of the signatory Naga groups NSCN-IM,
NSCN-K and NNC/FGN under the aegis of the Joint Working Group,
factional clash has revived in Nagaland in Phek District where
one NSCN-IM cadre was killed in a factional clash. The killing
took place when a group of NSCN-IM cadres attacked a camp belonging
to the NSCN-K near Old Thewati village under Phek District. Sources
also informed that many cadres might also have been injured during
March 12: Congratulating the leaders
of NSCN-IM, NNC/FGN and the NSCN-K for signing the COR, the "Quaker
Peace & Social Witness" (a renowned International pressure-group)
urged them to meet for the highest level leadership summit. "The
time to meet is now; it is your commitment to reconciliation before
God and the Naga people that must carry the day. We appeal to
you to seize this opportunity to meet and to sign an agreement,
go beyond your difficulties and strengthen the reconciliation
process," the Quakers said in an open letter to Th. Muivah
general secretary, NSCN-I-M, Kitovi Zhimomi ‘general secretary’
NSCN-K and Brigadier (Retd) S. Singnya ‘President’ NNC/FGN.
March 8: The NSCN-K, NSCN-IM and
FGN/NNC met in Dimapur in the presence of the members of FNR and
said that they ‘realised the urgency’ of the highest level ‘summit’
of the three groups. The highest level summit implies a meeting
of the top most leaders of the three Naga underground organisations
as part of the Naga reconciliation process.
March 6: The Government’s interlocutor
RS Pandey said that Government is willing to offer Nagaland, greater
autonomy in running its affairs and is learnt to be considering
a move to transfer a few subjects from the Concurrent List to
the State List exclusively in the case of this state to resolve
the six-decade-old conflict and insurgency. "They
deserve greater autonomy in running their own affairs. Greater
autonomy is something which ought to be considered as part of
the honorable negotiated settlement," added R.S Pandey.
Union Home Secretary GK Pillai
has described the progress of the ongoing peace talks between
the Government and the rebel outfits in the North East such as
the ULFA and NSCN-IM as ‘good’.
March 4: The NSCN-IM claimed that
‘ato kilonser’ (‘Prime minister’) Kitovi Zhimomi of NSCN-K
during the September 18 meeting of 2010 said that the ‘Chairman’
of NSCN-K, Khaplang, was against reconciliation in a Joint Working
Group meeting, reports Nagaland Post. The meeting dubbed
as ‘September Summit’ was held at the residence of Hukato Naga
in Dimapur District and attended by top leaders of the three Naga
political groups. When Kitovi was asked by NSCN-IM, the reason
behind Khaplang’s stand, he confessed that they have internal
problems within themselves. "But, after having much of conversation
he says that we cannot go back from reconciliation. So, in the
NSCN-K, there exist two camps or schools of thought, one for the
reconciliation and the other against to it," he added.
The NSCN-IM said Khaplang’s refusal
to attend highest leadership level meeting, despite having held
a number of reconciliation summits, nine rounds in Chiangmai in
Thailand and 36 rounds in Nagaland, was to be viewed decisively
by one and all.
Arunachal Indigenous Peoples Union
(AIPU) observed that ‘Greater Nagalim’ demand by the NSCN-IM
is a greater threat to Arunachal territorial integrity compared
to the oft-repeated Chinese claims over the state. In a statement,
the union viewed the Nagalim issue seriously in the backdrop of
the peace talks going on at New Delhi between the Government of
India and NSCN-IM leaders. "The Naga leaders are adamant
on their demand for a ‘Greater Nagaland’ that encompasses territories
of several North-Eastern states including Arunachal’s Tirap and
Changlang districts and going by the attitude of the Indian government,
it is a matter of greater concern for the indigenous tribes of
the state than the Chinese claims," AIPU said.
March 3: Three days after the
FNR cautioned that any one/group opting out of Naga reconciliation
would be answerable to the Nagas, the NSCN-K and NNC/FGN announced
that they would not participate at the forthcoming highest level
summit because of the ongoing military offensive and several past
instances of violation of the Covenant of Reconciliation (COR)
by NSCN-IM. While appreciating NSCN-IM ‘Chairman’ Isak Chishi
Swu’s call for Reconciliation in the local dailies, they said
the arrival of NSCN-IM cadres in eastern Naga homeland nearly
a month back and motives of the military offensive could not be
Against the backdrop
of the decision by the NSCN-K and NNC/FGN not to participate in
the proposed highest level talks for reconciliation till the NSCN-
IM stops its military offensive in Eastern Nagaland, NSCN–IM ‘General
Secretary’ and ‘ato kilonser’ (Prime Minister) Th. Muivah
has asserted that the NSCN-IM was at liberty to send its men on
duty and that the top leadership are in Nagaland to talk about
reconciliation. Muivah said he and ‘Chairman’ Isak Chishi
Swu have come to Nagaland to hold talks with other leaders, since
signatures have already been appended for Naga reconciliation.
He further said that the NSCN-K ‘Chairman’ S. S. Khaplang was
the first to append his signature on the Covenant of Reconciliation
March 2: The NSCN-IM on held the
first round of talks with the Government’s newly appointed interlocutor
R S Pandey during which the group submitted a list of 30 demands
that includes sovereignty for Nagaland. The meeting, held at undisclosed
location, lasted for about 90 minutes during which a NSCN-IM delegation
led by its ‘general secretary’ Thuingaleng Muivah submitted their
30-point demands. Another round of talks will be held on March
3. Pandey conveyed to them that there was no possibility of sovereignty
for Nagaland and the talks could be held around granting more
autonomy. "The government hasn’t given us any counter proposal,
we have had comprehensive discussion, we will continue with the
talks," Muivah told reporters after the meeting. While the
Centre said this time there would be no discussion on sovereignty,
Muivah has said the NSCN-IM would not compromise on sovereignty.
Voicing over Government of India and NSCN–IM talks, the NSCN-K
said that conceding to arrangements such as "autonomy or
economic package" was unacceptable.
February 28: The NSCN-IM on made
it clear that it has not withdrawn its key demand of sovereignty
for Nagaland and blamed the Central Government for the delay in
finding a solution to the six-decades-old Naga problem. V Horam,
the officiating ‘Kilo Kilonser’ (‘Home Minister’) of the NSCN-IM,
told the media that Nagas have neither ‘small Nagalim’ nor ‘greater
Nagalim’. They have just land in Nagaland, Assam, Manipur and
Arunachal Pradesh, besides Naga areas in Myanmar. Exclusion of
any part of land is not acceptable to Naga people and NSCN-IM,
February 25: NSCN-IM
‘general secretary’ Th Muivah is expected to arrive in New Delhi
on February 26 to hold talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Muivah would be reaching New Delhi from Amsterdam. The two leaders
are expected to have talks on March 2 and March 3. Meanwhile,
a five-member delegation of the NSCN-IM has left Dimapur for New
Delhi to make necessary arrangements for the proposed visit of
their ‘general secretary’ Th Muivah.
February 23: The
NSCN-IM said that the outfit is deeply committed to the peace
process and reconciliation. The statement was made in reaction
to the accusation by the NSCN-K that NSCN-IM cadres are now carrying
out `military operation` in eastern Nagaland and expressed its
apprehension that there could be resurgence of factional clashes
of the Naga underground organisations if the NSCN-IM does not
strictly abide the `covenant of reconciliation’.
February 22: One
armed NSCN-IM militant, identified as Enor Rengma (19) of Toshizu
village in Doyapur area of Dimapur District was arrested by Security
Forces (SFs) at Kushiabil in Dimapur District. One 7.65 MM pistol
(country made) with six live rounds were recovered from him.
regret at the NSCN-IM leadership for the blatant violation of
the Covenant of Reconciliation and the resolution of the September
18, 2010 resolution, NSCN-K and FGN has accused the NSCN-IM of
ordering military operation in eastern side of Nagaland and deep
into interior Naga homeland. They said such "aggressive nature"
of NSCN-IM in eastern Nagaland was extremely unfortunate as it
was a serious breach of the Covenant.
Recalling that the
Covenant of Reconciliation was signed by top leaders of three
Naga Political groups in June 2009 and again on September 18,
2010, they said all Naga political groups, in the name of God
and witnessed by the Forum for Naga Reconciliation, declared to
the Naga people and the entire world among others, to desist from
pursuing territorial expansion so that a conducive atmosphere
is sustained for strengthening the Naga Reconciliation Process.
An NSCN-IM cadre,
identified as ‘captain’ Taochon Muinao (32), was arrested by the
SFs in Old Chumukedima in Dimapur District. One 9 mm country made
pistol along with five live rounds of 9mm and two live rounds
of AK series was also recovered from his possession.
February 21: MHA is worried over
the growing nexus of CPI-Maoist leaders with Northeast militant
groups as a huge of cache of sophisticated weapons in possession
of Northeast insurgent groups, particularly the ULFA, PLA and
NSCN-IM, is feared to have been finding route to Maoists in West
Bengal, Jharkhand and Bihar.
February 8: The NSCN-K
office’ strongly denied the news report on ‘likely’ visit of its
chairman S. S. Khaplang to Nagaland and ‘likely’ meeting with
February 2: Ahead of reported
next round of peace talks between the Centre and the NSCN-IM,
the outfit’s ‘chairman’ Isak Chishi Swu said that any proposal
towards settling protracted Naga political conflict should be
acceptable and honourable to both the parties. Asserting that
the NSCN-IM was seriously seeking to arrive at an honourable negotiated
settlement, Swu said any political proposal, which was acceptable
to only one party, cannot be a solution.
January 29: SFs arrested an extortionist
militant belonging to the NSCN-IM, identified as Ayot (30) near
Jharnapani (NH-29) of Dimapur District. The arrested militant
is reported to be a "section officer" of NSCN- IM highway command.
NSCN-IM 'chairman' Isak Chishi
Swu and 'general secretary' Muivah are expected to visit Nagaland
to hold consultations and also, a likely meeting with NSCN-K 'chairman',
S.S. Khaplang. According to sources, the proposed meeting between
the two outfits has not been finalized but will be held after
the next round of talks with the Centre. Swu is also expected
to attend the highest level meet of the forum for Naga Reconciliation.
"We are committed to an honourable, just and lasting solution,"
January 28: Naga Army, the military
wing of the NSCN-IM, refuted the news report that their cadres
surrendered to the SFs in Imphal on January 27. Naga Army Public
Relations Officer 'Colonel' Levi Zimik said it has inquired all
its units based in Manipur and reported that there was no such
case of desertion from any camp and that the names mentioned in
the paper were unfamiliar to its 'army' records.
January 27: Five NSCN-IM militants
laid down their arms to the state Police Chief at Leimakhong military
headquarters in Imphal.
January 25: The NSCN-IM criticized
the "unprovoked action" of the Assam Rifles (13th Battalion) who
raided and ransacked the house of Chakhesang Central Administrative
Officer, Venehu Vese at Pfutsero town in Phek District on January
18, 2011 in deliberate violation of the cease-fire ground rules.
The NSCN-IM said it would not hesitate to respond in a befitting
manner as deemed necessary by its Government if the Assam Rifles
continued with their present trend. Meanwhile, the Assam Rifles
said the cadres were apprehended while they had gone to collect
"tax" in Pfütsuro town.
January 24: An agreement between
the Central Government and the NSCN-IM is likely to be signed
later in 2011; highly placed sources said. However, the official
declined to comment on the demand for unification of the Naga-inhabited
areas spanning across the States of Assam, Manipur and Arunachal
Pradesh. The NSCN-IM proposed a federal relationship with the
Indian Union with additional financial and legislative powers
while the Central Government has offered financial package for
socio-cultural development of Naga people.
The Union Home Ministry offered
a 29-point counter proposal to the NSCN-IM which had earlier submitted
a 32-point charter of demands, said the outfit's 'Minister for
Religious affairs' P. Mor. The counter proposal included financial
sops, facilities and accommodating the "Kilonsers" (Ministers)
of the NSCN-IM as members of parliament and the "Tatars" (members)
as ministers in the state. Mor, however, said that the proposal
was never taken up for discussion by the NSCN (IM) apex decision
making body - the Tatar Hoho (Parliament) as it would be tantamount
to climbing down on the ceasefire agreement between the NSCN-IM
and Government since the proposal was issued through the home
ministry and not from the Prime Minister of India.
January 23: Naga
militant leaders hinted at progress in the ongoing talks on the
Naga issue, saying they acknowledged Government’s "positive"
attitude in finding a lasting solution. NSCN-IM ‘chairman’ Isak
Chishi Swu said the outfit leadership was in the country at the
invitation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for peace dialogue
and hoped that the Centre would keep its promise that any agreement
with the outfit would reflect the "unique history" of
the Nagas. NSCN-IM ‘general secretary’ Thuingaleng Muivah too
said the discussions held so far were "positive" and
hoped the Centre would do the needful by recognising the Naga
identity and in bringing a lasting solution to the six decade-old
insurgency problem in Nagaland.
January 21: The
‘chairman’ of the NSCN-IM, Isak Chishi Swu, is scheduled to arrive
in New Delhi from Bangkok. Swu is expected to reach Nagaland to
meet leaders of other groups and push forward the ongoing reconciliation
process, spearheaded by the FNR and supported by several organisations
and churches. Before leaving for Nagaland, Swu will meet Thuingaleng
Muivah, the outfit’s ‘general secretary’, who is in the national
capital. At the same time, interlocutor for the Naga talks, R.S.
Pandey, will hold parleys with the militant leaders.
Hours before Swu’s
arrival, top government officials said the Naga political problem
was nearing its conclusion. "The parties may arrive at a
broad agreement by the end of the year," a senior home ministry
official said. S.S. Khaplang, the ‘chairman’ of the NSCN-K, is
also expected to reach Nagaland soon, according to sources.
January 19: The
CBI came to Imphal to investigate into the case related with the
arrest of three NSCN -IM militants along with arms and ammunitions
on November 30, 2010 registered with Porompat Police Station in
Imphal East District. Those arrested were, identified as Kapling
Laikhun (24), Ephem A.S. (30) and Ramreiyo Kapai (29) from Litan
area of Ukhrul District. They were arrested along with one 9-mm
pistol, six live rounds of bullet, 90 detonators, 2.2 kilograms
of explosive material and five fuses.
The special crime
branch (Kolkata) of CBI arrested an NSCN-IM cadre, identified
as ‘lance corporal’ Kaping Luikham, for his alleged involvement
in the 2007 murder of former Lok Sabha member from Arunachal Pradesh
Wangcha Rajkumar, from Imphal, the capital of Manipur. "Investigations
revealed that NSCN (IM) militants had killed Wangcha, who was
also the former adviser to then Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister
Dorjee Khandu," a CBI dossier said. Kaping was produced in
the court of the Imphal West chief judicial magistrate, who was
sent to seven day’s transit remand of CBI.
January 17: In
view of latest developments in the ongoing battle for ‘territorial
control’ between NSCN-IM and the combined force of ANLF and NSCN-K
at Khonsa in Tirap District of Arunachal Pradesh, the Army has
moved in and conducted the flag-march.
January 14: Nagaland
Post reports that the NSCN-IM and KNO signed a MoU demarcating
their respective areas in the hill areas of Manipur. The ‘MoU’
was signed between KNO President P. S. Haokip and NSCN (I-M) General
Secretary Thuingaleng Muivah in October 2010 in the presence of
leaders of Kuki Inpi, Kuki Nampi Palai, Kuki Students’ Organisation,
UNC, ANSAM, NSF and Naga Peoples’ Movement for Human Rights. According
to the ‘MoU’, the Hill areas presently demarcated as Churachandpur
and Chandel Districts of Manipur, the autonomous Sadar Hills Region
of Senapati District and all Kuki villages in Ukhrul, Senapati
and Tamenglong Districts contiguous to Chandel, Sadar hills and
Churachandpur belonged to the Kuki people and shall form a Kuki
state. Likewise, the Hill areas presently demarcated as Ukhrul
and Tamenglong Districts of Manipur, all Naga villages in Sadar
Hills region of Senapati, Chandel and Churachandpur Districts,
the areas in Senapati District other than the Sadar Hills Autonomous
region belonged to the Naga people and shall be integrated into
‘greater Nagalim.’ It was also agreed that the Kuki villages in
the interior of Ukhrul, Tamenglong and areas of Senapati District
other than the Autonomous District Region of Sadar Hills would
remain within ‘greater Nagalim’. Further, the MoU stated that
the Naga villages in the interiors of Sadar Hills Autonomous Region
in Senapati District, Chandel and Churachandpur Districts shall
remain within Kuki state.
January 11: SFs
arrested an OGW of the NSCN-IM, identified as Khaidem Joykumar
Singh (35), from the house of director of Health Service, S Ibomcha
Singh at Sangaiprou in Imphal West District, for serving monetary
A suspected NSCN-IM
cadre attempted to kill one ADC member, Hoping Jojo, from Lamlai
Khunou village of Ukhrul District, at Khuman Lampak State Youth
Centre in Imphal East District. However, the ADC member escaped
December 28: Police recovered a
stolen vehicle and arrested five persons, including a cadre belonging
to NSCN-IM, near the outfit’s designated camp at Chumukhuma village
on the outskirts of Kohima.
December 2: One NSCN-IM cadre was
arrested by troops of 17 AR from View Land in Ukhrul District. The
militant was identified as H Mawonshang (28) of Kachai village in
Ukhrul District. Mawonshang was reportedly handed over to Porompat
Police Station along with a 9 mm pistol and two live rounds.
November 30: Security Forces arrested
three cadres of the NSCN-IM along with arms and ammunition from
Ukhrul town. The arrested militants were identified as Kaping Luikham
(24) Ephrem AS (30) and Ramreiyo Kapai (29). A 9mm Pistol along
with 6 live ammunitions, 90 Detonators, 2.5 kilograms of high explosives
and 5 meters of safety fuze were recovered from the arrested militants
who along with recoveries were handed over to Porampat Police station.
October 9: The NSCN-K, NNC and the
NSCN-IM made a joint commitment to check rampant extortions and
abductions by the Naga militants ‘through a collective mechanism’.
"Acknowledging that kidnappings and extortions have become
unbearable concern for all, irrespective of business communities
or the general public, the Joint Working Group (JWG) (of the three
Naga organisations) agreed to vigilantly check through a collective
mechanism forthwith," mentioned one of the five point agreement.
Another point of commitment made by these Naga armed groups said
that activities and movements of its cadres should remain confined
to their own respective ‘jurisdictions’ and ‘territories’. The agreement
was signed jointly by V.S. Atem of the NSCN-IM, C. Singson of NSCN-K
and Zhopra Vero of the NNC at the initiative of the Church led Forum
for Naga Reconciliation.
October 5: NSCN-IM leader, Antony
Shing aka Ningkhan Shimrang, who allegedly went missing from Kathmandu
in Nepal on September 27, was subsequently arrested by the by sleuths
of the National Investigating Agency (NIA) in Bihar. He reported
to be an alleged top arms supplier to several outfits. He would
be produced in an NIA court in Delhi. Shing was the ‘foreign affairs
head’ of the NSCN-IM and Naga community groups claimed that he was
on his way to New Delhi to attend the peace talks. Shing allegedly
traveled to Kathmandu from Chiang Mai in Thailand on a Bangladeshi
passport, but then went missing from Tribhuvan airport.
October 1: The Union
Government extended the "disturbed areas" notification
under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958, for Tirap and Changlang
Districts of Arunachal Pradesh for six months. The decision was
taken on basis of inputs that the NSCN-IM and the NSCN-K are actively
involved in anti-social activity.
September 30: A NSCN-IM
cadre, James Thomas, was arrested by the Assam Rifles. He belonged
to Rengpang of Tamenglong District in Manipur. He was involved in
extortion activities along National Highway-53.
September 27: Anthony
Shing aka Ningkhan Shimray (49), head of the NSCN-IM foreign
affairs, went missing in Nepal, when he landed in Tribhuvan Airport
in Kathmandu after flying from Bangkok by the Royal Nepal Airlines.
September 21: The Guwahati High
Court directed the Deputy Secretary of Manipur Home Department for
the contempt of court in connection with the case relating to NSCN-IM
killing of Ukhrul District officials.
September 18: The Forum for Naga
Reconciliation (FNR) organised a meeting of top leaders of the NSCN-IM,
NSCN-K and the NNC at Ikishe village near Dimapur. Three major Naga
groups said they would reconcile their differences and make a united
stand for securing the rights of the Naga people.
September 14: The NSCN-K
accused the rival NSCN-IM of violating the Covenant of Reconciliation.
The NSCN–K consequently decided not to attend the leadership meet
of the Naga groups scheduled between September 18 and 20.
September 7: The NSCN-K and NNC
accused the NSCN-IM of threatening the Covenant of Reconciliation
(COR). NSCN-K and NNC in a joint press statement said it was "extremely
unfortunate to witness the too frequent anti reconciliatory actions
perpetrated by Hebron campers" while Naga people under the aegis
of Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) were earnestly pursuing the
reconciliation of all Naga political groups.
September 6: Self styled 'chairman'
of NSCN-IM Khurmi region, Ngruw Koningam Moyon alias Paul
Mizo alias Kobeng (48) of Komlathabi of Chandel District
in Manipur, was sent to judicial custody under National Security
Act. He was arrested by the Imphal West District Police from Dewlahland
area on August 26.
September 4: At least 109 militants
of different outfits surrendered in Arunachal Pradesh in the past
eight years along with a huge quantity of arms and ammunition, Home
Minister Tako Dabi informed the State Legislative Assembly. Most
of the militants surrendered in Tirap and Changlang Districts before
the Army and Para Military Forces since 2003, he said. Altogether
76 militants of both the NSCN-IM and National Socialist Council
of Nagaland–Khaplang (NSCN-K) along with 14 United Liberation Front
of Asom (ULFA) cadres and 19 of All Adivasi National Liberation
Army (AANLA) surrendered during the period, Dabi said.
August 30: Reacting to NSCN-IM ‘kilonser
(minister)’ V. Horam’s allegation that NSCN-K was involved in the
killing of ‘major’ Ngachonmi at Tizit in Mon District on August
26, the NSCN-K asked him to furnish the names of its cadres who
allegedly assisted the Assam Rifles in the operation.
August 29: The pro-talks group of
ULFA directly named the NSCN-IM as the main culprit in the recent
Charaipung episode in Sivasagar District, reports Telegraph. ULFA
pro-talks leader Mrinal Hazarika said that the NSCN-IM has been
systematically trying to grab territories under Assam and Arunachal
Pradesh for inclusion in its 'Greater Nagalim'. Assam Tribune adds
that the Assam Government has taken up with the Government of India
the issue of involvement of militants belonging to the NSCN-IM in
creating disturbance in Assam.
Assam Government Health Minister
Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the State Government has issued clear
instructions to the Police forces of all the Districts to take strong
action against any NSCN-IM cadre found to be indulging in any unlawful
activity within the geographical territory of Assam. Sarma admitted
that there have been instances of extortion by NSCN cadres in North
Cachar Hills District and operations have been launched against
those involved. He revealed that the NSCN cadres also tried to extort
money from the people of Assam living in the areas bordering Nagaland
and a good number of people were served with demand notes
The HNLC maintains an on-and-off
relationship with the NSCN-IM, NDFB and NLFT, according to the ADGP
(Meghalaya) who also said the outfit's nexus with ULFA is not yet
ascertained. At present, the HNLC has around 50 active cadres, but
each one of them does not have arms and ammunitions. "The figure
might not be accurate as it is based on our assessment on sightings
and technical intercepts," Jain said. The outfit has its camps at
Maulvi Bazar, Sylhet and Chittagong Hill Tract of Bangladesh. Many
of its leaders are into betel nut plantations and own stone quarries
in the neighbouring country.
August 27: In spite of high-level
meeting between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh Governments the activities
of NSCN-IM have not decreased in Charaipung area within Charaideo
sub-division at of Sivasagar District, according to Assam Tribune.
The NSCN-IM cadres have built more bunkers in the area in the last
two days. A team of journalists who visited the area witnessed bunkers
in each and every house of Arunachalis at Naharani and Tanglum villages
The Assam Rifles denied the NSCN-IM's
allegation that operation at Namsa in Mon District, which resulted
in killing one NSCN-IM cadre and arrest of five cadres, was pre
planned, according to Nagaland Post. Pointing out that the said
camp was not notified, the Assam Rifles stated the cadres were concentrating
there for quiet some time. "Huge cache of arms and ammunition was
also recovered along with administrative stores which were in gross
violation of ceasefire ground rules," the statement said. "Time
and again" the cadres violated the cease-fire ground rules and were
involved in using "un-parliamentary and offensive language" against
the Assam Rifles, which the statement said should be restrained
in the interest of peace and tranquillity. The statement further
said the NSCN-IM was solely responsible for disturbing peace in
the State by not observing ceasefire ground rules.
August 26: A NSCN-K cadre, identified
as self styled Khapur Zaremo Odyuo, was killed by the rival NSCN-IM
cadres during a factional clash at Mekokla village in Wokha District.
A NSCN-IM cadre, identified as 'major'
Ngachonmi Tangkhul, was killed and five others arrested as Security
Forces neutralised a militant hideout at Tongma colony in Namsa
area of Mon District.
A NSCN-IM cadre, Ngruw Koningam
Mayon alias Paul Mizo alias Kobeng (48), was arrested by
the Imphal West District Police from Deulahland. One election identity
card was seized from his possession. He disclosed that he belonged
to Chandel District and he joined the NSCN-IM in November 1989 under
one self styled chairman of Khurmi Region Dahrin in Chandel and
was now at the rank of a 'deputy kilonser (minister) of the education
department' of the NSCN-IM.
August 25: Reacting to the threats
by NSCN-IM that it would evict Assamese people living in Tirap District
of Arunachal Pradesh if the economic blockade launched by All Assam
Students Union (AASU) and Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad
(AJYCP) activists in the wake of NSCN-IM attacks on the villagers
of Charaipung area in Assam continues, the pro-talk faction of ULFA
said it would begin an economic blockade against Changlang District
by closing the Margherita-Changlang road at Margherita from 5am
for 72 hours.
Reacting to the warning of pro-talk
ULFA group of taking action against Naga people in Assam if the
NSCN-IM attacks the people of Assam in the trouble torn Assam- Arunachal
Pradesh border, the NSCN-K appealed for the restraint.
At least four houses were set ablaze
by suspected NSCN cadres at Charaipung under Charaideo sub-division
in Sivasagar District. Denying involvement in the border violence,
NSCN-IM said it was under ceasefire and involved in peace talks,
although they have camps nearby.
Even after the shoot-at-sight order
issued by the Government along the Assam-Arunachal border areas
in Sivasagar District on August 24, the activities of NSCN-IM are
going on in five Arunachali-dominated villages within Assam, reported
Assam Tribune. Militants from across the inter-State border (Assam-Arunachal)
set ablaze the house of one Putul Tirky at No. 2 Saraipung Salongamara
Panikabasti in Sivasagar District on the same day. The militants
reportedly have built dozens of bunkers in Naharani, Hasirusa, Kamko,
Ashinbasti and Tanglungbasti and are guarding them with arms.
The talk between district administration
and representatives of 12 organisations under the banner of All
Assam Students Union (AASU) and Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad
(AJYCP) failed. The organisations have refused to withdraw the ongoing
economic blockade until and unless NSCN cadres leave the area and
restoration of peace and tranquility in the border areas.
NSCN-IM leader, D.T Lincoln Poumai,
defected to the rival NSCN-K in Dimapur.
The Union Home Minister, P. Chidambaram
said that it is a matter of great satisfaction that a number of
groups are engaged in talks with the Government of India. Among
them are NSCN-IM, pro-talk faction of the National Democratic Front
of Bodoland (NDFB), Nunisa faction of the Dima Halim Daogah (DHD),
Black Widow (BW), United People's Democratic Solidarity (UPDS),
Achik National Volunteer Council (ANVC), Karbi Longri North Cachar
Hills Liberation Front (KLNLF), Kuki National Organization (KNO)
and United Peoples Front (UPF), he said. H further added, "We have
appointed two Interlocutors: RS Pandey to talk to the NSCN (IM)
and PC Haldar to talk to NDFB (PT), DHD (Nunisa), DHD (J), KLNLF,
UPDS and ANVC, besides ULFA [United Liberation Front of Asom]."
August 24: Assam Health Minister
Himanta Biswa Sarma and Environment and Forest Minister Rockybul
Hussain were fired at during their visit to the troubled region
bordering Arunachal Pradesh after their convoy was blocked by tree
trunks on a dug-up road in Sivasagar District. Nobody was injured.
An hour before the attack, Sarma warned the NSCN-IM to refrain from
its act of arson and intimidation on the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh
border or face the consequences during an interaction with reporters
at Charaipung. He also said the Arunachal Pradesh Government would
be officially asked to drive away all NSCN-IM militants from Tirap
and Changlang Districts.
Assam Rifles arrested a Naga National
Worker (People Safeguard Group) cadre, identified as Yaokhaiek (30)
and one NSCN-IM cadre from Phungcham road junction area in Ukhrul
District on August 24. One locally made pistol, four live ammunitions
of 9-mm pistol, one grenade, five magazine, 500 kilograms of marijuana
and a vehicle were recovered from their possession.
August 23: Assam Minister of Law,
Sericulture, Handloom & Textile Pronob Gogoi refuted the allegations
that State Government has not taken any effective measure to contain
the growing NSCN-IM influence in the along Assam-Arunachal and Assam-Nagaland
border region. The report adds that suspected NSCN-IM militants
often serve extortion notes to the tea growers. There are as many
as 120 small tea growers in the region.
August 22: a labourer of the tea
grower, Manglo Guwala, was abducted by NSCN-IM militants in Naharani
village of Sivasagar District, Assam. A local villager, Babu Das,
said, "The NSCN-IM slapped extortion notices and demanded tax
from Assam villagers, but when we refused to pay, the militants
came and started attacking us."
SFs in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh
on August 22 launched a joint counter-insurgency operation to evict
NSCN-IM militants involved in raiding border villages in Sivasagar
District, Assam, leading to a volatile situation in the past week.
The joint operation by the Police forces of the two States came
close on the heels of NSCN-IM militants abducting a labourer of
an Assam small tea grower, besides torching two of his houses. "We
have decided for joint patrolling and sensitize the area to ensure
peace and restore calm," Akhilesh Singh, Sivasagar SP, said.
Police and paramilitary troopers on either side of the border have
not only started patrolling, but also began selective operations
in areas where NSCN-IM militants could have possible bases.
Suspected NSCN militants set ablaze
two houses at No. 2 Charaipung area of Sivasagar District. Twelve
militants entered a small tea garden of Khagen Handique and set
ablaze the houses of two labourers Sunil Muro and Rajesh Mura.
August 21: NSCN-IM militants set
ablaze two houses of a small tea grower, Dilip Handique of Naharani
village in Sivasagar District, Assam.
August 20: NSCN-IM cadres opened
fire at a team of Assam Police led by Sivasagar Superintendent of
Police (SP) Akhilesh Kumar Singh at Charaipung Bimalapur area within
Charaideo sub-division in Sivasagar District. One Assam Police Battalion
(APBn) trooper, Nareswar Taran, was injured as he fell from a hillside
while two NSCN-IM cadres were reportedly injured in the encounter
that followed for half an hour between the Police and a group of
around 30-40 NSCN-IM cadres. Seeing the Police personnel moving
towards Naharani (No 1 Charaipung), a village of Arunachalis within
Assam border, the NSCN-IM cadres opened fire indiscriminately targeting
the SP. The SP, however, managed to escape.
Inter-State peace meeting was held
on August 19 at Bimalapur in which Assam Law Minister Pranab Gogoi
and Taku Dabi, Home Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, participated
along with other high Police and administrative officers of the
two States. The joint meeting decided to bring about normalcy and
peace in the region by starting joint patrolling by Assam and Arunachal
Pradesh Police and constituting peace committees with citizens of
both the States. Defying all the decisions of joint peace initiative,
the NSCN-IM again created a tense situation which is prevailing
since August 13. After the firing, the villagers of the border area
started to flee from the area. Sources informed that the NSCN-IM
has built bunkers at Naharani, Hachirusa, Kamko, Tanglam and Ashimbasti
within Assam border.
August 18-19: Telegraph reports
that around 35 persons entered Assam through No.1 Charaipung area
in the Sivasagar District and set ablaze some huts of the labourers
of a small tea garden in the night. Subsequently, another group
of 50 persons entered Assam through Assinbasti in same the Charaipung
area and set ablaze the house of a small tea grower. Later, there
was heavy exchange of fire across the boundary between Police in
Assam and Naga militants in Arunachal Pradesh. There were no officially
confirmed reports of any casualty from either side but local sources
said at least two Naga militants were injured in the exchange of
fire. The Police said the continuous onslaught by goons from Arunachal
Pradesh indicated the existence of groups over which the official
machinery has little or no control. Assam Tribune reports
that the exchange of fire occurred between the Assam Police and
Arunachal Police backed by NSCN- IM and NSCN-K cadres in these areas.
August 17: The NSCN-IM alleged that
the NSCN-K and Naga National Council (NNC) were "aggressively
advancing for territorial expansion everywhere" by taking "undue
advantage of the unity and reconciliation". Cautioning that
such action was a "breach of trust and betrayal" of the
covenant of reconciliation, the NSCN-IM said it could no longer
tolerate it. The Naga group further warned that in the event of
any confrontation between the two sides "anywhere, anytime"
the blame should be put on the "aggressors and intruders"
and not on it. It said the NSCN-IM was duty bound to defend the
issue "against enemies within and without."
August 10: Arunachal Pradesh asked
the Union Government to fence the India-Myanmar border to check
the movement of militants from India's Northeast who have set up
base in the dense forests of the State. Arunachal Pradesh Home Minister,
Tako Dabi, in Agartala said the ULFA, the NDFB, the NSCN-IM and
NSCN-K have set up their base camps in the forests of Arunachal
August 6: The intelligence sources
confirmed that the HNLC is planning "something big" which might
shock the Shillong city this time. The outfit, after losing its
ground a few years ago, is desperate to make its presence felt once
again in the city, sources said. "Once it is able to develop the
fear psychosis in the minds of the people, they would be able to
extort money from the city's non-tribal businessmen," sources said
claiming that extortion drive by HHLC has been totally wiped out.
Meanwhile, the sources have not denied any nexus between HNLC and
jehadi outfits like al Qaeda for subversive acts. There is also
strong suspect about HNLC getting arms from the NDFB and NSCN-IM.
"As per our information, HNLC does not have enough arms," the sources
August 5: The Union Government and
the Opposition parties criticised the NSCN-IM for provoking an economic
blockade once again on the National Highway to Manipur. The issue
was discussed in the Rajya Sabha (Upper House of Parliament) during
zero hour on.
August 2: At least 37 militants
surrendered before the Assam Rifles at Khonsa in Tirap District.
They included 23 NSCN-K and seven each from the NSCN-IM and All
Adivasi National Liberation Army (AANLA). They also laid down 21
pistols, one M-16 assault rifle, one .22 Chinese rifle, one 9-mm
carbine, one revolver, seven grenades and five SBBL guns. With August
2's surrender, so far 102 Northeast based militants surrendered
at Khonsa in the last two years.
August 1: The NSCN-IM criticised
the unity between the NSCN-K and NNC at Monyakshu in Mon District
on July 15 terming it as a betrayal of the efforts of the Forum
for Naga Reconciliation (FNR).
July 29: The Union Government's
interlocutor R.S. Pandey said that there is no breakdown in the
ongoing talks with the NSCN-IM. "Talks are being held here in a
cordial atmosphere. It will resume in the coming days," Pandey told
IANS. "Today we had informal interactions. The talks will continue
in the coming days." "We have been able to reach agreement on certain
issues. We have yet to agree on certain other issues. But the talks
will continue," he added.
July 28; Another round of talks
between the Centre and the NSCN-IM ended inconclusively in New Delhi.
NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah met Union Joint Secretary
(Home) in charge of Northeast Naveen Verma and Centre's Interlocutor
R.S. Pandey and other officials for over two hours. "There was no
new point raised by the NSCN (I-M)," said a Government source after
the meeting. An informal round is likely to be held with Pandey
again on July 30 (tomorrow).
July 27: The Union Minister of State
for Home Affairs Mullapally Ramachandran informed the Lok Sabha
(Lower House of Parliament), replying to a question, "Dialogue with
NSCN-IM [National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah] is
continuing. The details in this regard cannot be disclosed as negotiations
are underway" .
July 26: A NSCN-K leader, Kughalu
Mulatonu, said the Chinese found their way to militant camps in
Sagaing division of Myanmar via New Delhi. The NSCN-K refers Sagaing
division of Myanmar as Eastern Nagaland. The revelation came two
months after the arrest of a Chinese spy, Guang Liang, near Kibithu
in Arunachal Pradesh. The person claimed that he was from Henan
province of central China. This division adjoining Arunachal Pradesh
and Nagaland is dominated by at least six Naga tribes and is easier
to access from India. Mulatonu said from a camp near Dimapur in
Nagaland: "Yes, they (the Chinese) openly and legally come to India
via Delhi and meet us." The Khaplang faction, led by S.S. Khaplang,
a Myanmar-based Hemi Naga, retains control over most of the 30 Northeast
militant camps in Sagaing division. "The government of India gets
to know of such meetings well before they are held. The last of
such meetings was in 2009," Mulatonu said. He, however, declined
to divulge what usually gets discussed at these meetings. Security
agencies said the Chinese often get in touch with NSCN-K leaders,
its rival NSCN-IM and other Northeast militant groups camped in
Sagaing Division to strike deals for small arms. "In all probability,
the Chinese people visit the rebel camps to strike deals for small
arms," a Nagaland-based intelligence officer said on condition of
July 25: A Nepali youth, Rajesh
Sonar (32), was arrested during a joint raid by the Army and Police
on suspicion of having links with the NSCN Belbari area in Dibrugarh
District. One 7.62 pistol, five rounds of live cartridges, 50,000
counterfeit notes, a cellular phone and an ATM card were recovered
from the possession of arrested youth. He was arrested while circulating
the counterfeit notes. The Army also claimed that the information
extracted from the recovered documents in general and the subscriber
identity module (SIM) card of Sonar's mobile in particular proved
his close links with the NSCN. The sources further claimed that
he was working as a conduit of the militant organization at Belbari
July 23: NSCN-IM 'general secretary'
Thuingaleng Muivah met Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram in New
Delhi and discussed with him issues related to the Naga peace process.
Muivah apprised Chidambaram about his nearly one-and-a-half-month-long
'peace mission' across Nagaland and its outcome. The issue of his
failed trip to his ancestral village in Manipur is also said to
have figured in the nearly hour-long meeting. The NSCN-IM leader
had also met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
July 19: At least 324 were registered
in Manipur against Thuingaleng Muivah, 'general secretary' of NSCN-IM
and the NSCN-IM cadres in connection with the crimes committed within
the territory of Manipur, informed Ibobi Singh, Manipur Chief Minister.
The Chief Minister admitted that Muivah, general secretary of NSCN-IM
was invited by the Government of India for peace parley and that
the Manipur Government could not intervene into it. He, however,
assured the House that if Muivah steps inside the territory of Manipur,
the 'general secretary' of NSCN-IM will be arrested at once.
NSCN-IM 'general secretary' Thuingaleng
Muivah wants more powers for Centre's interlocutor R.S. Pandey to
accelerate the 13-year-old Naga peace talks. The Naga leader, who
arrived New Delhi on July 15 with at least eight deputies for the
next round of peace talks, would like to meet Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh and Home Minister P. Chidambaram to convey this request, among
others, before the official dialogue begins. Sources said the peace
talks between the Centre's representatives R.S. Pandey, home ministry
officials and a nine-member delegation of the outfit could be held
July 13: Nagaland Page reports
that four militant groups of Manipur, ULFA and the NSCN-K have jointly
decided to put up a joint front against the NSCN-IM in Manipur,
following a senior level meeting held in Bangladesh recently. According
to sources, UNLF, People's Liberation Army (PLA), ULFA, Kanglei
Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL), PREPAK and NSCN-K discussed the prevailing
situation in Manipur and Nagaland and expressed their satisfaction
in putting up a joint front against NSCN-IM in Manipur. UNLF 'chairman',
R.K. Meghan reiterated the aim to achieve independence of Manipur
and integration of Kabaw valley of Myanmar. He expressed his desire
of having good relationship with the NSCN-K, PLA and ULFA. Meghan
also pressed upon having strong bondage with Paresh Baruah, 'commander-in-chief'
of ULFA in restoring glory of Ahoms and Meitei confederacy.
The next round of talks between
the Union Government and NSCN-IM is likely to take place on July
16 or 17 in New Delhi.
July 12: NSCN-IM general
secretary Thuingaleng Muivah would proceed to Peren District as
part of his ‘peace and reconciliation mission’.
NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng
Muivah ended his 'reconciliation mission' across Nagaland in Peren
town, according to Nagaland Page. "Peren is our last stop under
the ongoing reconciliation mission but it has turned out to be the
best in every respect," said Muivah. He said, "If the Nagas failed
this time we would be a lost people without hope. We must step forward
to correct ourselves, leaving aside individual's interest."
July 8: After more
than a month's tour to several places in Nagaland, NSCN-IM general
secretary Thuingaleng Muivah arrived at Kohima.
July 3: NSCN-IM general
secretary Thuingaleng Muivah on his 'peace and reconciliation mission'
across Nagaland reached Tuensang. He asked the people to understand
each other by not allowing India to take advantage of the differences
among the Nagas. He differed with the stand taken by the Tuensang
people and the NSCN-K that there should be unity first and solution
next, saying this is "a very irresponsible way of facing the Naga
Muivah said Tuensang area which was
a freeland was downgraded by former Prime Minister Late Jawaharlal
Nehru as "no man’s land" and described it as "wrong"
on the part of Nehru. He said that Nehru called Tuensang by that
name as he did not want the land to be called Naga land but a land
that anybody could claim. "This is disrespect to the Nagas
and to the six tribes of Tuensang which must be corrected. We have
to understand our history and our right that we are the master of
ourselves," Muivah said.
July 1: The NSCN-IM
declared of ‘revoking’ its ban on the Sumi Hoho (apex council of
the Sumi Naga tribe).
June 28: Affirming that no one should
be barred from going to one's native village, the Church-led Forum
for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) asked the NSCN-IM to review and keep
in abeyance the remaining part of its 'goodwill mission' to enable
the Forum to initiate a reconciliation meeting at various levels
of the political leadership in Nagaland.
June 25: The NNC termed NSCN-IM
general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah’s current "peace mission"
to several places in Nagaland as "a peace mission of crocodile
tears". The NNC asked if there was any room for Muivah to "initiate
and launch his private peace and reconciliation mission" after
allegedly killing about three thousand Nagas in the past three decades.
June 24: Indicating the Centre's
position on the NSCN-IM demand for Nagalim (Greater Nagaland), Union
Minister for Development of Northeastern Region (DoNER) B. K. Handique
said it would not be possible to change the boundaries of the Northeastern
States, reports Times of India. "It will be difficult to change
the borders of the northeastern states. If somebody wants a bigger
state, then land will have to be taken from other states. There
will be stiff resistance to such a move," said Handique.
June 21: NSCN-IM leader Thuingaleng
Muivah arrived at Pughoboto in Zunheboto District to consult different
sections of society to carry the Naga peace process forward, reports
Nagaland Post. The apex tribal council, Sumi Hoho, had opposed Muivah’s
visit at this stage because NSCN-IM had made certain adverse remarks
against it including banning the Sumi Hoho. The council cautioned
that if some unfortunate incident occurred during his visit, the
Hoho should not be held responsible.
The people of Pughoboto, led by
the District gaonburhas (village heads) union, however, welcomed
Muivah when he arrived from Jotsoma, Police sources said. He is
likely to stay for next few days at Pughoboto, the home town of
NSCN-IM ‘chairman’ Isak Chishi Swu.
June 17: The miscreants set ablaze
a security barrack after it was vacated by the Assam Rifles personnel
at Taphou in Senapati District. Troop vacated after reports of NSCN-IM
general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah’s withdrawing from Pfutsero
of Phek District in the neighbouring State of Nagaland came.
The Assam Rifles arrested four NSCN-IM
cadres from outskirts of Jotsoma village in Kohima District when
they were brandishing weapons and threatening the local people,
in violation of the cease-fire ground rules. Two AK-56 rifles, one
M16 rifle, one 9-mm locally made pistol and one hand grenade were
recovered from their possession. The NSCN-IM claimed that its cadres
were providing security to their general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah.
June 16: NSCN-IM ‘general secretary’
Thuingaleng Muivah arrived at Jotsoma village near Kohima as part
of his 'peace mission' to hold consultations with civil society
leaders on the Naga talks issue. Muivah said reconciliation was
necessary and that he was ready for talks for reconciliation anytime
with other Naga groups.
June 15: The ‘general secretary’
of NSCN-IM, Thuingaleng Muivah, will next tour Khonoma, the native
village of NNC founder A.Z. Phizo. As part of his peace and goodwill
mission, he will arrive at Jotsoma village, six kilometres from
Kohima, on June 16. His peace mission will also include a trip to
Pughoboto, the hometown of Isak Chishi Swu, the ‘chairman’ of the
The Konyak Union said that it would
neither welcome nor oppose the visit of Muivah to Mon District.
The union said it would not be held responsible if any untoward
incident happened during the visit of the NSCN-IM leader.
NSCN-IM functionaries, led by V.S.
Atem, are in New Delhi meeting policymakers to defuse the current
impasse arising out of the Manipur Government not allowing Muivah
to visit his ancestral village Somdal in Ukhrul District of Manipur.
June 14: NSCN-IM general secretary
Thuingaleng Muivah was likely to return to Kohima in Nagaland sometime
next week for onward journey to his native village Somdal in Ukhrul
District of Manipur.
June 11: A cease-fire ground rules
review meeting between the Union Government and the NSCN-IM would
be held in New Delhi on 14.
June 10: Union Home Secretary G.
K. Pillai said that with the situation in Manipur improving, the
economic blockade in the State would be lifted in the next few days.
"The situation has improved, according to Nagaland Page. I am hopeful
in the next couple of days, the blockade on National Highway 39
would be suspended," said Pillai. He also said it would have been
better if NSCN-IM leader Thuingaleng Muivah had gone to visit his
home village in Manipur after District-level elections were over.
The NSCN-IM, NNC and NSCN-K have
pledged and resolved not to issue any statement to the media against
each other any more, which is detrimental to the Naga reconciliation
process. The Joint Working Group of the three outfits and the Forum
for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) met in Dimapur.
The NNC in Khiamniungan region alleged
that some armed NSCN-IM cadres were roaming around in uniform "in
combat gesture" in the region since May 28.
Mainpur Works Minister K. Ranjit
accused the All Naga Students Association Manipur (ANSAM) of being
a mouthpiece of the NSCN-IM.
June 8: The Kuki Movement for Human
Rights (KMHR) has, in an open letter to NSCN-IM general secretary,
Thuingaleng Muivah, said when he claimed it was his birthright to
visit his native home, he has forgotten that many innocent Kukis
who have the same right will not return to their villages to reunite
with their parents, brothers, sisters and loved ones. KMHR chairman,
T. Lunkim said many human right activists would endorse Muivah's
birth right to return and visit his village Somdal, where his beloved
family members, who have not seen you for the last 47 years, would
be happy to meet him face to face. However, Lunkim reminded Muivah
about the past history where many innocent Kukis, "not criminals
like him" were pulled out of buses at Mao gate by the NSCN-IM and
June 7: Former Deputy Commissioner
of Ukhrul District, Pankaj Kumar Pal, who had been placed under
suspension in the case related to the abduction and subsequent killing
of then Kasom Khullen Sub-Divisional Officer Thingnam Kishan and
his two subordinate staff, Revenue Mandal Y. Token and driver A.
Rajen Sharma, by the armed cadres of the NSCN-IM in 2009, was sent
on deputation to Bihar for three years.
June 5:As part of the public movement
being launched under the aegis of United Committee Manipur (UCM),
a public meeting was held at Kakching Khunou and resolved to oppose
proposed visit of NSCN-IM ‘general secretary’ Thuileng Muivah at
any cost. All those who spoke at the meeting decried the conduct
of the Government of India in trying to disintegrate Manipur and
called for collective efforts to thwart any attempt to break apart
the territorial integrity of Manipur.
G .K. Pillai said that there was evidence of CPI-Maoists establishing
links with insurgents in the Northeastern region. Thuingaleng Muivah,
leader of the NSCN-IM, admitted that the CPI -Maoists had approached
him. Intelligence sources said that the Naga separatist group helped
the CPI-Maoists in arms-smuggling through Myanmar and Bangladesh.
The CPI-Maoists also established links with the banned ULFA and
the Manipur-based PLA.
The NSCN-K said that the Covenant of Reconciliation did not anoint
NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah or anyone to represent
the Nagas and create social unrest in Manipur and Nagaland. "It
is wrong on the part of Nagas or Manipur state to solely believe
in the wisdom of Th Muivah and some Civil Society leaders from Nagaland,
on the question of integration of Naga areas into Nagaland albeit
with a little help from the Government of India," the NSCN-K stated,
adding, "No amount of pressuring Manipur Government, economic blockades
or memorandum to GoI shall suffice."
About the Autonomous District Council (ADC) elections in the Naga
areas in Manipur, the NSCN-K stated that the unopposed winners are
nephews and nieces of IM leaders. "It is not a mistake that in 2009,
Tangkhul Naga Long pleaded with the GOI to make Ukhrul the summer
capital of Manipur. Let those spearheading the social unrest in
Manipur state realizes that Nagas of Nagaland state are not fools.
Beneath the façade of Hohos and Hahas lies the general public who
knows who is confusing them. Those enjoying the benefits of two
states i.e Manipur and Nagaland under the guise of National workers
should not talk about the subject which is simply not theirs," the
June 4: After a month-long
stay at Viswema village in Kohima, NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng
Muivah would leave for Pfutsero in Phek District against the back
of opposition by the NSCN-K and NNC.
The Manipur Government
rushed additional State Forces to Ukhrul and Senapati Districts
to prevent any attempt by NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng
Muivah to enter the State through the two Districts. The deployment
came within hours of Muivah leaving Viswema in Kohima District for
Pfutsero in Phek District in Nagaland. "Yes we have sent strong
state forces, led by senior officers, to Ukhrul and Senapati to
bar Muivah’s entry. We are on high alert and have taken maximum
precautions. We will not allow him to enter Manipur," Chief
Minister Okram Ibobi Singh said. Sangai Express adds that Muivah
planned to enter Manipur from Kohima-Jessami road.
NSCN-IM general secretary
Thuingaleng Muivah arrived at Pfutsero in Phek District on a "goodwill
mission" after camping at Viswema in Kohima District for nearly
a month. NSCN-IM sources said Muivah would camp at Pfutsero for
about two weeks before chalking out his tour schedule. The sources
said he would visit Mokokchung, Zunheboto, Tuensang and Mon Districts
to strengthen the peace process.
The NSCN-IM asked all
fair price shops and whole sellers in Dimapur District to fairly
distribute the essential commodities which were meant for the public.
The outfit warned that any person caught black marketing or selling
commodities meant for public distribution would be seriously dealt
Union Home Secretary
G. K. Pillai said in Shillong, Meghalaya that there has been "significant
progress" in the peace talks held between the Centre and the
NSCN-IM in Nagaland and the outfit has been invited for the next
round of parleys in Delhi. "The talks have progressed well.
The other day interlocutor RS Pandey and Muivah met in Kohima. Thereafter
they have issued a press statement. I do not need to say more, because
they are the ones who are directly involved," Pillai said.
"I think significant progress has been made in this round of
talks," he said, adding, "Muivah has been requested to
come forward for further talks," said the Home Secretary.
June 2: Sources said
that Muivah, who is currently camping at Viswema village in Nagaland,
is set to proceed to Pfutsero and enter Manipur through Jessami
which lies on the border of Nagaland and Manipur and then take the
road to Ukhrul District headquarters.
Troops arrested five
persons, including two NSCN-IM cadres, near Nurathen in Tamenglong
District for their involvement in intimidation and attempted abduction
of polling officials and ballot boxes.
Two NSCN-IM cadres
were arrested by the troops, when they were driving a vehicle belonging
to Dingaohau, a Congress party candidate of Yang Khullen Dist Council
Constituency, which was reportedly hijacked on June 1, in an incident
of abduction. They were identified as Abui and Mathews.
The NNC stated, "The
coming of Th. Muivah in the Naga National scene is very unfortunate
for Nagas, rather a curse going by his track records." A statement
issued by the NNC Nagaland ‘joint secretary’, I. Toshi, stated that
Muivah’s latest and "perhaps the last political gimmick"
came in the form of visiting his village Somdal, by taking advantage
of the occasion of a new political activity in Manipur.
June 1: The Union Government
held talk with the NSCN-IM in Kohim. The representatives of the
Government were headed by interlocutor R. S. Pandey, former Chief
Secretary of Nagaland, and the 12-member NSCN-IM team by their general
secretary Thuingaleng Muivah. Both sides have agreed to address
the problems facing them while trying to find solution to the protracted
Addressing a joint
press conference, after holding talks between them, Pandey said
that the current problem facing them was "sensitive" but
disclosed that both sides agreed to address them. They would continue
pursuing negotiations to make all possible efforts for an early
solution and would not allow distraction to come in, Pandey said.
Pandey also disclosed that there would be no imposition on either
side while trying to find solution to the issue. "We would
find solution to the Naga issue that is honorable and acceptable
on the basis of the uniqueness of the Naga history," the Union
Government interlocutor said. Pandey said Naga sovereignty was out
of question while also stating that "without political consensus,
boundaries of Northeast (States) cannot be changed." "The
sovereignty and unity of India has to be maintained," he said.
"Yet all possible efforts to meet the aspiration of the Nagas
would be explored." The Kohima talk was the 4th one after Muivah
arrived at Delhi this time and they would soon be heading for the
5th one at Delhi for which, the Union Government invited Muivah
to come to Delhi, Pandey disclosed.
Muivah pointed out
that they did not rule out the Naga sovereignty and integration
issues. "The sovereignty of the Naga people lies with the Naga
people and not with others," he stated. With regard to the
Naga integration, he explained that it was quite natural for the
Nagas not to be divided, while also agreeing that the Government
of India (GoI) had lot of difficulties to come over. The aspiration
of the Naga people to live together should be respected, he added.
With regard to the current crisis after Manipur Government’s banning
of his entry to his native village Somdal in Manipur’s Ukhrul district,
the NSCN- IM leader said the problem was created by the Manipur
Government and it should be solved by them with the GoI. But it
was very unfortunate the armed forces of Manipur used force on the
Naga peace procession, killing two students and injuring about 100
at Mao Gate on May 6, he said. It would take time to heal it, he
Union Government interlocutor
refused to say anything on the current impasse between the Nagas
and the Manipur Government and asked Muivah to reply on the impasse.
"You ask Mr. Muivah," the Pandey said when asked by media persons.
The NSCN-IM leader was quoted saying that the problem was created
not by Nagas. "The Naga people rallying for the right cause were
just smashed out and hundreds of them were wounded. That is a big
mistake," he said. He asked the Union Government and Manipur Government
to solve the problem adding, "We are here still and we have the
The Senapati area was
affected by the 48 hours total bandh called by the Senapati District
Students Association who were protesting against the ADC elections
and have some other demands, including the issue of NSCN-IM general
secretary Thuingaleng Muivah’s visit.
The Kuki Inpi Manipur
asked the Union Government to first come to an settlement of the
900 innocent Kukis that were murdered, 360 Kuki villages uprooted
and the 100,000 Kukis that were rendered homeless by the NSCN-IM
before coming to a settlement with the Naga group.
May 31: At least 40
goods laden trucks and nine passenger buses were stranded at Jiribam
in Imphal East District, due to blockade and counter blockade on
the issue of NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah’s visit
to Manipur. The report adds that around 300 goods laden trucks bound
for Imphal were also stranded at Lalpani and Labankhan in Cachar
District of Assam.
The Naga community
groups demonstrated at Senapati District headquarters in protest
against the State Government’s decision to prevent the NSCN-IM leader
from visiting his native village in Ukhrul and the killing of two
student protesters at Mao Gate. They declared to sever all ties
with the State Government. The demonstrators including Naga leader
and former Parliamentarian Mani Charenamei held ‘Naga National flags’.
Charenamei, waving the flag, said, "This flag is our future."
He criticised the Manipur Government for what he termed as "depriving
the basic human rights of the Nagas." Commenting on the Autonomous
District Council (ADC) polls, he said "it is a political poison
as this Act deprives the rights of the hill people and if you cast
your vote then politically you will become a dead man." The
apex body of the Naga frontal organisations in Manipur, the United
Naga Council, accused the Imphal based media of being biased in
their reporting and coverage of events and of being hand in gloves
with the Manipur Government in the campaign against the Nagas.
Leaders of various
political parties reaffirmed the stand to prevent the proposed visit
of NSCN-IM leader to Manipur.
May 29: Talks between the Union
Government and NSCN-IM would be held in Kohima.
The NSCN-IM accused Manipur Chief
Minister Okram Ibobi Singh of creating the present impasse to safeguard
his own interest by opposing its general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah’s
visit to his native village Somdal of UKhrul District in Manipur.
The NSCN-IM held a meeting of the
Naga frontal organisations both in Manipur and Nagaland at Viswema
in Kohima District. The meeting was attended by NSCN-IM ‘general
secretary’ Thuingaleng Muivah. "The meeting focussed on how to face
the situation and solve the problem that had been forced on the
Nagas by the Manipur state government. How the Centre government
connived with Ibobi government against the Nagas occupies a prominent
place in the discussion," stated the NSCN-IM.
Manipur Government refuted the charges
leveled at it by the NSCN-IM alleging it of having links with the
PLA which ‘served’ quit notices to the non-locals living in Manipur.
A ‘summer session’ of the KCP was
recently held at a base camp of the outfit located somewhere in
Thoubal District. It further accused the NSCN-IM and Lallumba group
belonging to Military Council faction of the KCP of scheming to
obscure the Manipuri national question. Stating that Manipur became
a republic in 1947 having its elected Government three years before
India became a republic, the outfit said people who settled in Manipur
after 1949 would be treated as foreigners. These people whether
they are Nepali, Mayang, Muslim, Kuki or Naga, would not be included
in the fold of Manipuri nation, said the outfit.
May 27: The Union Ministry of Home
Affairs asked the Manipur Government to take up additional measures
to bring in more essential goods along National Highway 39 in view
of the unrest prevailing over the proposed visit of NSCN-IM general
secretary Thuingaleng Muivah to Manipur. An official source said
that the MHA had instructed the State Government to take up necessary
additional measures to make National Highway 53 ‘active’.
May 26: NSCN-K said that it would
like to reassure "our neighbours" that there is no question of Naga
people going to war against Manipur State Government. The NSCN-K
said that Mao Gate incident is a reminder that big talks and violence,
more often than not, backfires. "Those insisting on forceful entry
to Manipur state should be held solely responsible for the loss
of two precious lives on May 6 at Mao Gate. The emotional spill
over in the name of Nagas was enforced when calmness and diplomatic
air was needed at the hour. The blood was real but the entire incident
was stage managed, programmed and uted solely aimed at creating
raw emotional passage for Th. Muivah into Manipur state. The attempt
to label the incident as Naga-Manipur clash is outrageous. The two
state Governments of Nagaland and Manipur should ensure that people
living in the two states coexist through mutual understanding and
brotherhood. Nagas would sacrifice thousands and more if it is needed
to achieve their self determination from the occupational forces
but Naga political solution is neither at Mao gate nor at Somdal
in Manipur," said the NSCN-K.
May 25: The NSCN-IM organized a
meeting of the Ao community groups at Mokokchung.
In response to the public movement
call of the United Committee Manipur, protest demonstrations were
carried out in different parts of Bishnupur and Thoubal Districts
denouncing the proposed visit of NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng
Muivah to Manipur.
May 24: Three NSCN-IM cadres were
arrested by Assam Rifles and Police, including self-styled ‘sergeant
major’ Athot, and four linkmen in an operation at Khonsa in Tirap
District, Arunachal Pradesh.
May 21: The United Naga Peoples
Council, Manipur, in a statement, has said territorial integrity
of Manipur cannot be disturbed whether NSCN-IM general secretary
Thuingaleng Muivah visit Manipur or not.
The United Committee Manipur said
that the Central Government not asking NSCN-IM leader to leave Viswema
village in Nagaland is intended on allowing his entry to Manipur
at any cost.
May 19:13 NSCN-K cadres led by a
senior functionary defected to the NSCN-IM.
A meeting of the various political
parties in Manipur reiterated its decision that NSCN-IM general
secretary Thuingaleng Muivah should not be allowed to enter the
territory of Manipur.
The NSCN-IM denied its involvement
in the May 18 bomb explosion under a bridge along the stretch of
the Imphal-Mao section of the National Highway-39 in Senapati District.
The next round of talks between
the Centre and the NSCN-IM would be held in Nagaland, in the wake
of the impasse arising due to NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng
Muivah’s plan to visit Manipur, reports Telegraph. "Definitely the
talks will be held either in Kohima or Viswema," a senior functionary
of the NSCN-IM said. While Centre’s interlocutor for the Naga peace
process, R.S. Pandey, and officials from the MHA would represent
the Centre, Muivah along with senior functionaries of the NSCN-IM
would attend the meet.
May 18: A suspected NSCN-IM cadre
was killed while the bomb he was planting under a bridge along the
stretch of the Imphal-Mao section of the National Highway-39 in
Senapati District blew up, Police said. The slain militant was identified
as Doni Anal (24) of Liwa Sarei village in Chandel District.
A NSCN-IM release stated, the Nagas
would have only what belonged to them and not an inch more from
the Meiteis. It said it did not bear any ill motive towards anyone
but the conflict between the communities should not be left for
posterity. "It is imperative to demarcate clear-cut boundary
lines today but such exercise must not disturb the harmonious co-existence
and inter-trade whatsoever."
Four Naga civil society organisations
of Manipur urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to allow NSCN-IM
leader Thuingaleng Muivah to visit his homeland in Ukhrul and also
institute to a judicial inquiry into the firing at Mao Gate. The
United Naga Council, the apex organisation of the Naga community
in Manipur, Naga Women’s Union, Manipur, All Naga Students Association
Manipur and Naga Peoples’ Movement for Human Rights sent a memorandum
to the Prime Minister.
May 17: As Manipur's supply
routes remained cut off; Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh sent a
delegation of Church leaders to Nagaland to sort out the crisis
arising out of the stalemate over NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng
Muivah's proposed visit to Manipur. Government spokesperson N. Biren
Singh said that a nine-member delegation of the All Manipur Christian
Organisation left for Nagaland. "The Church delegation with church
leaders in Nagaland will appeal to the All Naga Students Association,
Manipur, and the United Naga Council to call off the indefinite
economic blockade imposed on the Imphal-Dimapur and Imphal-Jiribam
highways," Biren Singh said.
Around 2000 people mainly women
and school children protested against NSCN-IM leader's visit at
Charangpat area of Thoubal District.
The NSCN-K said that the Naga Hoho
(apex council of Naga tribe), once regarded as the epitome of Naga
ingenuity, maturity and statesmanship, has suddenly turned into
a group of wanton boys throwing flaming balls into the neighbourhood
in accordance to the script written by NSCN-IM general secretary
May 15: Capital Imphal remained
closed in protest against the Centre’s decision to allow NSCN-IM
‘general secretary’ Thuingaleng Muivah to visit the State.
arrested an armed National Socialist Council of NSCN-IM cadre in
Tamenglong. One Italian pistol along with ammunition and
extortion ransom of INR 10,000 was recovered from his possession.
May 12: Union Home Secretary
G.K. Pillai, Centre’s interlocutor R.S. Pandey, NSCN-IM general
secretary Thiungaleng Muivah, Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio,
a few of his Cabinet Ministers and representatives from Naga organisations
held a meeting at Viswema of Kohima District in Nagaland. The meeting,
however, could not break the deadlock over NSCN-IM leader’s plan
to visit Manipur.
Protesters set ablaze office of
the Manipur Family Welfare Department in Senapati District. A huge
stock of medicines, freezing equipments, immunization machines,
important offices including Chief Medical Officer’s (CMO) and District
Inspector of Schools’ (DIO), documents and Conference Hall were
destroyed in the fire. The protesters were agitating against the
Manipur Government’s decision no to allow the NSCN-IM leader Thuingaleng
Muivah’s visit to the State.
Sentinel reports that with
a view to carrying out extortion drive, the NSCN-IM recently provided
arms training for about 30 Muslim youths from Barak Valley for three
months at its headquarters camp Hebron in Nagaland. According to
sources, the team of Muslim youths was led by one Belaluddin. In
recent times, some Muslim youths, most of them from South Hailakandi
bordering Mizoram, took up arms to raise a militant outfit. Sources
further revealed that a group of Muslim youths, backed by Islamic
fundamentalists, was trying to form a militant outfit in the valley.
The NSCN-IM is planning to foment communal tension to its advantage.
Further, the Naga militant group needs a militant outfit in the
valley, which could be used for pushing its cadres into Bangladesh.
May 11: The Manipur Chemists and
Druggists Association (MCDA), in a memorandum submitted to the Chief
Minister, Health Minister and also to the State Medical Directorate,
asked for the Government’s intervention in importing medicines,
including life saving ones, from outside the State so that the stock
of drugs is replenished in time. General Secretary of the association,
R.K. Ratan Kumar Singh, said that the main reason for the shortage
in the drugs supply was the economic blockade which is over a month
old now, and also the situation arising out of the NSCN-IM leader
Thuingaleng Muivah’s visit issue.
Suspected NSCN-IM cadres looted
goods worth over INR one million from more than 10 vehicles coming
towards Imphal from the Moreh border township of Thamnapokpi in
May 10: A NSCN-IM cadre along with
his accomplice was arrested by the India Reserve Battalion, when
they were extorting money from jewelry shops located around Grace
colony and ‘D’ colony in Dimapur, Police said. They were identified
as Robin Tangkhul, ‘under secretary’ in NSCN-IM, and his accomplice
NSCN-IM ‘general secretary’ Thuingaleng
Muivah said if New Delhi could not resolve the deadlock in Manipur,
then his people would find a way. He also expressed doubts on the
viability of the Center’s approach of finding a solution at "one
go". "Nagas can react, but we have patience. But (if they
do not resolve the situation in Manipur) they will know what the
Nagas can do again, they will see what the NSCN can do," he
said. "They said defer your visit two or three days is fine,
so I stayed here. But we have told them there would be no postponement
(calling off the visit)," he said.
May 9: Union
Home Secretary G. K. Pillai said the Union Government is aware that
the CPI-Maoist had been in touch with some of the other militant
outfits in different parts of the country like NSCN-IM and ULFA.
In its latest report, the Standing Committee attached to the MHA,
however, quoted the Home Secretary as saying, "We don’t have
any evidence of direct outside support. This, in one sense, is so
far a fully home grown and very clever and intelligent movement."
About the links between the CPI-Maoist and Northeast-based insurgent
groups, Pillai said that the CPI-Maoist had talks with the outfits
in an effort to widen their movement. The Parliamentary Standing
Committee has recommended that more counter-insurgency and jungle
warfare colleges in line of the Vairengte in Mizoram should be opened.
May 8: The NSCN-IM stated that the
outfit's general secretary Thuigaleng Muivah would visit to Somdal
in Ukhrul District and other Naga areas in Manipur. "We abide by
the wish of the Naga people to visit our own people to spread the
good news of peace and complete the journey according to their wish,"
said the NSCN-IM. "We have undertaken this journey of peace to Somdal
and other areas of Nagalim respecting the wish of the Naga people.It
is unfortunate that the Manipur state government has opposed the
visit of out Ato Kilonser Th. Muivah to his own people and we condemn
it in the strongest term the irrationality of the state government,"
it said. The NSCN-IM then revealed that the Government of India
communicated its concern and request to defer our programme. "However,
we wish to remind all concerned that we are committed to the wish
of the Naga people and we will do that to the end," the NSCN-IM
Muivah accused the Union Home Minister
P. Chidambaram of being ‘arrogant’ and said the Communist Party
of India-Maoist’s (CPI-Maoist) violence was a natural reaction to
an ‘exploitative’ State. He criticized Chidambaram’s policy of ‘suppression’
against Maoists and other dissenting groups.
May 7: Cease-fire monitoring cell
authority of the NSCN-IM, Phungthing Shimrang, said the during a
press conference in the NSCN-IM’s headquarters at Niuland near Dimapur
sated that outfit’s ‘general secretary’ Thuingaleng Muivah deferred
his visit to Manipur until the situation normalised, after Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh asked him to do so.
Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu
Rio said the State Cabinet at its meeting resolved to request NSCN-IM
leader to consider postponing his visit to Somdal of Ukhrul District
in Manipur, till the situation stabilises. Chief Minister also conveyed
the Cabinet’s decision to Muivah.
May 6: The United Committee Manipur
(UCM), in protest against the decision of the Union Government to
allow Muivah to visit Manipur and to prevent any untoward incident
as a result of the stand off, ‘banned’ all the vehicles plying between
Imphal and other Hill Districts of the State indefinitely from May
Two protestors were killed and 80
others injured during clashes between the protestors and the Police
at Mao Bazaar area in Senpati District. The protestors were
trying to break the Police barricade to demand safe passage for
the NSCN-IM ‘general secretary’ Thuingaleng Muivah. SFs also arrested
at least 28 protestors during the follow up operations in the areas
after reports of ransacking of Government properties by the agitators,
including the Mao IB, and temporary barrak of the SFs.
Muivah deferred his proposed visit
to his birthplace at Somdal village in Ukhrul District.
Six independent legislators belonging
to Naga community resigned from the State Legislative Assembly in
protest against the Manipur Government’s decision not to allow NSCN-IM
leader to enter the State.
In the back of the Manipur Government’s
decision to prevent the entry of NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng
Muivah into Manipur to visit his native village, the Joint Working
Group of the NSCN-IM, NSCN-K and Naga NNC, formed in Nagaland to
carry forward the Naga reconciliation process, stated: "no one should
be barred from ones native land."
One more legislator belonging to
Naga community resigned from the State Legislative Assembly in protest
against the Manipur Government’s decision not to allow NSCN-IM ‘general
secretary’ Thuingaleng Muivah to enter the State. So far seven Naga
legislators resigned from the Manipur Legislative Assembly.
May 4: The Kuki National Organisation
(KNO) criticized the proposed visit of NSCN-IM general secretary
Thuingaleng Muivah to Manipur. "Indeed, it’s astonishing on
the part of the government of the day to give a ‘green signal’ to
this ruthless criminal’s visit", the release further said.
The Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram
asked the NSCN-IM functionaries to delay the visit of Muivah by
a few more days considering the present tense situation in the State.
The Naga community groups asked
Muivah to defer the trip and plan it in a more congenial atmosphere.
May 3: The NSCN-IM questioned the
Union Government’s ‘flip-flop’ stand in connection with the visit
of the outfit's ‘general secretary’ Thuingaleng Muivah to his birth
place in Ukhrul District. "The National Socialist council of Nagalim
in its joint meeting of the Cabinet and Steering Committee has taken
serious note of the decision taken by the Manipur State Government
Cabinet to prevent the visit of our General Secretary, Th. Muivah,
to his birth place in Ukhrul. We consider this move as an affront
to the inherent rights of the Nagas. The decision of the State Cabinet
is deemed to be calculated and defy the initiative of the government
of India (GOI) and the NSCN to resolve the more than six decades
of Indo-Naga conflict through peaceful political negotiation," the
statement of the NSCN-IM said.
The Supreme Court, accepting a plea
by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), transferred the murder
trial involving NSCN-IM leader Hopeson Ningshen, from Manipur to
New Delhi, to prevent possible ethnic backlash or threat to the
accused. Nignshen was charged with the killing of three Government
officers, Thingnam Kishan Singh, Sh. Y. Token Singh and Sh. A. Rajen
Sharma belonging to the Meitie community on February 17, 2009, in
The Kuki Inpi Manipur (KIM), community
group of Kuki people in Manipur, sent an open letter to Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh saying the Kuki people also oppose NSCN-IM general
secretary Thuingaleng Muivah’s visit to Manipur. It said "His
proponents may call him the ‘champion of peace in the South East
Asia, but he is a Champion of Peace because he was killing over
900 Kukis, uprooting 350 Kuki Villages and rendering over 1,00,000
Kukis refugees in their own land during the 1990s?."
The Naga Hoho, the apex tribal council,
served an ‘ultimatum’ to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh: "The proposed
visit of Mr. Muivah to his native village is for making peace and
not for waging war with any community or state. It is the birthright
of every person to visit the place of his birth. Mr. Muivah will
be visiting his native village to meet his villagers, relatives
and to promote peace in the region", reports Imphal Free Press.
The Naga Hoho also said that if the visit of Muivah is not allowed
to be taken up by the Manipur State Government, "it is our decision"
that the Manipur State Government will be solely responsible for
any consequences arising out of the situation.
The NDFB was
also maintaining close ties with different anti-India groups having
bases in Bangladesh. According to an assessment by the SFs, at least
a hundred trained cadres of the outfit are still in Assam, while,
around 50 cadres must be in Bangladesh. Sources further said that
the NDFB launched joint operations with the ULFA from time to time,
but the outfit also maintained close ties with other groups like
NSCN-IM, UNLF, ATTF and NLFT etc, as well as with some other anti-India
groups in the neighbouring country. Sources revealed that under
pressure in Bangladesh, anti-talk faction of the NDFB recently established
a camp in Myanmar and is located near a camp of KYKL
May 2: Thuingaleng Muivah at Dimapur
in Nagaland on said he is going ahead with the visit saying it is
his birthright. "I'm not a subject of Manipur. They (Manipur Govt.)
cannot dictate me when Government of India has no objection to my
visit. It is my birthright to go to my village. There is nothing
unnatural about it," Muivah said.
Four cadres of the HNLC were convicted of arms smuggling and imprisoned
for 17 years in Bangladesh, said Additional Director General of
Meghalaya Police (Special Branch) S. K. Jain. "Sketchy reports from
various networks confirmed that the four convicted Indians in Bangladesh
are members of the outlawed HNLC," said Jain. On April 29, the court
of Additional District and Sessions Judge of Sylhet-I convicted
Robin (35), Mill (28), Over (25) and Star (24) - all hailing from
Shillong - in a five-year-old case of arms smuggling. All the four,
Jain said, were wanted by the Meghalaya Police for their involvement
in the biggest bank robbery in Jaintia Hills District on January
24, 2005. On July 15, 2005, Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) troopers arrested
the four HNLC militants from Karaballa point under Sylhet District
after they entered Bangladesh through Karimganj sector in Assam.
The BDR recovered from their possession an AK 56 rifle, three grenades,
two 9-mm pistols, 316 bullets and four magazines of AK 56 rifle,
328 bullets and three magazines of 9-mm pistol, INR 3,000 and BDT
2,700. According to the Police official, the HNLC is closely linked
to the NSCN-IM and the National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT).
May 1: The Manipur
Cabinet took a decision to disallow the visit of NSCN-IM ‘general
secretary’ Thuingaleng Muivah to the State in view of the likely
civil strife it would cause. Muivah is planning to visit his native
village Somdal in Ukhrul District by road passing through Mao gate
in Senapati District. To stop the NSCN-IM leader from entering Manipur,
restriction under Section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC),
1973 was proclaimed in Senapati district in addition to deployment
of additional forces.
The MHA asked Muivah
to abort the proposed visit to his native village and other Naga
inhabited areas of Manipur.
April 30: A NSCN-IM
cadre, Ismael Tangkhul, was arrested at Wungram colony in Dimapur.
A receipt of annual ‘tax’ collection and INR 46,000 in cash were
recovered from his possession.
24: Sources said that no direct link had been found between the
MULTA and any NSCN faction. But since MULTA’s patrons, ULFA and
the NDFB, camped in Bangladesh and had tactical understanding with
the NSCN factions for logistical support, it could be involved in
arms racket, mentioned sources. The strategic location of Dhubri
serves their purpose very well as the District shares an international
border with Bangladesh, inter-State boundaries with Meghalaya and
West Bengal and is in close proximity to Bhutan. All the narcotics
routed to this part of the region come through Bangladesh. The Police
and the Army have seized brown sugar five times in the past three
April 23: A NSCN-IM
cadre, Mughavi Sema, was arrested from Wungram colony. His accomplice,
identified as Ashika Sema, was also taken into custody after some
incriminating documents along with tax receipts were recovered from
April 22: A NSCN-IM cadre, Khanding
Tangkhul, along with four persons, was arrested by troops, when
they were traveling at Singrijan area in Dimapur District. A locally
made 9-mm pistol along with three live rounds was recovered from
Khanding's possession. He confessed that he along with two of his
accomplices, identified as Moyothung and Akhuve Angami, had captured
two persons, identified as Kughato Zhimo and Tsacho Sangtam, on
April 20 for their alleged involvement in extortion related activities.
The duo, he said, were taken towards Patkai college area, where
they were assaulted, and that while on their way to Hebron camp,
the NSCN-IM 'council headquarters', they were arrested by the troops.
All the arrested persons were subsequently handed over to Diphupar
Police Station. However, Kughato Zhimo and Tsacho Sangtam, were
released on bond.
The NSCN-K 'kilonser (minister)'
Y. Wangtin Naga said that he had conveyed NSCN-IM 'general secretary'
Thuingaleng Muivah's message and 'best regards' to NSCN-K 'chairman'
S.S. Khaplang and 'commander-in-chief' Khole, who had reciprocated
by conveying their regards to Muivah and NSCN-IM 'chairman' Isak
Chishi Swu. Wangtin met Muivah at Hebron camp on April 10. "I felt
most privileged to meet Uncle Th. Muivah and was happy to convey
his message to chairman S.S. Khaplang and Gen. Khole," he said.
Wangtin said that the meeting would not mean that Khaplang and Khole
join the NSCN-IM but that the leaders meet and reconcile during
their lifetime to make the 'Nagas one family'.
April 21: The NSCN-IM stated that
the 'annual ration tax' was fixed at INR 200 per household for fiscal
April 19: A NSCN-IM cadre, identified
as Ato Khuzumi (27) along with two of his accomplices, identified
as Mughato Zhimomi and Kashiho, was arrested by Dimapur Police from
rail gate area while they were trying to flee after forcibly snatching
a cellular phone and INR 3,500 in cash from a daily labourer. However,
one of them managed to escape while the trio was arrested.
April 18: The NSCN-IM stated that
Mulatonu has been working "faithfully at the behest of "Indian masters,"
adding that he was prodded by the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW)
& Intelligence Bureau (IB) to issue such statement to serve their
April 17: The NSCN-IM resumed talks
with the Union Government in New Delhi and discussed differences
over some points in the memorandum it had submitted earlier. NSCN-IM
'general secretary' Thuingalang Muivah led a four-member team of
leaders to negotiate their demands with the interlocutor for Naga
talks, R.S. Pandey, and senior MHA officials. "We met and discussed
the points that they have submitted, but differences continue. The
talks will continue," a senior MHA official said. The key issue
for the past three years has been Muivah's proposal for a "special
federal relationship between Nagalim and India" with the Nagas having
a constitution of their own. This has been a bone of contention.
The Government'proposals, which was readied earlier in 2010, was
also being discussed. The MHA had made it clear that unless all
insurgent factions come together and accept a package from the Centre,
the talks will not succeed.
NSCN-K leader, Kughalu Mulatonu,
questioned the recent declaration made by the NSCN-IM 'general secretary'
Muivah that ''Nagas and Kukis were living together and will live
together'' and said that Muivah has openly admitted the crimes committed
against the Kukis, but now he has declared Kukis and Tangkhuls are
living together, which means he has admitted his crimes. The outfit's
senior functionary, Kughalu Mulatonu demanded the Human Rights Organizations
to investigate the crimes committed by Muivah on the Kukis. Stating
that Muivah wants to come to terms with Kukis, Mulatonu questioned
which Kukis… those living in Assam, Nagaland, Manipur or elsewhere?
"There are Kukis inside Myanmar and Mizoram. I wonder, when he wants
to say better understanding, he should clarify to which Kukis he
is referring," he added. "I see no reason why a terrorist should
be representing the Nagas under the purview of political dialogue
with Government of India [GoI]," he mentioned, adding, "GoI should
be very futuristic in talks to Nagas rather than talking to terrorists."
Mulatonu also said that when Muivah
reached Delhi and came to Nagaland, he said he would not meet the
Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs). But few days back, he said
that he had met all the NGOs, sought their opinions and is going
back to Delhi to hold talks with GoI, said Mulatonu. "Since he (Muivah)
came to Hebron Camp and was sleeping all those days, he should 'sleep'
talks at this moment when he is sleep-walking," he added. "I can
assure the Nagas and the people around this country that Th Muivah,
who is lodged at New Delhi and breast-fed by India's RAW and IB,
guarded by Delhi Police, must not demonstrate Indian wisdom, expecting
to deceive the Nagas," Mulatonu said adding, "The Nagas have had
an experience of more than 7 decades, which is why foolish ideas
will not maim the Naga political struggle." He further suggested
that Muivah either surrender to India and destroy the people or
surrender to the NSCN-K and rescue the people: "This is the only
way left for Muivah," he said, adding, "Muivah is afraid of his
own shadow." The report adds that held a meeting at designated camp
in Khehoi of Dimapur in Nagaland.
April 16: A new outfit, Aggrieved
Teachers' Liberation Front (ATLF), was formed with some members
having procured small arms from various sympathisers. Both the NSCN-IM
and NSCN-K stated that they would not tolerate any move to take
up arms though they viewed the issues as sensitive.
April 11: Arunachal
Pradesh Home Minister Tako Dabi said that there were definite intelligence
inputs about ethnic guerrillas of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA)
from adjoining Myanmar infiltrating into the State’s Changlang District
in recent weeks. "We have already launched a military operation
to drive out the KIA rebels, although we don’t have any immediate
information of them setting up bases in our state," Dabi said.
The Home Minister said the KIA controls large part of northern Myanmar
- a region where up to a half-a-dozen Indian separatist groups from
the restive Northeast have well entrenched bases under KIA’s direct
patronage. "We cannot allow the KIA to stay here for long as
it could have dangerous ramifications in the long run as Arunachal
Pradesh does not have any home grown terror groups, but the State
is becoming a hot bed of imported terror groups. We are also trying
to find out if the KIA is trying to become close with the NDFB of
Assam to help them shift bases to Myanmar and China," the Home
Minister further said. The Home Minister added further that two
of Assam’s main militant groups, NDFB and ULFA, besides NSCN-IM
and NSCN-K of Nagalnd, have presence in Arunachal Pradesh.
Two ATTF cadres, who had deserted
the outfit's Satcherri camp in Habiganj District of Bangladesh,
surrendered before the Jirania Police in West District of Tripura.
They were identified as Khemijay Debbarma and Samprai Debbarma.
They revealed in detail picture of the privation and hardship in
outfit's camps in Sylhet and Habiganj Districts and Chittagong Hill
Tracts in Bangladesh. The duo also revealed that ATTF had taken
a major initiative to raise a force of women cadres to launch a
fresh offensive against civilians and SFs. They said that altogether
187 women cadres of the outfit are being trained in Tarabon, Kalu
Adam, Pancherri and Bandarban areas in Bangladesh's Chittagong Hill
Tracts over the past two months. But those camps would be shifted
to the nearby Arakan areas of Myanmar in case the Bangladesh Government
launched counter-insurgency operation.
Source said, "The duo told us that
96 of the women cadres have finished training and are currently
training others. They are being trained in the use of arms, tactics
of guerrilla warfare and even the technique of making bombs." The
sources, however, expressed concern over the revelation that officers
of the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) attend and supervise the final phase
of training in the use of heavy arms to guide the instructors. ATTF
'chief' Ranjit Debbarma had visited the training camps of women
cadres and in a speech told them that their job would be not only
to fight SFs but lay "honey-traps" for leaders of the rival National
Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT). Sources also said that Ranjit
Debbarma is trying to strike a deal with the National Socialist
Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) to buy arms.
April 10: Myanmar's Ambassador to
India U. Kyi Thein at Shillong in Meghalaya said that action against
Indian insurgents in its territory will be initiated only after
receiving military assistance from India. "We have informed India
of our requirements to help us in fighting against the insurgents,"
the Ambassador said. "India has agreed to provide us our military
requirements, but I cannot share with you our requirements," Thein
said. He said, "We also shared the same problem (insurgency) like
India. This problem will be sorted once India meet our requirements."
The report adds that there are at least 15 insurgents' camps operating
from Myanmar soil, fighting either for an autonomous or independent
homeland in Manipur, Nagaland and Assam. The Centre asked the Myanmar
to take action against the militant groups, including Manipur-based
United National Liberation Front (UNLF), People's Liberation Army
(PLA), Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL), People's Revolutionary Party
of Kangleipak (PREPAK) Assam-based ULFA and Nagaland-based National
Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) and National
Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) operating from Sagaing
division and the Chin State of Myanmar. Thein said that the problem
of insurgency across the India-Myanmar border can be sorted out
through infrastructure development. "We (India- Myanmar) now plan
to develop infrastructure in the border with special emphasis on
enhancing connectivity," the Ambassador informed.
April 8: The NSCN-K
stated that the Centre should realize that the issue was between
the Government of India and the Naga people and not with NSCN-IM.
"Perhaps he (Pandey) understands best that he is the interlocutor
for government of India only to solve IM’s charter of demands and
not the interlocutor for government of India on Naga sovereignty
issue," the NSCN-K said.
April 4: Sources
said that though the cadres of ULFA and anti-talk faction of the
NDFB also visit Tirap and Changlang Districts of Arunachal Pradesh,
from time to time, their activities have not caused much concern
as yet. "The ULFA and NDFB use the area for tactical retreat
whenever pressure is mounted on them in Assam and though
there were some reports of the members of the groups indulging in
extortions, they have not created much trouble in the area so far.
Moreover, the NSCN-IM, which is demanding inclusion of
the Districts in the ‘Greater Nagalim’, has a stake in the
area, which the ULFA and NDFB do not have," sources added.
2: The MHA report stated that Nagaland, home to major insurgent
groups like NSCN-IM and NSCN-K, has become relatively peaceful,
thanks to the peace pacts signed by the two groups with the Government.
Though there were 12 incidents of violence in the first three months
of 2010 in Nagaland, there was no report of any casualty while in
2009 only 31 persons lost their lives. However, in 2008, the State
saw 321 incidents in which 213 persons, including 140 extremists
and 70 civilians, were killed.
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram
said that violence and militancy in the "Northeast have come
down". Chidambaram said, "We simply have to
get more groups to talk to us. 2009 was a big success in containing
militancy and talks through interlocutors are going on with some
major groups, including the NSCN-IM." On talks with the ULFA,
he further said: "We are ready to talk to ULFA and others also
if they abjure violence and express willingness. However, there
are splinter groups which are carrying out extortion and other unlawful
activities. We will take firm action against them." He
reviewed the law and order situation in Arunachal Pradesh, particularly Tirap and Changlang Districts
that were declared disturbed under the Armed Forces (Special Powers)
Act, with the Army, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and other
March 21: Central intelligence agencies
indicated that the NSCN-IM is rearming. The agencies told the Government
there is a growing sense of frustration among the rank and file
of the NSCN-IM. The outfit is procuring sophisticated weapons, arms
and ammunition - mostly of Chinese origin - and getting clear support
from a neighbouring country, said the agencies. "We've registered
an FIR against some NSCN members and started the investigation.
The IB report clearly points to the outfit's nefarious designs to
destabilise the Northeast. We are also probing the extent of their
links with China," said a senior National Investigation Agency (NIA)
official. The NSCN-IM has been extorting huge sums of money from
individuals and organisations involved in implementing development
NSCN-IM general secretary, Thuingaleng
Muivah, addressing the '30th republic day' celebration of the NSCN
at Camp Hebron in Dimapur, said, "Nagas will not accept Indian Constitution…no
imposition on us…we'll accept only acceptable negotiated settlement
and that will be worked out …".
March 18: A senior Police
Officer of Meghalaya in the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police
(DSP) joined the GNLA, the newly formed militant outfit in Garo
Hills. According to sources, DSP Champion R. Marak recently joined
the outfit after he had gone missing for quite sometime. He joined
the Police Force in 2004 and belonged to Songsak region of East
Garo Hills. The report adds that GNLA is being led by the DSP Champion
Marak while former ANVC ‘area commander’ of East Garo Hills, Sohan
D. Shira, is believed to be the ‘commander in chief’. The group
is also said to be in close ties with the NSCN-IM and presently
has 20 well-armed cadres who have recently served extortion notes
demanding huge amounts of ransom in East and South Garo Hills. The
group is also trying to wean away many of the disgruntled ANVC cadres
who are annoyed with their leadership over the handling of the ongoing
The NSCN-IM ‘general secretary’
Thuingaleng Muivah said in Dimapur that the group would never accept
New Delhi's offer of greater autonomy as the demand of the Naga
people was sovereignty. This, he said, was non-negotiable and the
Government of India had to accept the truth. "We will never compromise
on the issue of sovereignty," Muivah said. Referring to the demand
for the integration of all Naga contiguous areas, he said it was
the birthright of the Naga people to live as one.
March 15: Assam Tribune quoting
security sources reports that the interrogation of the Communist
Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) leaders arrested in recent past
indicated the game plan of the groups to extend cooperation to other
militant groups in the country. The main aim of the Maoists is to
divert the attention of the Government and SFs. Sources indicated
links between Maoists and cadres of the NSCN-IM and sources said
that the Maoist insurgents received training from trained cadres
of the Naga group despite the fact that the NSCN-IM is under cease-fire
agreement with the Government of India.
March 12: The NSCN-IM alleged that
a combined team of the rival NSCN-K, Assam Rifles, Central Reserve
Police Force and Nagaland Police ransacked the house of its ‘chaplee
(finance) secretary’, Qhehovi Awomi, at Solophe village.
March 3: Manipur Chief Minister
Okram Ibobi Singh called on Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram in
New Delhi in the back of the Centre's talks with the NSCN-IM. The
Union Home Minister reassured the Chief Minister that "the Centre
would not do anything that would create more problems in the Northeast".
The Union Government
and the NSCN-IM continued talks for the second day when its demand
for sovereignty for Nagaland and its territorial claims over portions
of neighbouring States were categorically rejected. The talks revolved
around a list of 30 demands submitted by NSCN-IM which included
sovereignty for Nagaland. "We talked on all issues… There is seriousness
on both sides to continue dialogue on sustained basis," Government's
interlocutor R.S. Pandey said after the meeting in New Delhi. Sources
said NSCN-IM was conveyed that while sovereignty was not the issue
for discussion but if need be, more autonomy could be considered.
Among other issues in the charter demand, the NSCN-IM pointed out
certain taxation matters and preservation of cultural heritage,
the sources said.
The RPF, political wing of the PLA,
said its 'executive committee' in February 2010 resolved to support
the struggle for freedom of Nagaland, but decided to oppose any
design to break up Manipur as a result of the political dialogue.
"The meeting also decided to face boldly any design by the NSCN-IM
to strain relationships among revolutionary groups in the region,"
T. Leisemba, 'publicity secretary' of the RPF, said in a statement.
The statement said the NSCN-IM cadres had shot dead two PLA cadres
and injured another on October 19, 2009. Following the incident,
the RPF reviewed its policy and decided to fight any move of the
NSCN-IM to break up Manipur and strain relations among fraternal
groups, the statement added.
March 2: The
NSCN-IM held the first round of talks with the Union Government's
newly appointed interlocutor R. S. Pandey in New Delhi and the group
submitted a list of 30 demands including sovereignty for Nagaland.
During the meeting held at undisclosed location a NSCN-IM delegation
led by its ‘general secretary’ Thuingaleng Muivah submitted their
30-point demands. Government's interlocutor, however, conveyed to
them that there was no possibility of sovereignty for Nagaland and
the talks could be held around granting more autonomy. The Centre
offered more autonomy for Nagaland under Article 371 (A) of Indian
Constitution but won't integrate Naga-inhabited parts of Arunachal
to Nagaland. The Centre prepared a 29-point counter proposal for
the discussions, which included financial sops and greater autonomy.
The NSCN-IM leaders
met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram
in New Delhi. Muivah during his meet with Prime Minister conveyed
the seriousness of his outfit to find a lasting solution to the
Naga issue. Muivah later met Union Home Minister during which the
two sides had a comprehensive discussion on finding a lasting solution
to the six-decade old vexed issue which includes boundary dispute
with neighbouring Manipur and Assam. "The government hasn't given
us any counter proposal, we have had comprehensive discussion, we
will continue with the talks," Muivah said. "If the Centre is serious
then we will talk," he said. While the Centre said there would be
no discussion on sovereignty Muivah said the NSCN-IM would not compromise
the Government formalised a peace formula to break the deadlock
with Naga insurgents. According to Times Now, the Government is
proposing the setting up of a Naga body without territorial jurisdiction
but one that would have Constitutional sanction. The Government
proposal would be in exchange for the NSCN-IM withdrawing its demand
for sovereignty. The NSCN-IM leader who has been invited for talks
to India by the Prime Minister has made his stand clear more than
once that there will be no compromise on the issue of sovereignty.
February 28: Ahead
of the peace talk with Union Government on March 2, NSCN-IM
‘general secretary’ Thuingaleng Muivah reiterated that they would
not accept anything less than sovereignty. "It is pretty long time
that we have been talking to Government of India and it is high
time that the government should take the matter seriously. In more
than 10 years, they could not solve the problem so they are responsible
for that," Thuingaleng Muivah said. "No, sovereignty cannot be withdrawn
because sovereignty is with the people. It is the people who should
decide their fate and that cannot withdrawn but the question is
how to understand, how are we going to understand Government of
India or it should understand us. This is the problem," he said.
February 26: NSCN-K
said that the NSCN-IM and Government of India talk is just
a meeting but never a political dialogue. The NSCN-K
also said that NSCN-IM leader Muivah can only take up social
issues and problems of Ukhrul District in Manipur but
not a Naga issue.
India and Myanmar are
gearing up for a "well-coordinated operation" to flush
out militants of the Northeast from the forests in the neighbouring
country. The operation was finalised after Union Home Secretary
G.K. Pillai visited Yangon, capital of Myanmar,
on February 18. An official source said Pillai had disclosed
this during a security meeting attended by top officials of the
Manipur Police and Central Forces in Imphal. Pillai said
that militant camps of various groups from the Northeast, including
the UNLF, PLA, NSCN-K and NSCN-IM were based in Myanmar. The
locations of these camps and maps of the area, Pillai said,
had been provided during his meeting with Myanmar’s Deputy
Home Minister Brigadier General Phone Swe. "They assured
us that any camp working against Indian interests would be targeted," Pillai said.
He, however, expressed doubts regarding the capabilities of the Myanmarese military
and the effectiveness of such an operation. "They will take
action, but the Myanmarese military has certain limitations
concerning their capabilities," he said.
February 25: The Kuki National Front
(KNF) raised the demand of separate State for Kukis within the Constitution
of India to the visiting Union Home Secretary G. K. Pillai. The
Union Home Secretary announced that coordinated operations would
be launched against Northeast militant groups which have opened
camps in Myanmar. He also categorically stated that NSCN-IM demands
for sovereignty and Naga integration are not feasible.
February 19: The NSCN-K declared
that there cannot be any solution to the Naga issue until sovereignty
is achieved. "Our demand and struggle for sovereignty still remains
unchanged. Any agreement with India below sovereignty will be just
another Shillong Accord," envoy to the NSCN-K 'collective leadership'
Kughalu Mulatonu said at the outfit's designated camp at Khehoi
in Dimapur. He said that Naga issue has been reduced to an "Indian
domestic problem" by its rival NSCN-IM’s insistence for integration
first and solution next. "Their (NSCN-IM) struggle has become an
Indian domestic issue whereas ours is a political issue since it
involves sovereignty," he said.
February 15: The NSCN-IM reconstituted
its 'steering committee' as well as reshuffled and rearranged the
'council of kilonsers (ministers) and tatar hoho (parliament)' with
effect from February 9.
February 13: Assam Chief Minister
Tarun Gogoi in Guwahati said that the activities of NSCN-IM were
on the rise in the border Districts of Assam including North Cachar
Hills, Karbi Anglong, Golaghat, Jorhat, Sibsagar and Tinsukia.
February 11: The Union Government
appointed R. S. Pandey as the new interlocutor to facilitate peace
talks with the NSCN-IM. "The Government of India welcomes the decision
of the NSCN (IM) leadership to visit India and to hold talks with
the Government. I am happy to announce the appointment of Shri R.S.Pandey,
IAS (Retd.) as the Interlocutor and the Representative of the Government
of India to hold talks with the NSCN (IM)," Union Home Minister
P. Chidambaram said.
A case was registered by the National
Investigation Agency (NIA) in January 2010 against top leaders of
the NSCN-IM for trying to revive its activities in the Northeast.
Sources said that the investigators had also zeroed in on money
trails connected to their activities and the case was handed over
to the NIA after due deliberations by the Union Ministry of Home
February 9: The Centre would resume
peace talks with the NSCN-IM in April 2010. The Union Home Secretary
G.K. Pillai said, "The next round of talks would be held in April
with Muivah accepting the government of India's invitation to come
for the talks." "On the invitation of the government, the NSCN (I-M)
leadership has proposed to come to India between April 1-10 to hold
talks and carry forward the peace process. To that end, the government
will be appointing an interlocutor to facilitate the talks and to
bring about an early solution," said a Union Ministry of Home Affairs
(MHA) statement. "We are hopeful of a broad based settlement and
very happy at the initiative taken by the Forum for Naga Reconciliation
that helped stop inter-factional killings and violence in the state,"
Pillai said. The report adds that the last round of peace talks
between the Centre and NSCN-IM was held in March 2009 in Zurich
in Switzerland and the talks ended in a stalemate.
February 8: The NSCN-IM in Zeliangrong
region asked officers in Tamenglong District of Manipur to remain
stationed at their respective posts.
February 7: A NSCN-IM militant,
‘sergeant major’ Ramchang, was arrested by the Assam Rifles personnel
at Khonsa of Tirap in Arunachal Pradesh. He was a prime suspect
in the killing of Wangcha Rajkumar, former Parliamentarian of the
Congress party, at Deomali in Tirap in December 2007.
The Assam Rifles accused the NSCN-IM
of using derogatory language against it for arresting its ‘central
administrative officer’ of Chakhesang region in accordance with
the laid down Cease Fire Ground Rules.
February 3: A senior Police officer
in Meghalaya said that new HLF outfit, backed by the NSCN-IM, has
been neutralised at the nascent stage. "We have netted five key
members of the new group, including its commander-in-chief and chairman.
I think we have picked up almost all of them," Shillong City Superintendent
of Police (SP) Claudia Lyngwa said. She said there was "hard evidence"
that the new outfit had close links with the NSCN-IM. The HLF ‘commander-in-chief’
Shembhalang Dkhar, ‘chairman’ Roykupar Marbaniang and three others
were arrested in a series of operations in January, nipping the
nascent outfit in the bud, the SP said. According to Police, NSCN-IM
had floated the group primarily to extort money in the State. "Void
of any objective, the activists didn't even know what they were
up to. They were unarmed and were told by NSCN that they would be
taken to Nagaland for training soon," Police officials who interrogated
them said, adding that the leadership was caught before they could
mobilise youths to join them. After completion of the investigation,
the State Government would send a report to the Centre informing
about the NSCN-IM's activities in the State, Police said.
January 31: The NSCN-IM ‘general
secretary’ Thuingaleng Muivah on the occasion of the 30th
Raising Day of the outfit said the logic of participation of all
groups in the talks was antithesis of the current peace process
being held at the prime ministerial level with the Centre. "It
is another form of unity first, negotiation next, as propagated
by the adversaries of the Naga people," Muivah said.
Nagaland Home Department said that
over 10 militant groups from the Northeast are operating in Dimapur
in nexus with the NSCN-IM and NSCN-K. Some of the outfits from the
Northeast active in and around Dimapur are ULFA, Kuki National Army
(KNA), United National Liberation Front (UNLF), People’s Liberation
Army (PLA), Black Widow (BW), People’s United Liberation Front (PULF),
United People's Democratic Solidarity (UPDS) and the National Democratic
Front of Bodoland (NDFB) besides Adivasi and Islamist outfits. All
these outfits have been unleashing terror in and around Dimapur
through extortion, ransom demands and abductions of businessmen
and affluent people. There are also reports of visits of Maoist
leaders to Dimapur from other parts of the country. Sources in the
Nagaland State security coordination committee said the presence
of several militant outfits in Dimapur was posing a serious threat
to the business community and leading to rise in the prices of essential
January 27: The NSCN-IM joined hands
with Hurriyat Conference of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and Dal
Khalsa of Punjab, to put pressure on the Centre for an ‘early solution
to the impasse in Nagaland, Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab’. Thuingaleng
Muivah, ‘general secretary’ of the NSCN-IM, Syed Ali Shah Gilani,
‘chairman’ of Hurriyat Conference, and Kanwarpal Singh of Dal Khalsa
in a joint statement appealed to the international community highlighting
the ‘fundamental conflicts and contradictions’ in India. The report
adds that the joint message was ‘endorsed’ by leading organisations
based in the respective Diaspora communities.
January 25: A suspected National
Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) militant was lynched and five
others were injured by local people when they came to abduct a businessman
at Golaghat District in Assam bordering Nagaland.
January 23: A meet on Naga reconciliation
was organized by the Tangkhul Committee Peace and Confidence Building
under the aegis of the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) at the
Tangkhul Naga Long (TNL) ground at Ukhrul in Manipur. The meet was
reportedly attended by 20 executive members of the FNR, NSCN-IM,
NSCN-K, Naga National Council, Elders Forum Wung region and other
January 19: Assam Rifles personnel
arrested two NSCN-IM cadres, who were involved in extortion, from
Pfutsero town in Phek District.
January 18: A Police team from Shillong
arrests one person suspected to be a cadre of the Hynniewtrep Liberation
Front (HLF) from Mynso village of Jaintia Hills District in Meghalaya.
Sources said that he along with one of his friends had arrived in
the village posing as construction workers and were possibly intending
to recruit more cadres for the militant outfit. The arrested militants
revealed that they had links with NSCN-IM which was providing guidance
to the HLF outfit in mobilising cadres for training in Nagaland.
January 17: Assam Rifles personnel
arrest a NSCN-IM cadre, Jowang Wangha, from Longding of Tirap District
in Arunachal Pradesh.
January 15: Meghalaya Police decide
to lodge a complaint with the Union Government to rein in NSCN-IM
cadres, currently under cease-fire with the Centre, so that they
do not create any law and order problem in the State. In the wake
of the NSCN-IM's supporting a newly formed Khasi militant outfit,
Hynniewtrep Liberation Force, Additional Director-General of Police
B. Kezo said that the Naga militants would be considered criminals
in Meghalaya as there was no cease-fire with them in the State.
"We will lodge a complaint with the Centre against the activities
of the NSCN (I-M) militants in Meghalaya which is not good for the
security and safety of the people of the state," he said.
January 13: Meghalaya Police arrest
the self-styled 'commander-in-chief' Shembhalang Dkhar and self-styled
'chairman' Roy Kupar Marbaniang of a newly formed militant outfit
Hynniewtrep Liberation Front (HLF) from their respective residences
at Demthring and Madanriting localities in capital Shillong in Meghalaya.
They are arrested after a NSCN-IM militant Nickson Khang, who was
arrested earlier, revealed the presence of two active militants
of the outfit in the city. Police also recovered a cellular phone
and a manifesto of the new outfit from Shembhalang Dkhar confirming
his links with the new group. Police said that newly formed insurgent
group is getting active support from the NSCN-IM which aims at creating
a volatile situation in the State. Police sources also added that
HLF self-styled 'commander-in-chief' Shembhalang Dkhar had also
visited Hebron camp at Dimapur in Nagaland to meet the top leaders
of the NSCN-IM on several occasions. The Superintendent of Police
(Crime) Vivek Syiem said the new insurgent group was supposed to
send its 30 cadres to the Hebron camp of the NSCN-IM for training.
Another police official also said the present rift between the HNLC
and NSCN-IM has compelled the latter to form a new group to expand
its network in the State, while adding the insurgent group is also
on the look out to form another militant outfit in Garo Hills. Police
estimate that the present strength of the HLF might be around 10
cadres. Police sources also confirmed that Nickson Khang, who was
arrested on January 10 in connection with the attempted abduction
of the son of a city-based trader, was sent by the NSCN-IM to float
a new militant outfit in the State for logistical support to the
January 10: A trader,
Jawai, was asked to pay ransom of INR 2, 50,000 at Rengmapani village
in Dimapur District. The NSCN-K subsequently alleged that one Chenithung
of Morakjo village under Lotha region, who was its former cadre
and later defected to the NSCN-IM, was involved in the extortion
January 7: Six Assam
Rifles personnel, including an officer identified as Captain S.
Momo, are abducted by the NSCN-IM militants near Pfutsero in Phek
January 5: A NSCN-IM
cadre, Wungrei Chan (42), is arrested by the Assam Rifles personnel
from his residence at Upper Leishan of Ukhrul District in Manipur.
One locally made Air Pistol, four .38 ammunitions, one AK-47 round,
one M-16 round, one Chinese grenade, three unidentified rounds,
Improvised Explosive Device (IED) making material with 500 grams
of explosive powder, two barrels with chamber, eight long barrels,
10 pistol barrels, two chambers, one x 303 magazine, one country
made pistol, three wooden butts, weapon making tools, stamp steel
letter A to Z and stamp steel 0 to 9 are recovered from his possession.
January 4: The NSCN-IM
turns down the peace talk offer from the Union Ministry of Home
Affairs (MHA) on the ground that it did not come from the Prime
Minister’s Office (PMO).
January 3: A NNC cadre is killed
by the rival NSCN-IM militants during an internecine clash at Kigutouma
village in Kohima District.
December 28: The Manipur Government
gives its approval to conduct the hearing of the case related to
the abduction and subsequent killing of the then Kasom Khullen Sub-Divisional
Officer Dr. Thingnam Kishan and his two sub-ordinate staff by armed
cadres of the NSCN-IM at a Court in New Delhi following an application
from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to the Supreme Court.
The CBI stated that conducting the hearing of the case at a New
Delhi court would be more suitable in the light of the report earlier
submitted to it by the State Police Department expressing apprehension
over possible social unrest in case of bringing the main accused
Hopeson Ningshen of the NSCN-IM to Imphal. The main accused is currently
lodged in Tihar Jail.
December 26: A NSCN-IM cadre, Chipenthung
Ezung (45), is shot at and wounded by unidentified militants in
and around Notun Bosti in Dimapur.
December 21: A NSCN-IM cadre, Toishe
(20), is arrested by the Assam Rifles personnel from Dhikhu Nullah
in Mokokchung District. One M 21 rifle along with 49 rounds of live
ammunition, a bayonet, personal kit pouches, documents and a dairy
are recovered from his possession.
December 17: The NSCN-K alleges
that its cadre, Yanthungo Odyuo, was assaulted and kept in confinement
by the rival NSCN-IM cadres at Lotha region in Wokha District since
December 13. The Lotha region ‘chairman’ of the NSCN-K, John Lotha,
said it was for the Nagas to judge whether it was a "deliberate
ploy" to keep one region aflame or anti reconciliatory group
wanted to "insult" Lotha people. He also said that one
R.S.I Shopemo Mozhui of Longtseng village defected to the NSCN-IM
and was reportedly collecting ‘tax’ in and around Sanis town with
T.R. Challan of the NSCN-K.
December 17: The NSCN-K asks all
its ‘civil’ and ‘military’ workers to immediately cease collection
of ‘donations’ during the time of Christmas festival.
December 9: A NSCN-K cadre, Theja
Kent Rengma, is killed by the rival NSCN-IM militants in his residence
at Tsosinyu village in the Kohima District. "This is another
tragic instance where the voice of the Naga people gets drowned
in the pool of blood," ‘publicity cell’ of the NSCN-K says
in a press release.
December 9: Assam Legislative Assembly
adopts a resolution not to yield an inch of the State’s constitutional
boundary to the Nagalim (Greater Nagaland) demanded by the
December 7: The NSCN-IM
states that following a directive from its ‘chairman’ Isak Chisi
Swu the outfit has dropped Neiba Kire, member of ‘national judiciary
board’, from the board membership with immediate effect owing to
pending case against him.
December 4: The NSCN-IM
alleges that one of its cadres, Ch. Robert, and his driver were
assaulted by the NSCN-U militants, while traveling in a hired vehicle
in Peren District on December 2. The NSCN-IM also states that while
Robert was kept in confinement, his driver managed to escape from
the incident site.
December 1: Nagaland Post
quoting UNI sources reports that 14 youths were abducted from Ninu
village under Wakka Circle of Tirap District in Arunachal Pradesh
in November 2009 by the NSCN-IM, as part of its ongoing recruitment
drive. However, according to another source, a local man of Ninu
Village, suspected to be an NSCN-IM cadre, has reportedly recruited
16 youths from the village, besides two from Longsom, three from
Bera and one from Konsa in the District, with a target to recruit
50 youths from Khonsa, Longding and Kanubari Circles. The report
adds that the District administration is, however, not sure whether
the youths had been abducted or they voluntarily joined the outfit.
Moreover, they are also resorting to extortion and have employed
some locals for the purpose, the sources claimed, adding these were
violation of the cease-fire ground rules, the report said.
November 30: The NSCN-IM rules out
immediate acceptance of the Union Government’s proposals but says
the outfit will take up the points for discussion "sometime
A former NSCN-IM cadre,
Vikashe Zhimo, is shot at and wounded by two unidentified militants
at Notun Basti junction in Dimapur District. Police recover three
live rounds and one fired bullet of M20 pistol from the incident
The NSCN-IM cadres
vacate a civilian populated area at Seithekiema in the vicinity
of Patkai Christian College on November 30, after a three-day stand
off with the Assam Rifles personnel since November 28.
November 29: The Union Government
is now ready with its own set of proposals for discussion with the
NSCN-IM. The Union Home Secretary G.K. Pillai said the Government
has invited the NSCN-IM leadership for a discussion on the proposals.
"We have invited them to discuss the proposals," he said,
adding that the outfit was yet to respond. "The invitation
was sent last week," he said.
November 28: The NSCN-IM
cadres concentrate in a civilian populated area at Seithekiema in
the vicinity of Patkai Christian College in Dimapur.
November 21: A Class XII student,
Peza Dozo, is assaulted by militants. While the Chumukedima Students
Union and Chumukedima Mothers Association accuse the NSCN-K cadres
for their involvement, the NSCN-K blames NSCN-IM for the incident.
November 19: A NSCN-IM militant,
Yasmi Meshangva (40), is arrested by the Assam Rifles personnel
from Halang junction under Lamlai Police Station of Imphal East
District in Manipur. Six live rounds of .38 pistol, one global positioning
system set, one adapter, one explosive stick (Neogel 90), one safety
fuse, one cellular phone and one subscriber identity module card
are recovered from him.
The National Socialist Council of
Nagaland demands ransom of INR ten million from a depot of the public
sector Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) at Sangakpham of Imphal
East District in Manipur.
November 15: A NSCN-IM militant,
Gaichmdim Gonmei (31), was arrested by the Assam Rifles personel
from Heikakpokpi area of Thoubal District in Manipur. One 9-mm pistol
loaded with magazine containing five live rounds and extortion money
of INR 40,100 in cash were recovered from his possession.
November 10: Police arrested two
NSCN-IM militants, identified as 'Lieutenant' Neibulie Sophie and
'Corporal' Mungo Chang, from central jail junction in Dimapur for
allegedly trying to threaten some under trainee India Reserve Battalion
personnel. One locally made .38 pistol with 11 live rounds, a mobile
handset and INR 695 in cash were recovered from their possession.
October 29: Sources said that an
unnamed faction of the NSCN has been giving armed training to the
AANLA in different camps of Dhansiri sub-division of Golaghat District
along the Assam-Nagaland border.
October 27: The NSCN-IM in a press
release states that contract works or any other works within the
Zeliangrong region should be implemented through the acknowledgment
of the "concern area" of the region. The "Central Administrative
Officer (CAO)" of the Zeliangrong region of the NSCN-IM, Longchaibi
Golmei, said that "as per the directive of the GPRN" only the Naga
contractor was permitted to involve in any contract works within
its jurisdiction. The press release mentions that "if any contactor
or agency of Naga/ non-Naga exercise the work beyond the directive/knowledge
of the said region" the whole responsibilities would be borne by
that responsible person.
October 24: A NSCN-K militant, Hopeto
Tuccu, is shot dead by the rival NSCN-IM militants at Phaibijang
village near Power Grid colony in Dimapur. Police recovered seven
empty cases, two bullet heads of AK-47 and an abandoned vehicle
from the incident site.
October 21: The NSCN-IM informs
that a NSCN-K militant, identified as Letlam Dongel, was captured
by its cadres on October 18 and kept under its confinement for his
alleged involvement in "extortion threats" at Ghaspani area in Dimapur
October 20: Three NSCN-IM cadres
are arrested by Security Force personnel while coming to extort
money at Haflong market in North Cachar Hills District. They were
identified as Kehu Bangbe, Kongjur Bangbe and Abe Bebe Lome.
October 20: The arrest of five youths
by West Siang District Police from Aalo has reportedly exposed the
designs of the NSCN-IM to rejuvenate the National Liberation Council
of Taniland outfit by supplying arms to trained youths from Arunachal
October 17: A NSCN-K cadre, Khriebu
Pochury, is abducted and subsequently killed by the rival NSCN-IM
militants in Kohima.
October 12: The Nationalist Congress
Party's State unit president and former Home Minister Lowangcha
Wanglat said that a NSCN-IM area 'commander' threatened to kill
him if he ventured into Shoha near Deomali under Namsang Assembly
constituency of Tirap District in Arunachal Pradesh to campaign
for his party candidate, Wanglong Rajkumar.
October 12: The Assam Riffles personnel
arrested two NSCN-IM militants from the Pongchau area of Tirap District
in Arunachal Pradesh. One 9-mm pistol with 20 rounds of bullets
and one single-barrel gun with 66 rounds of ammunition are recovered
from their possession. Police sources said that two NSCN-IM cadres
had infiltrated in civil dress with an intention of disrupting the
October 11: Two NSCN-IM militanst,
identified as 'captain' Chinaochung Chamroy, son of Changkhareng
of Halang village and 'sergeant major' Ngachanreithingpam of Phatang
village both hailing from Ukhrul District in Manipur, are shot dead
at Mahur town near Haflong of North Cachar Hills District in Assam.
Suspected NSCN-IM militants abducted
16 activists of the Congress party from Tirap District in Arunachal
Pradesh, fanning fears in the area ahead of Assembly elections in
the State on October 13. Sources said armed militants entered Chanu,
Longsam and Chattong villages under Kanubari circle in two groups,
abducted 16 Congress activists, including the party's block president
Abu Wangpan, at gunpoint and took them away to Mon District in the
neighbouring State of Nagaland. The report adds that on October
3, the NSCN-IM militants had abducted five Congressmen, including
the village chief, from Langhua Basti in Kanubari and taken them
to Lakhunbasti in Nagaland. All the five were "released" on October
11 and returned to their respective families.
October 6: The NSCN-IM confirms
the killing of three of its leaders by disgruntled cadres at Ghagrachari
camp in eastern Bangladesh on October 4. The NSCN-IM leader 'major
general' Phungthing Shimrang, who is also the convenor of the outfit's
cease-fire monitoring cell, said from Hebron, the outfit's 'council
headquarters' near Dimapur in Nagaland, that three of their 'officers'
were shot dead by their 'comrades' in Bangladesh. The Border Security
Force personnel had arrested the five cadres when they were trying
to cross into Tripura on October 5 and had recovered AK rifles,
ammunition, bombs and Bangladeshi currency from their possession.
Sources said shortage of food was the main reason why the five cadres
had killed their three 'comrades', but the NSCN-IM denied this claim
of the disgruntled cadres.
October 5: A NSCN-IM militant, Jupha
Sungam, is arrested by the troop from Zedua village of Tirap District
in Arunachal Pradesh. He confesses during his interrogation that
he met Panthai, 'town commander' of the NSCN-IM, at Longding and
handed over a pistol to him. Later, the self-styled 'town commander'
moved to carry out extortion in the area. Interrogation also reveals
that the NSCN factions were trying to influence the outcome of Assembly
elections scheduled to be held in Arunachal Pradesh on October 13.
October 5: Five NSCN-IM cadres,
arrested by the Border Security Force personnel at Satlang border
outpost in Tripura on October 4, claimed that they shot dead six
fellow cadres at their camp in Maulavi Bazaar in Bangladesh to escape
starvation before fleeing to India to surrender.
October 4: A NSCN-IM militant is
arrested by the troops from Zedua village of Longding circle of
Tirap District in Arunachal Pradesh.
October 4: At least five NSCN-IM
cadres are arrested by the Border Security Force personnel while
entering the country from Bangladesh crossing the north Tripura
border. They are arrested at Satlang border outpost and reveal that
they had gone to Sylhet District in Bangladesh for arms training.
Some arms are also recovered from their possession.
September 29: A NSCN-IM militant,
Thokchuigam (18) of Ukrul in Manipur, is arrested by the Police
from Hong Kong market area in Dimapur, for involvement in extortion.
Police also recovered a 9-mm locally-made pistol along with five
live rounds of ammunition and a magazine from his possession.
September 28: An extortionist, Hukaito
(27), is arrested by the Police while serving extortion notes to
some gas cylinder agencies at Purana Bazaar area in Dimapur. Police
said he had issued extortion notes for INR 10,000 and collected
INR 500 each from several shops. Police also disclosed that the
accused is a graduate and had defected from the NSCN-K to the NSCN-IM.
Later he defected to the NSCN-U to NSCN-IM and then defected back
to the NSCN-K. Hukaito was then caught by the NSCN-U and kept under
observation and released in August 2009.
The Joint Working Group (JWG) of
the Forum for Naga Reconciliation comprising the NSCN-IM, NSCN-K
and Naga National Council (NNC) at Chiang Mai in Thailand is reported
to have opposed "any form of conditional package" offered to the
Nagas by the Union Government.
September 27: The NSCN-IM leadership
meets Maharashtra Governor S.C. Jamir in New Delhi through the initiative
of the Ao Senden (the apex Ao Naga tribal council).
September 25: The NSCN-IM, NSCN-K
and Naga National Council made a "declaration of commitment" to
relentlessly pursue Naga reconciliation at Chiang Mai in Thailand.
"We affirm our total commitment to work together in the spirit of
love, non-violence, peace and respect to resolve outstanding issues
among us. Therefore, we pledge to cease all forms of offensive activities
in toto," the declaration said.
September 24: Two caretakers of
a church, N.K. Joyson (33) and S. Benchur (36), who were abducted
by eight militants from the Happyland village under Lamlai Police
Station in the Imphal East District a day earlier, are found shot
dead. The report adds that the killing was a retaliation to the
September 21 killing of a self-styled 'field captain' of the Lalheiba
faction of the KCP along with another cadre of the same outfit,
identified as Laithangbam Rigan alias Boiyai alias Tompok (30) and
Sareisang Tangkhul (26), who were shot dead by unidentified militants
at the foothill of Nongdren. They were reportedly abducted from
the house of one Lovejoy of the same Happyland village where they
were watching television. Meanwhile, the NSCN-IM cautions a Tangkhul
vernacular daily The Aja for mentioning the involvement of its cadres
in September 21 incident of abduction and killing of the two KCP
cadres. "In fact, it was an unpleasant surprise for us when The
Aja paper allegedly mentioned the name of NSCN in connection with
the killing which is completely unfounded. The Editor of the said
paper is advised to be more careful next time when giving names
and figures and not to publish at all, biased and unverified version
of a story unless proven or claimed responsibility by the perpetrators.
These are the basic things about ethical standard of journalism,"
states the NSCN-IM.
September 23: A factional clash
between cadres of the NSCN-IM and the rival NSCN-K occurs at 4th
Mile near Diphupar 'A' gate in Dimapur. Police, quoting eyewitnesses,
said the exchange of fire took place from opposite sides of the
National Highway-39 with the NSCN-IM cadres opening fire from Diphupar
gate side. Later, some four NSCN-IM cadres reportedly drove off
towards the cease-fire monitoring cell in a vehicle. Police recovered
six empty cases of AK-47 from Diphupar gate side and three from
the opposite site.
A confrontation between the India
Reserve Battalion (IRB) personnel and NSCN-IM cadres is reported
from the New NST area in capital Kohima. Police said some armed
NSCN-IM cadres were seen moving in the area and so the Police and
IRB asked the cadres to vacate the civilian area and their presence
was a threat to the peace and security. However, the NSCN-IM cadres
were initially hesitant to vacate the area, leading to a stand-off
continuing for nearly half an hour, Police said. The report adds
that IRB personnel and NSCN-IM cadres confronted each other in the
same area on September 2. Police said IRB patrol party accosted
a person moving about in a suspicious manner and interrogated him,
which led to the standoff lasting for about half an hour.
A NSCN-IM cadre, identified as Kaghato
Kath, defects to the rival NSCN-K faction.
September 22: A barber, Arjun Thakur
(21), is injured at 4th Mile near the cease-fire monitoring cell
office in Dimapur, when suspected NSCN-K militants opened fire on
some NSCN-IM cadres inside a saloon.
September 13: The NSCN-K said it
would not start talks with the Centre till all the Naga insurgent
groups were united. Responding to the Centre’s stand that both the
NSCN-IM and NSCN-K should share the table for talks with the Government,
the NSCN-K ‘general secretary’ Kitovi Zhimomi said a solution would
continue to elude the Naga people if all the factions of the Naga
insurgent groups did not come together. "Talks with New Delhi
at this juncture without any unity among the Nagas will not bring
any permanent solution to our problem. Instead it will only expose
to the world that Nagas are a divided family," Zhimomi said.
Sources said the Centre was preparing a special package for the
Naga groups, which would be placed before the Cabinet Committee
on Security by November 2009.
September 11: The NSCN-IM claims
that 23 cadres from the NSCN-K and NNC (both accordist and otherwise)
have defected to its camp.
September 10: Two NSCN-IM cadres
are arrested by the Assam Rifles personnel at Green Park Junction
in Dimapur while traveling in a vehicle along with two pistols and
several live rounds and cash towards their camp at Hebron. They
were subsequently handed over to the Diphupar Police Station.
September 7: The apex community
group of the Kuki tribe, Kuki Inpi Manipur, submits a memorandum
to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh demanding a settlement of the Kuki
problem before making any settlement with the NSCN-IM. The memorandum
also demands to restore all the 100,000 displaced Kuki villagers
of 360 uprooted villages during Naga-Kuki violence at the cost of
August 31: The term of K. Padmanabhaiah,
a former Union Home Secretary, who has served as interlocutor for
talks with the NSCN-IM for a decade, comes to an end. "We have decided
not to extend his tenure. Now onwards, the government of India will
talk directly to the NSCN (IM)," a senior Union Ministry of Home
Affairs official said.
The 'Government of the People's
Republic of Nagalim (GPRN)', political wing of the NSCN-IM, declares
that any realization of 'taxes, donation' etc. in the name of Zeliangrong
Region of the GPRN should be carried out with the knowledge of the
'Central Administrative Officer (CAO)' of the region so as to minimise
the chance of illegal monetary collection. The 'CAO' of the Zeliangrong
Region, Salemyang Tatar, in a press statement says that any individual,
organization or Government Department entertaining monetary demands
without the knowledge of the 'CAO' should be doing so at their own
August 29: A trader dealing in rubber
processing materials, abducted by two suspected militants from the
Ghorapatti area on August 27, is rescued by the Dimapur District
Police from Deluxe Point area. According to Police sources, the
abductors had asked for a ransom of INR 30000 from the victim's
wife. When the abductors went to collect the money from Deluxe Point,
they were confronted by the Police. One of the abductors, identified
as a 'sergeant major' Limanungit (32) of the NSCN-IM, was arrested.
The other accomplice, however, managed to escape from the incident
August 27: Assam Rifles personnel
arrested four NSCN-IM cadres during a search operation at Forest
Colony under Pfutsero Police Station in Phek District. They were
identified as Pina, Leidong, Kheyese and Puman. One sten gun, one
9-mm pistol, 27 rounds of 9-mm, two magazines of sten gun and combat
uniforms were recovered from their possession.
August 24: Two NSCN-IM linkmen,
Joshua Ngobang and Samchang Wangsu, are arrested by the Police from
a hotel at capital Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh, for trying to
extort money from three politicians in Tirap District. Police arrested
them after the Arunachal Pradesh Forest Minister Newlai Tingkhatra
has tipped it off about the NSCN-IM linkmen taking money from him.
The duo has also reportedly extorted money from a Legislator belonging
to the Congress party, Kamthok Lowang, and another politician from
the District, Anok Wangsa of the Naga People's Front. Each of them
was reportedly asked to pay INR 500, 000. A report added that Naga
militant outfits are targeting politicians from the Naga-dominated
Tirap and Changlang Districts for extortion as the Legislative Assembly
elections are drawing nearer.
August 24: The NSCN-IM refuted a
statement of the Union Home Secretary G.K. Pillai that both the
NSCN-IM and the Union Government have come to an understanding for
autonomy under the Constitution of India. "… such statement to emanate
from Union Home secretary can only be taken as undermining the talks
on political issue that was agreed upon at Prime Minister level
and never at the Home Ministry level. It is however to be noted
that since G.K. Pillai has not been involved in the Indo- Naga peace
talk he should not be knowing much. But as the Naga political issue
is complicated and sensitive, to speak in such unguarded manner
is politically immodest. It is highly unethical on the part of Mr.
Pillai to distort or misinterpret Indo-Naga peace process at his
own whims. This will only cause consternation to the Nagas," the
August 17: A woman is killed and
six others injured in a Dimasa dominated Bonkai village bordering
the State of Nagaland under Maibong sub-division in North Cachar
Hills District. 32 houses are also set ablaze. Police said a large
number of Naga villagers, allegedly aided by the NSCN-IM militants,
attacked Bonkai village. The North Cachar Hills District Superintendent
of Police Anurag Tankha said the attack occurred when the villagers
were on their way to the nearby jhum (shifting cultivation) fields.
August 17: Nagaland Chief Minister
Neiphiu Rio addressing the chief ministers’ conference on internal
security in New Delhi said there is a strong possibility of Islamist
extremists establishing sleeper cells in the State with the help
of active cadres of the NSCN-IM. "NSCN (I-M) operatives from
the Muslim community have been maintaining direct or indirect links
with extremist groups such as Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI) and
other criminal elements suspected to be having links with terrorist
organisations," Rio says. He mentions that the NSCN-IM has
some active cadres belonging to the Muslim community in their ranks
playing a major role in the group’s extortion drive in Dimapur.
Such operatives are in contact with ‘Lieutenant’ Halal Uddin from
the armed wing of the NSCN-IM and Azad alias Robin from the
outfit’s civil wing, Rio said, adding that they are reported to
have very close links with a commander of the group in its transit
camp in Bangladesh. "In such backdrop, there is strong possibility
of Islamic extremists establishing ‘sleeper cells’ in Nagaland by
taking advantage of their contacts inside the state," he says.
Another possible scenario is that these extremist elements may develop
differences with the NSCN-IM and form a new group, he said.
August 12: Three suspected NSCN-IM
cadres are shot dead by the Assam Rifles personnel during an encounter
between Shakok and Phaliang under Phungyar Police Station of Ukhrul
District in Manipur.
August 11: The NSCN-IM asks Government
officials in Nagaland to participate in the '63rd Naga independence
day celebration' on August 14 at its 'headquarters' at Hebron in
Dimapur. The outfit threatens to 'punish' the officials failing
to attend the celebration without giving genuine reasons for their
August 7: Three NSCN-IM cadres,
among 28 militants of various outfits, surrendered before the Assam
Rifles at Lekhapani of Tinsukia District in Assam.
July 28: The Union Government expressed
concern over the violation of cease-fire agreement by the NSCN-IM
and NSCN-K groups active in the Tirap and Changlang Districts of
Arunachal Pradesh. "I concede that despite cease-fire arrangement
with insurgent groups, violations do happen and we have taken a
grave notice of this," the Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram said
during the question hour in Parliament.
July 26: A press release issued
by 'secretary' of the NSCN-IM, Tia Longkumer, states that any trader
in and around Dimapur, dealing with any matter without the knowledge
of the 'care taker', Kosalie Angami, who is 'deputy kilonser' of
the outfit, would be doing so at his or her own risk.
July 24: A NSCN-IM cadre, Laithangbam
Imocha Singh, is arrested by the Imphal East District Police from
Thumbuthong area in Manipur. He confesses during his interrogation
that he joined the NSCN-IM in April 2009 through one Imobi of Thoubal
Haokha and he was involved in extortion of money from general public
and Government officials.
The Tripura Director General of
Police Pranay Sahaya said the PULF, having established links with
Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence and trained in Bangladesh,
was formed at the behest of the NSCN-IM. "NSCN-IM had formed the
PULF in 1995 and their cadre strength was 2,000, 90 percent of them
Muslims," he says.
July 23: One person, identified
as Tokivi Sumi, is shot dead by the NSCN-IM militants between Old
and New Changsu village in Wokha District. The NSCN-IM alleges that
the slain person was a gangster involved in extortion and terrorizing
the local people at Englan range in the same District. Two hand
grenades are recovered from his possession, the outfit says.
July 22: The leaders of the NSCN-IM,
NSCN-K and Naga National Council meet in Dimapur. A press statement
issued by the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR), a group leading
the Naga reconciliation efforts, says leaders of the three outfits
affirmed to continue restraining offensive activities in the spirit
of the "Covenant of Reconciliation". The covenant was reportedly
signed by leaders of these groups during the reconciliation meet
organised by the FNR at Chiangmai in Thailand on June 1-8.
July 20: Three militants NSCN-IM
are shot dead by SF personnel at Harmoti village near Nijlaluk of
North Lakhimpur District in Assam, bordering Arunachal Pradesh.
The slain militants are identified as ‘sergeant’ Nameng Kobin, ‘sergeant’
Babang Bake and Bhai. Three 9-mm pistols, ammunition and SIM cards
are also recovered from their possession. "These militants
were operating from Arunachal Pradesh and frequently entering Assam
on specific operations like recruitment of cadres and sabotage activities,"
Lakhimpur Superintendent of Police S.A. Karim said, adding that
there were reports of the militants trying to carry out attacks
in Assam prior to the Independence Day on August 15.
July 18: The NSCN-K keeps in confinement
three employees and a contractor of the Food Corporation of India's
(FCI) regional office at Dimapur and later releases them. The NSCN-K
says that it ‘interrogated’ them to elicit information on why for
the last 20 years all contract work for Manipur under the FCI had
gone to the Asui Muivah Firm, owned by a brother of NSCN-IM general
secretary, Th. Muivah, when there were many other qualified contractors.
The NSCN-K says in the last 20 years no other firm or agency was
allowed to submit tender to the FCI except Asui Muivah Firm. The
outfit alleges that the State Police and the NSCN-IM cadres were
present when a tender was floated at the FCI office in Dimapur on
September 30, 2008, and demands cancellation of the contract and
starting of the tender process anew. Meanwhile, another report mentions
that after the intervention of the Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram,
the Nagaland Police and the Army secured the release of the abducted
FCI officials and a contractor’s representative, who belonged to
the State of Manipur.
July 17: The Special Secretary of
Internal Security Division of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs
(MHA), Raman Srivastava, holds talks with a five-member delegation
of the NSCN-IM led by its emissary V.S. Atem in New Delhi. Preparation
of a conducive ground situation for the final talks is the focus
of the discussion. "We have decided to meet in August again
and look at the ground situation from all angles," said the
cease-fire monitoring cell convenor of the outfit, Phunthing Shimrang.
The NSCN-IM executes two persons,
Imtikumzuk Jamir and Hetoi Chishi, for their alleged involvement
in the March 25 incident of raping a girl at Doragapathar in Dimapur
District. Their dead bodies are later recovered near Wokha on the
July 13: Telegraph quoting
the Chief Minister of Manipur, Okram Ibobi Singh, reports that extortion
was the motive behind the abduction and murder of the Manipur Sub-Divisional
Officer (SDO) Thingnam Kishan and his two junior staff members by
the militants of the NSCN-IM on February 14, 2009. The Chief Minister
informed the Legislative Assembly that preliminary investigations
had ascertained the motive of the crime as extortion. "The NSCN
(IM) cadres demanded money from the SDO and two of his staffs and
were killed for not paying it. We do not know how much money was
demanded," he said. The NSCN-IM militants abducted Kishan, who was
posted at Kasom Khullen in Ukhrul District, along with five of his
subordinate staff members on February 14 from the District. While
the abductors freed three men belonging to the Naga community, they
killed Kishan, Yumnam Token Singh and Aribam Rajen Sharma. The mutilated
bodies were recovered in Senapati District on February 17. Subsequently,
the NSCN-IM admitted the involvement of its cadres and said ‘Lieutenant
Colonel’ Hopeson Ningshen was the mastermind. The Central Bureau
of Investigation arrested Ningshen on May 28 and he is currently
imprisoned in Tihar Jail in the national capital New Delhi.
June 30: The dead body of a youth,
identified as Tinghai, was recovered near Tapi River, about five
kilometres from Mon town in the Mon District. The NSCN-IM claimed
responsibility for the killing. The slain youth, allegedly a robber,
looted passengers of night buses plying between Mon and Dimapur.
According to a source, the NSCN-IM after learning of his criminal
activities had warned him to stop his activities but did not heed
to their warning and continued looting.
June 30: The President, Finance
Secretary and a cadre of the UNPC, a split faction of the NSCN-IM,
were arrested by Imphal East District Police from New Checkon at
about 9.25 am (IST). The arrested persons were identified as UNPC
'president' Pairson alias Jairus Shishak (31), 'finance secretary'
Yangkahao Singlai (54) and Reithan Keishing (19).
June 16: Around 500 houses are set ablaze by around
150 NSCN-IM militants at Inavi village inside Intangki Reserve Forest
in Peren District. The report adds that Inavi village, which is
now christened as Naga United Village, has been under controversy
for more than a decade as there have been restrictions from the
Nagaland Government and the NSCN-IM to build any village inside
the Reserve Forest. This is the 27th time that the villagers have
been evicted and their houses razed to the ground by the NSCN-IM
June 15 : Naga warring groups
signed a joint declaration to resolve "all outstanding issues"
among themselves in the "larger interest" of the Naga
people and for an early solution to the Naga political problem.
The "Covenant of Reconciliation" is signed by the NSCN-IM
chairman Isak Chishi Swu, NSCN-K chairman S.S. Khaplang and S. Singya,
the president of Naga National Council. The declaration was made
after the 5th Naga Reconciliation meet which concluded
at Chiang Mai in Thailand on June 8. The meet was held at the behest
of the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR). The FNR convenor Rev.
Wati Aier says the declaration would give a "new direction"
to the Nagas. The leaders of the outfits said they would pursue
Naga reconciliation and forgiveness based on the "historical
and political rights of the Nagas". "We resolve to continue
to work together in this spirit of love, non-violence, peace and
respect to resolve outstanding issues amongst us," the three
Naga leaders stated in the joint declaration. Since its inception
in March 2008, the FNR has organised 10 meetings of the groups both
within and outside the country. As a follow-up action, it would
organise another meeting of the representatives of the Naga militant
factions in the middle of August 2009 in Dimapur. "This is
the wish of the Naga people," Rev. Aier said. The FNR’s reconciliation
process is reportedly supported by many international organisations
like Quakers from United Kingdom and American Baptist churches.
June 12: Assam Rifles cleared the
7th Mile area in Dimapur of unauthorised concentration
by around 20 NSCN-IM armed cadres.
June 9: The Supreme Court permits
the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to produce a NSCN-IM militant,
Hopeson Nigshen, before a trial court in New Delhi instead of Manipur.
He was allegedly involved in the February 17 killing of the Ukhrul
District official Dr. Th. Kishan and his two subordinates. The slain
employees reportedly belong to the Meiti community. The CBI had
sought directions from the apex court after it apprehended a threat
to Nigshen's life and chances of unrest in the State if he was produced
at a court in Manipur.
June 7: The NSCN-K sets conditions for the possibility
of unification with the rival NSCN-IM. The envoy of the collective
leadership of the NSCN-K, Kughalu Mulatonu, said unification is
possible only after the rival groups abrogate the ongoing peace
talks with the Centre. He also said that a reconciliation meeting
between the top leadership of the NSCN factions be held in Nagaland
and not on foreign soil. "Meeting for peace and reconciliation at
junior level may take place anywhere but for the top level the IM
gang must first break the ongoing talks with India and declare the
outcome along with the reasons for withdrawal," the Khaplang group’s
May 29: A self styled 'colonel'
of the NSCN-IM and the main accused in the killing of the Ukhrrul
District official Th. Kishan Singh and his two subordinates, Hopeson
Ningshen, is remanded to the custody of the Central Bureau of Investigation
(CBI). He was handed over to the CBI on May 28.
The Chairman of the Cease-fire Monitoring
Group (CFMG), Lieutenant General Mandhata Singh, asks for the support
of the Gaon Burahs (village heads), civil society groups and people
to ensure that the cease-fire between the Union Government and the
two Naga militant groups - the NSCN-IM and NSCN-K- are implemented
effectively and pave way for composite peace talks for a solution
to the Naga problem.
May 28: While the Central Bureau
of Investigation is reported to have submitted its report to the
Court, the Manipur Government has yet again failed to furnish its
status report on the investigation into the February 17 killing
of Ukhrul District official Dr. Th. Kishan and his two subordinates
by militants of the NSCN-IM even after a lapse of three weeks. Resuming
the hearing of a Public Interest Litigation, a division bench of
the Guwahati High Court comprising Justice T. Nandakumar Singh and
Justice Mutum B.K. Singh takes serious note of the failure of the
State respondents to file the counter affidavit disclosing the stage
of investigation even after a lapse of three weeks. "We are not
happy with the lapses on the part of the State respondents in filing
the affidavit-in-opposition of the writ petition which involves
public interest litigation with great magnitude," the Court ruling
May 26: Two persons, including a
NSCN-IM cadre Lovika Assumi, are wounded in a shoot out between
cadres of the NSCN-IM and the rival National NSCN-K in Dimapur.
A locally-made pistol, reportedly thrown away by the wounded NSCN-IM
cadre, along with seven live rounds is recovered from the incident
site. A vehicle belonging to a "town commander" of the NSCN-K is
also recovered. Meanwhile, condemning the incident, the NSCN-K says
it was an "assassination attempt" on its "town commander" by "IM
gang" in which one of the assassins was shot in retaliation by its
cadre. The outfit says NSCN-IM rivals had first held the bodyguard
of its "town commander" at gunpoint near Plaza Bakery and using
him a human shield, fired on the "town commander" who took "evasive
action." It says the bodyguard managed to free himself and escaped
taking advantage of the "chaotic moment". The NSCN-K accuses the
rival faction of "terrorizing" the Naga people by creating situations
but reiterates that despite such "obstacles and hurdles" it would
continue to co-operate with Hohos (apex tribal council) and civil
society groups to bring reconciliation and unity among the Naga
May 21: Assam Rifles personnel arrest
four NSCN-IM cadres along with huge quantity of explosive materials
during a search operation at Kamjong village of Ukhrul District
in Manipur. They are identified as Antenson, Langtanmi, Mastenmi
May 19: Nagaland Post reports
that life saving medicines would run out of stock in the next few
weeks after the transporters refused to bring goods to Nagaland
owing to extortion demand served to them by a Naga outfit. Earlier,
medicine dealers said that almost 50 per cent of medicines have
run out of stock in the State and that they would be compelled to
close their shops due to non-availability of medicines, if the crisis
was not resolved soon. Meanwhile, the NSCN-K on May 18 accused the
rival NSCN-IM to be behind the extortion demand. "Extortion by NSCN
(I-M) on medicine dealers has become so fierce that dealers are
simply forced to close their shops," the publicity cell of the NSCN-K
said. The group said that the NSCN-IM resorting to weakening the
Nagas society by ensuring that more Nagas were killed for lack of
medicines was "politics in its ugliest form." "A new game plan of
NSCN (I-M) gang has correctly been unearthed," the NSCN-K added.
May 18: The Manipur Naga Revolutionary
Front (MNRF) stated that people in Manipur have been suffering due
to the tyrannical activities of the NSCN-IM and adds that all the
funds released by the Government have been going to the IM group.
May 17: Security Force personnel
neutralised a NSCN-IM camp and arrested two of its cadres in Dhemaji
District of Assam. They are identified as 'sergeant' Gobik Hai and
'private' Rela Mgondir, who belong to Subahi village of Dhemaji
District bordering Arunachal Pradesh. Two German made revolvers,
two grenades, a large quantity of ammunition and ration are recovered
from their possession. According to the Colonel Manjit Singh of
the 2nd Bihar Regiment, the NSCN-IM was trying to recruit cadres
in Assam to expand its territory and "the two cadres were assigned
to carry out recruitment in these areas". An unnamed Police official
in Dhemaji said many youths from West Siang District in Arunachal
Pradesh and the bordering areas of Assam had joined the NSCN-IM
recently and were being trained at Camp Hebron in Dimapur of Nagaland.
"The recruitment process is still on," he added.
May 16: Telegraph reports
that a "sentence" handed by the NSCN-IM to one of its cadre for
killing Ukhrul Sub-Divisional officer Thingnam Kishan was rejected
by a Manipur action committee which wanted the culprit to be punished
according to the "law of the land". The NSCN-IM on May 14 declared
at Dimapur in Nagaland that a "court martial" found "Lt Col" Hopson
Ningshen guilty of "abduction, illegal detention and killing" of
Kishan and two subordinate staff.
May 9: The NSCN-K accused the top
NSCN-IM leaders of lobbying for the Naga cause abroad. However,
the NSCN-IM expresses ignorance of any such move.
May 6: A combined force of the Army
and Dhemaji District Police arrests a self-styled 'sergeant major'
of the NSCN-IM, identified as Yomjum Gongo, during a search operation
at Lakhipathar in Dhemaji District of Assam bordering Arunachal
Pradesh. One M20 pistol is recovered from his possession. Police
claim to have foiled a plan to loot a bank in West Siang District
of Arunachal Pradesh by arresting the militant. Gongo confesses
during interrogation that he and four other cadres of the outfit
were planning to rob the Rural Bank at Kamba, about 20km from Aalo,
the District headquarters of West Siang.
May 4: During a search operation
at Jaimati Pathar area of Tezpur District in Assam, Police arrested
two suspected NDFB militants, identified as Pankaj Hainary (21)
of Ghoramari fallinig under Chalonibari Police outpost and Jongsar
Narjary (22) of Golaghat District, and one NSCN-IM linkman, identified
as Kamal Das of Sorbhog of Barpeta District.
April 13: The Assam Rifles forced
the unauthorised concentration of around 15-20 armed NSCN-IM cadres
to vacate from Ghaspani farm area to their designated camp at Hebron
in Dimapur District.
April 11: The KYKL outfit threatens
the Joint Action Committee in Manipur against its call for a general
shutdown on April 13 protesting the killing of three Ukhrul District
officials by the NSCN-IM militants on February 13.
April 10: The NSCN-K threatens to
give 'capital punishment' to persons allegedly involved in the extortion
of money using the name of the outfit in Zeliangrong region if they
fail to 'surrender' before the outfit within April 2009.
The NSCN-IM warns of 'capital punishment'
for any individuals, groups, NGOs or villagers indulging or resorting
to unfair means using force or threat in the elections scheduled
to be held in Manipur on April 16 and 23.
The Manipur Naga Revolutionary Front
outfit has alleged that the NSCN-IM has sponsored the candidature
of Mani Charenamei belonging to the People's Democratic Alliance
for the Parliamentary election scheduled to be held on April 16
in Outer Manipur constituency.
Ramthing Hungyo, former president
of the Tangkhul Nagalong (apex council of the Tangkhul community),
in Chandel District says he received a telephone call from an NSCN-IM
cadre asking him not to participate in any election campaigns for
Loli Adanee, candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Outer
The UNPC outfit, criticizing the
manner in which Mani Charenamei has been advocating the formation
of Nagalim (Greater Nagaland) at the expense of Manipur, has dubbed
him a stooge of the NSCN-IM and asked him to instead go to Nagaland
to represent that State.
A cadre of the United Naga People's
Council (UNPC) outfit is arrested by the Imphal West District Police
from Lamboi Khongnangkhong area. The cadre is identified as Bariamtak
Lamsha alias Adam alias Jonal (29), son of late B.T. Arian of Pakna
village in Tamenglong District, a self styled 'general secretary'
of the UNPC. He confesses during his interrogation that he had got
three months basic training at general field training centre at
Dimapur in Nagaland in 1993. He also says that he along with some
other cadres of the outfit had defected from the NSCN-IM in January
2008 and formed the UNPC in April 2008.
April 9: The NSCN-IM warns of 'capital
punishment' for any individuals, groups, NGOs or villagers indulging
or resorting to unfair means using force or threat in the elections
scheduled to be held in Manipur on April 16 and 23.
The Manipur Naga Revolutionary Front
outfit has alleged that the NSCN-IM has sponsored the candidature
of Mani Charenamei belonging to the People's Democratic Alliance
for the Parliamentary election scheduled to be held on April 16
in Outer Manipur constituency.
April 6: Two persons, Hetoi alias
Hetobu and Imtikumzuk, are captured by the NSCN-IM militants at
Merapani town in Wokha District for their alleged involvement in
the March 25 gang-rape incident at Darogapathar.
An NSCN-IM militant is arrested
by the SFs during a search operation at Joytan Ok Bui area in Kohima
April 4: Altogether 11 NSCN-IM cadres
join NSCN-K in response to "desirous aim of all true Naga patriots
March 30: Three suspected NSCN-IM
cadres kill a civilian, Kathing Jagoi, Chairman of the Ukhrul Autonomous
District Council, at Rayotang in Ukhrul District of Manipur. Kathing
is also an executive member of the Tangkhul Naga Long (apex tribal
body of Tangkhul community) for a long time. The NSCN-IM militants
involved in the killing are reportedly also linked to the armed
group, the Manipur Naga Revolutionary Front.
One suspected militant of the Military
Council faction of the KNF is killed by the NSCN-IM militants at
Tinjang village under Loktak Police Station in Tamenglong District
The NSCN-IM alleges that one of
its cadres, 'corporal' Morinshang, was abducted by the rival NSCN-K
cadres from Super Market Bus parking area in Dimapur. "It is believed
that the K-group is directed to create a panic situation in Dimapur
as part of the game plan to counter weight the NSCN in the parliamentary
election campaign," the NSCN-IM says.
March 27: Assam Tribune reports
that in the 'D' sector of the Assam-Nagaland border, continuous
firing between cadres of the NSCN-IM and NSCN-U has frightened the
people of Doyalpur, Sarupani and other areas in Merapani of Golaghat
District in Assam.
March 19: Two NSCN-IM militants
are killed and three other injured during an internecine clash with
the rival NSCN-K cadres at Lapnam village of Tirap District in Arunachal
March 18: An NSCN-IM militant is
shot dead by suspected cadres of the rival NSCN-K at Bor Lingri
Tea Estate of Karbi Anglong District in Assam. The slain militant
is identified as ‘Lance Corporal’ Rockyson Tangkhul (28), a resident
of New Tusom Village in the Ukhrul District of Manipur.
March 17: An NSCN-IM cadre, Khole
Mao, is killed by the rival NSCN-K cadres during an internecine
clash at Liphi village under Bhandari Sub-Division in the Wokha
March 16: Two NSCN-IM militants
are arrested by the troops at Seithekiema in the Dimapur District.
The duo is later identified as ‘sergeant major’ Ali Yangba Ao and
‘lance corporal’ Thoidambou. One SLR, 7.62-mm rifles along with
126 live rounds and one AK 47 rifle with 84 live rounds, three improvised
explosive devices, mobile phones and some cash are recovered from
The NSCN-IM said in a statement,
"The NSCN/GPRN has nothing to do with the Indian elections
and hence any provisions/clauses that contained in the mutually
agreed ceasefire ground rules cannot be held in abeyance due to
conduct of Indian elections…… therefore shall not have any overriding
effect on the ceasefire ground rules by the code of conduct issued
by the ECI."
March 15: An internecine clash between
cadres of the NSCN-IM and the rival NSCN-K faction occurs at Sungha
village near Bhandari area in the Wokha District.
March 13: Two NSCN-IM militants
and a cadre of the rival NSCN-K are killed in two separate factional
clashes of Tirap District in Arunachal Pradesh. The report added
that the ULFA and the NSCN-K are holding joint training sessions
in the hilly interiors of Tirap District to win the "turf war" over
March 9: Three women are wounded
in an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion at a paddy filed
in Shikavi village near the NSCN-IM’s camp Hebron in Dimapur. They
are identified as Toheli, Yesheli and Boholi. Meanwhile, the NSCN-K
accuses the NSCN-IM of planting the explosive.
March 8: The NSCN-K refutes the
NSCN-IM’s allegation that its cadres had opened fire on rival cadres
at Khukiye-Lukhai village under Sumi region on March 5.
March 6: Assam Rifles arrest a NSCN-IM
cadre along with one 7.65 pistol, 16 rounds, three mobile sets,
some cash amount and incriminating documents from Singrijan in Dimapur.
A NSCN-IM cadre, while traveling
in a vehicle along with one .22 pistol and six live rounds, is arrested
by the Assam Rifles personnel in Tuensang.
The NSCN-IM says that the enforcement
of the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) by the Security Forces
and the State Government machinery was violating the agreed cease-fire
March 4: The Cease Fire Monitoring
Group (CFMG) meeting between the representatives of the Union Government
and NSCN-IM is held at Chumukedima Police complex in the Dimapur
District. The CFMG Chairman, Lieutenant General (Retd) Mandhata
Singh, asks the cadres of both the NSCN factions to move to their
designated camps within one month with effect from March 4.
March 3: The NSCN-IM while reiterating
its earlier statement of awarding ‘appropriate punishment’ to the
culprits involved in the murder of Dr. Th Kishan, the Sub-Divisional
Officer of Kasom Khullen, and his two associates, has also accused
the then Deputy Commissioner of Ukhrul, Pankaj Kumar Pal, and some
elements of the NSCN-IM for ‘establishing notoriety’ and stated
that the murder of the three Government officials has become more
complex with new evidences coming to light.
February 25: People belonging to
the Naga community in the Ukhrul District of Manipur join the campaign
to punish the NSCN-IM militants involved in the killing of Sub-Divisional
officer Thingnam Kishan and his two subordinate staff, by holding
a protest rally in the District headquarters.
February 23: The Manipur
Government asks the cease-fire monitoring cell in Dimapur of Nagaland
and the Union Ministry of Home Affairs to hand over the NSCN-IM
militants involved in the abduction and killing of three officials
to the State Government for trial.
February 22: Naga Army,
armed wing of the NSCN-IM, confesses that one of its 'commanding
officers', identified as ‘lieutenant colonel’ H. Ningshen, was the
mastermind in the killing of three Manipur Government officials
in the Ukhrul District.
February 21: SFs rescue
three abducted Manipur Government employees from a forest at Tolloi
in the Ukhrul District. They are identified as Ramsing Tangkhul,
Ramthing Tangkhul and Kh. Zimik. They were abducted along with Sub-Divisional
Officer (SDO), Thingnam Kishan, his driver Aribam Rajen Sharma and
chainman Yumnam Token, by the NSCN-IM militants from Ukhrul on February
13. The dead bodies of the SDO and his two subordinates were later
reportedly recovered from Taphou area in the Senapati District on
February 20: Romita
Devi, wife of the slain officer Thinam Kishan, says at a joint meeting
of the Apunba Lup (an umbrella body of civil society groups) and
Joint Action Committee at Yumnam Leikai in the Imphal West District
that her husband was killed by the NSCN-IM with connivance of the
Deputy Commissioner of Ukhrul District in Manipur.
February 18: Four militants
are killed and three others wounded in a clash between cadres of
the NSCN-IM and combined cadres of the PREPAK and Naga National
Council at Thanagong village under Nungba Sub-Division of Tamenglong
District in Manipur. The slain and wounded militants belong to the
combined PREPAK and NNC outfits. Telegraph reports that Khoupum
is a stronghold of the NSCN-IM.
The United Committee,
Manipur (UCM) seeks intervention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
in the abduction of six Government officials and subsequent selective
killing of three of them, including one Thingnam Kisham, by militants.
Kisham is the Sub-Divisional Officer of Kasom Khullen in the Senapati
February 17: After
20 days of investigation, the Nagaland Police revealed that a trader
belonging to Kohima, identified as Atovi Yepthomi, was killed by
a NSCN-IM militant, ‘second lieutenant’ Shevuto Zhimo, in Dimapur
on January 25. However, Zhimo could not be arrested since he is
taking shelter at camp Hebron in Dimapur. While the Nagaland Police
has informed members of the Cease Fire Monitoring Cell in the NSCN-IM
about the involvement of their cadre in the killing, the outfit
has not responded so far.
February 7: February 7: Two NNC
cadres, M. Sinoi Poh and M. Jopoah, are killed by the NSCN-IM militants
in an internecine clash between Somra and Tusom villages in the
Dimapur District. However, the NNC claimed that the victims are
not its cadres and they are civilians.
Police arrest seven persons, including
a NSCN-IM militant, for possessing arms and ammunition at Lotha
colony area in Dimapur town. One M-20 pistol with seven rounds,
a .9-mm pistol with four rounds, a .32 pistol with five rounds,
three knives and seven cellular phones are recovered from their
possession. While three of them are released on a personal recognizance
bond, four others, including the NSCN-IM cadre, are booked under
the Arms Act. The NSCN-IM cadre is from Manipur’s Chandel District
and other three are from Agartala in Tripura, Muzaffarpur in Bihar
and Tinsukia in Assam.
February 4: Manipur Chief Minister
Okram Ibobi Singh says that since Manipur Government was not party
to the cease-fire signed between the Union Government and NSCN-IM,
cease-fire ground rules should not be enforced in Manipur and no
designated camps of the militant group would be allowed within its
February 3: Three suspected cadres
of the Manipur-based PLA, including a woman, are arrested by the
Border Security (BSF) personnel while attempting to exfiltrate into
Bangladesh through an area of the Beltoli Border Outpost (BOP) near
Icchamati in the East Khasi Hills District. They are identified
as Mema and her son Vinod, residents of Imphal in Manipur, and Narayan
Singh of Bangladesh’s Sunamganj District. Some documents are recovered
from their possession. They reveal that Mema’s husband, Y. Babu
Thambi, was imparting training to cadres at the PLA training camp
in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh. The mother and son
had left Manipur in the night of February 2 for Shillong and then
went near the international border where Narayan Singh was waiting
for them to guide them across the border to the PLA camp. The report
adds that the BSF arrested 16 Bangladeshi nationals, one cadre each
of the MULTA and NSCN-IM, 22 Indian nationals attempting to cross
the border, besides seizing contraband items worth INR 44 million,
fake Indian currency with face value of INR 70,450.
The NSCN–IM accepts the safe passage
offered by the Assam Rifles at Siroy village in the Ukhrul District.
The outfit says that its armed wing, the Naga Army of Kiusumong
Battalion, vacated its camp after holding it for more than 15 days
defending its stand that it is not on the wrong side of the cease-fire
ground rules. "Thus, the stand-off for 14 days after the Naga Army
stood their ground. To send the message across that political negotiation
is the only road to solution and not arm confrontation the civil
societies jumped into the fray but by organizing a peaceful protest
rally both on the spot at Siroy and Ukhrul town. The women were
at the forefront, and students took turn to join the sit-in protest,"
the outfit added. Meanwhile, people belonging to the Naga community
in Manipur started an agitation demanding extension of the cease-fire
between the NSCN-IM and Union Government in all Naga areas including
January 31: The Assam Rifles in
a press release states that it gave adequate opportunities to the
NSCN-IM cadres to vacate Siroy village of Ukhrul District in Manipur,
despite their belligerent stance to continue keeping their armed
cadres in that area.
January 30: Manipur Government submits
a written missive to the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Union
Home Minister P. Chidambaram categorically stating that there can
be no question of any designated camp of the NSCN-IM in Manipur.
The minutes of the missive was drafted after the January 29 meeting
of the Unified Command.
January 29: A meeting of the Unified
Command is held on the issue of stand off between Assam Rifles and
NSCN-IM at Siroi in the Ukhrul District.
January 28: Two NSCN-IM cadres are
arrested by the SFs near Iron Bridge at Kukidolong. 50 rounds of
ammunition of .303 rifle and uniforms are recovered from their possession.
Later, the same troops arrested four NSCN-K cadres while moving
from Kohima to Dimapur in a vehicle. Three 9-mm pistol and 32 live
rounds and four cell phones are recovered from their possession.
The NSCN-IM said that its objective
is to open a camp at Siroy of Ukhrul District in Manipur.
January 27: The Assam Rifles rejected
a demand by the NSCN-IM to be allowed to move from Siroy in the
Ukhrul District of Manipur to another village and not to a designated
January 22: Six NSCN-IM cadres,
detained in the NSCN-K designated camp at Khehoi in the Dimapur
District since December 18, 2008, are released unconditionally.
Meanwhile, the NSCN-K announces that its "deputy finance secretary",
Heyito Lala, was captured by the NSCN-IM cadres near Walford Colony.
January 22: Sangai Express
reports that Assam Rifles personnel have laid siege across a NSCN-IM
camp at Siroy in the Ukhrul District of Manipur since January 18
after they came across the same. Though the NSCN-IM cadres were
asked to vacate their camp, they failed to do so.
January 13: A NSCN-K cadre is killed
and a civilian injured in an encounter with Assam Police at Lahorijan
Market in the Karbi Anglong District, near the Assam-Nagaland border.
The slain militant is identified as one Honato Sumi from Suruhoto
range. He is a former cadre of the NSCN-IM. A .32 pistol, eight
empty cases and one live round of ammunition are recovered from
the encounter site.
January 11: The two-day long stand
off between the Assam Rifles (AR) and NSCN-IM ends when the Cease-fire
Monitoring Group Chairman, Lieutenant General Mandhata Singh, asks
the AR personnel to return to their bases. The stand off ensues
after around 50 AR personnel enter the Camp Hebron at Dimapur a
January 10: A NSCN-IM cadre is wounded
when the pistol of another cadre is accidentally triggered during
'interrogation' of some youths captured by the militants for their
alleged involvement in extortion of money in Kohima.
January 8: The NSCN-IM militants
abduct six Assam Rifles personnel, including Captain Shapam Momo,
along with their arms and ammunition at Zhamai in the Phek District.
They are reportedly kept in confinement at a nearby NSCN-IM designated
camp in Kopamedzu.
The NSCN-IM militants abduct six Assam
Rifles personnel, including Captain Shapam Momo, along with their
arms and ammunition at Zhamai in the Phek District. They were reportedly
kept in the confinement at a nearby NSCN-IM designated camp in Kopamedzu
before subsequently being released.
January 6: The NSCN-IM claims to
have captured several persons, including rival NSCN-K cadres, for
their alleged involvement in extortion and abduction in and around
Dimapur. Of those arrested, the outfit 'released' 12 persons on
the same day.
January 5: The Assam Home Department
said that the State Government had pointed out to Union Government
that several outfits, including ULFA, AANLA and Black BW, were taking
refuge in the camps of NSCN-IM and NSCN-K in the neighbouring State
of Nagaland. While some senior ULFA cadres were carrying out their
activities from NSCN-K camps, militants belonging to the other two
outfits were being hosted by the NSCN-IM in its camps. "However,
given that the government is in a ceasefire with the two Naga outfits,
it is Delhi's responsibility to ensure that their camps are not
misused," a source said.
January 2: 15 empty gas tankers
on the way to Assam to collect cooking gas are turned back by some
persons claiming to be NSCN-IM cadres at Maram in the Senapati District.
However, the Chairman of the Cease-fire Monitoring Group (CFMG)
General Mandhita while speaking to Manipur Government officials
denies the involvement of the NSCN-IM in levying 'tax' of INR 1.5
million from the Sekmai Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Bottling Plant
as well as LPG distributors.
December 26: Manipur Government
is to approach the Cease-fire Monitoring Cell to break the impasse
caused by the ‘imposition of godown tax’ on LPG stockists by the
NSCN-IM and the subsequent refusal of the tankers to procure gas
December 22: The Manipur unit of
the Assam Oil Corporation Contractual Labour Union at Sekmai in
the Imphal West District said due to threats from the NSCN-IM, the
bulk of LPG tankers had suspended services from December 10. The
filling of cylinders also stopped with effect from December 16,
not only triggering a cooking gas scarcity but also depriving the
labourers of their daily earnings. "We are feeding our families
by working here. As we do not have any work after the NSCN (I-M)
threat, our families may face starvation," the labourers say.
"We appeal to the Government in Imphal and Delhi to intervene
and solve the impasse so that we can resume work," the president
of the Imphal chapter of the Assam Oil Corporation Contractual Labour
Union, S. Joy Singh, and its general secretary Y. Indrajit Singh
said in a joint statement.
December 11: Nagaland Post
reports that the NSCN-K alleges that its khapur (tax collector),
Theja Kent Rengma, is killed by the rival NSCN-IM militants at Tsosinyu
village in the Kohima District.
December 4: Telegraph quoting
the NSCN-IM sources reports that peace talks between the Union Government
and the outfit, which was supposed to be held in Hague, would instead
take place in Amsterdam, capital of Netherlands, from December 7
December 3: Shillong Times
quoting police source reports that the ANVC is carrying out an extortion
drive with support from the NSCN-IM in the coal belt areas of West
Khasi Hills and East Garo Hills in Meghalaya. According to police
sources, the activities of ANVC and NSCN-IM are at their peak during
the winter season as this is the period when a large quantity of
coal is exported to Bangladesh resulting in a huge business transaction.
"The ANVC and NSCN (IM) equally share the extorted amount," police
December 2: Thoubal District police
in Manipur arrested one NSCN-IM cadre, Tantanga Korouphu Yaima Maring
alias Korungkhul, from Wangjing Bazar in Manipur.
December 1: Nagaland Post reports
that at least 14 youths were abducted by the NSCN-IM cadres from
the Ninu village under Wakka circle of Tirap district in Arunachal
Pradesh in November 2008, as part of its ongoing recruitment drive.
The report adds that a local man of Ninu village, suspected to be
a NSCN-IM cadre, had recruited 16 youths from the village, besides
two from Longsom area, three from Bera area and one from Konsa area
in the district, with a target to recruit 50 youths from Khonsa,
Longding and Kanubari circles. However, the report mentions that
the district administration was not sure whether the youths were
abducted or they voluntarily joined the outfit. Meanwhile, the NSCN-IM
militants also engage in extortion by employing local persons in
A former NSCN-IM cadre, Vikashe
Zhimo, is shot at and wounded by two unidentified militants at Notun
Basti junction in Dimapur. Police recover three live rounds and
one fired bullet of M20 pistol from the incident site.
The NSCN-IM cadres are compelled
by the SF and district administration to vacate the civilian populated
area at Seithekima near Patkai Christian College in the Dimapur.
November 29: Assam Rifles personnel
detect presence of armed cadres of the NSCN-IM at Seithekima near
Patkai Christian College in the Dimapur district. Subsequently,
a stand off between security force (SF) personnel and NSCN-IM cadres
ensues when the latter are asked to vacate the civilian populated
November 23: Meghalaya Police said
that the newly formed militant outfits, the Atong Liberation Army
(ALA) in South Garo Hills, and Achik National Security Defence (ANSD)
in West Khasi Hills, are being used by the NSCN-IM and ANVC for
carrying out an extortion drive in coal belt areas. Police sources
said the ALA and ANSD were extorting money from coal-laden trucks
and coal exporters in West Khasi Hills and South Garo Hills. "We
have already started our operations to destroy these two militant
outfits before they could manage to make their presence felt in
the State," sources said.
November 21: Telegraph reports
that the Northeast-based insurgent groups smuggled huge quantities
of sophisticated arms and ammunition across the India-Myanmar border
in October 2008. The NSCN-K displayed M-series rifles, AK-47 rifles,
rocket launchers, RPGs and other ammunition at Zunheboto in Nagaland
on October 26 and even issued a press release to that effect. Union
Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) sources said there were more than
30 AK-47 rifles, about 40 M-Series rifles and 200 grenades. Intelligence
reports said nearly 100 cadres, led by one Niki Sumi of the Khaplang
group, transported the contraband to Nagaland with the help of Meitei
outfits in Manipur. The NSCN-IM is also reported to be in touch
with Thai arms smugglers who get arms and ammunition transported
through the India-Myanmar border with the help of local agents.
November 13: Two NSCN-IM cadres,
Pebam Brojen alias Jemson Singh and his associate Lisam Robindro
alias Inao Singh, are arrested by the Imphal East district police
commandoes from Andro Parking in Manipur. During their interrogation,
Pebam confesses that he joined the NSCN-IM in the month of August
2008. Both the arrested cadres say that they provided shelter to
the NSCN-IM cadres and also engaged in transportation of arms and
ammunition for the outfit.
November 13: A timber trader from
Manipur, Chongtham Sanjoy alias Dada, is assaulted severely by some
armed persons identifying themselves as NSCN-IM cadres at Dimapur,
in connection with a monetary demand of INR 10, 5000.
November 10: The Dimapur district
police arrest two NSCN-IM cadres near central jail junction for
trying to threaten some under training India Reserve Battalion personnel.
They are identified as ‘lieutenant’ Neibulie Sophie and ‘corporal’
Mungo Chang. Police recover one country made .38 pistol with 11
live rounds, mobile handset and INR 695 from their possession.
November 4: Four NSCN-K cadres have
defected to the NSCN-IM camp in the Mokokchung district. A declaration
to this effect is made by the NSCN-IM.
October 31: Two NSCN-IM cadres,
Akato Sumi and Hureya Sumi, are arrested by the India Reserve Battalion
personnel during a search operation at Railway Bazaar in Dimapur.
An m.20 pistol, one country made 7.65 pistol, two magazines, 29
live rounds, a mobile hand set and INR 6485 are recovered from their
October 25: A NSCN-K cadre, identified
as self-styled 'private' Hopeto Sumi, is killed by the rival NSCN-IM
militants at Phaiphijang Colony in Dimapur.
October 19: The dead body of a NSCN-K
militant, identified as ‘corporal’ Khriebu Pochury, is recovered
from an unspecified place in Kohima. Khriebu was reportedly abducted
by the rival NSCN-IM militants from Electrical colony in Kohima
on October 17 and was later shot dead. Meanwhile, the NSCN-K says
that the NSCN-IM on October 17 were also trying to abduct Vikuto
Rengma, ‘chairman’ of Rengma region of the NSCN-K at taxi stand
in Kohima, but their abduction attempt was foiled by the intervention
of India Reserve Battalion personnel.
October 15: Telegraph reports
that the peace talks between the Union Government and the NSCN-IM
will be held at Hague in the Netherlands. Samson Jojo, the ‘chief
principal secretary’ of the GPRN, political wing of the NSCN-IM,
says the talks will take place in the last week of October 2008.
The report adds that nearly 60 rounds of talks were held between
the Union Government and the NSCN-IM both within and outside the
October 12: Two NSCN-IM militants
are shot dead by their own cadres at Mahur town near Haflong of
North Cachar Hills district in Assam. The latter had joined the
NSCN-IM after defecting from the rival NSCN-K faction. The slain
militants are identified as "Captain" Chinaochung Chamroy,
son of Changkhareng of Halang village and "Sgt Major"
Ngachanreithingpam of Phatang village, both hailing from Ukhrul
district of Manipur.
October 11: A NSCN-K cadre, Nekavi
Chishi, is shot dead by the rival NSCN-IM militants at Diphupar
village in the Dimapur district. Two empty shells of M 20 and a
motorcycle are recovered from the incident site. According to police
sources, Nekavi defected from the NSCN-IM.
October 3: Sentinel quoting
intelligence source reports that the Manipur based PULF planned
to carry out subversive activities at Silchar and Karimganj in Assam
during the Durga Puja (Hindu Festival). The report adds that
at least four cadres of the outfit recently visited Dimapur in Nagaland
for procuring IEDs from the NSCN-IM.
October 1: A NSCN-M cadre, Keduokholie
Mere, is abducted by unidentified militants from his residence at
Chandmari colony in Kohima and later shot dead at Aradura hill.
Police also recover one empty shell of 9-mm pistol from the incident
September 28: The NSCN-IM says that
its leaders met Maharashtra Governor Dr S.C.Jamir in New Delhi through
the initiatives of the Ao Senden (apex Ao Naga tribal council).
September 26: One NSCN-IM cadre,
identified as ‘Lt’ Starling, is shot dead by unidentified militants
outside a photocopy shop opposite Chishi Complex in Circular Road
in Dimapur. Police later recovered three empty cases of 9-mm and
a vehicle belonging to the slain militant from the incident side.
September 24: A factional clash
between the NSCN-IM and the rival NSCN-K militants occurs at 4th
Mile near Diphupar ‘A’ gate along the National Highway-39 in Dimapur.
Police recover nine empty cases of AK-47 from the incident site.
September 24: A confrontation between
India Reserve Battalion (IRB) personnel and NSCN-IM cadres occurs
at New NST area in capital Kohima. According to police sources,
the confrontation ensues following the refusal of the NSCN-IM militants
to vacate the civilian area.
September 23: One NSCN-IM militant,
identified as Moatoshi, is shot dead by unidentified gunmen at Rail
Bazaar road near a petrol pump opposite Dimapur Railway Station.
Police recover three empty cases of .32 and two empty cases of AK
Rifle from the incident site and one pistol with three live rounds,
full magazine, two mobile hand sets and Rs.13, 350 from the possession
of the slain militant.
September 23: The village heads
of Nagaland decide to stop collecting "taxes" for the NSCN factions,
a "duty" they have been discharging for over four decades. The ostensible
reason for the resolution was to protest the outfits’ failure to
understand their "good deeds".
September 22: A barber, identified
as Arjun Thakur, is injured at 4th Mile near the cease-fire monitoring
cell office when suspected NSCN-K militants open fire on some NSCN-IM
cadres having haircuts inside a saloon. However, the NSCN-IM cadres
manage to escape unharmed.
September 20: Two NSCN-IM militants
are killed at Chaiding between Dhansiri and Rangapahar of Karbi
Anglong district in Assam. Fifteen people, including these two NSCN-IM
cadres, die and around 40 fall seriously ill after inhaling a poisonous
gas while pilfering crude oil from a goods train. The incident takes
place between Dimapur in Nagaland and Diphu railway stations in
a dense forest along the Assam-Nagaland border.
September 19: The United Naga People’s
Council outfit claims that a NCSN-IM cadre, K. Chawang, was killed
by the outfit at Chingmeirong in the Imphal East district. The outfit
also alleges that Chawang was a security informer.
September 18: A NSCN-K cadre is
killed by the rival NSCN-IM militants during a factional clash at
Forest Colony in Namsa of Mon district. The slain cadre is identified
as ‘pvt.’ Omwang of Chingphoi village. The report adds that the
NSCN-IM attacked a temporary camp of the NSCN-K resulting in the
exchange of fire between the rival cadres.
September 17: The Mokokchung district
police recover the dead body of a NSCN-K cadre, Imdongsungba, from
a place along the Tuensang Road. Police says he is shot by the rival
NSCN-IM. Police also recover ‘NSCN/GPRN’ tax collection booklet
of Ao region from the slain cadre.
September 15: The NSCN-IM militants
kill one NSCN-K cadre, identified as Japheth Rengma, after abducting
him from Paramedical area in the Kohima district. Police recover
a 7.65-mm pistol, three live round ammunitions and one empty shell
from the incident site.
September 15: Two NNC cadres, earlier
captured by the NSCN-IM militants for allegedly collecting ‘taxes’
in the Zeliangrong region of Tamenglong district, are released.
September 9 and 10: The leaders
of the NSCN-IM and NSCN-K meet at the Akuvuto Baptist Mission Centre
near Dimapur under the aegis of the Church-led Forum for Naga Reconciliation.
They agree to work out the modalities for the merger by September
25. Besides the two NSCN factions, representatives of the NSCN-U
and Naga National Council are also present in the meeting.
September 3: Nagaland Police arrest
two NSCN-IM militants, identified as ‘lieutenant’ Among Pochury
and ‘sergeant’ Anito Sumi, during a search operation at Hotel De
Oriental Dream in Dimapur. Police recover one AK-56 assault rifle,
three AK-56 magazine, 128 live rounds of AK ammunition one locally
made pistol, two pistol magazines, one Chinese live grenade and
two cellular phones from their possession.
September 2: One NSCN-K cadre, ‘sgt
maj’ Aghato alias Ghotovi, is injured by the rival NSCN-IM militants
during a factional clash at 3rd Mile in Dimapur.
August 29: The Arunachal Pradesh
Police arrest four persons, including a ‘major’ of the NSCN-IM for
running an extortion racket in the capital Itanagar. They are identified
as Nokngam Wangsa, the NSCN-IM ‘major’, Wangnam Nokte, a former
Assam Regiment trooper, Janlung Wangpan and Oyar Panor, a peon at
the civil secretariat in Itanagar. Panor, a local resident, used
to act as a linkman in the extortion racket. Police also recover
INR 110000 from Nokte, besides two mobile phone sets. Wangsa has
contacted Panor, who accompanied him to the house of a former Minister,
on August 27 and August 28, 2008 and demanded money.
August 30: Around 30 NSCN-IM militants
attacked a combined force of the NSCN-K and Black Widow (BW) militants
between Jalukie and Phaijaing in the Peren district. While the NSCN-IM
sources said there was no casualty on their side, the rival group’s
senior functionary, Singson Kuki, said two NSCN-IM cadres were injured.
Police confirmed that there are no casualties.
August 27: One NSCN-IM militant,
‘s/s sergeant major’ Thomas Poumai, is shot dead by unidentified
militants at Lower Lerie colony in Kohima. Police recovered five
empty cases of 9-mm pistol from the incident site. Meanwhile, the
NSCN-IM accused the NSCN-K of killing Thomas.
August 25: One NSCN-IM cadre, identified
as ‘2nd Lt’ Moatoshi’, is shot dead by unidentified militants at
Rail Bazaar road in Dimapur. The NSCN-IM accused its rival NSCN-K
for the killing.
August 22: A NSCN-IM camp inside
the Chingdol forest under Umrangsu block in the North Cachar Hills
district is destroyed by the rival Black Widow (BW) militants. The
report adds that the two outfits had developed enmity after the
NSCN-IM cadres allegedly informed the Army about the whereabouts
of the BW’s spokesman Phaiphrang Dimasa, leading to his arrest.
August 20: An Army convoy is attacked
during crossfire between the NSCN-IM and NSCN-K at Khermahal area
Police arrested one NSCN-K cadre,
‘2nd Lt’ Akato Yepthomi, during a search operation at Kalibari junction.
One M20 pistol with 16 live rounds, two magazines and a mobile phone
are recovered from his possession. Police said Akato had earlier
defected from the NSCN-IM.
August 18: One NSCN-IM militant,
‘capt’ David Tangkhul, is killed buy unidentified militants at his
residence near Razhu Point in Kohima.
One NSCN-IM militant, ‘capt’ Ashun
Tangkhul, is abducted from a bus at Jotsoma in Kohima when he is
on his way to Dimapur.
August 8: One NSCN-IM militant,
'major' Ningtam Tangkhul, is shot dead by unidentified militants
at Jalukie town in the Peren district.
August 1: One NSCN-U cadre, Vikheto
Achumi, is killed during a factional clash with the rival NSCN-IM
militants at a farm land between Kuhuboto town and Vihokhu village
in the Dimapur district.
July 29: Two NSCN-IM cadres are
killed while one from the NSCN-K and two civilians are injured in
separate factional clashes in Dimapur.
July 27: One NSCN-K cadre, Vitoshe
Sumi, and a civilian, Hunato Sumi, are abducted from Bor Lingri
and later shot dead at Signal Angami by the rival NSCN-IM militants.
July 26: One trader, Sandeep, is
killed by suspected militants in Dimapur. The NSCN-U alleged that
he was killed by five NSCN-IM cadres.
July 23: The Diphupar police recover
the dead body of a person, Raju Mandal, near Sugar Mill village
at 5th Mile in Dimapur. The NSCN-IM alleges that Raju, a son-in-law
of its leader Vikheshe, is shot dead by the rival NSCN-U.
July 21: The Dimapur district police
recover the dead body of a NSCN-IM cadre, Hokheshe Kinimi, from
the Burma Camp area. Police also recover four empty cases of 9-mm
from the incident site. According to unconfirmed reports, Hokheshe
has recently defected from the rival NSCN-K.
July 17: The Shepoumaramth region
of the NSCN-IM ‘decrees’ that hencforth no contractors or agencies
in the valley area would be allowed to take any work order in the
hill areas of Senapati district while contractors or agencies in
the hill areas should not seek any work order in the valley area.
At least 35 cadres desert the NSCN-K
and later join the rival NSCN-IM group.
July 16: A. Z. Jami, who recently
deserted the NSCN-K, joins the rival NSCN-IM group along with ten
others from the Lotha region.
July 15: The NSCN-IM asks all public
leaders and civil society groups to restrain from keeping personal
guards with arms on the "pretext of security matter."
"In the event of any undesirable/unwanted incident taking place
out of non-compliance of the government directive, the concern person
shall be solely held responsible," said a press release issued
by the outfit.
July 14: One NSCN-IM militant, R.V.
Sahrünü, is abducted and later shot dead by the NSCN-K
militants near SKV petrol pump area in Kohima. Sahrünü’s
nephew was also abducted with him.
Dimapur district police recovered
the dead body of a NSCN-K militant, Hotovi Yeptho, who was shot
dead by the rival faction.
July 13: Assam Rifles arrest one
NSCN-IM cadre, Aphong Tangkhul, while moving from Patkai Bridge
towards Seithekima village ‘C’. One .32-mm pistol and six rounds
of live ammunition are recovered from him.
The Union Labour and Employment
Minister Oscar Fernandes said that the NSCN-IM has met senior Government
functionaries at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and is "inching
towards accepting the Indian constitution." "Top leaders
of the NSCN-IM (National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah)
recently met the Home Minister Shivraj Patil and top officials of
the PMO," the Minister said. "Yes, I have been meeting
them regularly and have had several rounds of successful discussions.
I can say with some degree of confidence (that) they are inching
towards accepting the Indian constitution," Fernandes stated.
July 11: One civilian is killed
when NSCN-IM militants attacked hideouts of the NSCN-K at Lhotovi
village in the Dimapur district.
At least 10 armed NSCN-IM cadres
clash with the rival NSCN-K group at Khuhuboto in the Dimapur district.
July 10: One NSCN-K cadre, Wangkam
Konyak, was abducted by five NSCN-IM militants from his residence
at Thilixu New and later shot dead near Daeshin Academy School at
Diphupar ‘B’ village. His dead body is recovered later from the
Police recovered the dead body of
a NSCN-IM militant, D.T. Haokip, earlier abducted and subsequently
killed, from the Nagarjan area.
Police recover the dead body of
a former NSCN-IM militant, H.Yarkao alias Felix, from a temple near
the railway tracks.
One former NSCN-IM cadre, A.S. Yungam,
is abducted by the NSCN-K cadres from PR Hill and later shot dead
at New Market in the capital Kohima.
July 9: Two NSCN-K cadres, Khuzheto
and Hokiye Yeptho, are abducted and later shot dead by the rival
NSCN-IM militants at Diphupar village in the Dimapur district. Meanwhile,
the NSCN-K sources claimed that three NSCN-IM cadres were also killed
in the clash.
July 5: One NSCN-K militant and
a civilian are killed in an attack by the NSCN-IM cadres near Dimapur.
According to NSCN-K sources, heavily-armed NSCN-IM cadres attacked
its hideout at Hetoi village in Dimapur district and following an
exchange of fire a civilian is killed.
NSCN-IM blames the Khaplang faction
for the rise in extortion and abduction activities and says that
it is determined to flush out the NSCN-K cadres from the area and
will not allow any designated camp of its rival group in the Dimapur
July 3: The NSCN-IM said that one
Zonal Educational Officer, C. B. Poudyal, was abducted by the NSCN-K
militants from his residence of Senapati district in Manipur. A
demand note of INR 20, 00000 as ransom was sent to the family members
in the name of Khaplang group.
July 1: Nine NCSN-K cadres and one
cadre of the NNC defect to the NSCN-IM. A welcome ceremony on their
joining the outfit with arms and ammunition is held at an unspecified
place in the Tamenglong district.
June 26 : Seven NSCN-U militants
are killed when their main camp located at Vihokhu is overrun by
the rival NSCN-IM militants. All the leaders of the NSCN-U camping
at Vihokhu have reportedly fled and over 45 vehicles belonging to
the militants of the camp have also been burnt down completely.
June 25: One NSCN-IM cadre, Venda
Shan, is shot dead by the NSCN-U cadres at Tsetungse village near
June 24: Around 32 militants belonging
to the ULFA, NSCN-IM and NSCN-K surrender before the Army at Mariani
in the Jorhat district of Assam. Of the 32 surrendered militants,
26 belong to the ULFA, four belong to the NSCN-IM and two are from
June 23 : One NSCN-IM cadre,
Tsengpeng, is killed during a factional clash with the NSCN-U militants
June 21 : Telegraph reports
that the Naga Reconciliation Forum, headed by Baptist clergyman
Wati Aier, Baptist World Alliance and UK-based Quaker group, will
organise the second round of reconciliation meeting of the Naga
factions, mass-based Naga organisations and tribal Hohos at Chiang
Mai in Thailand sometime next week. The Baptist Church had also
organised a similar meeting in Atlanta, USA, in 1997, which was
boycotted by NSCN-IM top leadership. Some of the former Naga insurgent
leaders and NSCN-IM chairman, Isak Chishi Swu, are expected to attend
the Chiang Mai meeting. An unmanned leader of the NSCN-K, however,
says that he does not have any information on whether his outfit
is sending anyone to the meeting. The NNC, headed by Adinno Phizo,
has refused to participate in the meeting.
June 19 : Assam Rifles arrested
four NSCN-IM cadres while travelling in a vehicle from Dimapur towards
Ukhrul along Piphema road under Medziphema police station. One AK-47
rifle, two 9-mm pistols, one 7.62-mm pistol, one 12 Bore rifle,
one Chinese grenade, assorted ammunition, explosives and radio sets
are recovered from them. The two NSCN-IM cadres are released after
producing valid identity cards, while two others along with recovered
weapons are handed over to police.
June 18 : Army arrested the ‘publicity
secretary’ of the Black Widow (BW), identified as Paiprang Dimasa,
and a NSCN-IM militant from a hotel in Dimapur. While Paiprang is
handed over to police, the NSCN-IM militant is released.
June 10: One 'sergeant major' of
the NSCN-IM is killed by the rival NSCN-U militants at Tseminyu
town in the Kohima district.
June 9: The NSCN-IM states that
the residence of a woman, Marthar, was set ablaze by the NSCN-U
militants at Burma Camp in Dimapur.
June 7: One NSCN-IM militant,
identified as ‘captain’ Avito, is killed by the rival NSCN-U militants
at Super Market area in Dimapur.
June 6: Armed cadres of NSCN-IM
and NSCN-U are evicted from the civilian areas, when the Dimapur
District Co-ordination Group assisted by around 800 armed police,
India Reserve Battalions and Assam Rifles personnel conduct a thirteen-hour
‘flush out’ exercise in different colonies of Dimapur town and also
in the nearby villages.
June 4: At least 15 cadres of
the NSCN-IM and NSCN-U are killed in separate factional clashes
in and around Dimapur. Meanwhile, the NSCN-IM says that following
the clash people set ablaze the residence of one NSCN-IM ‘lieutenant
col’, Elijah, at Purana Bazar in Dimapur.
June 3: At least four NSCN-IM
militants desert the Camp Hebron in Dimapur and joined the rival
NSCN-K in the Zeliangrong region. They are identified as ‘2nd Lt.’
Akishe, ‘Sgt. Maj.’ Tukam, ‘Sgt.’ Injang and ‘Cpl’ Alex. They also
bring one sniper rifle with three magazines, one AK 56 rifle with
one magazine, one SLR with two magazines and two .303 rifles with
The NSCN-IM says that the Union
Government and the "NSCN" never agreed to work out a solution within
the parameter of the Constitution of India.
June 2: Unidentified militants abduct
and later shoot dead two persons at East Block in Dimapur. The slain
persons are identified as ‘2nd Lt.’ Supongnungsang Longchar of the
NSCN-IM and his driver Jyoti Joshi.
May 31: Intelligence sources indicated
that seven former Naga insurgents, who deserted the NSCN–IM and
NSCN-K, continued to maintain links with the HNLC and LAEF to extort
money from coal exporters and other traders in the coal belts of
West Khasi Hills and Garo Hills. "The Naga men normally go back
to their State after collecting huge amount of money through extortion
in Meghalaya," the sources said. Intelligence sources also stated
that former NSCN cadres involved in extortion in Meghalaya were
planning to form a new militant outfit that could be more powerful
than the NSCN-IM and NSCN-K. Many coal exporters from and outside
the State have incurred huge losses due to the ongoing extortion
drive jointly launched by cadres of the NSCN, HNLC and LAEF. Militants’
threat is reported to have forced several coal exporters to leave
the coal belt areas recently.
May 29: NSCN-IM militants assaulted
some civilians, including a mother and school staff, at Pimla in
Dimapur. Following the assault, the Aqahuto Sumi Totimi Hoho (apex
body of Sumi Nagas, ASTH) served a deadline to the NSCN-IM ‘commander’
to tender an apology, failing which "the ASTH will march to Hebron
camp for the justification."
May 28 One NSCN-K militant, Zakaito
Zhimomi, and a civilian, Vihugha Aomi, are abducted from Showuba
village near Vihokhu camp in Dimapur and later shot dead by the
NSCN-IM militants. Two other persons were also abducted by the NSCN-IM
militants from the incident site. Police later recovered a burnt
motorcycle from the same site.
A round of talks between the Union
Government and NSCN-IM is held in New Delhi. The Government's interlocutor
K. Padmanabhaiah and a NSCN-IM team led by ‘Brigadier’ Phungthing
Shimrang participated in the dialogue. "Both parties are working
out various ways to attain a satisfactory solution to the long standing
Naga problem," said an unnamed NSCN-IM source. According to officials
involved in the talks, the meeting was an immediate follow-up of
a key meeting between the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and
NSCN-IM ‘general secretary’ Thuingaleng Muivah on May 22.
May 27: The NSCN-IM ‘chairman’ Isak
Chisi Swu speaks to the NSCN-K ‘chairman’ S. S. Khaplang to accelerate
the reconciliation and unification process between the Naga militant
May 24: One unidentified NSCN-IM
militant is injured during a factional clash with cadres of its
rival group at Mokokchung.
The residence of one NSCN-IM ‘captain’,
identified as Shangreiso, is allegedly set ablaze by the NSCN-U
cadres in Dimapur.
May 23: The NSCN-U says that Nagaland
state is not Gaza Strip to rehabilitate "others". The outfit adds
that the NSCN-IM ‘general secretary’ Th. Muivah's intent of "advocating
communism and consequent annihilation of thousands of Nagas in the
name of sovereignty thus far, is discovered to be nothing but a
policy of rehabilitate deprived Nagas of Manipur in Nagaland State
and that the economy of the Nagas of Nagaland has been drained into
'their' private coffers".
17 militants belonging to different
outfits surrender before the security forces at Dinjan Army camp.
12 militants from ULFA, two from KLNLF, one from NDFB and two from
NSCN-IM surrender along with over 13 pistols, two Burmese guns,
one M-21 rifle and a large number of ammunition of pistols, rifles
and AK series besides some magazines.
May 22: The NSCN-IM ‘appoints’ its
senior leader, Kughalu Mulatonu, as an emissary to the Collective
Leadership. The portfolio of ‘Chaplee (Finance) Ministry’ held by
him is reallocated to V. Tuccu.
May 20: The ‘general secretary’
of the NSCN-IM, Thuingaleng Muivah, held discussions with the Prime
Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in New Delhi.
May 19: The formation of a new militant
outfit, United Naga People’s Council (UNPC), is formally declared
before the media at an unspecified place in the Senapati district
of Manipur. It reportedly consists of cadres of a splinter group
of the NSCN-IM. The ‘president’ of the group, S.S. Max, mentions
that its aims at restoring peaceful co-existence amongst the people
living in both hills and valley and to safeguard territorial integrity
and sovereignty of Manipur. He however adds that the new splinter
group had no enmity with the ‘revolutionary movements’ waged by
the NSCN-IM, NSCN-K and NNC. He says the outfit is led by two ‘colonels’,
one ‘major’, two ‘captains’, two ‘full junior full lieutenants’,
three ‘second lieutenants’ and 20 trained cadres of the NSCN-IM,
who had defected in April 2008 and had formed the UNPC in the state
on April 30.
May 16: At least 14 cadres of the
NSCN-K and the NSCN-U are killed by the rival NSCN-IM militants
during an internecine clash at Seithekema C village in the Dimapur
district. Two civilians were later killed by the NSCN-IM militants
when they opened fire on people who attacked the cease-fire monitoring
cell of the outfit located in the same area.
May 14: An internecine clash between
the NSCN-IM and the NCSCN-U is averted in areas surrounding Khehokhu,
Hoito and Nihoto in the Dimapur district when the villagers asked
the warring militants to vacate their villages. Schools in the areas
were closed due to a fear psychosis.
May 12: An internecine clash between
militants of the NSCN-IM and the NSCN-U occurs at ‘Tinali Teak Bagan’
between Xelhozhe and Seithekiema ‘A’ in the Dimapur district. Police
said there were no reports of casualty on either side. However,
the Gaon Bura (village head) of Old Showuba village, Lithrung, quoting
an NSCN-U source said that one of its cadres was injured in the
May 10: The NSCN-K kilonser (minister)
Kughalu Mulatonu accuses the Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio
and Opposition Leader I. Imkong of funding the NSCN-IM with INR
15 crores and INR 5 crores respectively, just before the Assembly
Elections in March 2008. Imkong, however, refuted the allegation.
"I urge Mr Mulatonu to come out with facts and evidence to prove
his allegations. This is not the first time he has tried to drag
me into controversies," Imkong, the Congress party leader, said.
The Cease-Fire Supervisory Board
(CFSB) asks the NSCN-K to shift its 'Unification' camp at Vihokhu
in the Dimapur district to avoid further clashes with the NSCN-IM,
since the camp is not a ‘Designated Camp’.The Chief Minister accuses
the Centre of not being "sincere" in talks with the militant groups,
and said that there was no clear direction from the Union Ministry
of Home Affairs about what was the fate of talks with the NSCN-IM.
"Definitely, the delay (in talks between NSCN-IM and Centre) is
the cause of all the problems. It is getting multiplied. We want
to see the sincerity of the Government of India and the underground
groups to resolve it," Rio said in New Delhi after his meeting with
the Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil.
May 8: Many offices of the Manipur
Government under the Deputy Commissioner of Senapati district close
down and some staff of other offices stop attending office following
a ‘diktat’ from the NSCN-IM. Deputy Commissioner Nidhi Kesarwani
and office staff reportedly received a ‘notice’ from the outfit
asking to stop office works for not settling the issues between
the Deputy Commissioner and the group.
Hundreds of people chase out the
NSCN-IM and National NSCN-U militants engaged in a internecine clash
at Diphupar in the Dimapur district.
May 6: The ‘general secretary’ of
the NSCN-IM Thuingaleng Muivah said, "We doubt the government of
India’s sincerity… We have been talking for 10 years now."
May 5: The ‘general secretary’ of
the NSCN-IM Thuingaleng Muivah met the National Security Adviser
M.K. Narayanan in New Delhi. The NSCN-IM accuses the NSCN-U of carrying
out an ethnic cleansing in Nagaland.
In separate incidents, two civilians, including a college student,
and a NSCN-IM militant are shot dead by unidentified militants in
May 4: Two NSCN-U cadres, identified
as ‘sgt. maj.’ Yanger Phom and ‘pvt’ Kavito Sema, are killed during
an internecine clash between the NSCN-IM and NSCN-U at Merapani
in the Wokha district.
One NSCN-IM militant, ‘lieutenant’
A. Pouken Zeliang, is shot dead by unidentified militants at Burma
Camp area in Dimapur.
May 3: Telegraph reports
that Isak Chishi Swu, ‘chairman’ of the NSCN-IM, invited Khole Konyak,
‘commander-in-chief’ of the NSCN-K, for talks at Bangkok in Thailand.
May 1: Two civilians and a NSCN-U
cadre are killed during an internecine clash between the rival NSCN-IM
and NSCN-U militants at Old Showuba village under Niuland sub-division
in the Dimapur district.
April 30: One self-styled ‘colonel’
of the NSCN-IM, identified as L.Y. Shanga alias Yurthing, dies when
a lethod bomb accidentally explodes in his hand at Camp Hebron in
Dimapur. He was reportedly operating as the ‘commanding officer’
of the NSCN-IM’s ‘NP Battalion’ in the Tamenglong district of Manipur.
Meanwhile, the NSCN-U alleges that Shanga was ‘executed’ at Camp
Hebron on the suspicion of his attempt to defect to the NSCN-U.
One ‘deputy kilonser’ (minister),
Nemalie Metha, and a ‘joint secretary’, Kahoi Chaplee, of the NSCN-IM
are abducted by the rival NSCN-U from Dimapur.
April 26: Assam Tribune reports
that the NDFB and NSCN-IM have been demanding money by serving notices
on businessmen of Ratanpur, Jelisal, Kadamguri and Doyalpur along
the Assam-Nagaland border since February 2008.
April 24: A factional clash between
the NSCN-U and NSCN-IM is averted when people chased away cadres
belonging to both the factions at Diphupar ‘B’ and Ikishe villages
in the Dimapur district.
April 22: One NSCN-IM cadre, Panmei
John alias Lanmei, is arrested from the Sangaiprou area of Imphal
West district in Manipur. He confessed to having joined the outfit
in October 2005 through one Akham Desuan. John was asked to collect
money from different departments and the general public under the
‘command’ of Akham. One Chinese MPEG-4 TV mobile with Airtel SIM
card and a fake identity card of the medical department are recovered
from his possession.
Two NSCN-U militants, ‘capt’ Atovi
and ‘sgt maj’ Pukheto, and two NSCN-IM militants, ‘pvt’ Thachan
Tangkhul and Y. Tangkhul, are killed during an internecine clash
between the two outfits at Tenyiphe-I near St. Joseph’s School along
the road towards Khopanalla in Dimapur. Two unexploded grenades
were recovered by police personnel from the incident site.
A clash between militants of the
NSCN-U and NSCN-IM occured at Singrijan in the Dimapur district
along the Assam-Nagaland border.
April 17: Two cadres of the NSCN-U,
identified as ‘2nd Lt.’ Alex Sema and ‘Sgt. Maj.’ Sukuithong, and
one from the rival NSCN-IM, identified as ‘Lt.’ Shondhar, are killed
while another cadre from the NSCN-IM is abducted in three separate
incidents of factional violence in Dimapur.
April 16: The Union Government and
the NSCN-IM hold talks in New Delhi. The outfit’s ‘general secretary’,
Thuingaleng Muivah, holds discussions with the head of the Group
of Ministers, Oscar Fernandes, and Chief Interlocutor, K. Padmanabhaiah,
on issues of a separate constitution for Nagalim (Greater
Nagaland) and the formation of a new faction, the NSCN-U in November
2007. An official source says the Government might take strong action
against the new outfit. The NSCN-U, which is not in a cease-fire
with the Centre, is accused of moving around with arms in civilian
areas and indulging in anti-social activity. More than 85 abductions
for extortion allegedly took place in 2007.
April 15: A gun battle occurs between
rival cadres of the NSCN-IM and the NSCN-K at Old Mandiu under Tousem
sub-division of Tamenglong district in Manipur.
April 14: Three militants – two
from the NSCN-K and one from the rival NSCN-IM – are killed in a
factional clash. The incident occurred when armed NSCN-IM cadres
‘raided' a place near Tousem GHS in the Tamenglong district where
some NSCN-K cadres were hiding. The slain NSCN-K militants are identified
as Seilor of Tisimpuikam village in Nagaland and Duamthaolung of
Theulam village in the Tamenglong district of Manipur. ‘Lance corporal’
Wangsili of NSCN-IM is also killed in the clash.
April 11: Militants of the NSCN-K
shot dead Simreisang Tangkhul, a ‘sergeant major’ of the NSCN-IM,
at Dikiuram area under Tamei sub-division in the Tamenglong district.
Later, a group of five NSCN–IM militants shot dead three NSCN-K
cadres in the Duivagailong area of same district. The slain militants
were identified as ‘second lieutenant’ Daijuang Pamei, ‘privates’
Giangthamlung and Zachaiah.
April 5: One NSCN-IM cadre, identified
as ‘ss sgt. major’ Taku Ao, is shot at and wounded by suspected
militants of the rival NSCN-K near Fancy Market in Kohima town.
Police in Kohima arrest three armed cadres of the NNC.
April 3: Two NSCN-IM militants,
identified as 'captain' Wungreithan and 'sgt.' Peter, are abducted
by the rival NSCN-U cadres from the New Market area in Dimapur.
The abduction occurs after both the groups had released their rival
cadres from their respective captivity through the initiative of
the Reconciliation Forum on April 2.
One NSCN-IM militant, Njanphemo Lotha, is arrested by Assam Police
during a search operation at Khatkhati area of Karbi Anglong district
in Assam. Police recover one 9-mm pistol, some live cartridges and
one vehicle from his possession.
March 31: 18 cadres belonging to
various outfits, including 13 from the ULFA, three from the NDFB
and one each from the Khaplang and Isak-Muivah factions of the NSCN,
surrenders before Major General Jatinder Singh, General Officer
Commanding (GOC), 2 Mountain Division at Dinjan Military Station
in the Dibrugarh district.
March 30: One NSCN-IM militant,
Ngachonmi Thangkhul alias Helper, is arrested from the Sanjenthong
Mahabali area of Imphal East district in Manipur.
March 28: Two NSCN-IM leaders, Hangsing
and Longshen, are abducted from their respective houses by the NSCN-U.
Meanwhile, the NSCN-U alleges that four persons were abducted by
the NSCN-IM on March 25 in Dimapur and one of them was tortured
resulting in his death.
March 26: One KNA cadre, Alal Kuki,
is killed in a gun-battle with the NSCN-IM militants at Chassad
in the Ukhrul district of Manipur.
March 16: One top NSCN-K militant,
Kivi Kips, secretary of the Lota and National Social Welfare, and
'Captain' Vikiye Zhimomi, have defected to the NSCN-IM. Kips said
in a statement, "Though holding no grudge or ill feelings towards
any individual…I have realized that I had gone astray working without
knowing that K- group neither holds political background nor future."
In a separate statement, Zhimomi said some "political leaders at
State" had misguided him and forced him to join the K-group. Both
Kips and Zhimomi said henceforth they would work for the "mainstream
organization" under the collective leadership of Isak Chishi Swu
March 11: Two dead bodies are recovered
by the police from Keinou Thonga in the Bishnupur district of Manipur.
The UNLF claims that both were cadres of the outfit and were killed
for deserting the outfit's camp with weapons and selling the same
to the NSCN-IM.
March 5: One self-styled 'captain'
of the NSCN-IM is arrested by the police in connection with an extortion
February 26: Two persons, Talisubo
and Yangersenba, are shot dead in an incident of pre-poll violence
at Tzudikong town in the Mokokchung district. While sources from
the Nagaland Peoples Front (NPF) party at Tzüdikong claimed that
the attackers who were supporters of Independent candidate T. Tali
had attacked the house of the NPF candidate L. Temjen Jamir, the
Kangtsung Reonsanger Putu Menden (KRPM) party, on the other hand,
said the incident occurred when the NPF supporters attacked the
supporters of the Independent candidate. According to the KRPM,
the two were shot dead by one Sentisenba, a NSCN-IM cadre, and Rongsennungsang
of NPF of Wameken village with sophisticated weapons.
February 20: The NSCN-IM, which
had earlier asked to support candidates helping them in their pursuit
for a solution to the protracted Naga political problem, said that
it will not get involved in the Legislative Assembly elections scheduled
to be held on March 5.
February 14: Police arrested three
suspected NSCN-IM cadres at Holy Cross junction in Dimapur while
they were collecting money from various shops. The three were identified
as Moatoshi, Marlemba and Noklen. Police also recovered two 7.65
revolvers, 11 round live cartridges and INR 52,000 along with two
collection slips belonging to NSCN-IM from their possession.
One NSCN-IM cadre, identified as Chandan Das, was arrested by the
security forces while he was collecting money from businessmen at
New Market area.
February 10: In another incident,
Manipur Police arrested a NSCN-IM cadre, Machinao Remi Tangkhul,
who was working as a "tax collector" on the National Highway 39.
February 1: Three NSCN-IM militants,
Tokishe G. Swu, Asangba Santam and Nikhuyi, and Swu's wife, were
abducted by cadres of the NSCN-U from Dimapur.
January 27: Police arrested Tikhon
Mossang, an 'assistant section officer' of the NSCN-IM, while playing
cards with a government employee in the residence of Tingpong Wangham,
former Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, at Senki park in the capital
Itanagar. Mossang had served extortion notices to several Ministers,
high-ranking government officials and politicians.
January 24: Three NSCN-IM cadres,
Wungsem Jajo alias Asem, Yaomaya Zingkhai alias Ayu and Sami Khamrang,
were arrested during a search operation in the Imphal West district
of Manipur. One vehicle, three cell phones, some documents relating
to the NSCN-IM, one driving licence and a pen drive were recovered
from their possession.
January 24: Three NSCN-IM cadres,
Wungsem Jajo alias Asem, Yaomaya Zingkhai alias Ayu and Sami Khamrang,
are arrested during a search operation in the Imphal West district
of Manipur. One vehicle, three cell phones, some documents relating
to the NSCN-IM, one driving licence and a pen drive are recovered
from their possession.
January 21: The NSCN-IM 'dismisses'
27 of its cadres, who had defected along with former 'kilo kilonser'
(home minister) Azheto Chophi from 'national service' with effect
from January 22, 2008, for 'deliberately defying' a directive of
the 'yaruiwo' (prime minister) Isak Chishi Swu to return from the
"reactionary camp" and report to the Council Headquarters. Samson
Jajo, 'chief principal secretary' of the NSCN-IM, says a decision
towards this effect is taken in exercise of the decision of "National
January 20: Three NSCN-IM cadres,
identified as Purtoshi Ao, Peter Akhum and Mayur Raijung, who are
involved in arms smuggling racket, are arrested at Rangapahar Siding
in the Dimapur district.
January 14: Three senior cadres
of the NSCN-K are shot dead and another cadre is abducted by the
rival NSCN-IM militants in a hideout at Mingkong in the Mokokchung
district, for their alleged involvement in extortion. The NSCN-IM
stated that the killings were necessary to prevent "illegal collection
of money in and around Mokokchung". Meanwhile, the NSCN-K says the
raid on its hideout and the killings were in violation of the cease-fire
between the two factions since December 7, 2007.
A 'sergeant major' of the NNC, identified as G. Joy of Duithanjang,
in Khoupum under Nungba subdivision in the Tamenglong district of
Manipur, 'surrenders' before the NSCN-IM at Zeliangrong region .
He 'deposited' a sten carbine, and two full magazines. He is later
sent to the Hebron camp of the NSCN-IM at Dimapur in Nagaland.
January 12: The NSCN-IM declares
an "Emergency in Nagalim" and its Tartar Hoho (Parliament) was placed
under suspended animation from 1 am of January 13. The 'chairman'
of the outfit, Isak Chisi Swu, stated, "In exercise of the powers
conferred upon me by clause (h), Article 3, of part III of the Yehzabo,
I, Isak Chisi Swu, Yaruiwo of the Republic of Nagalim, by this proclamation,
declare that an emergency exists." He said, "In view of the precarious
situation in Nagalim which increasingly threatens peace and normal
state of affairs… Henceforth, the state of affairs shall be conducted
by the (outfit`s) National Security Council until further orders."
January 8: The All Adivasi National
Liberation Army (AANLA)
leader, Rupen Lakra, is arrested in Assam. He confessed that the
cache of arms and ammunition that was dug up from a paddy field
after his arrest came from the NSCN-IM. Lakra told interrogators
that the ANLA 'commander-in-chief' David Tirkey struck the arms
deal a few months ago when he was in Dimapur in the guise of a pastor.
The police believe Tirkey is now in Jharkhand.
January 5: Three NSCN-IM cadres
and seven ULFA cadres surrendered at an army camp in the Tinsukia
district of Assam along with two 9-mm pistols, a .22 pistol, a revolver,
four grenades and ammunition of assorted weapons.
December 29: Two NSCN-IM
cadres, Gain Raikhan and R.V. Sonzimik, are arrested by Manipur
Police during a search operation at Lamlong Bazaar of Imphal East
district in Manipur.
December 26: Meghalaya
Police stated that the HNLC is being helped by the NLFT in Jaintia
Hills, the NSCN-IM in West Khasi Hills and the NDFB in areas of
Ri-Bhoi district. The HNLC's declining manpower and continued failure
to start an extortion drive in Shillong city has forced the outfit
to seek help of other outfits and extort money from businessmen,
especially coal traders, in other districts of the State bordering
Bangladesh. "The firepower of HNLC is less at present and the outfit
cannot buy more weapons due to financial constraints. It has to
borrow arms from other militant groups," said an unnamed source.
Two NSCN-IM cadres,
M.B. Singh alias Cobra and Changen Akhom, are arrested under Deomali
police station in the Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh. They
are suspected to be the NSCN-IM’s main operatives in Tirap and Changlang
districts. Singh, hailing from the State of Bihar, has amassed massive
wealth in less than two years through suspicious sources of income.
December 23: The NSCN-IM
militants killed former Parliamentarian, Wangcha Rajkumar, at Deomali
in the Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh. K. Rijiju, a Parliamentarian
from Arunachal Pradesh, in his condolence message, had mentioned
of the ‘unholy nexus’, which the "politicians maintain with the
anti-social forces" and that "Rajkumar was among those who had raised
their voices" against it. The report added that the NSCN-IM was
active in the Tirap and Changlang districts and Rajkumar had been
receiving threatening calls from the outfit before he was murdered,
asking him to tow its line.
December 21: The 'general secretary'
of the NSCN-IM, Th.Muivah, criticised the November 23 inter-factional
agreement signed between leaders of the IM and NSCN-K factions at
Hovishe under the Niuland Sub-division in the Dimapur district,
describing those involved as "unprincipled" and "spineless workers".
While saying "unity among the Nagas in their national salvation
line is a necessity" for which the NSCN-IM also stood for, he states
that "a conglomeration of different kinds of people with different
shades of opinion" was only a "crowd which has nothing to do with
the politics of unity."
December 10: Rh. Raising, secretary
of 'steering committee' of the NSCN-IM, raised the Naga issue at
the British Parliament in Westminster London, and appealed to the
British people to help in solving the vexed "Indo-Naga problem."
A report added that V.S. Atem, another leader of the outfit, visited
the United States in November to lobby for the outfit's cause.
December 2: The NSCN-IM asks the
social welfare office of Tamenglong district to make available rice
meant for the elderly people under the Annapurna scheme through
the respective blocks by December 17. The outfit threatened to take
punitive action against non-compliance of its 'diktat '.
November 28: Two NSCN-IM militants,
identified as 'captain' Thanshok Tangkul and 'lieutenant' Pukhto
Sema, are killed during an internecine clash with the rival NSCN-K
faction at Tizit in the Mon district. The Tizit and Naginimora subdivision
of the Mon district are strongholds of NSCN-K faction while the
NSCN-IM has been trying to bring these areas within its domain.
November 26: One unidentified
NSCN-K militant is killed in a gun battle with the rival NSCN-IM
faction at Kumji village under Noneh sub division in the Tamenglong
district of Manipur. The NSCN-IM further claims that two other cadres
of the NSCN-K were injured during the clash. Three bags containing
six uniforms belonging to the NSCN-K and four AK series rifle accessories
are recovered by the NSCN-IM cadres.
November 24: The Governor
of Goa, S. C. Jamir, survives an assassination attempt when his
30-vehicle convoy is attacked with IED blasts near Changki in the
Mokokchung district. Two security force personnel are injured in
the attack, which is the fourth attempt on the life of the former
Nagaland Chief Minister. He was attacked while coming from his hometown,
Mokokchung, and heading towards the State's commercial hub of Dimapur.
Four of the six IEDs planted by militants exploded seconds after
Jamir's vehicle had passed by. Police suspect the attack on S. C.
Jamir to be the handiwork of NSCN-IM, which had earlier dubbed him
as "anti-people and anti-national". However, the Naga outfit denies
its involvement and alleged that the attack was "stage-managed".
"The life attempt was staged-managed to generate a sympathy wave
for Jamir and Congress in Nagaland," an NSCN-IM statement said.
November 23: Nagaland
Post reports that one NSCN-IM militant, identified as Tsachothrong,
who was captured by the rival NSCN-K on November 16 at Amahator,
is released unharmed.
that the NSCN-IM chairman, Isak Chishi Swu, has once again appealed
for reconciliation and unity among the Nagas to achieve their common
goal. He urges the Naga people to give up chauvinism of all forms
and divisive thinking. However, the NSCN-K reiterates that it would
never unite with the rival faction, terming them as a "pseudo Naga-nationalist"
The ongoing tussle
between the ULFA and NSCN-IM is reportedly continuing with the former
accusing the Naga outfit of encroaching upon Assam’s land. The ULFA
also accused the Naga International Support Centre (NISC) and the
organisation of launching propaganda against the group. The ULFA
alleges that the NISC was supporting encroachment of Assam’s land
by the NSCN-IM for the establishment of subdivisions in Assam’s
territory with the aim of creating ‘greater Nagalim’.
November 15: Army personnel
arrested four unidentified NSCN-IM militants from Dilli Bridge area
under Namrup town in the Dibrugarh district of Assam. The militants
reportedly hired a car and shot at the driver, who, however, managed
to escape and informed the Joypur police station. Subsequently,
police informed the Army about the incident, who arrested the militants.
November 13: The NSCN-K
claims to have punished seven persons of Wanching village in the
Mon district for "treachery". The group revealed that the villagers
had provided shelter to some NSCN-IM cadres.
November 12: NSCN-K
militants killed one cadre of the rival NSCN-IM, identified as "Lt"
Sakuyanger, during an encounter at Chuchuyimpang village in the
Five women were injured
in an internecine clash between the NSCN-IM and the rival NSCN-K
at Lazu village in the Tirap district.
that the NSCN–IM militants have blocked salaries of 72 employees
of seven offices of the State government for allegedly not attending
their respective offices in the Tamenglong district.
ULFA’s military spokesman
Raju Baruah reveals that two ULFA cadres were killed and seven others
abducted in the Mon district of Nagaland on November 11 by the NSCN-IM
militants. Baruah asked the NSCN-IM to release the cadres within
November 11: One ULFA
cadre, Mridul Moran, is killed in a clash with the NSCN-IM at a
petrol pump at Tizit in the Mon district. One NSCN-IM cadre, identified
as S. M. Konyak, was also killed during the clashes. Two civilians,
including a student, were injured and one ULFA militant was abducted
by the NSCN-IM.
November 8: One front
ranking leader of an unknown faction of the NSCN, identified as
V. Tucfu alias T. Sema, is arrested by the security forces at the
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International airport in Kolkata. Several
9-mm pistol cartridges are recovered from his possession.
November 7: Rev. Zhabu
Terhuja, the general secretary of the Nagaland Baptist Churches
Council, accuses both the Isak-Muivah and Khaplang factions of the
National Socialist Council of Nagaland for bringing "chaos and destruction"
in the State.
November 5: Telegraph
reports that the NSCN-IM’s publicity machine has flooded the
You Tube, a video-sharing Internet site, with pro-Nagalim (Greater
Nagaland) propaganda, including a two-part interview with Grace
Collins, an American sympathiser, who is introduced to viewers as
the "honorary ambassador to Nagalim".
November 3: The NSCN-IM
accuses the Manipur Food and Civil Supplies (FCS) Minister Y. Irabot
to have been involved the rice scandal. "According to Gojen of Tera
Bazar in Imphal, one of the agents who supplies rice taken from
FCS godown to Ananta in Jirighat, Manipur FCS minister Y Irabot
is the ring-leader in the illegal transaction of the rice," the
NSCN-IM informed the media in Dimapur. At least 10 Silchar bound
trucks carrying FCS rice were reportredly captured by the NSCN-IM
militants along the National Highway-53 in the Tamenglong district
on October 8.
A truck carrying a
cargo of apples is hijacked and later set ablaze by NSCN–IM militants
at Chagoubung along the National Highway-39 under Kangpokpi police
station in the Senapati district of Manipur. The vehicle, belonging
to the Haryana State, was attacked while plying from Dimapur in
Nagaland to Imphal in Manipur. Two NSCN–IM cadres, Lohar Mao alias
Ashok and Adambou, involved in the incident, were later arrested
by the Manipur Police from Kanglatongbi on the next day.
One NSCN –IM cadre,
Kewhise Metha, is killed by the rival NSCN-K militants during a
factional clash. His dead body wass later recovered by police from
an unspecified place below lower by-pass along the National Highway-39
in the Kohima district on the next morning.
November 2: The NSCN-IM
says that no contract works will be taken up in the areas inhabited
by Naga people in the State without the ‘recommendation’ of the
November 1: One NSCN-IM
cadre, Dinniamlung Longmei alias Dinkem alias Abung, is arrested
from 2nd MR Gate on National Highway 39 in the Imphal West district
of Manipur. Five letter heads of the outfit are seized from his
November 1: Four NSCN-K
cadres are killed in an ambush by the rival NSCN-IM militants at
Old Hospital Colony near Khuthur in the Tuensang district.
November 1: One NSCN-IM
cadre is injured by NSCN-K militants at High School junction area
in the Kohima district.
November 1: A heavy
exchange of gunfire takes place between militants of the NSCN-IM
and NSCN-K at Aradhura area near Mental Hospital in Kohima. No casualties
October 31: One NSCN-K
militant, Chendemo Humtsoe, is killed by the rival NSCN-IM militants
during an internecine clash at BOC area in the Kohima district.
Three empty cases of 9-mm pistol and a bullet head are recovered
from the incident site.
October 31: Sangai
Express reports that the NSCN-IM has threatened to stop the
construction work of laying down railway line between Tupul and
Imphal in Manipur.
October 30: One NSCN-IM
cadre, Imkong Temsu, is shot dead and another, Akato Awomi, is arrested
security forces (SFs) during an encounter at Lahorijan of Karbi
Anglong district in Assam. One soldier is also injured during the
encounter. One 9-mm pistol and another firearm, suspected to be
an Uzi sub-machine gun, are seized from the incident site.
October 29: The ‘Guard
Commander’ of the NSCN-K, Zeliangrong region, ‘Maj Francis’ claims
that his outfit cadres have shot dead one unidentified cadre and
injured another of the rival NSCN-IM during an encounter at Longmai
bazar in the Imphal East district.
October 29: Militants
of the NSCN-IM and NSCN-K clash at Pungro under Kiphire district.
Sources add that a group of NSCN-K militants attack the rival NSCN-IM
camping at Pungro. However, there are no causalities in the gun
battle that has lasted for about twenty five minutes.
October 27: The NSCN-IM
blames the Union government for the recent fratricidal killings
in the State. The outfit’s ‘information and publicity ministry’
said that such killings that had put "Nagalim’s peace at stake"
is the failure of the Indian security forces to restrain the rival
NSCN-K cadres from moving around with criminal intentions and agenda.
The NSCN-IM warned of a showdown in the near future if New Delhi
fails to control the NSCN-K. A communiqué by the outfit sated:
"The NSCN-IM’s blunt message to the government of India is
to stop the Khaplang group from any anti-peace activities and anti-NSCN
activities. The present scenario gives clear indications that the
government of India has failed again to show its face of sincerity
and commitment by feigning ignorance that appears to be more pretentious
than anything else."
The NSCN-K asks all
owners and drivers that light vehicles carrying more than five persons
will be shot at without further warning in Dimapur. The outfit said
that the order is being issued following reports of intense activity
targeting its cadre by the rival NSCN-IM militants in Dimapur and
surrounding areas. The NSCN-K’s warning came a day after a statement
issued by the NSCN-IM asking vehicle owners that it will check number
plates of their vehicles in Dimapur citing security reasons.
NSCN-IM alleges that
the security force personnel are supporting the NSCN-K militants.
October 25: Three Assam
Rifles (AR) personnel and a civilian are killed and eight persons
injured in an ambush by the National NSCN-IM militants in a remote
jungle of Tirap district in Arunachal Pradesh. Sources said that
the NSCN-IM carried out the ambush in retaliation to the Operation
Orchid, launched by the AR in the district to flush out the
Two NSCN–IM militants,
‘2nd Lt’ Tekanungsang Ao and ‘Sgt’ Ato Sema, are shot dead by the
NSCN–K militants at 3rd Mile in the Dimapur district.
Nagaland Police recovers
the dead body of one NSCN–K cadre, Honito, from Mao Colony area
in the Dimapur district. He was killed by the rival NSCN–IM militants.
One NSCN–IM cadre,
‘second Lt’ Shikavi, is killed by the rival NSCN-K faction during
an internecine clash at Borlengri in the Karbi Anglong district
along Assam-Nagaland border.
October 24: Two NSCN-K
cadres, Akabo and Hekato, are killed by the rival NSCN-IM militants
at General Area Dairy Farm in Medziphema of Dimapur district.
October 24-25: Nagaland
Post reports that 500 houses, granaries and the church buildings
are set ablaze and destroyed by the NSCN-IM militants at Inavi village
in the Peren district.
October 23: The NSCN-K
claims to have received an assurance from the Union Government to
dismantle all "unauthorised camps" of its rival NSCN-IM. Kughalu
Mulatonu, the supervisor of the NSCN-K’s Ceasefire Supervisory Board,
said from New Delhi that officials of the Union Ministry of Home
Affairs have assured him and other leaders that NSCN-IM cadres will
henceforth be restrained from venturing beyond their designated
camps in Nagaland.
October 22: Two persons,
including one identified as Sevikuolie alias Akolie alias Samuel,
are shot dead by unidentified gunmen at New Market area in the State
capital Kohima. Sevikuolie had earlier served in both factions of
the National Socialist Council of Nagaland.
October 17: Ten AK-56 assault rifles,
one grenade launcher, one sten gun, 650 rounds of live AK ammunition
and INR 19 lakhs are recovered from a hideout near the Kopili river
of Karbi Anglong district in Assam. The raids were conducted following
the arrest of one Black Widow militant, Daku Singh alias Athan Hatila,
near Umrangshu in the North Cachar Hills district. Official sources
revealed that the Black Widow militants along with the help of the
NSCN-IM are planning to attack SFs during the North Cachar Hills
Autonomous Council elections.
October 17: Meghalaya Police said
that the NSCN-IM and the LAEF have joined hands to extort money
from the coal traders of the South Garo Hills district in the State.
B.K. Dey Sawian, the Director General of Police, informed that the
NSCN-IM has set up a camp in the Balpakram National Park in South
Garo Hills with the help of the LAEF to extort money from coal traders
in the district. The report added that after the rainy season, coal
export to Bangladesh will resume in November in the Nangalbibra
area of South Garo Hills, where criminal activities, including extortion
and abductions for ransom, occur on a regular basis. While commenting
on the recent counter-insurgency operations in the entire Balpakram
National Park, Sawian says, "We, however, could not make much progress
as the area where the NSCN (I-M) has set up the camp is inaccessible."
Balpakaram area has been earlier used by many militant outfits for
training and taking shelter. Following the killing of Peter Marak,
'commander-in-chief' of the LAEF, his younger brother Darong Marak
has reportedly been trying to strengthen the outfit with the help
of the NSCN-IM.
October 13: Nagalandpost reports
that the NSCN-IM, by virtue of its cordial relation with the Black
Widow (BW) outfit, has been extorting money at Haflong in the North
Cachar Hills district. Sources revealed that the group has targeted
an amount of INR 100 cores to be extorted from the hill district
with the active co-operation of the BW group. Sources added that
with a view to collecting this money, a group of 12 sharp shooters
of the outfit had already left for Haflong from the Hebron camp
in Dimapur. The group is expected to work in close collaboration
with 'Major' Chimroy Foam, the Haflong-based NSCN-IM leader, and
Wilfredo, the 'area commander' of Mahaur.
October 12: Meghalaya Police informs
that there was movement of militants belonging to the NSCN-IM, ULFA
and the LAEF in the entire Balpakram National Park of South Garo
Hills district. Militants belonging to various outfits had earlier
used the park for setting up training camps and also as a safe sanctuary
against the troops, because of remoteness of the area and absence
of large-scale human habitation along the park. With the annual
coal export to start at Nangalbibra in October, militants are suspected
to be indulging in a extortion drive.
October 10: The Union Government
and the NSCN-IM decide, during peace talks held in New Delhi, to
work in close co-ordination to find an "amicable, peaceful and honourable"
solution to bring peace to Nagaland. While the Union Government
was represented by Union Ministers Oscar Fernandes, Prithiraj Chavan,
S. Regupathy and interlocutor K. Padmanabhaiah, eight leaders, including
their general secretary, Thuingaleng Muivah, represented the NSCN-IM.
"The discussions were held in a cordial atmosphere. Both sides exchanged
their views very frankly. The substantive issues also figured in
the talks," a spokesperson for the NSCN-IM said.
October 8: One NSCN-IM
militant, identified as ‘lance corporal’ Ivolu Sema, is killed and
two others, Athem Tangkhul and Shimrang Tangkhul, of the same faction
are wounded in an internecine clash between around 30 NSCN–IM cadres
and a combined group of 50 cadres from the NSCN–K and the Naga National
Council (NNC) at Phek town. Athem and Shimrang were later arrested.
One M 21 rifle with live ammunition, one weapon, a .303 with a hand
made HA bomb and one live grenade are recovered from their possession.
At least five high explosives were used during the clash. Over a
dozen buildings and furniture and vehicles worth over INR five lakhs
are damaged in the incident.
The NSCN-IM’s chairman,
Isak Chishi Swu, has recently exfiltrated from India, and has entered
Bangladesh through Dawki in Meghalaya.
October 6: One NSCN-IM
cadre, P.S. Thanmei Tangkhul alias Adhal, is arrested from Lamlong
bazaar of Imphal East district in Manipur.
October 5: Two persons
are killed and four others, including a woman, are wounded when
NSCN-IM militants attacked them at Naginimira village in the Sivasagar
district along Assam-Nagaland border. The slain civilians are a
brick kiln owner and one of his labourers. The wife and two children
of the slain brick kiln owner are among the four civilians wounded
in the attack.
October 3: Four NSCN-IM militants,
Kevetso Kezo, Avoyi Puro, Vechikho and Kuzhongoyi Puro, were killed
when militants of the rival NSCN-K outfit opened fire at AG Colony
in the capital Kohima.
A factional clash occurs between
the NSCN–IM cadres and a combined group of cadres from the NSCN–K
and the Naga National Council at Phek town. No casualty is reported.
Five NSCN-IM militants, Aliba Sangtam,
Atoka Sema, Chibo Lotha and Hekiye Sema and Joy Newmai, defected
to the rival NSCN-K faction along with one M-21, one AK-56, four
G-Series SLR assault rifles and several rounds of ammunition at
Mezoma village in the Kohima district.
September 28: Nagaland Post
reported that the NSCN-IM has declared the former Chief Minister
S. C. Jamir and alleged co-author of the booklet "Bedrock of Naga
society," Alemtemshi Jamir, as "anti-people and anti-national" with
immediate effect. The outfit claimed that Jamir and Alemtemshi will
be dealt accordingly as per the "standing azhas of the NSCN." A
declaration by the group stated that in the interest of maintaining
peace and social order, Jamir has been barred from all kinds of
social interaction and restricted entry into Naga soil.
September 24: Lt. Gen (Retd) R.V.
Kulkarni, the chairman of both Cease-fire Monitoring Group and Cease-fire
Supervisory Board, asked the NSCN-IM and the NSCN-K to vacate capital
Kohima and its surrounding areas before September 25-morning. The
vacation order was issued following the reported concentration of
armed cadres of both the factions in and around Kohima in a massive
scale. A warlike situation developed following the arrival of a
large number of heavily armed NSCN-K cadres on September 23 at Mezoma
village where armed cadres of the rival NSCN-IM were already camping
September 22: One Black Widow militant,
Uttam Kachari, is killed in a cross fire, when combined cadres of
the NSCN-IM and the Black Widow attacked a designated camp of the
Dima Halim Daogah-Pranab Nunisa faction at Halflong of North Cachar
Hills district in Assam.
September 19: Telegraph reports
that Nagaland Forest Department is unable to evict encroachers from
the Intanki National Park since the NSCN-IM's camp is located inside
Monglunmukh forest colony. Nagaland Forest and Environment Minister
Kheto Sumi says in the State Legislative Assembly that the encroachment
into the park started as early as in 1983-84. But encroachment increased
only in 1992, says the Minister. He mentions that a total of 1,905
hectares has been encroached till date.
September 16: One 'lance corporal'
of the NSCN-IM cadre, Bangjang Nokbi, surrenders to the Army at
Digboi in the Dibrugarh district of Assam, along with a 9-mm pistol
and several rounds of live cartridges.
September 15: Two militants are
arrested during a search operation at Babupara in capital Imphal
of Manipur. They are identified as Md. Zanur Khan of the NSCN-IM,
and Salam Punshi Singh of the KYKL.
September 12: NSCN-K denies its
involvement in the September 8 killing of five NSCN-IM cadres in
the Kohima district.
September 10: The Zeliangrong Hoho,
apex organisation of the tribe, passes a resolution during a meeting
at Jalukie town not to pay 'taxes' to the NSCN-IM in protest against
the August 28 torching of at least 30 houses of the tribesmen by
the militant outfit at Jalukie Zangdi village in the Peren district.
The NSCN-IM outfit justifies its act by saying that the Zeliangrongs
had encroached upon the land of the Kacharis, another Naga tribe.
The Zeliangrong tribe, however, states that there is no land belonging
to Kacharis in the area.
September 10: One NSCN-IM
militant, Wangkap Konyak, and an unidentified NSCN-K militant are
killed in an internecine clash between the combined cadres of the
NSCN-K and Naga National Council on the one hand and NSCN-IM cadres
on the other at Salomi village in the Kiphire district. Several
used cases of sophisticated weapons are recovered from the incident
September 8: Five NSCN-IM
militants are shot dead by suspected KLA cadres at an unspecified
place between Jotsoma and Khonoma in the Kohima district. The victims,
identified as P.K Stone, a priest at the NSCN–IM’s headquarters
at Camp Hebron, his wife Mairela, Nganshamkhui, Easternlite and
Ahenmi, hailed from Ukhrul district in Manipur. Several spent cases
of M-20 assault rifles and 9-mm pistols are recovered from the incident
site. The KLA militants reportedly took revenge for the September
3-killing of their 12 cadres by the NSCN-IM militants at a forest
near Tangkhul Hundung Khunou under Litan police station in the Ukhrul
September 5: Three
unidentified cadres of the NSCN-IM, NDFB and KLNLF, involved in
extortion activities, are arrested during three raids in the Karbi
Anglong district of Assam.
One unidentified NSCN-IM
cadre, involved in supplying arms to the KLNLF, is arrested from
Sikari Teron village in the Karbi Anglong district of Assam. Two
China-made weapons are recovered from his possession.
The Liberation of Achik
Elite Force outfit is reportedly trying to regroup in the Garo Hills
with the help of some other militant outfits, including the NSCN-IM.
Police sources said that some cadres had fled to Dimapur in Nagaland
and were in constant touch with the NSCN-IM leaders.
September 4: Militants
of the rival NSCN-IM and NSCN-K clash at Luchami village in the
Zunheboto district. However, no casualty is reported.
September 3: Three
cadres of the NSCN-IM and two cadres of the NSCN-K are killed in
an internecine clash at the hilly Khundong village under Noney police
station in Tamenglong district. Two rucksacks, 90 live rounds of
AK series and parts of the assault rifle are recovered from the
At least 12 KLA militants
are killed by the NSCN-IM at a forest near Tangkhul Hundung Khunou
under Litan police station in the Ukkhrul district of Manipur. KLA
cadres had earlier hijacked two passenger vehicles from the Maphou
dam area. Weapons belonging to the slain KLA cadres were reportedly
taken away by the NSCN-IM militants. The clash ensued following
the KLA militants’ violation of an understanding among the outfits
not to intrude into each others’ area of operation without prior
September 2: Two NSCN-IM
militants, Apam Vashum alias James and Ramchan Rungshung, are arrested
at an unspecified place in the Imphal West district of Manipur.
August 30: One Liberation
of Achik Elite Force militant, Jackius A Sangma, is arrested by
Meghalaya Police from an unspecified place. He confesses that the
NSCN-IM militants were providing arms and explosives to their outfit.
August 29: A youth,
Karung Ramsing Kom, who was indulging in extortion along with an
accomplice, Premjoi Kom, in the name of the NSCN-IM outfit, is assaulted
by the public at Kakching bazaar in the Thoubal district of Manipur.
However, Premjoi Kom manages to escape.
August 28: NSCN-IM
militants set ablaze 30 houses and granaries at Zalukie Zangdi village
in the Peren district.
NSCN-IM cadres set
ablaze 19 houses and 11 hutments along with granaries in their pursuit
to ‘solve’ a land dispute between Jalukiezandi and Munglamuk villagers,
near Camp Hebron in the Dimapur district.
August 20: The United
Committee Manipur accuses the NSCN-IM for providing shelter to wanted
criminals at Camp Hebron.
NSCN-IM militants serve
an extortion note on the manager of a tea estate at Namtola in the
same district Sivasagar of Assam.
August 18: Three NSCN-IM
cadres are lynched to death by civilians in the Tuensang district.
Three militants were arrested for extorting money from vehicle owners
as well as for assaulting one police personnel. Later, people in
the area entered the police station and started assaulting the arrested
militants, who subsequently succumbed to their injuries.
August 17: A former leader of the
Angami Students' Union, Medo Yhokha, sustains bullet injuries in
an attack by NSCN-K cadres after he refused the outfit's monetary
demands. Yhokha, who owns a shop in the Jail Colony locality of
capital Kohima, had earlier paid some amount to the outfit. The
incident led the Angami Students' Union forcing owners of shops
and business establishments in Kohima to down shutters. The students'
union had reportedly sought an explanation from the NSCN-K leaders
on this issue. The outfit, however, rejected the demand. Kughalu
Mulatonu, a senior kilonser (minister) of the NSCN-K, said they
had not received any official communiqué from the union for the
August 7: Rival factions of the
NSCN-IM and NSCN-K clashed at Longkhim-Chare in the Tuensang district.
However, no casualty is reported. Senior NSCN-K leader Kilonser
Jami alleged the clash erupted after some NSCN-K activists were
ambushed by members of the rival faction..
July 31: After negotiations between
the Government of India and NSCN-IM held at Circuit House in Dimapur,
both sides agreed on extending the existing cease-fire indefinitely
with effect from August 1. The outfit’s leader V.S. Atem told the
media that both the sides decided to extend the truce for an indefinite
period subject to progress in the political process. He added that
the talks are held in a very cordial manner with free and frank
exchange of views and the next round of talks will be held soon
but the date and venue is yet to be decided.
July 29: Eight National NSCN-K cadres,
including its ‘Secretary’ Joseph Lotha, shifted allegiance to the
NSCN-IM along with a cache of arms and ammunition, including one
AK-56, one US carbine, one M-21 semi-rifle, one .32 pistol, one
9-mm, one rocket launcher, five hand grenades and 1347 round of
ammunition, at Hebron in the Dimapur district. Speaking at the welcome
reception at Hebron, Joseph said during his four year service in
the NSCN-K "he was convinced of the total absence of political vision
as there is no mention of anything to do with Naga political issue
whenever talk is held with the Government of India either in Kolkata
or New Delhi".
July 28: An exchange of fire reportedly
occurred between suspected NSCN-IM militants and police personnel
at Khangoipat in the Ukhrul district. Police later recovered two
lethode grenades, one magazine of M20 pistol with 20 live rounds,
some combat uniforms, rice and cooking utensils from the incident
site. However, no casualties are reported.
July 23: A suspected Federal Government
of Nagaland cadre is shot at and injured by suspected NSCN-IM militants
at PR Hill in the Kohima district.
July 20: The NSCN-IM leadership held
discussions with the Centre on ‘Nagalim’ - a separate state, comprising
the three districts of Mon, Tuensang and Longleng and Kiphire subdivision
in Nagaland and the districts of Tirap and Changlang in Arunachal
July 18: Police arrested
seven suspected NSCN-IM militants, including two women cadres identified
as Kaphmlin Rongmei and Kekhrienei-u- Keditsu, at Lotha Colony,
near Signal Basti in the Dimapur district. The others were identified
as Aboi Singh, Simon Singh, Johnson Singh, Dejan Singh, Hojai Tomba
Singh. Police also recovered a country made 7.56-pistol with four
live rounds from their possession.
July 16: NSCN-IM delegation
comprising the outfit’s ‘Chairman’ Isak Chisi Swu and its ‘General
Secretary’ Thuingaleng Muivah arrived in New Delhi to attend the
last round of talks in the current cease-fire term between the Centre
and the outfit. The current term of cease-fire which was extended
on August 1, 2006, expires on July 31, 2007.
June 23: NSCN-IM cadres shot dead
one of their own colleagues, identified as Shanbemo Ovung, on charges
of deceit and attempting to defect to the rival NSCN-K at Wokha
town in the Wokha district. Police personnel recovered an empty
shell of a carbine from the incident site.
In a separate incident, they also killed a civilian, identified
as Dipen Singh.
June 21: One unidentified NSCN-IM
cadre sustained injuries in a factional clash with the rival NSCN-K
at Namsa Forest colony in the Mon district.
June 12: Cadres of the NSCN-IM killed
four cadres of the rival NSCN-K faction, identified as Zaremo, P.
Chamo Lotha, Anthony and Chenithiing, at Mekokla village in the
Wokha district. One more cadre, identified as Thechamo Lotha, sustained
injuries in the incident. Meanwhile, police personnel recovered
56 empty cartridges of assorted weapons from the incident site.
May 28: Three non-accordist Federal
Government of Nagaland FGN cadres, identified as Mugulhu, Zeveta
and Khrusavoyi, and two unidentified cadres of the NSCN-IM are killed
in a factional clash at Khutsokhuno village in the Phek district.
Another unidentified NSCN-IM cadre sustained injuries in the clash.
May 11: A cadre of the NSCN-IM,
identified as 'lieutenant' Jacob, is killed in an internecine clash
with the NSCN-K in the Tamenglong district.
May 9: Unidentified gunmen shot
dead an activist of the NSCN-IM, in the Imphal West district.
May 6: The Imphal West district
police arrested a NSCN -IM cadre, Binay Singh, from Uripok Chakrikom.
May 6: One NSCN -IM cadre, Binay
Singh, is arrested from Uripok Chakrikom in the Imphal West district
April 30: A heavy exchange of fire
occurred between the rival NSCN factions along the Assam-Nagaland
border. Sources said the firing occurred between NSCN factions in
the Tarani, Kalajan and Borgang areas of Dibrugarh district. The
areas have for long been under the domination of the National Socialist
Council of NSCN-IM but very recently the NSCN-K faction has reportedly
enhanced their presence in the region, sources added.
April 29: Top NSCN-IM founding leader
Angelus Shimrah passed away at Zion Hospital in the Dimapur district.
April 28: One NSCN-IM cadre, identified
as 'Corporal' Manu, is shot dead by the rival NSCN-K cadres at an
unspecified place in the Tuensang district.
April 18: Unidentified gunmen shot
dead a NSCN-IM 'sectional officer', identified as Moatoshi, in the
Mokokchung district. Claiming responsibility for the killing, the
rival NSCN-K 'supervisor' Akato Chopi said that Moatoshi is killed
for being a 'traitor'.
April 18: Unidentified gunmen shot
dead a NSCN-IM 'sectional officer', identified as Moatoshi, in the
Mokokchung district. Claiming responsibility for the killing, the
rival NSCN-K 'supervisor' Akato Chopi said that Moatoshi was killed
for being a 'traitor'.
April 12: One NSCN-IM cadre, identified
as 'Sgt. Maj.' Ningam Tangkhul, is killed in a factional clash with
the NSCN-K at Bungsang in the Dimapur district. Meanwhile, the NSCN-K
claimed two more from the rival faction were either killed or injured
in the clash.
April 10: Six suspected cadres out
of eight currently in the custody of the NSCN-IM have confessed
to their involvement in the abduction and murder of two school children,
Muheni Martin and Hrinii Hubert, said the 'Chairman' of the Fact
Finding Committee Solomon Veino. Meanwhile, the CJM, Manipur, issued
arrest warrants against NSCN-IM Kilo Kilonser (Home Minister) Rev.
Puni Mao and the faction's Deputy Kilonser of the MIP, Kraibo Chawang,
on April 10 in connection with the killing of the two school children
March 29: Peace talks
between the NSCN-IM and the Union Government held at New Delhi produced
substantial progress according to V.S. Atem of the outfit. He stated
that "substantial progress" was made in the discussions and that
both sides "respected" and "accommodated" each other’s views.
March 18: One NSCN-IM
cadre is killed by an activist of the NSCN-K at Merangkong village
in the Mokokchung district.
March 14: Two NSCN-IM
cadres, one from Akuluto town and the other from Lumami village,
are abducted by suspected NSCN-K cadres and later shot dead in the
March 13: Mizoram Police
arrested four NSCN-IM cadres from Sinhui village in the Mamit district.
They had abducted four Kuki youths earlier.
Three NSCN-IM cadres,
including its Naginimora Town ‘commander’ Mampai Konyak, second
in command Longtik Phom and Ameth Konyak, a bodyguard, are killed
by the rival NSCN-K cadres in the Mon district.
March 12: Seven NSCN-IM
cadres deserted their camp at Paithal in Khagrachorri of Chittagong
Hill Tracts in Bangladesh and surrendered at the BSF headquarters
in the North Tripura district. They were identified as 'second lieutenant'
John Lithungo, 'sergeant major' Jackov Lovingson, 'sergeant' Dickson,
'sergeant' Ashin, 'sergeant' Manush, 'corporal' Shetoy and 'captain'
March 9: One NSCN-IM
militant, identified as '2nd Lt.' Kakiho Sema, is shot at and wounded
by the rival NSCN-K militants at Walford area in the Dimapur distric.
The NSCN–K stated that Kakiho had defected from the Khaplang faction
to the NSCN-IM in December 2006 along with three weapons.
March 8: A civil society
organization of the Kuki tribe, KIM, dispatched a memorandum to
the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh demanding the trial of NSCN-IM
cadres for various criminal acts of murder, uprooting and displacing
of the Kukis in the region, before negotiating with the outfit.
The KIM has since long been alleging that the NSCN-IM had murdered
over 900 innocent Kukis, uprooted over 360 Kuki villages apart from
displacing over 100,000 Kukis during the Naga-Kuki clashes.
March 6: An ‘area commander’
of the NSCN-IM is arrested from Lodhi village in the North Cachar
Hills district of Assam.
March 5: The Union Government and
NSCN-IM resumed peace talks in New Delhi. But the talks remained
inconclusive after a ‘detailed discussions on political issues’,
and the two sides are likely to meet again on March 29. The Union
Government ruled out any role for Kreddha, the Nederland based civil
society organisation, in the negotiation process.
NSCN-IM militant, identified as
Sergeant Major Horam Tangkhul, is killed and two NSCN-K militants
are injured when the two rival factions clashed at Hoishe village
in the Zunheboto district.
February 25: At least eight militants
belonging to NSCN-IM reportedly defected to rival NNC. The report
added that the defected militants also deposited three AK-47 rifles,
two M20 pistols, one M16 rifle, one M21 rifle, four Chinese grenades
and a large quantity of ammunition to the NNC militants.
February 20: An independent candidate,
Khangthuanang Panmei, who was abducted from Tamenglong constituency,
‘politically retired’ from his candidature and ‘apologised’ to the
NSCN-IM, for his ‘unlawful activities’.
Nine women leaders, including the
President of a civil society organisation, Anal Women Union, were
abducted by suspected NSCN–IM militants from Chandel district, in
connection with the third and final phase of Manipur Legislative
Assembly election scheduled on February 23.
February 17: Security force personnel
belonging to 13 Assam Rifles, after a 12-day long siege, forced
the NSCN-IM militants to vacate a makeshift camp at Shirui Furar
in the Ukhrul district.
Militants belonging to the NSCN-IM
abducted Khangthonang Panmei, an independent candidate from the
53-Tamenglong ST Assembly constituency in the Tamenglong district
after overpowering his security personnel. The candidate was subsequently
released in the outskirts of Tamei sub-division in the evening.
February 16: Three militants belonging
to NNC were killed in an ambush by suspected NSCN I-M militants
at Pfutsero town in the Phek district.
February 12: A factional clash between
the NSCN-IM militants and the rival NSCN-K militants was reported
from the Phek Town.
February 8: Militants belonging
to the NSCN-IM abducted seven civilians from a court room at Pungro
in the Tuensang district and subsequently killed them at an unspecified
February 3: Suspected NSCN-IM militants
waylaid the vehicle belonging to the Congress party candidate A.S.
Arthur, and abducted three party workers, including Arthur’s nephew
identified as Thanshok, near Sokvao village in the Ukhrul district.
February 1: The NSCN-K said that
the outfit’s ‘makeshift’ camp at Saijang in the Kohima district
was attacked by a combined force of the National Socialist Council
of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah, "PREPAK, KYKL, KRA, UPDS and DHD (Anti-talk
party)" numbering about 150 cadres. During the encounter, five
militants of the NSCN-IM were shot dead while two NSCN-K militants
was killed and one weapon was lost, said Anie Konyak, ‘Under Secretary’
of the NSCN-K.
The NSCNM-IM warned the Union Government
that it will not talk to the new chairman of the ceasefire monitoring
mechanism. Reports said that V.S. Atem, a NSCN-IM leader, in a letter
to the Union Home Secretary V.K. Duggal, accused the Union Government
of having a hidden agenda and asked him to clarify the rationale
behind the replacement of the interlocutor.
January 31: The Sumi Hoho (the apex
body of the Sema tribe), demanded the dismissal of ‘Maj Gen’. Markson,
the ‘deputy commander in chief’ of the NSCN-IM, for his alleged
role in the in the plot to assassinate former Sumi Hoho president
January 26: The National Socialist
Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) militants, abducted rival
National Socialist Council of Nagaland–Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) militant,
identified as ‘regional security informer’ Hekato, from Medziphema
in the Dimapur district. The abducted militant was later released
after he was made to sign a bond.
January 25: The NSCN-IM, following
the pressure of the Western Sumi Organisation (the apex body of
the western Sema tribe), released three cadres of the rival NSCN-K,
who were abducted, on January 22, and kept in confinement at NSCN-IM’s
headquarters at Camp Hebron in the Dimapur district.
January 24: The Western Sumi organization
(apex body of the western Sema tribe) demanded the release of three
NSCN-K militants reportedly abducted by the NSCN-IM on January 22
and held captive in the NSCN-IM ‘central headquarters’ at Hebron
in the Dimapur district.
January 23: The National Socialist
Council of Nagaland- Khaplang (NSCN-K) militant, identified as Vikuto,
was allegedly abducted and subsequently shot dead by the rival National
Socialist Council of Nagaland - Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) militants
near Camp Hebron in the Dimapur district.
January 22: The NSCN-K accused the
United Naga Council (apex body of the Nagas in Manipur) and the
All Naga Students' Association, Manipur of "directly monitoring"
the forthcoming Manipur Assembly elections at the behest of the
National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah.
January 19: Almost 10,000-strong
crowd of Phek Town marched to the office of the Deputy commissioner
in protest against the presence of two rival Naga outfits, the National
Socialist Council of Nagaland - Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) and the Naga
National Council (NNC) militants in the district Headquarters, and
demanded that the town be cleared of the militants. Reports added
that Phek residents have been living in fear for the past nine days
with the NSCN -IM and a combined force of the National Socialist
Council of Nagaland - Khaplang (NSCN -K) and NNC preparing for a
January 17: An encounter between
cadres of the two rival militant groups, the NSCN-K and NSCN-IM,
was reported from Kohima. However, there was no casualty reported.
During a subsequent search operation, Police arrested five NSCN-K
militants between the Officer's Hill and Paramedical locality in
the Kohima district.
January 13: The Naga National Council
(NNC) accused NSCN-IM for all the bloodshed in Nagaland since 1979.
A statement issued by Thomas, of the NNC, said that killings in
Nagaland can be stopped only when NSCN-IM is sincere enough to desist
from such heinous crimes and further asserted that the NSCN-IM is
an anti-Christ, anti-Naga and anti-social militant group.
January 13: Two civilians, Pangai
Konyak and Phoba Konyak, are killed by the National Socialist Council
of Nagaland - Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) militants near a bridge below
Naga Hospital in the Kohima. The NSCN-IM claimed that the duo were
'sergeant' and 'private' in the rival Khaplang faction, a charge
refuted by the Konyak Union (the apex body of the Konyak Tribe).
January 10: A NSCN-IM militant,
'captain' Jasper, is shot dead by the rival National Socialist Council
of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) cadres at Nagarjan area in the Dimapur
district. Eight empty cases along with one live cartridge were recovered
from the incident site.
January 9: The NSCN-K warned members
of Naga Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) from meeting Isak
Chishi Swu and Thuingaleng Muivah at Camp Hebron. The outfit said
it would declare 'capital punishment' to representatives of any
NGO who meet these two leaders, who are now in their council headquarters
for consultations with Naga leaders on the peace process.
January 9: Functionaries of the
NSCN-IM's propaganda wing said "operations" were under way in the
Athibung area of Peren district to flush out NSCN-K and Manipur
People's Army (MPA) militants and protect Camp Hebron.
January 9: Two cadres of the rival
National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) factions were killed
in two separate incidents at Dimapur and Kohima. The first incident
was reported in Dimapur where one 'section officer' of the NSCN-Khaplang
(NSCN-K), identified as Lichumthung Ezung, was abducted and subsequently
killed by cadres of the NSCN-IM. One NSCN-IM cadre, identified as
Moa Phom, was killed in a shootout when a twenty-member group of
the NSCN-K attacked a base of the outfit at Daklane area of Kohima.
January 8: A NSCN-IM militant is
killed and another injured during a factional clash with the rival
National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) cadres
at Sanghou Village near Athibung in the Peren district.
January 7: One NSCN-K militant is
killed during an attack on a NSCN-IM camp at Dimapur town in the
December 31: Two NSCN-IM militants,
'lance corporal' Pumal and 'corporal' Wangjoy Pangmi, surrendered
at Khonsa in the Tirap district along with one AK-47 rifle, one
.303 rifles and ammunition.
December 26: The
National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) militant
reportedly warned Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, of dire consequences
over his alleged nexus with the rival group National Socialist Council
of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM). The NSCN-K spokesman Kughalu
Mulatonu said that his group would not remain a ‘lame duck’ while
Rio patronized the NSCN- IM.
December 19: SF personnel arrested
a National Socialist Council of Nagaland- Isak-Muivah militant,
identified as Phangsun Seth, during a search operation at Khurai
Lamlong bazar in the Imphal East district.
December 19: A National Socialist
Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah (NSCN -IM) cadre, identified as
‘corporal' H. Romeo Poumai, was killed and several others injured
after an ambush by the rival Khaplang faction (NSCN-K) at Bypass
Road in Kohima district. Reports added that the NSCN-K took away
an AK assault rifle along with ammunition after the ambush.
NSCN-K attacked IM faction militants
while the latter were traveling in a vehicle near the dumping slot
of Kohima Municipal Council. However, no casualty was reported.
December 16: Suspected militants
of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM)
killed the ‘education kilonser (minister)’ of the Naga National
Council (NNC)’s Adinno faction, Palang Khiamniungan, at Phoolbari
in Kohima. This is the second incident in which suspected NSCN-IM
militants have killed a senior functionary of the NNC-Adinno. Mar
Jamir, also a kilonser, was killed at PR Hill in Kohima on June
December 14: A
factional clash between National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang
(NSCN-K) militants and the rival Isak-Muivah faction (NSCN-IM) cadres
was reported from the New Market area in the Kohima district. Four
NSCN-K militants armed with AK-47 assault rifles attacked two NSCN-IM
militants who managed to escape and came back subsequently to retaliate.
However, there was no casualty reported from the incident site.
December 13: A National Socialist
Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) militant, ‘lieutenant’
Shama Ramon, was arrested at Lahorijan under Bokajan police station
in the Karbi Anglong district. A Chinese-made revolver was
recovered from his possession.
Kiyeshe Aye, a cadre of the National
Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM), reportedly
defected to the rival National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang
(NSCN-K) faction. The NSCN-K issued a press release welcoming the
cadre to their fold.
December 6: The Nagaland Baptist
Church Council has reportedly failed to persuade the NSCN-K to revoke
the "quit notice" order served on the Tangkhul tribe in Nagaland.
The report added that the outfit also made it clear that it would
consider reconciling with its rival NSCN-IM without the Tangkhul
leadership. "Unification will be without the Tangkhuls", said the
NSCN-K spokesman Kughalu Mulatonu.
December 5: The NSCN-IM reportedly
sought a separate 'Naga constitution' under the special federal
relationship in its peace talks with the Union Government at Amsterdam,
the capital of Netherlands.
December 5: NSCN-K claimed to have
identified two rival NSCN -IM militants, 'lance corp.' Jacob Chakesang
and a Zeliang collaborator, who allegedly assaulted the Naga Hoho
Vice- President Keviletuo.
December 4: A civilian, Tokevi Yeptho,
is shot dead by the NSCN-IM militants at an unspecified place between
Zunheboto town and Natha Old Village in the Zunheboto district.
December 4: Security force personnel
rescued two NSCN-K cadres from the rival IM faction in the Kohima
December 3: A former NSCN-K cadre,
Kiyelho Rochill, is shot dead by the rival NSCN-IM militants in
the Kohima district.
December 2: NSCN-K cadres abducted
some public leaders and villagers of Kizari village in the Tuensang
district. Reports added that the abducted villagers were charged
with facilitating the intelligence network of the rival National
Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah.
December 2: Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh ruled out integration of Naga-inhabited areas in the northeast.
Speaking at the Kangla Fort ground in Imphal, the Prime Minister
said, "It is the duty of the Centre to protect the people of the
state and respect their sentiments." The announcement comes two
days before the next round of talks with the NSCN-IM leadership
December 1: Four militants are killed
in internecine clashes between cadres of the NSCN-IM and the rival
Khaplang faction at Inbung and Ahthibung in the Peren district and
Zungti village in the Zunheboto district.
November 26: One NSCN-IM militant,
'corporal' Yangpak Noke, was killed and another injured by the rival
NSCN-K militants during factional clashes at Zunheboto town and
Sukhalu village in the Zunheboto district.
A clash between the two rival NSCN outfits was reported at New Market
Area in the Kohima district. However, no casualty was reported.
November 24: A National Socialist
Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah militant, 'Sgt.' Limasashi Ao, was
shot dead by unidentified militants in an internecine clash at Athibung
in the Dimapur district.
November 21: The NSCN-IM has reiterated
its demand for 'third party intervention', especially by the Unrepresented
Nations and Peoples Organisation, in their peace talks with the
November 17: A senior cadre of the
NSCN-IM, 'Major' Lokishe, defects to the rival Khaplang faction.
A statement issued by the NSCN-K 'military spokesperson' Isak Sumi
said that Lokishe defected on October 27 after the 'deputy commander-in-chief'
of the NSCN-IM, Markson, asked him to assassinate former Sumi Hoho
(tribal council of the Sumi tribe) president Huska. Meanwhile, the
NSCN-IM, in a circular issued to all its unit battalions informed
that Lokishe had defected to the rival faction because of personal
November 11: A NSCN-IM militant
was killed and one Khaplang cadre was injured in the internecine
clash at Meluri in the Phek district.
November 1: The NSCN-IM accused
the former Chief Minister of Nagaland and the present Governor of
Goa, S. C. Jamir as the man behind the 'quit notice' served to the
Tangkhul community by the NSCN-K. The NSCN IM also alleged that
Jamir once tried to rechristen the Naga Students Federation and
the Naga Students Union Delhi to "Nagaland Students Union, Delhi.
October 28: A NSCN-IM cadre, identified
as Abel Zeliang, was killed by the rival National Socialist Council
of Nagaland-Khaplang in the ensuing factional clash at Amiphoto
colony in the Zunheboto district.
October 27: Three persons are killed
during a factional clash between the NSCN-K and IM factions at Amiphoto
in the Zunheboto town.
October 19: Peace talks between
the Union Government and NSCN-IM in Amsterdam fail following the
Government's rejection of the demand for 'self-governance'.
October 19: Assam Legislator belonging
to the Asom Gana Parishad party, identified as Binod Goala, while
speaking about the raid made by the NSCN-IM at Golaghat and Sarupathar
Legislative Assembly Constituencies in the Golaghat district, said:
"On October 17 last, as many as 24 heavily armed NSCN cadres entered
Panjan, Morajan, Mohima, Chungajan, Holouguri and Amguri villages
in broad daylight and demanded tax from the villagers on the pretext
that the villages belong to 'Nagalim'. This is for the first time
that NSCN cadres entered the villages in broad daylight, and that
too, in front of the neutral force manning the border. NSCN cadres
regularly enter the border villages at nights, and demand cash from
October 17: Three dead bodies were
recovered from Mandeu village in the Tamenglong district, from where
a factional clash was reported between the NSCN- K and MPA on the
one hand and the NSCN-IM on the other. The NSCN-IM claims that the
bodies belonged to the combined forces of the NSCN- K and MPA.
October 15: One NSCN-IM militant,
Lt. Hopson, is shot dead by unidentified gunmen at 5th Mile in the
Dimapur district. According to police sources, two unidentified
gunmen demanded INR 10,000 from Hopson and later shot him dead on
his refusal to pay.
October 12: One NSCN-IM cadre, Pvt.
Ramthing, is killed by militants belonging to the rival Khaplang
faction in an internecine clash at Zeliangrong region in the Tamenglong
district of Manipur. The victim was reportedly dragged out from
his residence and subsequently shot dead.
October 9: At least eight NSCN-K
cadres are killed and 10 others sustain injuries when rival NSCN
-IM militants attack their mobile camp at Shoixe village in the
October 5: The NSCN-K claims that
five NSCN-IM cadres have defected to its fold.
August 18: Two NSCN-IM cadres are arrested
by a team of Nagaland Police from the Kohima village gate area of
Kohima town. A pistol along with live ammunition is seized from
August 16: A gun battle takes place
between cadres of the NSCN-K and NSCN-IM at Athibung area of Peren
August 9: A NSCN-K cadre is killed
in a factional clash with rival cadres of the NSCN-IM at Sutemi
in the Zunheboto district.
August 1: Two NSCN-IM cadres, Moses
and Joseph Poumai, are arrested from Khuzama check gate in the capital
Kohima. Two M-20 pistols are recovered from their possession.
July 27: Unidentified gunmen kill a
NSCN-IM cadre, Neitho Miachieo, in Kohima.
July 13: One NSCN-IM cadre, Nzanthungo
Lotha, is killed during a shoot out with rival NSCN-K at Lerie near
July 5: One NSCN-IM cadre, Yongpong
Konyak, is shot dead by the rival NSCN-K at Longkhim in the Tuensang
June 20: One NSCN-IM cadre, Diamond
Tangkhul, is killed in a landmine explosion near Athibung in the
June 14: Unidentified gunmen kill a
NSCN-IM cadre, Yangthsase Sangtam, at Longkhim in the Tuensang district.
June 7: Two civilians, Kehubuyi and
Sovenulu are wounded when firing broke out between the rival cadres
of the NSCN-IM and the Naga National Council at Chosaba village
in the Phek district.
June 3: NSCN-IM abducts, Suko Khiam,
a NNC cadre, from Dimapur.
June 2: One NSCN-IM cadre, James Tangkhul,
is killed in a factional clash with cadres of the rival Khaplang
faction at a spot near Zunheboto town.
June 1: NSCN-IM kills the 'Education
Kilonser' (Minister) of the Federal Government of Nagaland of the
NNC, Mar Jamir, at a spot near BOC area of Kohima town.
May 31: One NSCN-K cadre, `2nd Lt.`
Aloto and a civilian are seriously wounded in a factional clash
with rival INSCN-IM at Sheyipu village in the Zunheboto district.
May 31: Factional clashes occur between
two NSCN factions at Chingphoi village in the Mon district, Athibung
area in the Perem district and Old Phek in the Phek district.
May 30: Security forces arrested three
NSCN-IM cadres from Khonsa in the Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh.
A Chinese made 9mm pistol, a mobile phone, extortion notes and incriminating
documents are recovered from their possession.
May 30: Two NSCN-IM cadres are wounded
in a clash with rival NSCN-K at Lochomi village in the Zunheboto
May 27: NSCN-K kills two NSCN-IM cadres
and injured two others in an encounter at a place near Longleng
in the Tuensang district.
May 24: NSCN-K launches an operation
code named "Operation Blueland" against rival NSCN-IM in the Zunheboto
district killing at least two rival cadres and capturing three others
in separate incidents.
May 19: NSCN-IM kills the ‘Education
Kilonser’ (Minister) of the NSCN-K, Nampang Konyak, at his residence
at Mon. The militants also injured a security guard of the NSCN-K
leader and fled with one AK-47 rifle and a US Carbine from the other
May 16: Two NSCN-IM cadres are killed
while an unspecified number of NSCN-K cadres are wounded in a factional
clash at Athibung in the Perem district.
May 10: A civilian, Mhachio Odyou,
who is an official of the Dimapur Lotha Students Union, is assaulted
by cadres of the NSCN-IM at Chumukedima near Dimapur town.
May 10: Factional clashes occur between
the two NSCN factions at Kuthur and Athibung in the Tuensang district.
May 6: Two NSCN-K militants are killed
while three others sustained injuries in a pre-dawn attack by NSCN-IM
cadres at Old Phek village in the Phek district.
April 15: Two NSCN-IM cadres and one
NSCN-K are killed at Hongphoi village in the Mon district of Nagaland.
Four more militants and a civilian are wounded in the clash.
April 7: The NSCN-IM cadres kill an
unidentified NSCN -K cadre at Wazeho in the Phek district.
April 6: Two cadres, one each of the
NSCN-IM and NNC, are killed in an internecine clash at Porba village
in the Phek district.
April 4: The 'general secretary' of
the Kuki Tribal Union, Jamkho-gin Touthang, who was abducted by
the KRA on March 23, is paraded before the media at Sadar Hills
area in Manipur for allegedly 'conniving with the NSCN-IM and creating
problem and misunderstanding among the people'.
April 2: A NSCN-IM cadre, Ruichumhao
Tangkhul alias Ahao, is arrested along with demand letters at Soibam
Leikai under Porompat police station from the Ukhrul district of
March 29: NSCN-IM cadres reportedly
attend the 'celebration of the 6th Raising Day' of the proscribed
UKLF at a place in the Chandel district of Manipur.
March 12: Bodies of two of the four
persons abducted by the NSCN-IM last week are found near Piphima
village on the Dimapur-Kohima national highway. The outfit had accused
the duo, identified as Kobou Kotsu and Atha Puro, of killing a soil
conservation department watchman, Tisovi.
March 6: The NSCN-IM makes it mandatory
for non-Nagas living "all over Nagalim (greater Nagaland)" to make
identity cards for themselves and their families. The outfit's deputy
kilonser (minister), Kraibo Chawang said that, "It is an entry pass
in order to control illegal immigrants all over Nagalim". The "entry
pass" costs Rupees 120 to Rupees 150 per head.
March 6: Four militants, including
two NSCN-IM cadres identified as Ningtham Keishing and Ringphami
Luikham, surrender before the Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi
Singh. They lay down one sniper rifle with three magazines having
80 live rounds of ammunitions, one sub-machine gun with three magazines
along with 70 live rounds, two AK-56 rifles with three magazines
each along with 227 ammunitions, two Chinese made hand grenades
and one WT set (Kenwood). According to the Bishenpur Superintendent
of Police, the two NSCN-IM cadres had once served as escorts of
the outfit's 'general secretary' T Muivah at the outfit's headquarters.
He further adds the surrender of a sniper rifle by Ningtham Keishing
is the first such case in the history of Manipur.
February 24: An unidentified militant
is killed and another injured in a factional clash between cadres
of the NSCN-IM and the rival NSCN-K at Namsa in Nagaland's Mon district.
February 15: The NNC claims responsibility
for the February 14-killing of Namchalung Gangmei at Mishihoubi
village under Sekmai police station in the Thoubal district of Manipur.
The outfit said that Gangmei was once a sympathiser of the NSCN-IM
and also later worked for the NSCN-K.
February 10: The son and daughter-in-law
of the NSCN-K's Angami region chairman, Neisa Angami alias AKD,
who were abducted by the NSCN-IM on February 9, are released.
February 9: NSCN-IM militants kill
two NSCN-K cadres, including the outfit's Angami region chairman
Neisa Angami alias AKD and his bodyguard, at Rusoma village near
Kohima. The NSCN-IM cadres also abduct Neisa Angami's son and daughter-in-law.
February 8: NSCN-IM militants kill
a NSCN-K cadre, Aman Konyak, in an internecine clash near Namsa
colony in the Mon district.
March 9: The body of a suspected NSCN-K
militant, Vikhoto Zao, is recovered near the Paramedical Bridge
on the outskirts of Kohima city. He was abducted a day earlier.
A document recovered from the slain militant indicated that he is
a "tax collector" of the outfit.
February 28: The NSCN-K claims that
its cadres have killed 10 Myanmarese soldiers in a gunbattle at
Chumsa village in Myanmar. The outfit's 'chaplee kilonser' (finance
minister), Kughalu Mulatonu, said that two of its cadres were also
February 24: An unidentified militant
was killed and another sustained injuries in a factional clash between
cadres of the NSCN-IM and NSCN-K at Namsa in Nagaland's Mon district.
February 12: A SF personnel and a 12-year
old girl are wounded during an encounter between the troops and
NSCN-K cadres at Murtikhullen under Nungba police station in the
February10: The son and daughter-in-law
of the NSCN-K's Angami region chairman Neisa Angami alias AKD, who
were abducted by the NSCN-IM on February 9, are released.
February 9: Two NSCN-K cadres, including
the outfit's Angami region chairman Neisa Angami alias AKD and his
bodyguard, are killed by rival NSCN-IM militants at Rusoma village
near Kohima. The NSCN-IM cadres also abduct Neisa Angami's son and
February 5: Union Government and NSCN-IM
decides to hold talks on "substantive" issues. Union Minister Oscar
Fernandes, who led the Government delegation at the four-day talks
with NSCN-IM leaders in Bangkok, says in New Delhi that the timing
of the next round of talks will depend on the outfit. "We have been
able to extend the cease-fire by six months. But we were not able
to take up issues in a substantive manner. Over the next six months,
we will try to hold substantive talks," he reportedly says. He further
adds, "Whenever they (NSCN-IM) want, we are ready to talk. It will
depend on them."
February 3: A NSCN-IM cadre, Katathon
Remmei, is killed by the rival NSCN-K cadres in an internecine clash
at a place in the Zeliangrong region.
February 2: One militant is killed
while three others are wounded and an equal number of them abducted
during an internecine clash between suspected cadres of the UNLF
and NSCN -IM at a place under Kasom Khullen police station in the
Ukhrul district. All the casualties are NSCN-IM cadres.
January 31: The cease-fire in Nagaland
between the Union Government and NSCN-IM is extended by another
six months. A joint statement, that is signed by the Government
interlocutor K. Padmanabhaiah and NSCN-IM chief negotiator T. Muivah
in Bangkok says, "In view of the need to maintain the congenial
atmosphere for the political negotiations to fructify, it has been
mutually decided to extend the ceasefire by six months with effect
from February 1."
January 28: A round of peace talks
between representatives of the Union Government and the NSCN-IM
begins in Bangkok, to extend the ongoing cease-fire, which expires
on January 31. Union Minister of State for Overseas Indian Affairs,
Oscar Fernandes, and interlocutor for the peace talks, K. Padmanabhaiah,
will meet the NSCN-IM leaders to work out modalities for extension
of the truce.
January 28: The NSCN-IM decides to
defer 'tax collections' for the 'next financial year' in areas it
refers to as 'Nagalim' or 'Greater Nagaland'. In a statement it
says, "The outfit has deferred its collections of taxes from business
establishments and well wishers throughout 'Nagalim' for the next
financial year from April 1, 2006 to March 31, 2007".
January 27: The NSCN-K accuses the
NSCN-IM of asking the chief engineer, superintending engineer and
additional chief engineer of Manipur to award the various contract
works to some particular persons in Tamenglong district.
January 26: The UNC urges the Union
Government and the NSCN-IM to ensure a peaceful and lasting solution
to the Naga conflict. In a statement, the UNC said that Nagas want
peace and to that end the Centre must exhibit genuine political
will to resolve the issue. "We also request the collective leadership
of the NSCN (IM) for the extension of the ceasefire beyond January-31.
However, we are aware that eight years of talks without any substantial
agreement is fast becoming an indefensible situation", the statement
January 21: Two NSCN-IM cadres, M.
Marungson Maring and Senjam Chitraban alias Nanao, are arrested
along with a motorcycle from Shija hospital road in the Imphal West
January 18: The NSCN-IM and NSCN-K
militants clash at Inbung village in the Peren district of Nagaland.
Though the NSCN-K claims that a NSCN-IM militant is killed in the
incident, the latter denies it.
January 8: Two militants, one each
from the NSCN-IM and the rival NSCN-K, are killed in an internecine
gun battle at Nokyan village of in the Mon district of Nagaland.
According to official sources, clashes break out when an estimated
80 NSCN-K cadres raid a newly opened NSCN-IM camp in Nokyan village,
dominated by the Konyak tribe.
January 5: Security force (SF) personnel
arrest two NSCN-IM cadres, Phongphu and A Sema, during a search
operation. One country made pistol, one sten gun, one 303 rifle,
two hand grenades, two Chinese grenades, 20 ammunition of 303 rifle
and one Dictaphone are seized from the arrested cadres.
December 19: A suspected NSCN-IM cadre
sustains injury when police open fire on two youths trying to escape
near the residence of Advocate General of Manipur, Ashok Potsangbam,
at Khagempali Huidrom Leikai under Singjamei police station in the
Imphal West district of Manipur. The police arrested the other youth
also and recover two 9 mm pistols with two magazines and nine live
rounds of ammunition from them.
December 15: The NSCN-IM 'general secretary'
Thuingaleng Muivah, alleges that the Indian Government is spurning
the Naga hand of friendship. Muivah says, "We Nagas have extended
our hand of friendship and India is putting conditions before accepting
it. Is this wise? Can we keep coming back again and again, demanding
friendship from India? Do Nagas have no honour?" Muivah also claims
that in the last six months of the cease-fire, there has been no
progress from the Indian side. He also alleges that "some elements"
in India are trying to drive the NSCN-IM back to war.
December 5: A NSCN-IM cadre is killed
in an ambush by the rival NSCN-K cadres at Athibung area in the
Peren district of Nagaland.
December 5: The NSCN-IM asks the Union
Government to clarify whether it wants "peace or confrontation"
with the outfit. The outfit's leader Phungting Shimrang says that
the Army cannot interpret the cease-fire rules to suit its motives.
He accuses the SFs of arresting and killing more militant cadre
during the truce than before it.
December 2: Reacting to recent statements
by the NSCN-IM leadership indicating a pull out of the negotiation
process, the Union Government says that it wants to 'keep all options
open' on continuing its truce with the outfit.
November 27: An NSCN-IM woman cadre
is arrested on extortion charges in the North Cachar Hills district
November 25: Two journalists, including
president of the Kohima Press Club, are injured after being shot
by unidentified militants in Kohima, the capital of Nagaland.
November 15: The NSCN-IM releases seven
Chakhesang leaders, who the outfit has abducted from Pfutsero town
in the Phek district of Nagaland last week. Chakhesang Public Organisation
president Vedayi Nyekha says, "The NSCN has released all of them
November 10: NSCN-IM militants abduct
seven persons from the Phek district. The abducted persons had participated
in a rally organised against the outfit in October 2005 in the Pfutsero
town, following a series of factional clashes between the NSCN-IM
November 3: Two NSCN-IM cadres surrender
at Khonsa in the Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh in the presence
of Deputy Commissioner Talem Tapok. They also deposit a vintage
assault rifle, 7.62 SLR with magazine and ammunition.
October 24: A suspected NSCN-IM cadre
is arrested by the Thoubal district police from the Lamkang area.
Two of his accomplices, however, manage to escape.
October 19: The NSCN-IM rejects the
suggestion of Union Minister Oscar Fernandes to settle for an interim
agreement even while the negotiations for a final settlement between
the two sides continue. The outfit's kilo kilonser (home minister),
Rh. Raising, says that the Union Government has not even discussed
the possibility of an interim arrangement with his organisation,
leave alone work towards it. "It may be one among many formulas
for consideration, but we are looking for a lasting final solution,
a decision on which will be taken by the collective leadership"
he says .
October 18: Two suspected NSCN-IM cadres
are captured by the people of Pallel area under Kakching police
station in the Thoubal district of Manipur.
October 11: The two-day negotiations
between representatives of the Union Government and NSCN-IM conclude
at the Thailand capital Bangkok. Union Minister Oscar Fernandes
and NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah have led the respective
sides. "We are very happy to have the talks with the Indian representatives
because both sides are now more serious about all the issues", Muivah
says after the talks. However, he adds that a resolution to the
problem will take a long time and has to be based on recognition
of the 'uniqueness of Naga history'. The NSCN-IM proposes to have
the next round of talks in November 2005, outside India.
October 10: The NSCN-IM is asked by
its rival NSCN-K to revoke the ongoing cease-fire with the Union
Government "if there was no progress in talks." Senior Kilonser
(minister) of NSCN-K, Kughalu Mulatonu, says, "If there is no progress,
it means there is no need for a cease-fire." He adds that the NSCN-K
does not want to talk to the Union Government as long as the NSCN-IM
is engaged in a similar dialogue.
October 5: The Meghalaya Police killed
five suspected NSCN-IM militants in an encounter at Mawsawa village
in the East Khasi Hills district. One of the slain militants was
identified as Meekson Shiemrey. Two members of the group are reportedly
involved in a Bank of India robbery on September 20 at Motinagar
area of Shillong. One AK-47 rifle, a 9mm pistol, four Chinese hand
grenades, 72 .62 pistol live ammunition, 63 9mm pistol live ammunition,
eight 9mm pistol empty cases, nine 7.62 empty cases, one pistol
magazine, clothes and documents are recovered from the site of the
September 26: An NSCN-IM cadre, Thangpo,
is injured in an internecine clash with the rival NSCN-K at Yakur
village in the Tuensang district.
September 17: A hardcore NSCN-IM cadre,
S. K. Shamson Lamkang, is arrested during search operations in and
around the Paona Bazaar of Imphal city. Lamkang admits to his role
in extortion targeting contractors in the Imphal area since the
past few years.
September 16: The NSCN-IM suspends
its 'deputy secretary (defence)', Pungti Jobson, following his arrest
by the Dimapur police on charges of drug peddling.
September 14: A 'deputy secretary'
of the NSCN-IM, Pungti Jobson, is arrested along with three other
persons following the recovery of 15,000 kilograms of narcotics
in the township of Dimapur. The cache estimated to be Rupees 15
crore in the international market was reportedly procured from Senapati
district in Manipur and ferried to Dimapur.
September 10: Two NSCN-IM cadres are
killed in an internecine clash with the rival NSCN-K at Athibung
town in the Peren district of Nagaland. The NSCN-IM Convenor of
the Ceasefire Monitoring Cell, Phungthing Shimrang, confirms the
September 6: The NSCN-IM rejects any
solution to the Naga problem under the principles of the Indian
Constitution. During a consultative meeting with non-governmental
organisations from Nagaland in Bangkok, the outfit's general secretary,
Thuingaleng Muivah, however, says that a "federation of India and
Nagalim", can be acceptable to the outfit. Muivah reportedly says,
"Nagalim does not belong to anyone but to the Naga people alone."
August 22: A bullet-riddled body, suspected
to be that of a NSCN-IM cadre, is recovered by the Loktak police.
August 21: One NSCN-IM cadre is killed
during a recent encounter with security forces at Banting in the
Tirap district. One 9 mm pistol is recovered from the incident site.
July 30: The Union Government and the
NSCN-IM decide to extend the ceasefire in Nagaland for six more
months, beginning July 31. A joint statement issued after two days
of talks in Amsterdam says both sides "reaffirmed the need to extend
the ceasefire and to intensify the peace process". But it also notes,
"as the NSCN intends to hold extensive consultations with the people,
the ceasefire is formally extended for a period of six months, whereafter
it will be extended further."
July 28: A newly formed outfit of the
Naga tribe, ZRNF, says that it will fight and defeat the agenda
of the NSCN-IM, which, the outfit claims, is against the interests
of the Manipur people. The ZRNF chairman K. S. Guangsilung alleges
that the NSCN-IM is responsible for "sowing the seeds of distrust
and animosity amongst the people of Manipur."
July 3: The NSCN-IM general secretary,
Thuingaleng Muivah, leaves New Delhi for Amsterdam after a six-month
long stay in the country. Muivah tells before leaving that he is
hopeful of a peaceful and honourable settlement of the Naga conflict.
He says, "The time will come soon... The Indian side knows that
without a solution, there will be endless problems. We too are equally
determined to solve the problem." NSCN-IM sources indicate that
negotiations between the two sides will continue abroad in future.
June 28: An elderly woman and two militants
are injured in a factional clash between cadres of the NSCN-IM and
its rival NSCN-K in the Athibung area of Peren district of Nagaland.
According to official sources, around 30 cadres on each side of
the two factions engaged in a fierce gun-battle in the area.
June 24: Manipur Chief Minister, Okram
Ibobi Singh, says in the Legislative Assembly that the State Government
has detailed report of important leaders of militant outfits operating
in Manipur taking refuge at Nagaland's Dimapur city. He further
alleges that leaders of these militant outfits who have repeatedly
declined offer for negotiations have moved into NSCN-IM camps.
June 14: Manipur Government asks the
SFs to close down any camp of the NSCN-IM within Manipur. Chief
Minister Ibobi Singh says that the cease-fire between the NSCN-IM
and the Union Government is restricted to the boundary of Nagaland
and setting up designated camps in Manipur is against the cease-fire
June 13: Two unidentified insurgents
are killed during a clash between cadres of the National NSCN-IM
and the rival NSCN-K at Sereka Basti of Bhandari subdivision in
the Wokha district. The clash occurred after the NSCN-K cadres attempted
to capture a weapons storehouse of the IM faction.
June 13: The body of an NSCN-IM cadre
is recovered from the Pfutsero area in the Phek district of Nagaland.
Factional clashes between the NSCN-IM and its rival NSCN-K are continuing
in the Tuensang and Mon districts of Nagaland. The NSCN-K claims
to have killed four cadres of the NSCN-IM and recovered six weapons,
including AK rifles and M-16 rifles, from Tuensang and Tirap district
in the State of Arunachal Pradesh.
June 9: An NSCN-IM cadre, Harvalong
Wungnaoshang, is arrested during a search operation at Nagaram in
the Imphal East district.
June 8: A NSCN-IM cadre belonging to
the 'Crime Detection and Suppression department' of the outfit is
injured following an encounter with the troops at Kachai Phungthar
village in the Ukhrul district. One AK 47 rifle is recovered from
the militant who manage to escape.
May 29: One NSCN-IM cadre is killed
during an encounter with the Army personnel at Harangazao in the
North Cachar Hill district of Assam.
May 25: Two NSCN-IM cadres, Michael
Shimray and David Thangkhul, who are engaged in extortion activities,
are arrested from Nongthymmai in Shillong, capital of Meghalaya.
Two Chinese-make M-20 pistols along with five rounds of live ammunition,
a toy pistol and a dagger were recovered from their possession.
May 21: The NSCN-IM says that the outfit
has "legitimacy to collect taxes" from "Nagas wherever they are"
and expresses its displeasure with the arrest of the outfit's 'town
commander', Mahek Taotao from Haflong in Assam's North Cachar district.
The outfit further says that it will ask New Delhi "to rein" its
troops at this "crucial juncture of the ongoing peace talks".
May 20: A senior NSCN-IM leader, A
Z Jami, who serves as the 'kilonser' (minister) in the outfit's
'Ministry of Information and Publicity', joins the rival NSCN-K.<\li>
May 17: Three NSCN-IM cadres are arrested
from Ludhi Basti under Haflong police station in the North Cachar
Hills district of Assam.
May 2: NSCN-IM imposes a ban on the
exploration of oil in the State till the ongoing peace talks produce
a tangible result. The outfit further says that attempts at oil
exploration "from the soil of the Nagas will be treated as a challenge
to the authority of the GPRN and shall face dire consequence at
his or her own risk."
April 29: The NSCN-IM asks the Nagaland
Government not to enter into any deal with the ONGC to resume exploration
activities in the State "without the consent of the Naga people".
The outfit warns the State Government and interested companies to
keep their hands off from the 'natural wealth' of the Nagas. It
warns "individuals, parties, companies and the state government
not to initiate any move or allow ONGC to extract oil from 'Nagalim'".
"Government of the People's Republic of Nagalim (GPRN), the underground
administration of the NSCN-IM, shall never allow such activities
to take place without the consent of the Naga people," adds the
April 22: The NSCN-IM urges the Union
Government to revise the cease-fire ground rules to allow its cadres
to move out of the designated camps. The outfit's 'deputy kilonser
(minister) for information and publicity', Kraibo Chawang, says:
"Staying in these designated camps is like staying in jails and
that has to be changed."
April 12: A confederation of 20 local
organisations involving at least 40,000 people organizes a protest
movement in the North Cachar Hills district against the inclusion
of their district in the NSCN-IM's proposed 'Nagalim' (Greater Nagaland)
and submits a memorandum in this effect addressed to the Union Home
Minister, Shivraj Patil.
April 12: Two NSCN-IM cadres are killed
and another is injured by their rival NSCN-K at Keimai in the Tamenglong
district of Manipur.
March 29: The NSCN-IM cadres kill four
cadres of the rival NSCN-K during an internecine clash at Yakor
village in the Tuensang district of Nagaland. Two villagers are
also injured in the crossfire.
March 27: The NSCN-IM cadres attack
a rival NSCN-K camp in the Zunheboto district of Nagaland. Two militants,
one each belonging to both the outfits, are killed in the clash
that continues over three days. Another internecine clash between
the two factions of the NSCN is reported from Hongphoi village,
between Tizit and Mon towns.
March 25: Two NSCN-IM cadres are killed
and another is injured in an internecine clash with the UNLF and
another unidentified Kuki outfit at Yangnom in the Ukhrul district
March 24: At least ten people are killed
and several others sustain injuries during clashes between the two
rival Naga insurgent factions in Nagaland. According to police sources,
some 60 NSCN-IM cadres attacked a NSCN-K camp at Surohuto village
in the Zunheboto district, 190 km north of the capital Kohima.
March 12: NSCN-IM cadres attack the
CFSB office of the NSCN-K at Mon town, killing one NSCN-K cadre,
Tokugha Sumi, and seriously injuring two others, Hekotumi Sumi and
March 8: A NSCN-IM cadre is arrested
from Mahur area in the North Cachar Hills district of Assam.
March 1: NSCN-IM cadres kill a NSCN-K
cadre in a factional clash at Tizit in the Mon district of Nagaland.
February 27: NSCN-IM is accused by
its rival NSCN-K of abducting four gaonburras (village elders) from
the Athibung area.
February 25: Two NSCN-IM cadres are
killed in a NSCN-K attack on one of the former's camps at Athibung
area in the Peren district of Nagaland. NSCN-K cadres manage to
decamp with seven weapons of the IM faction following the attack.
February 23: A group of woodcutters
are attacked and wounded by the NSCN-IM cadres at Napam village
of Dessoi valley reserve forest in the Jorhat district of Assam.
February 15: Two cadres of the UNLF
and one of the NSCN-IM are killed, while six persons, including
two SF personnel, are wounded in two separate incidents in the Tamenglong
February 4: A formal political dialogue
between the Union Government and NSCN-IM begins in New Delhi. The
14-member NSCN-IM delegation, led by its general secretary, Thuingaleng
Muivah, holds talks with the GoM led by Union Minister of State
for Statistics and Programme Implementation, Oscar Fernandes.
January 29: Two civilians are killed
by NSCN-IM cadres at Yempang village in the Tuensang district of
January 22: An NSCN-IM cadre is arrested
while extorting money from Chandmari Lerie and New Ministers hill
areas in Kohima. A country made revolver, eleven rounds of ammunition
and a Chinese hand grenade are recovered from the militant.
January 14: A NSCN-IM cadre, Micheal
Harangban, is arrested along with currency notes worth Rupees 25,000
from New Checkroom area in the Imphal East district.
January 4: A woman, Iionglie Hau, is
shot at and wounded by one Kahoi, suspected to be a NSCN-IM cadre,
at Notun Bosti in the Dimapur town.
December 20: In protesting against
the killing of a housewife, Sieluonuo Angami, during a factional
clash between the NSCN-IM and NSCN-K on November 25 several women
take out a protest rally against the NSCN-IM in Kohima demanding
the arrest of the culprits.
December 15: Six NSCN-K cadres, including
the 'secretary' of its 'religious affairs', have reportedly joined
its rival NSCN-IM along with six arms and over 800 round of cartridges.
December 14: The NSCN-IM chairman,
Isak Chishi Swu, and general secretary, Thuingaleng Muivah, arrive
at Dimapur in Nagaland. During their stay at the outfit's 'general
headquarters' in Hebron, they are scheduled to hold consultations
with a wide range of Naga people on the issue of resolving the problem
of Naga integration.
December 11: The NSCN-IM claims to
have arrested two NSCN-K cadres, including a 'sergeant major', along
with two unidentified Meitei militants from Dimapur.
December 10: The NSCN-IM traps about
250 cadres belonging to the UNLF, KNF and NSCN-K at an unspecified
location in Manipur's Tamenglong district.
December 8: Five NSCN-IM cadres are
killed and 10 others wounded in factional clash with rival NSCN-K
at Azuram and Chumram villages in the Tamenglong district.
December 8: A heavy exchange of fire
between cadres of the NSCN-IM and a combined group of NSCN-K, UNLF
and KNF takes place in some areas of Tousem subdivision of Tamenglong
district of Manipur. Nearly 500 villagers of Azuram and Chramram
have fled after the fighting break out. Many injured cadres on both
sides are evacuated from the incident sites.
December 7: The NSCN-IM leaders including
its 'Chairman' Isak Chishi Swu and 'General Secretary' Thuingaleng
Muivah meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Union Home Minister
Shivraj Patil in New Delhi. Patil, following the meeting, says,
'The meeting provided an opportunity to know each other better and
the NSCN-IM leaders have promised to work towards a peaceful solution
to the Naga insurgency."
December 5: The NSCN-IM leaders, including
Isak Chishi Swu and Thuingaleng Muivah, arrive in New Delhi to hold
talks with the Union Government.
December 1: An NSCN-IM cadre, Khuchem
Khaimniungan, is killed in an internecine clash with cadres of the
rival NSCN-K and NNC at Noklak in the Tuensang district.
November 25: Three NSCN-IM cadres are
killed, while two others are injured in a clash with the rival NSCN-K
at Nokzang village in the Mon district.
November 22: An unidentified NSCN-IM
cadre is killed and another injured in an internecine clash with
the NNC cadres at Surhoba village in the Phek district.
November 21: An NSCN-IM cadre is wounded
in a clash with the FGN cadres at Ketsapo village in the Phek district.
November 17: Three persons, including
two SF personnel, are shot dead, while seven others are injured
in an attack by suspected NSCN-IM cadres at New Tikhak Puthok village
in the Changlang district.
November 16: A NSCN-IM cadre killed
in an internecine clash with the Khaplang faction near Yakor village
under Tuensang district.
August 9: In a statement issued by
Aakaho Assumi, ‘Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Information
and Publicity’ of the NSCN-IM, the outfit criticizes the Union Government
of instigating the northeastern States bordering Nagaland to prevent
the integration of the Naga-inhabited areas.
July 27: A statement released by the
NSCN-IM 'Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Information and Publicity',
A. A. Assumi, says that the outfit’s peace process with the Government
of India should be at the Prime Ministerial level without any pre-conditions.
May 17: NSCN-IM’s ‘deputy kilonser’
of the ‘publicity and information department’, K Chawang indicates
that the outfit would adhere to the principle of the ongoing peace
process with the Union Government, despite a change in New Delhi.
May 13: NSCN-IM abducts and later releases
Abenla, wife of the Leader of Opposition in the State Legislative
Assembly, I. Imkong, from Tsutapala gate at Mariani in the Jorhat
district of Assam.
April 29: Suspected NSCN-IM cadres
abduct two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists from Noney Bazaar
April 24: Suspected NSCN-IM cadres
kill two Kuki youths for allegedly extorting money in the Peren
April 4: Police recover the dead body
of a former NSCN-IM cadre, identified as Akai Pochury, from an unspecified
location in the Tuensang district.
March 31: Naga peace talks between
the Union Government and NSCN-IM begin in the Thailand capital Bangkok.
The talks, scheduled in New Delhi, were postponed due to the General
March 29: Assam Social Welfare Minister
Gautam Roy requests NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah
to help secure the release of Hailakandi-based BJP leader Pratul
Chandra Deb from terrorist captivity.
March 24: NSCN-IM abducts two activists
of the ‘Federal government of Nagaland’, administrative wing of
the Naga National Council (NNC), identified as ‘Brigadier’ Kekouhetuo
and ‘Colonel’ Nyuhetou, from the Oking hospital area of capital
March 22: The Naga 'government in exile',
the 'Government of People's Republic of Nagaland' (GPRN) observes
24th anniversary Day at Tamei in the Tamenglong district
March 24: NSCN-IM abducts two cadres
of the ‘Federal government of Nagaland’, administrative wing of
the Naga National Council (NNC), identified as ‘brigadier’ Kekouhetuo
and ‘colonel’ Nyuhetou, from the Oking hospital area of capital
March 20: One NSCN-IM cadre is killed
by the rival Khaplang faction (NSCN-K)
at the Firing Range area in Imphal West district of Manipur.
February 27: Imphal East district police
arrests one NSCN-IM cadre hailing from Irong Makha in the Ukhrul
district near Sanjenthong.
February 17: Two NSCN-IM cadres are
arrested at Borlangfar in the Karbi Anglong district of Assam.
February 15: Armed NSCN-IM cadres attack
the camp of rival Khaplang faction (NSCN-K), targeting its leader
C. Singson near Athibung village in the Peren district of Nagaland.
He survives the attack.
February 7: NSCN-IM issues ultimatum
to the Speaker of Manipur State Legislative Assembly and two Cabinet
Ministers - Tribal Development Minister Ngamthang Haokip and Public
Works Minister Gaikhangam - to clarify their involvement, within
a month, in the abduction and subsequent killing of an eight-year
old girl, Elizabeth, in November 2003.
January 31: Unidentified assailants
kill a former NSCN-IM insurgent, identified as Gaithuipai Palmei,
at Kaifundai village in the Tamenglong district of Manipur.
December 29: A tribal king and his
son are abducted by suspected NSCN-IM cadres from Kolan village
in the Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh.
December 27: An NSCN-IM cadre, identified
as David Tangkhul of Sanakeithel in the Imphal East district, is
lynched by angry villagers at Deulaland near the Manipur capital
December 25: A suspected NSCN-IM cadre
is arrested from the Khotkhoti police check gate area in the Karbi
Anglong district of Assam.
December 21: NSCN-IM extends 'moral
support' to the ULFA, NDFB and KLO, whose camps are currently being
attacked by the Bhutan Army in southern Bhutan and imposes a 24-hour
general strike in all Naga areas of the Northeast.
December 20: NSCN-IM denies allegations
labeled by the Kuki Inpi, apex body of Kuki tribe in Manipur, that
the Naga outfit has been providing logistical support to the Kuki
Revolutionary Army (KRA) terrorists.
December 9: NSCN-IM while reiterating
the 'Greater Nagaland' demand during three rounds of peace talks
in Bangkok observes that integration of Naga areas is a non-negotiable
issue even as the two sides agreed to meet in New Delhi in the near
future to 'maintain the pace' of negotiations.
November 30: Manipur Police kill a
NSCN-IM cadre at Heingang Ahalup in the Imphal East district and
recover one hand grenade, a small weapon along with some incriminating
documents from his possession.
November 11: Central Reserve Police
Force (CRPF) personnel seize 21 kilograms of RDX, 1000 detonators
and 500 grams of heroin from a NSCN-IM cadre in the Thoubal district
November 4: Two NSCN-IM cadres are
arrested from North Assam Oil Corporation (AOC) area in the Imphal
West district of Manipur.
October 29:NSCN-IM welcomes Prime Minister’s
stand on the continuation of political dialogue with the outfit
for an honourable solution to the Naga issue.
September 20: NSCN- IM issues diktat
‘proscribing’ illegal fund collections by various unions, associations,
and organizations on the pretext of ‘donation or taxation’ in Nagaland,
following various complaints from the general public in this connection.
August 28:An NSCN-IM cadre is lynched
in the Tuensung town when a meeting called by the outfit to sort
out differences with Tuensung and Mon Students Federation turned
August 22: Two NSCN-IM cadres are killed
in a factional clash with the cadres of rival NSCN-K near New Keiphundai
and Nungkao villages in Tamenglong district of Manipur.
August 9: Security force personnel
kill an NSCN-IM cadre during an encounter at Motong in the Changlang
district of Arunachal Pradesh.
July 27: Nagaland Home minister T M
Lotha says in the State Legislative Assembly that the outfits including
Isak- Muivah and Khaplang factions of the NSCN are still indulging
in abduction and extortion and are violating cease-fire ground rules.
July 17: Union Government extends cease-fire
with NSCN-IM in Nagaland by another year beyond July 31.
July 14: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minster
Mukut Mithi reiterates State's opposition to the Greater Nagaland
demand of NSCN-IM and also criticises the Union Government's
opposition to the State's decision to launch Operation Hurricane
against the outfit.
June 14: A combined team of Manipur
Police and India Reserve Battalion arrest an 'under-secretary' of
the NSCN-IM's 'finance division' from Wangban Khongnangkhong in
the Thoubal district of Manipur.
June 8: Imphal East district police
arrests an NSCN-IM cadre from the North Assam Oil Corporation locality
in Imphal city.
June 6: Media report indicates that
NSCN-IM is issuing 'work permits' to Bangladeshi Muslims in Nagaland.
June 1: Three NSCN-IM cadres, including
a woman, arrested from Makum Pathar, under Margherita police station
limits in Assam's Tinsukia district.
May 23: NSCN-IM General Secretary Thuingaleng
Muivah indicates that the unification of Naga territories is standing
in the way of a final solution to the Naga conflict.
May 21: Peace talks between the Union
Government's chief interlocutor K. Padmanabhaiah and leaders of
the NSCN-IM resume in Bangkok, Thailand.
May 4: Reports indicates that the NSCN-IM
has asked the People's United Liberation Front (PULF), a Kuki outfit,
to release the three Government officials whom it had abducted on
May 3: Security forces release two
NSCN-IM cadres in Dimapur. They were arrested on May 1 for violating
cease-fire ground rules.
May 2: NSCN-IM threatens to reconsider
its truce agreement with the Union Government if the security forces
continue raids on its camps in Nagaland. The warning came following
the arrest of three cadres during a raid in Dimapur on May 1 when
SFs seized four pistols with magazines, seven magazines of 303 light-machine
guns, 19 rounds of M-20 ammunition, 14 rounds of assorted ammunition
among other things from the camp.
April 29: Media report indicates that
NSCN-IM leaders, Isak Chishi Swu and Thuingaleng Muivah are unwilling
to visit India for further peace talks.
April 24: Security forces arrest three
front ranking NSCN-IM cadres from their 'town command headquarters'
at Khushiabli, in Dimapur district of Nagaland and recover huge
arms cache including two loaded M-20 pistols, an AK-47 rifle, a
9MM carbine with two magazines, 18 pistols, a revolver and 350 rounds
of ammunition, a binocular, two telephones, unspecified amount of
money, 96 detonators, some drugs and fake car number plates from
Separately, an NSCN-IM spokesperson denies the outfit's role in
inter-tribal clashes between the Dimasas and Hmars in Assam's Cachar
and North Cachar Hills districts.
April 18: NSCN-IM demands clarification
over the reported statement of chief interlocutor K Padmanabhaiah,
who earlier said that 'the outfit would be disarmed before an agreement
is signed to resume the 'preparatory talks'.
April 12: Three day long consultation
meet commenced by NSCN-IM concludes at Khambi village, Ukhrul district.
April 10: NSCN-IM condemns killing
of 23 Dimasa tribals in Assam's Cachar district following their
abduction on March 31 by the Hmar People's Conference - Democracy
April 07: NSCN-IM demands Rs 60 lakh
ransom to release Junior Jagai, Assistant manager of Bicrampore
tea estate, Assam, abducted on April 1 at an abandoned bungalow
in the tea garden's Kurkoorie division.
April 06: NSCN-IM agrees to free three
Dima Halim Daogah (DHD)
cadres abducted on February 26 from Gayingpur, in Assam's Cachar
April 04: NSCN-IM threatens to pull
out of the cease-fire agreement if the Union Government continued
to insist on cadres surrendering arms. It also issues a statement
saying the 'Nagas will never give up three things-their arms, freedom
March 22: NSCN-IM observes 24th Naga
Republic Day. Chairman Isak Chisi Swu says there is no reason to
be apprehensive about the outcome of the Indo-Naga peace process.
March 3: Assam-based Dima Halim Daogah
appeal to the NSCN-IM to release three of their cadres who they
say the latter had abducted from Gayingpur, Cachar-Meghalaya border,
on February 26.
February 26: Security force personnel
shoot an NSCN-IM terrorist dead and arrest two more on Election
Day in Agriculture Colony, Kohima, and recover an AK-47 rifle, a
9mm pistol and two country-made revolvers.
February 12: NSCN-IM releases abducted
Jatinga Valley Tea Estate employee in Assam.
February 10: Two terrorists––one each
belonging to the rival NSCN factions––are killed in an internecine
clash at Longtsunger village, Kisum (Kiphire sub-division) in Tuensang
February 4: Security force personnel
arrest an NSCN-IM cadre, who is also a schoolteacher, from Nagaland
while attempting to extort money in Bhagyalakshmi village, Jorhat
district, Assam-Nagaland border.
January 31: Three NSCN-IM terrorists
are killed by the NSCN-K in renewed internecine clashes in Zunheboto
January 27: Nagaland Police recover
the dead body of a high-ranking NSCN-IM leader, Tevodeho Tetso,
on Agri-Link road, near Rusoma village, Kohima. Unidentified gunmen
earlier abducted him from High School Junction, Kohima.
January 25: NSCN-IM issues a statement––‘Journey
for peace'––announcing its readiness to discuss the 'Naga territory'
issue with the States of Assam and Manipur.
January 23: The current round of Naga
peace talks between Union government and NSCN-IM leaders conclude
after three rounds. Chief interlocutor Padmanabhaiah and NSCN-IM
general secretary Th. Muivah issue a joint communiqué. Both sides
reaffirm the need to maintain a 'peaceful and violence-free environment'
and agree to continue the parleys to find a lasting solution to
the Naga problem.
January 21: Union government and NSCN-IM
hold delegation level talks in New Delhi. Swu and Muivah meet Union
government chief interlocutor in Naga peace talks K Padmanabhaiah,
Intelligence Bureau (IB) chief K P Singh and Secretary (Border Management)
in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) R C Jain.
13th Assam Rifles (AR) Colonel H V Sharma accuses the NSCN-IM for
violating the truce agreement. He also says cadres of the outfit
are fighting the security forces, contrary to the Naga leadership's
January 16: Visiting NSCN-IM leaders
meet several political leaders in New Delhi at former Prime Minister
VP Singh's residence. Prominent leaders present at the meeting include
former Premier I K Gujural, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M)
leader Sitaram Yechury, Lok Janshakti leader Ram Vilas Paswan and
Communist Party of India (CPI) leader A B Bardhan, as well as Consumer
Affairs Minister and Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav.
January 11: At the end of an hour-long
discussion with Defence Minister George Fernandes, in New Delhi,
the NSCN-IM promises to end fighting between the Nagas and Indian
January 10: Visiting NSCN-IM leaders
meet Deputy Premier Advani and reiterate that their goal of a single
administrative unit comprising all Naga-dominated areas remains
January 9: Naga peace talks begin in
New Delhi. Both NSCN-IM leaders meet Prime Minister Vajpeyee.
January 8: Th. Muivah and Isak Chisi
Swu, general secretary and chairman respectively of the NSCN-IM,
arrive in New Delhi from Amsterdam to meet Prime Minister Atal Behari
Vajpayee, Deputy prime Minister L K Advani, as well as other political
leaders, besides participating in the delegation level talks.
December 31: Security personnel of
the 10th Assam Rifles (AR) unearths a hideout of the NSCN-IM and
rescues six hostages, in Chakhesang Zani village, near Dimapur,
Nagaland. Also recovers a Thailand-made hand grenade, 14 blankets,
three canopies, mattresses, gas cylinders and stoves, clothing material
and combat fatigues at the hideout.
December 30: NSCN-IM
leaderships' visit to India for peace talks is rescheduled due to
'logistical reasons', say reports. They are likely to come to Delhi
for talks with Union government on January 8 and 9, 2003.
December 27: Assam
Rifles Commander Brig V Suresh Nair claims the NSCN-IM is still
recruiting cadres and carrying out extortion in Ukhrul district
of Manipur. He adds that the outfit has been operating together
with the Kuki Liberation Army and Kuki Revolutionary Army terrorist
outfits in the area.
December 25: Manipur
Police kill two suspected NSCN-IM terrorists in an encounter near
Usha Cinema at Paona, in Imphal, and recover a foreign made revolver,
two live ammunition rounds and extortion notes.
December 17: Deputy
Premier L K Advani says in the Lok Sabha (Lower House of Parliament)
that the Naga peace talks have not yet reached a substantive stage.
He reiterates while replying to a discussion on internal security
that the Union Government would involve the State government when
the talks reached a substantive stage.
December 14: The underground
'ministry of information and publicity' cell of the NSCN-IM rules
out the outfit's participation in the forthcoming Nagaland Assembly
polls. It also accuses State Chief Minister Jamir of impeding the
December 6: NSCN-IM
calls a consultative meeting on the Indo-Naga peace process in Senapati,
Manipur. State Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh denies any knowledge
of the same
December 4: NSCN-IM
kills two Federal Government of Nagaland terrorists in an internecine
clash in Mowu, Phek, Nagaland.
December 3: Four NSCN-IM
cadres among 11 terrorists who surrendered with arms to Assam Rifles
Deputy Inspector General (DIG), Nagaland Range (North), Brig NN
November 29: Manipur
government lifts the ban imposed on the NSCN-IM, under the Unlawful
Activities Prevention Act 1967, to facilitate the ongoing peace
parleys with the Union government, but cases against its leadership
are not withdrawn.
November 26: The ban
on the NSCN-IM expires, but the Union government does not re-impose
Reports indicate that the next round of Naga peace talks would be
held in New Delhi in December, and would be attended by Th. Muivah
and Isac swu.
November 23: Deputy
Prime Minister LK Advani chairs a meeting on Nagaland to assess
the progress of the ongoing Naga peace process following a Union
government decision to lift the ban on the NSCN-IM.
November 20: Reports
say armed NSCN-IM cadres have set-up camps at four unauthorized
locations in Tsiemekhuma, Mukali, Kudesh and Chimonger, in Nagaland
November 19: Imphal
East district police arrest two NSCN-IM terrorists––one from Mission
Lane, New Checkon, and another from Hotel Studio, Nagaram.
A woman of Tushel village,
Ukhrul district is arrested for providing safe haven to NSCN-IM
November 16: NSCN-IM
terrorist is killed in an encounter with security force personnel
in Banfara village, Tirap District, Arunachal Pradesh. A 12-bore
gun, eight live cartridges, 104 rounds of .303 rifles and a Chinese
hand grenade are seized from the encounter-site.
November 14: Prime
Minister Vajpayee reviews Naga peace process.
November 11: Nagaland
Cease Fire Monitoring Group (CFMG) Chairman Lt Gen RV Kulkarni issues
identity cards to 36 (out of a proposed 60) NSCN-IM cadres in Dimapur.
October 29: Seven NSCN-IM terrorists
abduct Phanidhar Razzaq, manager of Laxmijan Tea Estate,
from Titabor under Jorhat District in Assam.
October 23: Union government plans
to waive the ban on the NSCN-IM in November 2002, when the ban is
scheduled to lapse.
Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga, who was in Bangkok to extend
an invitation to the NSCN-IM leadership on behalf of the Union government,
says his mission was successful while he is believed to have assured
the NSCN-IM about the Union government’s motive.
October 18: Union government’s chief
interlocutor in the Naga peace talks K Padmanabhaiah briefs Deputy
Prime Minister L K Advani on the progress of his parleys with the
Photo identity cards are issued to 29 NSCN-IM leaders in Nagaland
by Cease-fire Monitoring Group (CFMG) chairman Lt. Gen. (Retd.)
R.V. Kulkarni in Dimapur.
October 17: NSCN-IM terrorists kill
three cadres of the rival NSCN-K outfit at Yoruba gate, Phek district,
in renewed internecine clashes, in Nagaland.
October 16: NSCN (IM) terrorists armed
with AK 47 rifles gun down two civilians and a terrorist of the
NSCN-K in Rusoma village, Kohima district.
September 27: Two former Chief Ministers
of Nagaland, Hokishe Sema and Vizol, proceed to Bangkok to meet
with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Issack-Muivah (NSCN-IM)
September 25: A terrorist of the NSCN-IM
is killed by security force personnel in Chopsa Village, Tirap District,
Arunachal Pradesh. An AK-47, a Chinese grenade and 29 rounds of
ammunition are recovered.
September 22: Three NSCN-IM terrorists
are killed in a raid conducted by a joint team of Assam police and
CRPF personnel in Lungabari village, south Assam district, North
Cachar Hills. An AK 56 rifle, 52 rounds of ammunition, a 9mm pistol
and nine hand-written extortion notes of Rs 25,000 each are seized.
September 21: Another round of talks
between Union government and the NSCN (IM) starts in the Thai capital
September 18 Deputy Prime Minister
L. K. Advani says future talks with the NSCN-IM should be held in
September 9: Nagaland Chief Minister
S. C. Jamir demands the extension of NSCN (IM)-proscription under
provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
September 4: The rival Khaplang faction
in Cheteba town, Phek district, Nagalan, in the ongoing internecine
conflict, kills two NSCN-IM lacy (members of the underground legislature
of the NSCN-IM).
August 29: Nagaland State government
directs the administration in all the districts to strictly enforce
cease-fire rules. The direction comes in the wake of internecine
clashes between NSCN factions.
Zunheboto district administration orders all armed cadres of both
the NSCN-IM and the NSCN-K, camping in and around Zunheboto town
area, to leave the town by 6 P.M. August 29.
July 26: Manipur Chief Minister Okram
Ibobi Singh accuses the NSCN-IM of collecting "vehicle tax" amounting
to rupees two to three crores annually from vehicles carrying essential
items into Manipur through the Imphal-Dimapur-Guwahati National
Highway 39 and the Imphal-Jiribam-Silchar National Highway 53.
July 18: NSCN-IM general secretary
Th. Muivah hails the July 8-11 talks with the Union government as
"the first realistic step ever taken towards working out an honourable
solution to the long-drawn-out Indo-Naga issue". He terms the agreement
as broad-based and a suitable launching pad "for a more realistic
July 11: In a brief joint statement
following the talks, NSCN-IM general secretary Muivah, and Union
government chief interlocutor K Padmanabhaiah announce extension
of the ongoing cease-fire for another year from August 1, 2002.
The NSCN-IM also expresses its willingness to accept Indian Prime
Minister’s offer to return to India to pursue the peace talks.
July 8 – 11: Peace talks held between
the NSCN-IM leadership and K Padmanabhaiah in Amsterdam.
July 8: Prime Minister A B Vajpayee
reaffirms his invitation to the NSCN-IM leadership to continue the
ongoing dialogue process with the Union government within India.
July 1: NSCN-IM terrorists install
a new ‘underground government’ with six cabinet ‘kilonsers’ (ministers)
and 25 deputy kilonsers at a function at Dimapur. AK Lungalang is
the newly appointed "kilo kilonser" (home minister). The seven-member
steering committee is also expanded to 10 while an NSCN-IM parliament
is newly formed with 20 members.
June 28: A self-styled ‘corporal commander’
of the NSCN-IM is killed in an encounter with the Army in Yankang
in Arunachal Pradesh.
June 25: NSCN-IM terrorists kill two
Gorkha Rifles personnel and injure five others in a clash in Fungyak,
Changlang district, Arunachal Pradesh.
June 20: Media report says, around
1,005 NSCN-IM terrorists are operating in Manipur alone, and have
around 1200 weapons.
June 6: Chief Minister Ibobi Singh
says arrest warrants against the NSCN-IM leader T H Muivah would
not be withdrawn unless the Union government provided substantial
evidence to justify the move.
June 3: NSCN-IM criticises Nagaland
Chief Minister S C Jamir for insisting on the implementation of
the 16-point agreement.
June 1: Nine members of the 'Reformed
Naga National Council (RNNC) ' join the NSCN-IM.
May 28: Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga
says the NSCN-IM leadership headed by T Muivah is willing to hold
peace talks within India.
May 6 – 7: A consultative meeting between
the NSCN-IM leadership and representatives of Naga organisations
is held at Bangkok to consolidate the ongoing current Naga peace
April 20: Four NSCN-IM terrorists surrender
to an Assam Rifles battalion Commander in Medziphema, near Dimapur.
April 19: Nagaland State government
agrees to withdraw criminal cases against top leaders of the NSCN-IM,
T Muivah and Isaac Swu.
Union Home Minister L K Advani rejects
NSCN-IM's demand for withdrawal from Nagaland of the Armed Forces
(Special Powers) Act, 1958.
March 29: Deputy Commissioner of Chandel
district in Manipur, Yambel Thamkishore, who was abducted by NSCN-IM
terrorists on March 18, is released unharmed at the district headquarters.
March 26: An abducted police officer
of Namtak, Changlang district in Arunachal Pradesh, Pallav Roy Chowdhury,
is killed by NSCN-IM terrorists, for his refusal to ‘pay as tax’
25 per cent of his salary.
March 20: NSCN-IM terms the killings
of 11 of its activists in an encounter in Manipur on March 16 as,
"an act of barbarism" and "an insult to the Indo-Naga cease-fire
and the peace process". According to the NSCN-IM, those killed were
travelling to the Naga-inhabited areas of Manipur for the "Naga
Republic Day" celebrations slated for March 21.
February 3: Two Congress(I) candidates,
both Nagas, former Minister Morung Makunga in Tengnoupal constituency
and Rocky in Chandehave, withdraw from Manipur State Assembly polls,
following threats from NSCN-IM.
September 22-24: Heavy casualties reported
in an internecine conflict between NSCN-IM and NSCN-K, near Merapani
in Golaghat district, Assam, close to border with Nagaland.
June 14: Following two rounds of discussions
between Padmanabhaiah and the NSCN-IM leadership in Bangkok, the
ongoing cease-fire with the outfit is extended till July 31, 2002.
It will have no territorial limits and will extend into Naga-inhabited
areas of the entire Northeast.
May 17: NSCN-IM declares a state of
'emergency' and dissolves the Tatar Hoho, an umbrella body of Naga
Muivah, in a statement from Bangkok, warns of retaliation against
government forces, charging the Union government with not honouring
its commitment to extend the cease-fire to States neighbouring Nagaland.
September 18: The general secretary
of the NSCN (I-M), Th. Muivah, in jail since January 19, 2000 in
Bangkok for travelling on forged documents, released on bail.
July 26: The Union Home Ministry sources
says that the next round of peace talks between the Government of
India and the NSCN-IM will be held in Bangkok on July 28 and 29.
The chief negotiator on behalf of the Government of India, K Padmanabhaih
will lead a high-level team of Central government officials in the
peace talks, while the NSCN-IM delegation will be led by its Chairman
Isak Swu. The extension of the cease-fire agreement, which expires
on July 31, will be the main topic in the talks.
November 29: Nagaland Chief Minister
S.C. Jamir narrowly escapes an attempt on his life when the NSCN-IM
attacked his convoy, killing two policemen, near Pherema, about
45 kms from Kohima.
August 1: Cease-fire Agreement signed
between the Central government and NSCN-IM. The ground rules prepared
for the ceasfire include: no active military operations against
militant groups by the security forces; patrolling of the international
and state borders to prevent infiltration of terrorists and arms;
no militant group will be permitted to indulge in killing or causing
injury or kidnapping any person, extortion, blockades, coercion,
raids; and other forms of disruption of normal life will also not
be permitted. If violations occur, the security forces will be empowered
to act as per law.
Source:Compiled from news reports and