Incidents and Statements involving NSCN-K:
December 31: Myanmar has sought India's help due
to contain the KIA and the NSCN-K. A source said after the Myanmar
government signed a "state-level" ceasefire with the Naga rebel
group in April 2012, "the KIA has apparently told the NSCN-K to
take its concurrence before going ahead with the negotiations or
signing any further pacts with the Myanmar Government.
December 18: 'Ministry of chaplee (Finance)' of
NSCN-K has clarified to a release issued by its 'deputy secretary',
Inovi Sumi which stated that NSCN-K had issued an "Azha" (order),
ban against all kinds of un-authorised taxation, donations etc.
in and around Zunheboto District. A release from the Ministry of
Chaplee informed that the statement was issued by the deputy secretary
and had no assent from NSCN-K Government. It has therefore nullified
the statement till further necessary decision was taken by the ministry.
December 17: Suspected NSCN-KK militants
killed a NSCN-K militant at his residence Alahuto Colony in Zunheboto
District. The wife of the victim identified as Mughatoli also sustained
a bullet injury. NSCN-K 'deputy secretary' Inovi Z Ayemi, blamed
NSCN-KK stationed under 'Zunheboto town command' for the incident.
NSCN-K 'chairman' SS Khaplang, in
view of impending Christmas and New Year celebrations, has directed
all his cadres to maintain maximum restrain and refrain from attacking
other factions unless attacked upon by the rivals. Khaplang has
also directed NSCN-K cadres "not to launch any offensive action
against any Naga brothers be it rivals from December 20, 2012 to
January 20, 2013".
December 16: Six militants belonging
to NSCN-K and NSCN-KK were reportedly killed in Kiphire and Phek
Districts. In Kiphire, two NSCN-K cadres, identified as 'lieutenant'
Among of Anatonger village and '2nd lieutenant' Tholo Pochury of
Phongkhuri, village were shot dead by NSCN-KK cadres. According
to sources, a group of NSCN-KK cadres attacked NSCN-K members numbering
around 30 to 40 camped in the village. NSCN-K armed cadres of Mobile
5 unit led by commander "colonel" Kuruchu reportedly killed four
NSCN-KK functionaries in Meluri in the afternoon. Sources said the
slain NSCN-KK functionaries included "major" Isur, his attendant
and two others from the region's civil authority.
NSCN-K informed that the office
of its chairman has appointed 'deputy kilonser' (deputy minister)
Langkhuh as deputy kilonser chaplee (finance) in-charge of
Tuensang, Mon, Longleng and Kiphire while the former deputy kilonser
chaplee Tongmeth has been allotted deputy kilonser NGOs
and public relations. NSCN-K further stated that the chairman also
inducted deputy kilonsers Zaremo Lotha and Thepuveso as cabinet
kilonsers while leacy Khyothungo of Lotha region as CCM with
effect from November 21.
December 15: 31 Assam Rifles (AR)
personnel arrested one NSCN-K cadre, identified as one 'corporal'
Aloto, from Suruhoto road, Zunheboto District. One M-22 rifle, two
magazines, 97 live rounds of M-22, one rifle sling and one pouch
were seized, AR stated.
December 14: In a reported move
to overrun NSCN-Khole-Kitovi designated camp at Ghukiye village
in Zunheboto District, heavily armed NSCN-K cadres attacked the
camp resulting in exchange of gun-fire.However, an NSCN-K cadre,
identified as "second lieutenant" Azheto sustained serious injury
when the mortar intended to be fired on the camp hit him accidentally.
NSCN-K 7th Battalion camp commander 'Colonel' Akaho said the camp
could have been overrun had not the AR intervened.
NSCN-Khole-Kitovi has claimed that
around 70 NSCN-K cadres in full combat uniform attacked Ghukiye
designated camp "in connivance" with AR personnel. However, when
contacted, NSCN-K source pointed out that the incident was the fallout
of a "raid" conducted in response to "constant harassing threat"
by NSCN-Khole-Kitovi cadres to attack NSCN-K's Suruhuto designated
camp. The source claimed that "KK band" (NSCN-Khole-Kitovi) went
to the extent of issuing "annoying intimidation" that its cadres
would "capture" the Suruhuto camp and "celebrate" Christmas there.
December 13: One person was injured
in Kohima when three gunmen, purportedly belonging to NSCN-K, fired
at one NSCN-Khole-Kitovi cadre at Mohon Khola. According to Kohima
Police sources, the victim identified as Kudam Kumar (22), a trader,
was rushed to Naga Hospital Authority, Kohima with chest injury.
Kumar, a salesman in a shop dealing in car accessories at Mohon
Khola, was reportedly nearby the site when three gunmen shot four
to five rounds at him.
NSCN-Khole-Kitovi, in a press release,
condemned the incident and claimed that one "Naga Army" personnel
was shot at by NSCN-K cadres. It said it was third attempt on the
life of the same person.
December 9: NSCN-K said that the
recent factional clashes and killings between the NSCN-Khole-Kitovi
and NSCN-K should not be termed as violation of CFGR. In a statement,
NSCN-K military supervisor "lieutenant general" Niki Sumi stated
that the recent spurt in factional violence was a result of "misadventures"
of NSCN-Khole-Kitovi and that the NSCN-K had not violated any CFGR
but had acted to thwart the "ill-intentions" of the rival group.
The statement added that the actions of NSCN-K against NSCN-Khole-Kitovi
should not be misinterpreted and treated as violation of CFGR as
these incidents were a result of factional clashes.
December 9: NSCN-Khole-Kitovi 'ato
kilonser' (Prime Minister),N. Kitovi Zhimomi said that legislators
of Nagaland appear to think they have achieved something by claiming
to act as "facilitators" for solution as factional killings continue
to claim more lives. Kitovi also criticised the resolution adopted
by the Sumi Hoho (apex body of Sumi tribe) and Konyak Union (apex
body of Konyak tribe) by which each undertook to retrieve and return
the dead body of any cadre of any faction killed within their jurisdictions
to the other.
December 6: Kohima Police arrested
two armed militants for looting Petrol Pump located at Kisama. According
to Kohima Police, the militants looted cash from the counter along
with mobile phones of the staff and also caused injury to one of
the staff. Police arrested the two at Jail colony after a lookout
when they got the information about the looting. According to the
Police, the arrestees were identified as Hokto Aye and Pito Yeptho
December 5: Two NSCN-Khole-Kitovi
cadres were killed in Longkhim town in Tuensang District after an
altercation between cadres of NSCN-Khole-Kitovi and those formerly
with the outfit who defected to NSCN-K. The deceased were identified
as 'lieutenant' Lemthong Tsaba and Chumkyuse.
December 4: The NSCN-Khole-Kitovi
has issued an Azah (Directive) banning all kinds of donations with
immediate effect. NSCN-Khole-Kitovi 'kilo secretary', through a
press release said the decision was taken as per NSCN-Khole-Kitovi
and NPAC joint meeting held December 4, 2012.The release further
said that there were reports that many anti-social elements including
terminated "National workers" were "creating havoc" among business
community seeking and demanding donations.
December 3: NSCN-K militants killed
two NSCN-Khole-Kitovi militants, identified as "2nd Lieutenant"
Sheye Konyak and "Sergeant Major" Wochamo Ezung, at Murgi Patti
in Dimapur, reports Nagaland Post. NSCN-Khole-Kitovi, in a statement
expressed strong condemnation against the NSCN-K for having "brutally
murdered" its two cadres in "cold blood". However, NSCN-K described
the incidence as an act of self-defense.
November 28: NSCN-Khole-Kitovi has
begun the first phase of ID drive for all non-Nagas above the age
of fifteen. The drive followed a decision taken after a meeting
of Gaon Buras (Village Headman) and council chairmen of villages,
colonies, wards and khels of Dimapur on 2nd October at Khehoi designated
camp and the meeting of all non-Naga community leaders at Hotel
Saramati on October 28. NSCN-Khole-Kitovi has exempted Central Armed
forces and Government job holders from the drive.
November 26: One NSCN-Khole-Kitovi
militant identified as 'private' Chingwae Konyak sustained injury
when NSCN-K militants opened fire near Pungze designated camp in
Kiphire District. The injured was reportedly out of danger.
In a separate incident near the
same place, two other NSCN-Khole-Kitovi cadres, identified as 'captain'
Kiutoweba and 'raju peyu' Chotongse, have been held 'captive' by
NSCN-K cadres when the two ventured out of their camp.
November 25: Four NSCN-Khole-Kitovi
militants of Phom region, have joined NSCN-K.
November 22: NSCN-Khole-Kitovi 'ato
kilonser' (Prime Minister), N. Kitovi Zhimomi said that any
solution that may come about between Central Government and NSCN-IM
could not be applied beyond Manipur. He claimed that the current
talks between the NSCN-IM and the Central Government were confined
only to Naga inhabited areas in Manipur, since the Central Government
has rejected both sovereignty and integration, and thus, the alternative
arrangement for the Nagas of Manipur had nothing to do with the
Nagas of Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam.
November 19: NSCN-Khole-Kitovi militants
tried to assassinate NSCN-K's 'Kohima urban commander' at Jail colony
in Kohima while he was standing near a shop. The bid by NSCN-Khole-Kitovi
was foiled as NSCN-K commander's guards saw the assailants before
they could open fire. There was a brief exchange of fire between
the groups. Though no casualty was reported, NSCN-K has claimed
that according to eyewitnesses, one GPRN/NSCN cadre sustained injury
and was taken away in a car.
Cadres of NSCN-K and NSCN-Khole-Kitovi
exchanged fire at Phoinching area under Mon District when the cadres
of both the groups faced each other. However, no casualty was reported
until the time of filing the report.
CFSB chairperson, Major General
(retired) N. George, concerned with the faction clashes between
Naga armed groups visited Zunheboto District. Major General George
also had a closed door meeting with the District authorities, District
Commissioner (DC) and Superintendent of Police (SP) Zunheboto, Assam
Rifiles authorities, Sumi Hoho, Sumi Kukami Hoho and Sumi Totimi
Hoho at the DC's conference hall.
The frontal Sumi tribal bodies,
SH, SKH and STH have appealed to NSCN-Khole-Kitovi, NSCN-K and NSCN-IM
to stop factional violence to create a congenial atmosphere. Sumi
Hoho, Sumi Kukami Hoho & Sumi Totomi Hoho also submitted a joint
representation to the kilo kilonsers (home affairs) of three
November 18: An armed clash between
NSCN-K and NSCN-Khole-Kitovi militants claimed the life of a civilian
at Kulhopu village of Satakha sub-division in Zunheboto District.
The victim believed to be in his 70's was identified as Thakhezu.
November 17: Security Forces arrested
one NSCN-Khole-Kitovi militant, identified as 'captain' Akheto Sumi,
from Amiphoto colony in Zunheboto District.
November 15: NSCN-Khole-Kitovi has
invited all Naga frontal organizations, tribal hohos, Goun Buras
(Village Headman), mother's associations, student bodies, citizen
forums, Church leaders irrespective of denominations, non-Naga community
organizations, local/national print and electronic media, Naga social
networking forums etc to share platform on November 22 ,to celebrate
the "6th Unification Day", with its President "general (retd.)"
Khole Konyak and ato kilonser N Kitovi Zhimomi at Khehoi designated
November 12: NSCN-K has indicated
that it was ready to sit down for talks with the Central Government
provided it was given a written invitation. NSCN-K' chaplee kilonser'
(finance minister), Hokato Vusshe disclosed this to media persons
on the sidelines of a free medical camp held at the outfit's Suruhuto
designated camp. Earlier, we have met the home minister in New Delhi
recently," Hokato Vusshe. He said that Shinde had twice spoken to
them over phone last month inviting the outfit for talks, but the
militant leader said they had insisted on an official invite from
the Union home ministry. "We have asked for an official letter,"
28 militants from NSCN-Khole-Kitovi
from two regions left their camps and joined NSCN-K. According to
a release from Suruhuto designated camp, a group led by USR 'chairman'
N. Moses and with "joint secretary", Khekaho joined NSCN-K along
with six numbers of arms. In another instance, seven NSCN- Khole-Kitovi
cadres based at Ghukiye designated camp joined the NSCN-K with eight
November 5: 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.
Three NSCN-K cadres have been killed
and two civilians injured in a factional clash with NSCN-Khole-Kitovi
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.
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-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 factions".
October 29: One NSCN-Khole-Kitovi
cadre, identified as 'Captain' identified as Shekugha Zhimo, was
shot at by an unidentified assailants in the New colony area of
Zunheboto town of the same District. Sources said that Shekugha
was inside a grocery shop when the assailant attacked him.
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 26:NSCN-Khole-Kitovi has
lauded the stand of S.S. Khaplang of NSCN-K regarding the Naga political
settlement through a letter to FNR.
October 25: One NSCN-K militants,
identified as one Lanuwapang, was shot dead by rival NSCN - Khole-Kitovi
cadres near Mizo Church area of Kohima.
October 24: Heavy exchange of gun-fire
reportedly between NSCN-K and NSCN-Khole-Kitovi broke out in the
heart of Aboi town, Mon District. However, no causalities were reported
from both the sides.
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.
Kilo ministry of NSCN-Khole-Kitovi
announced that it will initiate identification of non-locals into
the State above the age of 15 to "pursue and identify criminals
and to control wave after wave entry of immigrants into Nagaland".
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
October 22: The leaderships of both
the NSCN-Khole-Kitovi and NSCN-Khaplang are seriously mulling a
strategy of a joint approach for negotiation with the Central Government.
In this regard, it was also learnt that several civil societies
were working out modalities to crystallize the idea.
NSCN-K has asked FNR member Reverend
Pukhato to produce documents, which he claimed, was issued by the
NSCN-K stating that S.S. Khaplang would no more interfere in the
issues concerning Nagas in India and within the "artificial" boundary
October 18: Bishnupur District Police
Commandos conducted a search operation at Keinou village area and
arrested a cadre of NSCN-K identified as Dinguangam Angam alias
October 16: NSCN-K distanced itself
from the efforts of JLF stating that it would not be a part of the
October 15: Fear psychosis has gripped
Tamenglong District headquarters for the last 2-3 days following
the reported reinforcement of the NSCN-IM cadres on one hand and
combined cadres of both the ZUF and NSCN-K on the other, following
multiple clashes between the two opposing groups on two occasions
(September 26 and October 2).
October 13: Accusing the Assam Rifles
of violating ceasefire ground rule CFGRs, NSCN-K said Assam Rifles
raided its CFSB office at Mon and captured its arms besides "recklessly"
raiding the residence of its then supervisor Wangtin Naga while
he was in Delhi for talks with the Government of India. NSCN-K said
the matter has already been placed before the CFSB chairman during
the latter's meeting with its authorities at Mon recently.
October 8: SFs arrested a NSCN-K
militant, identified as Nokmey Hakun, at Margherita railway station
in Tinsukia District recently.
October 5: 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 ministry.
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
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.
A group of youths caught two cadres
of the NSCN-K faction who were trying to extort money from the stone
quarries/crushers as well as truckers near St Paul School in Phesama
under Southern Angami region. Those two persons have been identified
as '2nd Lieutenant' Mughato Yepthomi, and 'Sergeant Major' Zukiho
Awomi. Police from Khuzama took custody of the two persons, sources
said and added that a .9 mm pistol with seven live cartridges were
recovered from them.
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.
One NSCN-Khole-Kitovi cadre identified
as "lance corporal" Sepicho Sangtam was killed and two others a
woman and NSCN-Khole-Kitovi cadre were injured when NSCN-K members
allegedly attacked a house at Kiphire village.
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
Dimapur Police arrested three persons
while they were extorting INR 5000 each as yearly tax in the name
of NSCN-Khole-Kitovi from two trucks at Diphupar B village gate.
The three arrested have been identified as one Toloho Yeptho, ('under
secretary', NSCN-Khole-Kitovi), Akumba Awomi and Mughavi Chishi.
September 30: NSCN-Khole-Kitovi
issued a clarification with regard to the September 28 incident
at Zunheboto saying the minor was accidentally killed.
September 28: A one year old minor
boy was killed by bullet wounds inflicted on him allegedly by NSCN-Khole-Kitovi
cadres in Zunheboto. NSCN-K while expressing shock over the incident
blamed the paramilitary forces particularly Assam Rifles (AR) for
the incident stating that the same occurred due to the "free movement"
allowed to NSCN-Khole-Kitovi cadres in Zunheboto and elsewhere in
NSCN-K warned individual/groups
against collecting any form of "tax or collection" without its knowledge
following information that certain individuals were causing undue
harassment to the general public, Government offices and business
establishments especially in Kohima and Dimapur.
September 25: NSCN-K has fervently
denounced, what it described "senseless firing" upon its cadres,
allegedly by NSCN-Khole-Kitovi cadres, at a civilian populated area
at Kiphire town.
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
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 24: About 5000 citizens
of Kiphire town in Kiphire District took out a peace rally against
factional violence, which has hampered peaceful atmosphere of the
town in recent months.
September 19: Increased activity
of ULFA-ATF militants from camps located at Manabhum and Kharsang
area in Arunachal Pradesh's Changlang District has become a major
headache for the SFs. It is reported that ULFA-ATF had recently
set up several camps in the two areas bordering Tinsukia District
with help of NSCN-K.
September 17: NSCN-Khole-Kitovi
strongly condemned NSCN-K cadres for trying to "de-stabilize" the
present peaceful and congenial atmosphere by violating ENPO past
resolutions and "attempting the life" of 'major' Noktha at his residence
on September 16 morning at Shangnyu village, Mon District.
September 8: One cadre of NSCN-K
was killed by the rival cadres of NSCN-Khole-Kitovi at Tizit town
in Mon District of Nagaland.
NSCN-K's 'ministry of information
and publicity' secretary informed that Wangchah Kon-yak was abducted
by the NSCN-Khole-Kitovi faction in the night of September 7 and
September 6: United Front formed
by northeastern militants in Myanmar and resurgence of their activities
in Bangladesh was on the agenda of a three-day annual DGP Conference
that began in New Delhi.
Two cadres of the NSCN-K were injured
in a gunfight with cadres of the NSCN-Khole-Kitovi faction at Dimapur.
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 civilian and one
NSCN-Khole-Kitovi cadre were killed while two more civilians sustained
injuries when suspected NSCN-K cadres attacked the house of NSCN-khole-Kitovi
Yimchunger region 'chairman' identified as Yimthong Yimchunger at
Longya Ward, Kiphire town (District) at around 1 am. The deceased
identified as khapur Tsingthong (NSCN-Khole-Kitovi) and a civilian
identified as Luthong of Zanger village
September 2: NSCN-Khole-Kitovi's
team comprising of three members led by 'kilonser' Akato Chophi
left for Delhi to discuss on the Naga political issue with Central
political leaders. Chophi said that the discussions would be focused
on Naga political issues with the Government of India and added
that they hoped for a positive response from them.
NSCN-K has released NSCN- Khole-Kitovi's
'sergeant major' Botai Wangnaoham unharmed in presence of local
leaders and family members who was in their custody as "gesture
of good faith".
August 31: NSCN-Khole-Kitovi in
a statement said in order to work out a solution to the Naga imbroglio,
there is an urgent need to look into the problems faced by Nagas
September 1: ENPO urged NSCN-K and
NSCN-Khole Kitovi faction to adhere to ENPO's December 18, 2007
resolution. This comes in wake of faction clash between the outfits
in Kiphire District. ENPO's resolution states that on behalf of
the six tribes [Konyak, Khiamniungan, Chang, Yimchunger, Sangtam
and Phom], ENPO has urged all factions/groups to honour and adhere
to the joint resolutions of peace and tranquility, and to strictly
restrain from any forms of violence and conflict within ENPO jurisdiction.
August 30: A person, who claimed
to be NSCN-Khole-Kitovi under secretary (finance), was arrested
on August 30 by Dimapur police on charges of robbing a guest at
one Hotel in Dimapur at gunpoint August 29.
NSCN-Khole-Kitovi has condemned
the act of Assam Rifles, which allegedly raided the house of its
'deputy kilonser' (deputy minister) Huvito Yeptho in the wee hours
of August 30 at Kuhuboto town in Dimapur District.
August 29: Factional clash between
NSCN-Khole-Kitovi and NSCN-K broke out at Singrep village, Kiphire
District. However, no casualties were reported.
August 27: The body of the slain
NSCN-K victim who was reportedly killed in a suspected inter factional-clash
related incident in the night of August 26 in Doyapur area, Dimapur
has been identified as "sergeant" Khekavi Awomi (22). Police also
said that the body was retrieved from the jungle, a kilometer away
from Lhothavi village.
August 26: In a suspected inter
factional-clash related incident, one person was reportedly killed
and another injured in Doyapur sub-division area in Dimapur District.
The victims reportedly belonged to the NSCN-K faction. Villagers
said the injured identified as one K. Konyak told them that he and
his friend were riding on a motor cycle when they were ambushed.
The injured claimed that his friend who was from the Sumi tribe
was killed. However, the villagers, police and civil administration
could not locate the body yet.
Public convention held at Noney
(Longmai), Tamenglong District resolved to boycott NSCN-K for its
failure to fulfill August 18 five-point public declaration and a
seven-point terms set on August 21 by Zeliangrong civil society
organizations over the killing of Chunthuigai Kamei, secretary of
August 25: NSCN-Khole-Kitovi cadres
have killed one NSCN-K 'lieutenant' allegedly in the wee hours in
Kiphire town (Eastern Nagaland) near BOC area. It is said that the
slain NSCN-K cadre has been identified as one Subziba Sangtam of
Chare village. He was reportedly holding a rank of lieutenant in
the outfit. the NSCN-K alleged that Subziba Sangtam was abducted
by the NSCN-Khole/Kitovi group and killed him.
NSCN-Khole-Kitovi has made it clear
to the JLF of the Nagaland NLA, that it would not be a party to
any 'alternative solution' or 'interim government' in relation to
the Naga political movement.
NSCN-K on August 24 demanded that
the JLF of the NLA clarify to public what they meant by resolving
to pave way for any alternative arrangement. They asked the JLF
as on what basis they (JLF) approach the Centre for an early solution.
NSCN-K kilonser (minister) Wangtin Konyak told JLF delegation
that NSCN-K will not accept solution without "sovereignty of Nagas."
August 24: NSCN-K said that the
August 17 incident where, ZSUM secretary Chunthuigai Kamei got killed,
would be investigated by the outfit and reveal the findings to the
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: Condemning the murder
of a Chunthuigai Kamei, leader of ZSUM by NSCN-K, the ZCF has demanded
immediate action against and handing over the erring cadres to the
Zeliangrong people. They stated that the blame would fall on the
NSCN-K if its central leadership fail to meet the demand of the
Zeliangrong people and continued to shield the culprits. The forum
also stated that failing to meet their demands the people of Zeliangrong
would be left with no option but has to enforce non-cooperation
against the NSCN-K.
AATS's Cachar unit cautioned NSCN-K
of non-cooperation from people belonging to Zeliangrong groups.
The AATS also condemned the killing of the general secretary of
Zeliangrong Students' Union of Manipur, Chunthuigai Kamei, by the
outfit recently in Manipur.
August 18: Leaders of different
Zeliangrong bodies have set a deadline on August 25 to book all
the cadres of NSCN-K involved in the killing of ZSUM secretary Chunthuigai
Kamei. Kamei was shot dead at Nungkao village in Tamenglong District
on August 17.
August 17: Suspected militants belonging
to NSCN-K shot dead two persons, identified as the Zeliangrong Students'
Union, Tamenglong (District) 'general secretary' and a suspected
NSCN-IM cadre at Nungkao, Tamenglong District under Tousem Police
Station at around 7:30 am. According to a reliable source, the dead
student body general secretary is identified as Chunthuigai Kamei,
while the NSCN-IM suspect has been identified as Jenao Golmei. Sources
informed that the two must have arrived in the area to mobilize
volunteers for the August 20 general strike called by the UNC and
for the public hearing to be conducted at Nungba.
August 14: NSCN factions have expressed
dismay over the decision of JLF of Nagaland assembly to vacate their
positions if an alternative arrangement comes out of the talks between
the Centre and NSCN-IM. Recently, 60 Members of legislative Assembly
(MLAs) of Nagaland went to New Delhi and impressed upon the central
leaders that they are ready to step down if there is a solution
to the ongoing Naga peace talks.
NSCN-Khole-Kitovi celebrated the
66th 'Naga Independence Day' at its council headquarters; Khehoi
designated camp on August 14 with its 'president' "Gen. (Retd)"
Khole Konyak as chief guest. Speaking at the occasion, Khole said
without unification of all Nagas under one political platform, no
permanent solution to the vexed Indo-Naga political problem could
August 13: NSCN-K questioned the
decision of JLF of the Nagaland MLA to back the NSCN-IM stand regarding
the Naga peace talks and termed it "immature and one sided decision".
NSCN-K further observed that the decision left out the other Naga
political groups and going by the NSCN-IM solution and not Naga
solution. NSCN K further stated that under no circumstances will
be a part of any solution coming out of the 60 Legislators so-called
paving a way for solution for any sort of so-called interim arrangement
sought by the legislators from New Delhi recently.
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
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
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.
August 3: Suspected militants belonging
to NSCN-KK killed three militants belonging to NSCN-K in New Market
area of Kohima town. NSCN-K sources confirmed the deceased were
from their group and hailed from Shepoumaramth region in Senapati
District of Manipur. The identity of the cadres was yet to be confirmed.
August 2: 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 30: NSCN-K 'chairman', S.S.
Khaplang has stated that his government would reject any political
solution within Indian constitution unless it was the "sovereignty
solution". Khaplang stated that NSCN-K would not be involved in
the forthcoming "forced Indian election" next year in Nagaland.
Khaplang also cautioned any NSCN/GPRN "authority" found involved
in the Indian election process and warned that they would be "penalized"
as per the laws and rules of "Yehzahbo".
July 29: The NSCN-Khole-Kitovi has
reiterated that any company, be it Indian or international, willing
to explore and extract mineral resources in Nagaland must first
invest in setting up infrastructure in the State to ensure that
employment and other opportunities are available to the Naga youths.
July 28: One person, suspected to
be from NSCN-K, was found shot dead near Thilixu village Baptist
Church in Dimapur District. According to Dimapur Police sources,
the deceased, whose identity has not been established yet, was blindfolded
and shot in the head.
July 25: Changki Village Council
informed that its village youth 'arrested' two armed extortionists
from Changki valley area in Mokokchung District while the duo were
extorting in the name of NSCN-K.
July 23: NSCN-K claimed that NSCN-Khole-Kitovi's
demand for settlement within the confines of present Nagaland State
was no Naga national issue but a mere rehabilitation "for desperate
goons and criminals attempting to sabotage and betray the historical
and political legacies of the Nagas that has been paid in blood
July 22: Assam Rifles (AR), with
support from Arunachal Pradesh Police arrested one NSCN-K cadre,
identified as Winnok Nokbi, from Khonsa in the District. Apart from
an extortion note signed by 'major' Johan and an extortion amount
of INR 670, a pair of combat shoes was seized.
July 19: SFs arrested an 'area commander'
of NSCN-K near Haflong.
Unidentified armed persons suspected
to be cadres of NSCN-K set afire an excavator near Irang (Taobam)
under Nungba Police station in Tamenglong District.
July 18: NSCN-K, Chakhesang region
of the State has expressed resentment over what it described "unruly
act" of the 7 Assam Rifles (AR), posted at Phek District, which
raided the house of its "deputy kilonser" Thupuvezo Keyho on July
17. NSCN-K alleged that the 7 AR personnel took away one each of
AK-47, action rifle and muzzle loading rifle.
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
NSCN-Khole-Kitovi faction's '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: based on inputs on presence
of armed cadres in the vicinity of Hebron-I colony of Phek town,
SFs conducted search operation in and around suspected houses of
the colony and arrested one NSCN-K cadre, identified as Luaung Konyak.
July 16: CFMG members held separate
meetings with CFSB members of both NSCN-Khole-Kitovi and NSCN-Khaplang
at Police complex, Chumukedima (Dimapur) and discussed issues pertaining
to missing arms, factional violence and others.
The CFSB supervisor of NSCN-Khole-Kitovi,
Singson admitted that two policemen had joined NSCN-Khole-Kitovi
with one AK rifle and one .9mm.
CFMG chairman Major General (Retd)
N. George asked CFSB members of both the factions to return the
weapons taken by Police "deserters" and other "stolen weapons".
On the release of 'brigadier' Khamlong
Pangmei of NSCN-K 'arrested' by NSCN-Khole-Kitovi on factional issues,
CFSB supervisor said that the outfit would release NSCN-K's Khamlong
in due course of time. Singson said the final decision would be
taken by the 'cabinet'. However, on the NSCN-K's truce for peace
with the outfit, Singson reiterated its stand that they would not
sit with an "impeached" leader. He expressed apprehensions over
the offer and said that it could be their tactics for their own
July 14: NSCN-Khole-Kitovi 'under
secretary' identified as Tohokhe Awomi was reportedly abducted and
killed by NSCN-Khaplang and his body was found near Jalukie bridge
in Peren District by passersby, on July 14, said a NSCN-Khole-Kitovi's
When contacted, NSCN-K source said
that in pursuance of its clamp down on extortion, its cadres took
up the action as Tohokhe was "misusing" NSCN-K's name and was extorting
in the name of the group since 2011.
July 13: NMA representatives led
by its president Abeiu Meru met NSCN-Khole-Kitovi NPAC and cabinet
members on July 13 over NSCN-Khaplang peace overture to NSCN-Khole-Kitovi
and the release of 'brigadier' Khamlong of the NSCN-K who was 'arrested'
by the NSCN-Khole-Kitovi. However, when contacted, NSCN-Khole-Kitovi
"Kilonser" (minister), Akato Chophi confirmed the visit of NMA representatives
but denied having discussed about the release of the 'brigadier'
July 10: Six militants including
four militants belonging to NSCN-K militants, one militant belonging
to ULFA and one NDFB militant surrendered at an Assam Rifles base
in Joyrampur in Tinsukia District. The militants deposited a 9mm
pistol, a .38 revolver, two 7.65 mm pistol and 2.9 kilogram of RDX.
ENSA has conveyed its gratitude
to GPRN/NSCN for the "safe release" of one of its members Tela,
of Tongkhu, of Khamkeq village, who was allegedly picked up on suspicion
and released without laying any condition. ENSA also appealed to
the GPRN/NSCN, for the safe release of NSCN-K "brigadier" Khamlong.
July 9: Against the backdrop of
factional clashes between the rival NSCN-K and NSCN-Khole-Kitovi,
the NMA has conveyed its appreciation to the NSCN-K leadership for
their declaration to shun violence and stop all forms of factional
violence. NMA in a press release issued by 'president', Abeiu Meru,
and advisor, Rosemary Dzuvichu, appealed to the NSCN-Khole-Kitovi
leadership to respond positively to the peace gesture of NSCN-K
and stop all forms of factional violence against each other.
July 6: India turned on the heat
on Myanmar-based rebels in June when it passed on the electoral
roll details of an Indian insurgent to that country. "We have given
the details about the Indian insurgent from electoral roll records,"
The NSCN-K may have signed a ceasefire
with the Myanmar Government but it is feeling the pressure from
several sides - the Governments of India and Myanmar, from Naga
rebels in India, and after the pact, from the KIA. During the recent
visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Myanmar, India had objected
to Myanmar's signing a pact with an Indian insurgent. The demand
to disallow Wangtin Naga (an NSCN-K leader from India) from being
part of the truce was also emphasised on June 26 during a meeting
in Kolkata (West Bengal), sources said.
July 5: Some movements of personnel
of the Myanmar Army have been noticed in the areas where most of
the militant groups of North East have their bases in the neighbouring
country recently quoting sources. However, no operation has yet
been launched against the militants. The news report further states
that intelligence inputs about attempts by the ULFA-ATF to strike
before the Independence Day celebrations and the Police have been
alerted to frustrate any such attempt. Sources revealed that the
militants, who are now in Assam, have been directed to indulge in
acts of violence, but their movements have been curbed due to operations
by police and security forces in upper Assam Districts.
Myanmar has agreed to ask the NSCN-K
to reduce strength of the Meitei militants to one-third of their
current strength. This could be seen as a move to moderate Myanmar's
failure to push out Manipur-based insurgents out of the country.
The agreement was reached at a meeting of Union ministry of home
affairs officials with a nine-member Myanmar delegation in Kolkata
(West Bengal) on June 26 and 27. Another commitment of this decision
was made to Indian officials in Myanmar on July 4, the source added.
There are at least 3,500 Meitei
militants in different camps across Kachin, Sagaing and Chin areas
of Myanmar. India is trying to help the newly democratised Myanmar
regime to co-operate on the ground with its forces. "The cadre strength
of Meitei groups will be reduced to one-third by Myanmar," a Government
source said. This would be affected through the NSCK, led by S.S.
Khaplang, who mentored several Meitei groups from Manipur for many
years without much opposition from the State. However, a day before
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Yangon and Naypyidaw on
May 28, the Myanmar Government directed Khaplang to ask Manipur-based
groups to get out of the country by June 10.
July 3: A high level Police team
led by Inspector General of Police, (Crime) detected loss of more
than 20 rifles that included 16 Self Loading Rifles (SLRs) and five
.303 from the Police Kote (armory) in Zunheboto during the last
week of June, 2012. A Policeman in the rank of SI was arrested in
Dimapur on June 30 and after interrogation by the Zunheboto Police,
was taken back to Zunheboto for further investigation. It may recalled
that two SLRs, recovered from an injured and another slain cadre
by Police, were traced to the Police armory, after a clash between
NSCN-K and NSCN-Khole-Kitovi in Zhekiye village under Zunheboto
District on June 19.
Coming down heavily on brutal factional
killings that have also led to deaths of innocent people in some
parts of Nagaland, Chairman of Cease Fire Supervisory Board (CFSB)
Major General (Retd) N.George said such acts would not have been
accepted in any organized and civilized society unlike in Nagaland,
where people have been silenced to acceptance. He said everybody
claimed that they were working for the Nagas but instead only indulge
in killings and extortion. He reminded the different factions/groups
on the need to look around the world to realize that the rule at
barrel of gun doesn't last long as such people have been thrown
by the wayside.
Union Government has categorically
stated that the NSCN-K led by S.S. Khaplang, which signed a ceasefire
with Myanmar on April 9, is providing shelter to Northeast insurgent
outfits. The union representatives and the NSCN-K leadership that
met in Kohima discussed several issues, including the one on providing
shelter and aiding northeastern outfits, including ULFA, despite
being warned by New Delhi against doing so. The chairman of the
ceasefire supervisory board, Major General (retd) N. George, said
during the meeting that the security forces had tabled clear evidence
that NSCN-K still shelter cadres of other outfits. He said there
was clear evidence that ULFA camps in Changlang and Tirap Districts
of Arunachal Pradesh were aided by the NSCN-K.
July 2: NSCN-K has announced its
readiness to sit across the table with any group to sort out misunderstanding
and to halt killings. Briefing newspersons after the closed-door
CFSB meeting held at Hotel Millennium in Kohima NSCN-K 'military
representative ' Isak Sumi and others disclosed that the NSCN-K
has also demanded that the outfit should be allowed to establish
designated camp at Khutur under Tuensang District as approved by
the Government of India in order to scale down tension besides allowing
setting up of a sub-office in Dimapur for the purpose of efficient
monitoring and implementation of ceasefire ground rules. Also after
the meeting, the chairman of the CFSB, N George said the Government
of India is not unfair or partial towards any group and insisted
that the Government of India is looking ahead towards finding a
solution to the vexed Naga issue. The UMHA is doing its best and
working towards this end, he said.
July 1: One cadre of NSCN-Khole-Kitovi
faction identified as Aloto Raju Peyu was reportedly abducted around
6 pm from Zunheboto town and was later killed allegedly by NSCN-Khaplang
cadres. The body was later found at Kawoto village. According to
MIP kilonser (minister) Akato Chophy, Aloto went to visit some relatives
in Zunheboto when he was abducted and later shot dead.
June 29: The NSCN-K expressed dismay
over the GoI attitude towards the cease fire agreement (cfa) between
the outfit and Government of Myanmar. Reacting to the Myanmarese
Government declaration that it would "even" go up to the extent
of scrapping its cease-fire deal with NSCN-K if the latter was found
violating cfa by sheltering other Indian insurgent groups in the
Naga autonomous region in Myanmar, NSCN-K viewed that signing the
cfa has no negative feelings towards the GoI. NSCN-K MIP secretary
Sangso Mongzar Naga said that the uniqueness of Naga problem lies
with Governments of both India and Myanmar.
Biswamohan Debbarma, the 'chairman'
of NLFT-BM is virtually on the run especially after the arrest of
Utpal Debbarma, 'Foreign Secretary' of the outfit and surrender
of two top-ranking rebel leaders - Tipu Debbarma alias Titus and
Salgora Debbarma. Biswamohan went to Myanmar after arrest of Utpal
to have dialogue with ULFA and NSCN-K leaders for allowing him to
establish a permanent base there
June 28: NSCN-K informed that one
C. John Yimchunger, undersecretary, NSCN-Khole-Kitovi has defected
and joined its fold on June 21.
Myanmar Government has declared
that it would even go up to the extent of scrapping its cease-fire
deal with NSCN-K if the latter was found violating its ceasefire
agreement by sheltering other Indian insurgent groups in the Naga
autonomous region, Myanmar. Even though NSCN-K enjoys the benefit
(cease-fire) of moving about freely in its region, the declaration
which was made by a nine member Myanmarese team at a meeting with
senior officials Government of India officials led by joint secretary
(NE) MHA, Shambhu Singh in Kolkata (West Bengal) on the June 26
and 27 has posed as a set back to the peace pact.
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 24: Based on information that
movement of arms, ammunition and liquor in a truck from Dimapur
to Kiphire via Zunheboto, troops of 7 Assam Rifles on June intercepted
a civil truck near petrol pump at Kiphire District and on search
of the truck recovered one Chinese carbine, two magazines and 15
live rounds. According to a defence release, one Atsase (28) was
arrested and on enquiry, the cadre revealed that he belonged to
Sampurre designated camp of NSCN-K.
June 23: AR handed over one NSCN-K
cadre identified as Jonathan Thangal to Imphal police station after
he was arrested from Kalapahar, Senapati District on June 22 with
one 9 mm pistol loaded with three live rounds. While handing over,
AR claimed that Thangal was in-charge of finance, involved in extortion
from residents of Kalapahar and Sekmai area along the National Highway-39.
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 19: Four militants were killed
and one injured in separate incidents of factional clashes in Zunheboto
District. According to Police, the first incident took place near
Zhekiye village, some 15 kilometers from Zunheboto, where two NSCN-K
cadres were killed in a reported ambush by rival NSCN-Khole-Kitovi
cadres at around 6am . According to sources, NSCN-K cadres numbering
around fifteen were reportedly surrounded by NSCN-Khole-Kitovi cadres
near Zhekiye village where they were camping. The dead have been
identified as "sergeant major" Ahovi and "lieutenant" Khejeto. Another
NSCN-K cadre who was injured in the incident has been identified
as "Corporal" Nyenmei Konyak. Police also recovered two SLR guns,
one each from the injured cadre and from the slain NSCN-K "lieutenant."
Police claimed that the arms have been kept in their custody.
In another incident reportedly in
retaliation, a NSCN-Khole-Kitovi functionary Nikheto was shot dead
by suspected NSCN-K cadres near Asukhomi village under Zunheboto
District. According to sources, the victim was abducted from his
residence at Asukhomi village in the morning of June 19 and his
dead body was recovered not far from the village after few hours.
The deceased was reportedly a leacy (area representative) in the
NSCN-Khole-Kitovi set-up. Further, another functionary of NSCN-Khole-Kitovi
identified by Police as Ikishe was abducted by NSCN-K and killed
near the Longkhim-Lithsami area. The slain functionary was reportedly
a leacy in the NSCN-Khole-Kitovi set-up. The two NSCN factions have
escalated turf war to take control of Zunheboto town.
NSCN-K has termed as "totally false
and baseless" the claim of AR stationed at Mon District that NSCN-K
"adhoc transit camp" was busted at Chenmoho village on June 14.
June 15: The NSCN-K listed reasons
for split. Wangtin Naga, minister for information and publicity
of the NSCN-K, said the split in the outfit on June 7, 2011, was
because of differences in political ideologies regarding talks with
the Centre among the top brass. He said Kitovi Zhimomi, 'general
secretary' of NSCN-Khole-Kitovi, wanted to enter into dialogue with
the Government of India without 'chairman' S.S. Khaplang as New
Delhi did not want to talk to the latter, who is from Myanmar. He
said Kitovi also wanted to settle the issue of Nagas in Nagaland
only, which was opposed by some leaders of the outfit. The NSCN-K
had claimed that the Khole-Kitovi faction wanted to settle for an
economic package, compromising the sovereignty of Nagaland, which
has been pending for over 60 years. The rival faction also reportedly
wanted the Centre to increase the number of Assembly and parliamentary
seats in Nagaland.
The outfit (NSCN-K) would not compromise
on the sovereignty of Nagaland though Khaplang was not against any
group or faction who wants to settle for financial or economic packages
or an autonomous council, Wangtin said, while cautioning Indian
Government that talk with one or two groups would not permanently
solve the Naga problem.
June 14: Troops of 6 AR based in
Mon District of Nagaland under the aegis of Headquarters 7 Sector
AR busted 'an adhoc transit camp' of NSCN-K and arrested two cadres
of the outfit including 'an officer' who was in charge from Chenmoho
under Aboi Police station, Mon and recovered arms, ammunition, war-like
stores and huge quantity of rice. AR source said on June 17 in Kohima
that the cadres have been identified as 'Lieutenant' Awok Konayk
and his bodyguard, Honlem alias Alem Konyak. Both the individuals
are residents of Chenwetnyu village in Mon District. During the
operation, the Security Force had seized one pistol, one 12 bore
rifles, several live rounds of various calibers, explosives and
many other warlike stores. 3000 kg of rice was also recovered. The
interrogation revealed that the recovered rice was actually meant
for people from 'Below Poverty Line' which is being supplied to
the State under Government scheme, the source added.
June 13: NSCN-Khole-Kitovi strongly
criticized NSCN-K for blaming them for the June 7 firing near Mohonkhola,
Kohima District without any proof and said the allegation did not
have any truth.
June 12: Two days after the lapse
of the deadline (June 10) given to Indian insurgent groups (IIGs)
by the Myanmar Government to leave the neighbouring country, army
personnel have been positioned in close proximity of the rebels'
camps, but there is no report of any militants fleeing across the
border to India.
"For all these years, the IIGs having
been staying in Myanmar and it could not have been possible without
some kind of understanding with the Myanmarese army and its intelligence.
We know for sure that the Meitei groups and other IIGs have been
paying money to the Myanmarese army and intelligence through the
NSCN (K). So, whatever is happening now is feared to be just a cosmetic
venture. Six months ago, the Myanmarese army had closed in on camps
of IIGs, but without firing a single shot, the army withdrew from
its position. The same thing is happening now," a top security source
NSCN-K denied its involvement in
the June 7 shooting incident near Mohonkhola at Kohima District
where one civilian sustained bullet injury.
June 11: SFs confiscated one AK-56
and 60 rounds of ammunition from a NSCN-K cadre, identified as Langkhuh
Konyak, deputy kilonser (minister). According to a defence release,
Longkhuh Konyak, was a yellow card holder which authorized him to
carry one weapon with body guard for his personal protection. However,
Assam Rifles said that during routine checking of vehicles on Mon-Mohung
road, the team found two weapons from his possession. The defence
release further described it as a gross violation of Cease Fire
Ground Rules and hence, one weapon was confiscated and an FIR also
June 9: AR refuted the NSCN-K claim
that it violated cease-fire ground rule in the June 8 incident at
a house in Agri-Forest colony in Kohima and termed it as "totally
false and baseless", reports Nagaland Post. AR stated that the two
militants armed with pistols and holding incriminating documents
related to 'chaplee'' ministry of NSCN-K were arrested for staying
in civilian populated area in gross violation to ceasefire ground
The chairperson of the Ceasefire
Monitoring Group Major General (Rtd) N George has highlighted the
vital need for the Naga public to pressurize the insurgent factions
towards 'certain commitment regarding refraining from violence.
"There is a need, through the media, to put some public pressure
on the groups. It is no point if I have to say that somebody else
was responsible for so and so and I have to take action in response,"
he told reporters after meeting the CFSB members of Khole-Kitovi
faction of NSCN (NSCN-Khole-Kitovi) at Chumukedima on June 9.George
further said that the 'CFSB saying something has got limited value
but public pressure has got great value.' "This was what I was attempting
today [June 9]. To get them to make certain commitments that would
enable us to prevent this violence". George also said he has been
putting across this proposal for some time 'where I wanted both
the NSCN-K and NSCN-Khole-Kitovi [Khole-Kitovi faction of NSCN]
to sit across the table with me.'
June 8: NSCN-K has warned of "serious
consequences" including breakdown of cease-fire against what it
termed as "repeated gross violation of cease-fire ground rules"
by AR in "connivance" with NSCN-Khole-Kitovi. Citing instances of
such violations by AR, CFSB member Hokato Vusshe informed that AR
troops raided the house of 'Naga Army' personnel where his family
along with two others was residing in the wee hours of June 8 in
Agri-Forest colony at Kohima.
SFs arrested three NSCN-K cadres
near Tuensang-Pangsha-Noklak road tri-junction. One AK 56 rifle,
226 rounds of ammunition and warlike stores were seized during the
June 7: Recent factional clashes
between rival NSCN-K and NSCN-Khole-Kitovi groups dominated the
proceedings of the sixth CFMG and the CFSB under the chairmanship
of Major General (Retd) N.George held at the Police Conference hall
Chumukedima in Dimapur. C.Singson, NSCN-Khole-Kitovi supervisor
CFSB asserted that there was a need for the representatives of Government
of India and NSCN-Khole-Kitovi to jointly implement CFGR to control
the situation. Also interacting with media after the meeting, CFMG
chairman N. George revealed that his "intention" at the meeting
was to convey the message that groups should refrain from blaming
each other and thrash out issues through talks to maintain peace.
Asserting the need for media in providing a platform for public
pressure on the groups, George proposed that NSCN-Khole-Kitovi and
NSCN-K sit across the table and give "certain commitments" to refrain
June 5: One NSCN-K cadre was killed
in the wee hours at DC hill Zunheboto area in the District. According
to Police, residents of the area found an unidentifiable body with
hands tied at the back and got the information around 4 am. and
rushed to the spot. The body was later identified by the relatives
and friends as one "sergeant" of NSCN-K Ghukishe Awomi. Police stated
that the "sergeant" was reportedly held in the night of June 4 and
killed supposedly by NSCN-Khole-Kitovi. However, NSCN-K "kilonser"
(minister) Ministry of Information and Publicity (MIP), Wangtin
Naga confirmed that one of their cadres was killed by NSCN-Khole-Kitovi.
Blaming rival NSCN-Khole-Kitovi for the "bloodsheds", Wangtin alleged
that NSCN-Khole-Kitovi might have "ulterior motive" against Nagas
who he said were "struggling for sovereignty".
June 1: Indian security agencies
are not hopeful of Myanmar immediately launching a Bhutan-type operation
to flush out northeastern militants from the country. The news report
quotes a security source saying, "It's NSCN (Khaplang) chief SS
Khaplang who calls the shots there. Ulfa and the NDFB have smaller
contingents. Ulfa has about 200 Ulfa fighters while the strength
of the NDFB is just about 100. Manipuri outfits have about 3,000
militants. The size of the NSCN (Khaplang) is also quite big", he
added. "Let's see how Myanmar deals with the militants this time.
Earlier, it used force against them only to extort money. We have
marked the rebel hideouts. We think the militants can be driven
out easily if Myanmar acts like Bhutan." the sources said.
May 30: Thousands of people took
to the streets of Zunheboto town in Nagaland on March 30 to denounce
Naga militants and send a strong message that they would not tolerate
militancy anymore. The protest followed the death of a 20-year-old
youth, Toky, in crossfire between National NSCN-K and NSCN-Khole-Kitovi
at South Point, a populated civilian area in the town, on May 29.
May 29: Coinciding with Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh's visit to Yangon, the Myanmar-based NSCN-K leader
S.S. Khaplang is believed to have told Manipur's valley-based insurgent
outfits to leave areas dominated by the Nagas, Government sources
Fresh clash erupted between cadres
of NSCN-K and NSCN-Khole-Kitovi at Zunheboto town claiming the life
of a civilian and leaving two others injured. Police informed that
the firing incident took place at around 5 pm at South Point colony
and lasted for about an hour. According to an eye witness, the clash
erupted when armed cadres of NSCN-K fired on a house where NSCN-Khole-Kitovi
cadres were reportedly taking shelter and in the ensuing retaliatory
firing, the casualty occurred. According to Zunheboto Police, the
deceased has been identified as Toky (20) while the injured have
been identified as Kunoto and Ghonito (40).
May 27: A senior Government official
accompanying the prime minister, when asked if New Delhi would involve
other Naga groups in pursuit of a political settlement replied:
"We do not want to hold talks and give privilege to only one or
two groups…. we want the all the groups to be involved and ready
to accommodate." When asked about the truce signed between the NSCN-K
and Union of Myanmar, he described it as a positive sign for peace
in the country. He said that the Government of Myanmar has come
up with 3-stage proposal for the Nagas of Myanmar: Ceasefire, Political
negotiations and Economic development.
May 22: NSCN-K said postponement
of the proposed May 21 Chiang Mai meet and "contradictory statements"
by NSCN-Khole-Kitovi was confusing the Nagas with the latest "controversial
press statement", published in local dailies May 16, by Alezo Venuh,
envoy of collective leadership, NSCN-Khole-Kitovi. They said, the
confusing statement by Alezo, claming their stand for Naga solution
as that for entire Naga inhabited areas encompassing all Nagas within
and outside including international boundaries, was to be "viewed
seriously as Kitovi and Alezo are trying to confuse the Nagas and
take them for a ride." NSCN-K said during many meetings of three
groups - NSCN-IM, NSCN-Khole-Kitovi and NNC, Kitovi had "categorically
stated time and again" that his group stood for the Nagas of Nagaland
May 16: NSCN-K has warned "a group
of extortionists" led by one Kughahoto Achumi, who it stated was
"awarded dishonorable termination" one month back. Kughahoto, now
learnt to have joined NSCN-Khole-Kitovi, for the last one to two
months has been "harassing and extorting" business community in
and around Dimapur posing as its official. NSCN-K said it would
initiate "stringent measure against the offenders" while also asking
NSCK Khole-Kitovi to stop maligning its image "merely for their
May 14: Myanmar has granted autonomy
to the NSCN-K in three Districts of Sagaing, an administrative region
in the northwest of the country, bordering Nagaland and Manipur
to its north. Y. Wangtin Naga, an NSCN-K leader from India who was
one of the six signatories of the April 9 bilateral ceasefire with
the Myanmar Government said, "Nagas have autonomy in Lahe, Layse
and Nanyang in Sagaing region and we are looking for self-administration
in more Naga populated districts in Kachin." The Khaplang cadres,
who are now free to move unarmed anywhere in Myanmar, also want
self-administration in the Naga areas of Mawlaik, Phongpyn and Homlin
in Sagaing and Tanai (Teniang) and Shingbwiyang areas in Kachin
State. Having struck a peace deal with Naypyidaw, the new capital
of Myanmar, the rebels are hoping it will give them greater bargaining
power with New Delhi. "This is the first time in 70 years of Naga
fighting that any organisation has signed agreements with two countries,"
NSCN-K's kilonser (minister),
public relation and NGOs, Wangtin Naga said for seventy years Nagas
had fought with Myanmar authority and that after realizing it as
"futile exercise" two entities signed cease-fire agreement to stop
confrontation and to find an "amicable and permanent" solution between
the two entities as desired by the Nagas. Pointing out that some
people differentiate Nagas as "Burma Naga and India Nagas", Wangtin
reminded that there were no Burma Naga or India Naga but "Nagas
are one and one nation struggling for one cause".
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.
May 10: India has sought the details
of the major ground rules of the ceasefire agreement inked between
the Myanmar Government and NSCN-K, which is currently on ceasefire
with the Government of India as well.
May 9: Recalling the bilateral ceasefire
agreement signed between NSCN-K and the Union of Myanmar on April
9 at Khamti town (Myanmar) after more than 60 years, the outfit
said that the representatives in the meeting clearly pointed out
that it was "an authentic political institution struggling for Naga
sovereignty with mass support across the artificial boundary," .
Exactly a month after signing a
ceasefire agreement with the Myanmarese authority, the NSCN-K said
it will open a "truce supervisory" office in the neighbouring country,
Myanmar at Khamti town.
May 8: With the extension of the
cease fire between the GoI and the NSCN-K on May 3, 2012, the latter
became the only outfit in the North east region to have entered
into a cease fire agreement with two countries-India and Myanmar.
Though the GoI was hesitant about extension of cease fire as the
NSCN-K had also entered into a truce with Myanmar, New Delhi agreed
to extend the truce only after NSCN-K 'chairman' agreed to extend
it for only one year amongst other conditions. The outfit also signed
a cease fire with the Myanmar Government on April 9, 2012.
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
NSCN-K also said nearly a dozen
"compatriots", who earlier were loyalists of NSCN-Khole-Kitovi,
have joined "national platform" during the last few weeks, and described
their joining as "another boost to the ever coagulating Naga struggle
under NSCN/GPRN led by SS. Khaplang".
May 4: The GoI will "keep a close
watch" on the activities and movement of NSCN-K faction leaders
and cadres during the next one year extended period of ceasefire.
Disclosing this, a senior official in the Union Home Ministry said,
"If they are found extending any help to any of the anti-Indian
insurgent groups or indulging in factional killing, the ceasefire
agreement may come to a naught."
The Government sources indicated
that the NSCN-K was categorically asked to ensure that no anti-Indian
insurgent outfit or their members be allowed in the Eastern Nagaland
area of Myanmar where the NSCN-K rules. The Government is believed
to have got the report that Paresh Baruah led ULFA besides Manipur
based PREPAK and PLA have a regular movement in the Khaplang dominated
area of Myanmar.
May 3: Bilateral ceasefire agreement
between NCSN-K and theGoI was extended for another year, five days
after it last expired on April 28. Member of CFMG and kilonser
(minister) H. Vusshe said that both sides (GoI and NSCN-K) came
to this agreement after hectic parleys over certain "pressing" and
"pertinent" issues related to the implementation of ceasefire ground
rules were agreed upon. Vusshe, however, denied the delay of extension
to the ceasefire on April 28 with issues relating to his organisation's
bilateral ceasefire agreement with the Government of Myanmar. He
said that the GoI representatives had put up some queries on this
issue which was "clearly" spelled across and clarified by the NSCN-K.
The kilonser said the GoI
was told that talks with Myanmar Government were initiated "purely"
in adherence to the "wishes of Naga people in that country who have
yearned for peace with the authorities there."
May 1: The meeting between representatives
of GoI and NSCN-K leaders for extension of ceasefire scheduled on
April 30 in Delhi has been postponed to May 1 as more NSCN-K leaders
are expected to arrive in Delhi to attend the meeting. NSCN-K sources
said the minor differences between the GoI and NSCN-K have been
ironed out in a meeting held on April 28. The five member NSCN-K
team presently in Delhi included their CFSB supervisor Lincoln,
kilonser (minister) Hokato Vushe, CFSB secretary Khekahoto,
deputy kilonser Veduta Chakhesang and Nika Yeptho.
UHM P. Chidambaram denied that negotiations
with NSCN-K and Central Government were in danger even as the ceasefire
agreement renewal is yet to be done. Notably, NSCN-K ceasefire with
Central Government expired on April 28.
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 two KRF.
April 29: Reacting to the reports
of delay in the extension of cease-fire between the Government of
India and NSCN-K, Nagaland Government appealed to the Centre to
further extend the cease-fire between the two entities. N. Kitovi
Zhimomi ato kilonser (prime minister) of the NSCN-Khole-Kitovi
has also urged New Delhi to extend the cease fire for the sake of
peace and tranquility in Nagaland.
April 28: NSCN-Khole-Kitovi said
that senior functionary member and 'vice chairman' of NSCN-K, identified
as Khoba Phom, "in an act of exhibiting the spirit of Nationalism,
and to strengthen the Indo-Naga political issue", along with nine
others joined its group. The newly joined members opined that the
need of the hour for the Naga people was to reconcile and embrace
April 27: GoI and NSCN-Khole-Kitovi
signed a fresh cease-fire agreement in Delhi. NSCN-Khole-Kitovi's
CFSB supervisor C Singson confirmed that his group has signed fresh
cease-fire with Government of India for a period of one year. Singson
said that initially it was only "verbally" declared that cease-fire
was extended to both NSCN-Khole-Kitovi and NSCN-K by GoI creating
confusion among the Nagas as NSCN-K kept on "claiming" that cease-fire
was between just the GoI and NSCN-K.
Cease-fire agreement (CFA) between
the GoI and NSCN-K could not be extended. NSCN-K said that it would
not "continue bilateral cease-fire" with the GoI at the "dictation"
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.
India has told Myanmar to ask NSCN-K
to stop helping other Indian militant groups.
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."
Assam Rifles personnel arrested
four UPDF cadres, identified Lamlai Chowai alias Babu, Dipankan
Chakma alias Pinti, Kina Marak and Arun Chakma, from Manabum area
in Changlang District of Arunachal Pradesh. The militants were arrested
from Maitri Village under Diyun Police Station, where they had taken
shelter in the house of a Chakma widow. The cadres visited the village
to serve extortion note to a local businessmen in the area and had
forcibly taken shelter in the house.Two US made 7.65 mm Pistols,
one .22 mm Chinese made Pistol and ammunition were recovered from
the militants. UPDF is involved in extortion and kidnapping and
other illegal activities in Namsai and adjoining areas. The group
is believed to have strong linkages with ULFA and NSCN-K.
April 26: Talks that will ink the
crucial bilateral cease-fire agreement between NSCN-K and Myanmar
Government on the long drawn Naga-Myanmar political issue was reported
to have started at "Khamti" town in Myanmar located beyond the borders
of India. The source informed that NSCN-K chairman S.S. Khaplang
is not attending the meeting at Khamti but senior leaders Kughalu
Mulatonu, Wangtin Naga and P. Tikhak are representing the group
at the meeting being held with Myanmar representatives. The source
also confirmed Khaplang's move to appoint an emissary to negotiate
on his behalf during political talks with Myanmar.
Besides working out strategies and
modalities for setting up cease-fire ground rules, the meeting will
also deliberate on NSCN-K's proposal.
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
NSCN-Khole-Kitovi group's CFSB
members would be leaving for New Delhi on April 26 to discuss extension
of the ongoing cease-fire agreement scheduled to expire on April
April 24: NSCN-K said NSCN-Khole-Kitovi's
"espousal" of Eastern (Myanmar) and Western Nagaland (India) was
another ideology for further partitioning Naga areas rather than
"dismantling" the arbitrary imposed "artificial boundaries" by Myanmar
and India. It stated that NSCN-K would pursue the cherished goal
of the Nagas without any "biasness, preferences or territorial limitations".
It also stated that Khole-Kitovi
had chosen their path "(Nagas of Nagaland)" and the NSCN-K would
"neither interfere nor question" their choices since it had "nothing
to do with" the pursuits of Naga political goal.
April 22: NSCN-K has once again
reiterated that there could be no "reconciliation" at the expense
of sovereignty stating that it (sovereignty) was not a "mere traditional
April 21: Two cadres of NSCN-Khole-Kitovi,
identified as 'Lieutenant' Engo Konyak and '2nd Lieutenant' Shannau
Konyak, were killed by NSCN-K cadres in at the junction of Phushumi
village near V.K. town under Zunheboto District.
April 19: Eastern Naga Students'
Association (ENSA) welcomed the NSCN-K proposed "bilateral cease-fire"
to bring an end to the decades old conflict and work out a solution
to the Naga political issue in Myanmar Naga areas through peaceful
April 17: Conveying appreciation
to NSCN-K 'president' S.S. Khaplang for "tireless efforts" rendered
for "peace truce" with Myanmar Government to end the decades old
conflict to forge out a solution to the Naga political problem in
Myanmar, the NSCN-Khole-Kitovi however said it expected that Nagas
of Nagaland be left "free of troubles and harassment" in terms of
"taxations or whatsoever is our presumption and expectation from
our Naga brothers from Myanmar." Maintaining that it would extend
all possible help towards the suffering of Naga brothers living
in Myanmar, NSCN-Khole-Kitovi expressed hope that Nagas of Myanmar
would "create no more problems or confusion" towards the political
destiny of Nagaland. "The political fate of Nagas of Nagaland should
be left to the people of Nagaland," stated NSCN-Khole-Kitovi, adding
that the "political destiny of Nagas of Myanmar should be left to
his Excellency the president S.S Khaplang, NSCN (K)".
April 16: NSCN-K is all set to sign
a bilateral cease-fire with the Myanmar Government in the later
part of April, 2012. NSCN-K sources revealed that top leaders from
the outfit have left for its Council Headquarters (CHQ) located
in Myanmar where a meeting will be held on April 20 to work out
strategies and modalities for setting up ceasefire ground rules
with the Myanmar Government. 'Chairman' S.S Khaplang, who will also
attend the proposed meeting at CHQ, will be attended among others
by senior leaders--Kughalu Mulatonu and Wangtin Naga. The outfit
will also discuss setting up of offices in Nagaland State and in
Myanmar as well.
This development comes in the wake
of NSCN-Khole-Kitovi led by "general" Khole and Kitovi Zhimomi,
who have all the while alleged S.S Khaplang of being more concerned
with politics in Myanmar than in Nagaland. Incidentally, NSCN-K
will ink further extension of cease-fire with the Government of
India which was signed April 28 2011 and sources said the modalities
of cease-fire agreement with the Myanmar Government also will be
completed before April 28.
April 10: A suspected cadre of NSCN-K,
identified as one Langhu Wartungam, who came for extortion at Thangmeiband
Sinam Leikai, was detained by local people who handed him over to
Police. One mobile phone handset, four SIM cards and one extortion
note of NSCN-K were seized from his possession.
March 30: In continued factional
clashes, two militants, one each from NSCN-K, identified as one
Tsilise, and another from NSCN-Khole-Kitovi cadre, identified as
one Johnson, were killed in Kiphire in the morning. One Athong Pochury
of NSCN-K also received minor injury during the clash. Official
sources said the firing ensued when NSCN-K attack the Penzu Designated
Camp at Kiphire occupied by NSCN-Khole-Kitovi. Sources said the
camp was attacked by 30-35 cadres of 'Mobile 5' operation group
NSCN-K in a statement said that
"huge quantities of military gadgets, assorted ammunitions including
one M21 Chinese rifle were also recovered".
March 28: NSCN-K has condemned the
abduction and murder of its tatar (Core Member), Adi Angami, allegedly
by NSCN-Khole-Kitovi at Kohima on March 26.
Another factional clash occurred
between NSCN-Khole-kitovi and NSCN-K at around 9:15 am in a place
between Natha old and Natha new in the outskirts of Zunheboto District.
The firing was reported to have lasted for about 45 minutes. Both
the outfits confirmed the firing incident but no casualty was reported
from both sides. Meanwhile, NSCN-K claimed that firing occurred
due to "provocation" by NSCN-Khole-Kitovi by "claiming" and "threatening"
to chase them out from Zunheboto since some months back.
March 27-28: NSCN-K and militants
of NSCN-Khole-Kitovi have called back their cadres to their other
respective designated camps from Ahthibung designated camp in Peren
District following instructions from CFSB, a report said. NSCN-K,
which was based on Ahthibung designated camp, called back their
cadres on March 27 while NSCN-Khole-Kitovi did so on March 28. CFSB
supervisor C. Singson confirmed that 23 NSCN-Khole-Kitovi militants
who were based at Ahthibung were sent back to Khehoi designated
camp on March 28. Supervisor CFSB further said that there was apprehension
that there would be clashes between rival factions, which might
endanger the lives of the public adding that Government of India
might have "denotified" the camp keeping in view the safety of the
March 26: A NSCN-K tatar
(Core member) was reportedly abducted by some militants, who were
travelling in a car, somewhere from Naga Hospital colony Kohima
in the afternoon and he was found shot dead near a paddy field below
Pfuchama village in Kohima District later in the day. The deceased
was found blindfolded with hands tied from behind and shot in the
head. One empty case of a small arm was also recovered from the
incident site. The deceased had reportedly come out from the jail
recently after he was arrested in connection with some case relating
to illegal possession of arms. The father of the deceased, A. K.
D. Angami, the former NSCN-K 'chairman' (for Angami region), was
also killed in his own village on February 9, 2006.
March 21: NSCN-K 'military supervisor'
"Lieutenant General" Niki Sumi on 32nd Republic Day at Suruhuto
designated camp said, "Today Naga society is overflowing with tribalism,
groupism and now factionalism and this has stalled the Nagas from
standing for our own political right." Sumi blamed the GoI for sowing
the seeds of disintegration among the Nagas, Sumi warned, "political
rights of the Nagas" cannot be compromised at the expense of some
"packages" involving "petty" issues in the guise of solution to
the Indo-Naga imbroglio. NSCK-K leader opined that settlement based
on the history and political rights of Naga will be lengthy. Sumi
also appealed to the Naga people and church to discourage tribalism
March 17: A kapur (area administrator)
of the NSCN-Khole-kitovi, identified as Kito Sumi, was shot dead
by suspected NSCN-K at Naga Hospital at Kohima. A civilian was also
A batch of newly-trained 60 KPLT
militants has completed their training in a NSCN-K camp near Dimapur
in Nagaland and may join the outfit soon.
March 16: NSCN-Khole-kitovi has
termed the killing of its cadres in Mon District by NSCN-K on March
14 as "overall cowardly acts" with an ideology that seemed to "converge
with anti-peace and anti-people propaganda". In a statement, the
outfit stated, "mercilessly murdering" in Mon "under the shadow
of the CFSB office has reached its 'peak of insanity'." Also, it
urged the public of Mon to "immediately" close down "illegal and
unauthorised office" of NSCN-K to avoid further killings.
March 15: Three dead bodies suspected
to be of NSCN-Khole Kitovi cadres were found few hundred metres
away from Chui Village Junction in Mon District. The bodies bore
bullet marks and the three were suspected to have been killed by
rival NSCN-K cadres. According to sources, the deceased, later identified
as Wangkim (47) and Manphong (29) of Chui Village and Pawang (37)
of Totok chingha Village were 'arrested' few days ago by NSCN-K
and allegedly killed them on March 14.
A day after the NSCN-K accused NSCN-Khole-Kitovi
cadres of attempting on the life of its 'vice president' Shikato
Achumi at Zunheboto town on March 14, the latter has claimed its
cadres had "simply fired shots in the air" to let him (Achumi) know
that his threats and harassments must stop. It stated that on March
14, Shikato Achumi, was forcefully demanding money from a shop.
March 14: NSCN-K asked the FNR and
NSCN-Khole-Kitovi to give "clear explanation" to Nagas on "repeated
back tracking" and also clarify if the "journey of common hope"
still stood valid. NSCN-K alleged that five to six "gunmen" of NSCN-Khole-Kitovi
attempted on the life of NSCN-K Sumi Region 'vice chairman' Shikato
Achumi on March 14 at Zunheboto town. It warned that NSCN-K would
no longer remain a "sitting duck" and would mobilise its resources
to "defend and uphold the dignity, rights and aspirations of the
Nagas against the enemy's puppets desperately trying to destroy
the very basis/foundation upon which the Naga's national struggle
has been sustaining till date".
Stating that implementation of CFGR
is a joint responsibility of both the Union Government and NSCN's
People's Army, the NSCN-K said the present trend clearly indicates
that CFGR has become more or less an arbitrary imposition on People's
Army by the Union Government and its agencies.
March 10: Two top cadres belonging
to NSCN-K surrendered along with two .9mm pistols and six live rounds
of ammunition at the Battalion Headquarters, 4 Assam Rifles, in
March 9: A top cadre of UNLF, identified
as Khwairakpam Romesh was arrested by SFs from Ningombam Phuramakhong
in Imphal West District. One .9 mm pistol along with a magazine
containing two live rounds was seized from his possession. It was
revealed that Nanao joined UNLF in 2008 and got basic military training
in Myanmar and worked under the command of one Wanglen. Based on
the disclosure made by the militant, Police on March 10 alleged
that he was among the UNLF cadres who transported about 230 AK-47
and 56 rifles for NSCN-K in December 2009. He was also involved
in an ambush on SFs in Ukhrul District in 2009, Police said.
March 8: Two Jorhat (Assam) bound
trucks from Tuensang were reportedly detained by NSCN-K cadres between
Meilong and Longsa area, after the drivers of the trucks failed
to pay "vehicle tax", a statement issued by Private Truck & Mini
Truck Owners' Union Tuensang District (PTMTOUTD) president Beso
Chingmak Chang and executive committee chairman Kejong Chang said.
The cadres allegedly seized the keys, vehicle documents and four
mobile phones belonging to the drivers and handymen, PTMTOUTD said.
March 3: SFs arrested one NSCN-K
cadre, identified as Chamthankung Gangmei alias Acham, in
New Keithelmanbi area. One .9mm pistol with four live rounds was
recovered from him.
March 1: Affirming and reiterating
its "sincere and firm" commitment to uphold the CoR, as per the
commitment made by 'chairman' S.S Khaplang, NSCN-K appreciated FNR's
"steadfast pursuit of Naga reconciliation". Stating that S.S. Khaplang,
though unable to attend the reconciliation meet on short notice
due to health and security concerns, MIP, in a statement, said he
has extended sincere "appreciation and acknowledgement for the effort."
February 28: Major General (retd)
N. George, who was recently appointed as chairman of CFSB, said
Government of India (GoI), has decided against allotting anymore
designated camps except the NSCN-K sub-office at Dimapur. George
said this while addressing media after a separate meeting with the
NSCN-Khole-Kitovi and NSCN-K CFSB at Police Conference hall Chumukedima.
George said the CFSB members of both the factions gave a positive
response to his appeal to stop factional clashes.
In what could prove a damper to
the much hyped 'Naga Reconciliation' convened by the FNR, the NSCN-K
will not be attending the 'Naga reconciliation meeting' called by
FNR on February 29 at at Agri expo centre, Dimapur.
Suspected NSCN-K militants killed
two NSCN-Khole Kitovi militants, identified as Khamhi Konyak and
Lemnyu Konyak, at an unspecified place in the State.
February 24: One NSCN-K cadre, identified
as Gairalung Zeliang of Nagasin village in Tamenglong District,
was killed in a factional clash with rival NSCN-khole-Kitovi cadres
between Bongkolong village and Piellhang village in the District.
Wangtin Naga, Supervisor of the NSCN-K CFSB said the incident took
place while the NSCN-K cadres were returning back to their respective
camp as directed and in response to the appeal of the FNR to NSCN-K
and NSCN-Khole-Kitovi to "cease all armed confrontation".
February 23: In an emergency meeting,
NSCN-K resolved to endorse the FNR appeal to "re-strengthen" the
reconciliation process and has forwarded the same to S.S Khaplang,
'chairman' and 'president' of the outift, for "final approval".
NSCN-K in a said its 'cabinet, while awaiting the "presidential
assent" to participate in the meet, has also resolved to restrain
its "armed wing/People's Army of Nagaland commanders from launching
any offensive campaign". The statement said that the decisions were
"necessitated" in order to facilitate a "conducive" atmosphere for
the proposed reconciliation meet on February 29.
February 22: FNR "implored" all
Naga Churches and Church leaders to urge their members to attend
the "Naga Reconciliation Meeting" on February 29, at Dimapur.
FNR also made an "urgent plea to
the army commanders" of NSCN-K and NSCN-Khole-Kitovi to instruct
their cadres to "cease all armed confrontation" with immediate effect.
February 17: Suspected militants
belonging to NSCN-Khole Kitovi killed NSCN-K militant near the State
Secretariat in Kohima town. The deceased was identified as '2nd
lieutenant' of the NSCN-K, Kahovi Jimo (30). A civilian, identified
as Nibohoto Aye, was also injured during the incident.
February 16: NSCN-K "strongly condemned
the acts committed by NSCN-Khole-Kitovi cadres alleging that a truck
carrying provision was "hijacked" on the way to Athibung designated
camp in Peren District on February 15.
February 15: One NSCN-K cadre was
injured in a factional clash between Litsami and Emlomi under Zunheboto
District when "command party" of NSCN-K and NSCN-Khole-Kitovi on
"patrolling" opened fire at each other. Supervisor of CFSB NSCN-Khole-Kitovi,
C. Singsong confirmed that one NSCN-K cadre was injured and also
claimed that one AK rifle was "captured" from the rival faction.
Kohima Police arrested one Khehuto
Chophy of NSCN-K from a place near Stella School in Kohima District
who was involved in the assault case of a Naga Hoho office bearer
earlier. One 7.65 mm pistol along with five live rounds was seized
from his possession.
February 14: Christian Forum Peren
District (CFPD) organized a public rally at Athibung town (Peren
District) in protest against the recent factional clashes between
NSCN-K and NSCN-Khole-Kitovi that have created "unrest and insecure
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
SFs arrested two NSCN-K cadres identified
as Thorii and Athesii from Senapati District. One US-made .9mm pistol
and three rounds and a mobile hand set were recovered from them.
February 10: SFs foiled an infiltration
bid by allegedly NSCN-K cadres from Myanmar to India. Around 10-12
NSCN-K cadres attempted to infiltrate from Avangkhu between border
pillar 133 and border pillar 134 in Nagaland and Myanmar border.
February 12: NSCN-K said that it
would initiate "stern actions" against anybody collecting unauthorized
"taxes' in the name of the outfit and asked those who have been
doing the same to immediately put an end to the practice.
February 10: A cadre of NSCN-K,
identified as 'lieutenant' Tony Kiho, was killed by unidentified
assailants near the 6th Mile area of Dimapur District at 6.30 pm.
According to Police, the victim was picked up by assailants from
some other place and brought near 6th Mile in a gypsy with his hands
tied. Tony was shot from a close range. The victim bore several
bullet marks on his head and chest.
February 7: In a suspected factional
clash, two cadres of NSCN-K were killed and another got severely
injured near Hotel Kent in Dimapur. While the slain cadres were
identified as Wangkei and 'captain' Wanbon, the injured cadre was
identified as 'lance corporal' Nyamsai. According to Police, the
three NSCN-K cadres were fired upon by unidentified assailants just
after they checked out of the hotel.
Security Forces reportedly arrested
three NSCN-K cadres in Zunheboto District.
February 5: In the continuing factional
clash, two NSCN-Khole-Kitovi cadres, identified as one 'sergeant
major' Thangboi and 'corporal' Jackson Kuki, were killed and one
injured after NSCN-K cadres attacked a 'mobile camp' of NSCN-Khole-Kitovi
on the outskirts of Athibung area in Peren District. M21 rifle and
Bolt rifle along with huge cache of ammunition were also recovered
January 31: Cadres of the NSCN-K
and NSCN - Khole-Kitovi exchanged gunfire for 10-15 minutes at Ghukiye
village near Zunheboto town. No injury or casualty was reported.
January 30: ZBN, apex body of the
Zeliangrong Naga tribe, fervently appealed NSCN-K and NSCN-Khole-Kitovi
to maintain "maximum restraint" in the wake of recent "factional
hostility". ZBN has also urged CFMG to clarify "which party should
occupy the contested Athibung designated camp" in Peren District
so as to clear all doubts surrounding the issue. In a statement
ZBN 'general secretary', Azeu Namcyn Hau stated that the need of
the hour was finding and working towards "a common political cause
to remain united" and asserted that Nagas should not allow themselves
to be further weakened by "internal factional strife".
January 27: NSCN-K had asked Khole-Kitovi
faction of NSCN-Khole Kitovi to "immediately re-deposit", more than
50 stolen .303 rifles from "GHQ Armor" [General Head Quarters] back
to GHQ within 30 days. Further, NSCN-K has threatened action against
both NSCN-Khole Kitovi and their family members.
January 22: Nagaland continues to
be tense with the factional feud between NSCN-K and NSCN-Khole-Kitovi
intensifying during the past few days. In a renewed spate of violence,
the two rival NSCN groups clashed at Zunheboto District injuring
one cadre of the Khole-Kitovi faction.
January 21: In a skirmish in of
factional feud nbetween NSCN-K and NSCN-Khole-kitovi in Kohima District,
an NSCN-K 'commander' and his son were injured on January 21.
January 19: A senior functionary
of the NSCN-K, identified as Ghukato Assumi, was killed by the rival
NSCN-Khole-Kitovi faction at Zunheboto District. He was the deputy
kilonser (minister) of the NSCN-Khaplang who had worked with
Khaplang for over two decades.
A cadre of the NSCN-K, identified
as 'second lieutenant' Athui Rongmai, was killed in the Athibung
designated camp in Peren District by NSCN-Khole-Kitovi faction.
January 18: NSCN-K has reiterated
its stance that it would not be involved in the "Indian election"
process under any circumstances stating that it had nothing to do
with "Naga national politics.
January 16: NSCN-K member in the
Cease Fire Supervisory Board, Wangtin Naga, termed the attack on
the Athibung designated camp at Peren District by NSCN-Khole-Kitovi
faction as a violation of cease fire ground rules.
January 15: Security Forces arrested
five top cadres of NSCN-K from Athibung area in Peren District of
Nagaland. SFs recovered sophisticated arms and ammunition from them.
The four cadres are still in the custody of Assam Rifles. Another
NSCN-K cadre, identified as Isak Sumi, was also arrested along with
the other four but was later released as he had an identity card
issued by the Centre.
NSCN-Khaplang overran the designated
camp of the rival group, NSCN-Khole-Kitovi at Athibung town in Peren
District killing a cadre of NSCN-Khole Kitovi during the attack.
Athibung has remained a stronghold of the undivided NSCN-K till
it split in June, 2011. Later over 70 heavily armed cadres of the
NSCN-Khole-Kitovi surrounded the camp of the rival group at Athibung
town in the District.
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.
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 10: NSCN Khole-Kitovi on
the issue of 'Frontier Nagaland State' warned ENPO with exemplary
punishment if the organisation (ENPO) did not stop its "evil designs".
ENPO is agitating for the creation of a separate state of Frontier
Nagaland comprising Mon, Kiphire, Longleng and Tuensang Districts
and has refused to cooperate with NSCN Khole-Kitovi.
January 8: Three Civilians were
injured and a house was set ablaze during a clash between NSCN-IM
and NSCN-K at Chasa village in Tirap District. The clashes have
now stopped after arrival of Security Forces in the area.
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 Tirap District.
- 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 5: Naga Hoho (Apex body
of Nagas in Nagaland) asked NSCN-K to revoke the notice against
Sumi Hoho (Apex body of Sumi Tribe) 'vice president' Kitoho Rothoka.
NSCN-K has recently asked 'vice-president' of Sumi Hoho, Kitoho
Rotokha to resign immediately or face "dire consequences", alleging
that Kitoho was siding with the Khole-Kitovi faction of NSCN.
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 in Dimapur.
January 2: NSCN-K has written to
the MHA to take action against the "Kehoi campers" (GPRN/NSCN- Khole
Kitovi) for alleged violation of ceasefire ground rules.
NSCN-K militants opened fire injuring
two civilians, Lüsüla (15) and Malüfü (26), in Reguri Village in
Three cadres of NSCN - Khole-Kitovi
faction have joined the NSCN-K with arms and ammunition, citing
'immature' and 'visionless' political views of its higher-ups and
members. The three cadres are identified as Picho Lotha, Zubemo
Lotha and Yambo Lotha.
December 29: NSCN-Khole-Kitovi militants
fired indiscriminately at a top commander of the NSCN-K, 'Captain'
Hokivi, at Agri colony in Kohima on December 29. Hokivi escaped
unhurt but stray bullets injured three civilians identified as Vimhazou
Angami, Raju Chetri and Meletso Chakhesang (9).
Separately, ENPO has resolved not
to extend public co-operation to NSCN -Khole-Kitovi.
December 28: Suspected NSCN-K killed
a militant belonging to the NSCN Khole-Kitovi at Purana Bazaar in
Dimapur on December 28. A civilian also sustained injuries in the
Unidentified militants killed 'Town
Command' of the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khole-Kitovi,
identified as, Visavo Chakhesang, at Dimapur on December 28. Two
empty cases and a live round of .9mm were recovered from the spot.
Unsubstantiated reports said that
there was firing near the highway towards Chumukedima area and in
Thahekhu village, supposedly the repercussion of the killing.
December 27: Sumi Hoho (the Apex
body of Sumi Tribe) sent a representation to the Union Home Minister
P. Chidambaram requesting him "to remove" all the "designated camps"
within Zunheboto District or ask the NSCN groups to "strictly implement"
cease-fire ground rules both "in letter and spirit".
December 24: Altogether 21 militants
of the NSCN (K-Unification), NNC and Prepak surrendered to Major
General B. Poonen of GOC 57 Mountain Division and Director General
of Police (DGP) Yumnam Joykumar Singh at the Army headquarters in
Leimakhong with 21 weapons.
SFs destroyed a major training camp
belonging to NSCN-K and ULFA in Namchik Reserve Forest near Panchum
under Kharsang circle of Changlang District.
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.
December 11: NSCN-K said there were
still reports of "extortion demand" issued using the outfit's name
to the business community/individuals in the State particularly
Dimapur and Kohima. In a statement, 'finance secretary', K. Akato
Yepthomi cautioned that it would initiate stern action against anyone
including its own cadres involved in such activities in the interest
of the public.
December 7: Suspected NSCN-K militants
abducted four civilians - two truck drivers and two labourers -
from Jaipur area in Cachar District of Assam.
Imphal West District Police arrested
two NSCN-K militants, identified as 'major' Gaithourung alias
Gaithoumei Rongmei (26) and Kabidung Rongmei (20), were arrested
from B.T. Road near Shamu Makhong from the District. They had joined
the outfit in 2002 and got military training in 2006 at Agroman
camp in Jiribam, Imphal East. They are working under the command
of one Neithenel.
November 30: In a follow-up action
to curb criminalisation of Naga issue, NSCN-K suspended 'Kilonser'
(minister) Peter in connection with the abduction of KT Joseph,
Personal Assistant of Education Minister, and D.D Thaisii from Imphal
West District on November 22. A statement issued by NSCN-K informed
that Peter personally planned and executed the abduction and also
collected INR 3 million as ransom from the victim. It is also said
that an independent inquiry has been instituted to find out several
criminal charges against Peter.
November 26: SFs also arrested one
NSCN-K militant, identified as Momon Sangkhe, from B.T. Road near
Shamu Makhong. He disclosed that he joined the NSCN-K in the year
2004 through one Momo and obtain basic military training at Makokchung,
Nagaland and is currently working under the 'command' of Sangpi
Angthung Anal alias Angko.
Another cadre of NSCN-K, identified
as Sangpi Angthung Anal, was also arrested from a rented house of
New Checkon. He disclosed that he joined the NSCN-K in the year
1994 through Lahring Anal and got six months basic military training
at Chumche, Myanmar border.
November 24: NSCN-K has banned all
donations and demands during the festive season after reports of
number of "anti-social elements, using the name of NSCN officials"
seeking Christmas and New Year donations from shopkeepers and business
November 4: "There is no issue between
the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) and
Government of India (GoI) and the prevailing issues have been resolved
amicably," said chairman of the CFSB, Major General (retd) Eppen
Jacob Kochekkan. Talking to reporters after 47th closed-door meeting
of CFSB between the representatives from NSCN-K and GoI, at Police
Conference Hall, Chumukedima in Dimapur District, Jacob said both
sides have raised the issue and resolved in cordial and comfortable
approach. The meeting lasted for about one and a half hours.
On being asked about the outcome
of the meeting, he said the meeting was "confidential" and a regular
meeting. "There are issues before the meeting, but after the meeting
there are no issues," he added. Jacob further said implementation
of ceasefire ground rules was the main agenda the two sides were
October 24: A top NSCN-K cadre,
identified as Laitwang Wotey (35), was arrested by SFs in Bank Colony
at Khonsa in Tirap District. Two Chinese grenades and an extortion
note and recruitment letters of the organization were recovered
October 20: Eight NSCN-K militants
of Chakhesang region in Nagaland including 'Lieutenant Colonel'
Veswusayi Lohe and 'regional secretary', Kuosato Dozo along with
six others have joined NSCN-Khole-Kitovi faction. The other six
members are identified as Cunezo Demo, Khrunetso, Chivosa, Kuzota,
Thupusa and Vesakhoto.
A release issued by NSCN-Khole-Kitovi
faction stated that for months "they were misinformed and misled
by confused" Khaplang members who have "lost track of reality" with
regard to Naga reconciliation process. Self realization and desirous
of achieving the cherished dream of the Naga people, they have decided
to sever all ties with S.S Khaplang followers and serve the Naga
Nation under the leadership of Khole Konyak and N Kitovi Zhimomi.
October 19: Supervisor of 'People's
Army of Nagaland' of NSCN-K, 'Lieutenant General' Niki Sumi, asserted
that Naga aspiration for reconciliation, was not factional, regional
or tribal. He said major players should maintain similar perspective
towards a logical and realistic conclusion for "durability and sustainability."
Stating that reconciliation was endorsed and supported by different
political parties and a cross section of Naga society, he said there
was no problem beyond compromise or resolution as the issue was
primarily a family crisis among Nagas. Niki said the issue needed
to be resolved at the earliest as delay would be perilous. He said
CoR spearheaded by FNR received approval of majority of Nagas as
well as foreign sympathizers but should be based on acceptable and
honorable merger on the basis of "brotherhood, equality and ideologically,
on the basis of historical and political rights of the Nagas."
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.
September 15: One militant belonging
to the NSCN-K surrendered before Army officials at Lekhapani in
Tinsukia District, Assam. The ANLF militants were identified as
Nanglon Khanglim, Dikap Diwin, Mungwang Ngemu, Wangseng Ngemu, Mungchan
Ngemu and Chijon Techi. The NSCN-K militant was identified as Lungthang
Jugli. The militants deposited a .22 rifle, four pistols, two revolvers
and several rounds of ammunition.
SFs arrested one NSCN-K, identified
as Tengkaoranmei Joy (31), from Bimol Hotel located at Wahengbam
Leikai in Imphal West District, Manipur. He disclosed that he had
contacted engineers of Government departments to acquire work orders
under the instruction of one Gongsenlung Rongmei alias Agang
in the name of the outfit. One letterhead of NSCN-K was seized from
September 14: According to NSCN-K
sources, at least one cadre each from NSCN-K and UNLF were killed
as their camps were heavily attacked by the Myanmar Army in Sagaing
division on September 14. "Myanmar military has carried out a midnight
attack on NSCN and UNLF camps in northern Sagaing division last
night," envoy to the collective leadership of NSCN-K Kughalu Mulatonu
told The Telegraph over phone from his hideout. He said at least
three army personnel were killed. "Casualty would be high on the
Myanmar military side," he claimed. He said S.S. Khaplang, chairman
of the NSCN-K, is still safe at his council headquarters, heavily
guarded by his cadres.
Mulatonu said it would take time
for the military to attack Khaplang's headquarters but in anticipation
of assault the Naga outfit has also mobilised cadres in the area.
He said, in June the Government of India supplied over 60 truckloads
of arms and ammunition to Myanmar. The shipment of arms and ammunition
were transported to Manipur. He said the Nagas may lose the battle
this time but not the war. NSCN-K sources said there had been heavy
mobilisation of Myanmar army in divisional headquarters in Khamfi,
Namjung and Mytkhina.
September 12: The NSCN-K said ULFA
'commander-in-chief' Paresh Barua is in China and not in Myanmar.
Rubbishing reports of Barua being in Myanmar, taking shelter in
Khaplang's headquarters not far from the Indo-Myanmar border, kilonser
(minister) for information and publicity, Wangtin Naga told The
Telegraph over phone from his hideout somewhere in Mon District
of Nagaland that Barua is currently in Yunnan province of China.
'Envoy' to the collective leadership
of the outfit, Kughalu Mulatonu, quoting reports from Myanmar, said
the military might have overrun a few mobile camps of the NSCN-K
but there was no report of any casualty. Mulatonu said some weeks
back New Delhi had supplied over 50 trucks laden with arms and ammunition
to Myanmar to flush out Indian militants taking refuge in Myanmar.
Mulatonu and Tikhak have expressed resentment to the Government
of India for supplying arms and ammunition to Myanmar to wage war
against the NSCN-K while talks of peace are on.
Kughalu Mulatonu blamed the FNR
for the split in NSCN-K in June. In a statement, Kughalu Mulatonu,
blamed Wati Aier and "his FNR for the split" in the outfit in June
that resulted in one faction headed by S.S.Khaplang and the other
by 'General' Khole Konyak and N.Kitovi Zhimomi. Mulatonu described
the FNR act as fratricide and demanded that it explain the real
motive of exclusion of other Naga political groups in the reconciliation
September 11: In a boost for Indian
security concerns, the Myanmar army launched a second offensive
in Sagaing province against various Indian militant groups, including
ULFA, who have their bases there.
Around 250 cadres of about 10 North-Eastern
militant outfits, including ULFA-ATF, NSCN-K, PLA, PREPAK and UNLF,
were present in camps at Sagaing in North Myanmar bordering India.
Sources said the militant outfits have sent about 200 armed cadres
as reinforcement to Myanmar.
September 10: The ULFA and NSCN-K
are planning to shift their camps in Myanmar amid reports of a crackdown
by the Myanmarese army on them. The NSCN-K claimed that about 400
Myanmarese soldiers had moved into the area where its headquarters
September 8: Heavily armed Myanmar
Army, numbering around 300 to 400, reportedly moved inside NSCN-K
base area, where the outfit's council headquarters is located. Claiming
that its joint protection group, patrolling the area, came under
attack from Myanmar Army, the NSCK-K spokesperson, however, said
there was no loss of life. "We got a wind of the heavy mobilization
of the Myanmar army about months back in their divisional headquarter
in Khamfi, Namjung and Mytkhina," said spokesperson. He said adequate
measures to prevent advancement of Myanmar army have been taken
and disclosed that 'chairman' S.S. Khaplang was safe and was under
a "well and highly protective group."
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 outfits.
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 society.
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 1: Six militants - four
from UNLF and one each from KYKL and NSCN-K surrendered in a ceremony
held at 116 Battalion, BSF Loktak Project in Bishnupur District.
While the UNLF militants were identified
as Lian Khosiam alias Siam Boi, Promolin alias Papao,
N. Gul Khochon alias Ngamsei and Soubam Somen alias
Ningaidaba of Heinoulok, the KYKL and NSCN-K militants were identified
as Laisram Akang Singh alias Abungcha and Digai alias
David respectively. One .303 Rifle along with a Magazine, three.9mm
pistol including with its magazines, 2 Chinese made hand grenade,
one Radio set and 15 live ammunitions were recovered from them.
August 29: NSCN-K decided to pull
out of the Naga reconciliation process.
August 26: One NSCN-K militant,
identified as 'Sergeant Major' WS Shem Anal, surrendered before
the Security Forces in Imphal West District. One 9-mm pistol with
three live rounds was recovered from him.
August 24: SFs arrested three top
cadres of NSCN-K while extorting money from shop-keepers Moa Market
in Kohima District. The accused have been identified as Razu Peyu
Lanu Jamir (29), Akholie (26) and Khapur Zhalie Angami (40). An
extortion booklet along with some extorted cash was also recovered
from their possession.
August 13: SFs arrested two NSCN-K
militants, from Sarupathar area under Sungajan Police Station in
Golaghat District of Assam. SFs found a pistol, some ammunition
and extortion notes.
August 12: SFs arrested two NSCN-K
militants from Longkhao village under Longding sub-division in Arunachal
Pradesh. They were identified as a 'sergeant major' Abo Wangpan
and 'second lieutenant' Botai Wangsu. Both are senior cadres of
the outfit and were camping at the village for carrying out extortion
August 11: Ahead of Independence
Day celebrations, SFs arrested three NSCN-K militants from Tirap
in Arunachal Pradesh. SFs arrested NSCN-K cadre identified as 'corporal',
Tedam Ngowa at Deomali, Tirap in Arunachal Pradesh. A .22 mm pistol
with magazine, five .22 mm lrounds, cash amounting to INR 2,500
and Kyat 20 (Myanmar currency) were seized from him.
August 10: After the split in the
NSCN-K, the first meeting of the CFSB was held on August 10 among
representatives of the NSCN-K, the Centre and Nagaland Government.
After attending the CFSB meeting,
Wangtin said that, "Today's was the first meeting of the NSCN (K)
with the Centre after the split in the faction on June 7. Ever since
the division, everything was kept in dark. People were confused
if the NSCN (K) would be derecognized." He added, "Let's make the
situation clear. The NSCN (K) had signed a ceasefire with the Centre
in 2001 and the truce will continue. If New Delhi wants a ceasefire
with the Khole-Kitovi group, we don't mind."
August 9: 'Convener' of Cease Fire
Supervisory Board of NSCN-K, Y. Wangtin Naga on revealed that the
outfit was sheltering North East militants in the Eastern Sector
as they were 'brothers belonging to revolutionary groups'. Wangtin
also admitted that ULFA hardliner and 'commander-in-chief' Paresh
Baruah used to visit the NSCN-K council headquarters but that "he
was in the Chinese border and not in Myanmar." Wangtin, however,
denied that the NSCN-K sheltered or trained Maoists. He said Maoists
were 'new' to them and not present in Nagaland. Wangtin also admitted
that the NSCN-K has links with another 'revolutionary group'-the
UNLF of Manipur.
August 7: Ceasefire which was extended
to NSCN-K will now be applicable to both NSCN led by Kitovi and
Khole and NSCN led by Khaplang, said CFSB 'chairman Major General'
(retired) Eppen Jacob Kochekkan after a closed-door meeting with
representatives of NSCN at Police Conference hall Chumukedima in
August 4: Three militants of NSCN-K
surrendered along with arms before SFs in a simple ceremony at the
headquarters of 19 Assam Riffles at Khonsa in Tirap District.
July 27: NSCN (Khaplang) has advised
'Kehoi campers' (Khole faction) and State Government to clear the
confusion over the current cease fire signed between GoI and erstwhile
NSCN-K on April 27, 2001. They stated that there was no other bi-literal
cease fire than the ceasefire between them and GoI and the other
being with NSCN-IM. They also said that Kehoi campers would never
attain cease fire with GoI because they were only a "month old"
July 26: Security Forces arrested
two NSCN-K militants from Kehoi Camp in Dimapur District. One AK
56 rifle with two magazines and 60 rounds of live ammunition were
recovered from their possession.
July 25: The Nagaland Cabinet decided
to seek clarification from the Centre on confusions regarding which
of the two factions of erstwhile NSCN-K, NSCN-Khaplang and NSCN-Khole
was in ceasefire agreement and whether both the factions reaffirmed
their commitment to the same.
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 21: Nagaland DGP, K Kire, said
that there had been confusion as to how they would deal with groups
of the newly split factions of erstwhile NSCN-K. The DGP said, now
the new faction of Nagas came up and occupied the Khehoi Camp in
Dimapur which is a designated camp for the NSCN-K. "There are also
other designated camps but they are occupied by other forces," he
said and asking "What is the stand of the GOI vis-à-vis the split
group." "Nobody knows the status of this new group," Kire disclosed.
"The GOI has not spelled out which faction is recognized."
July 14: Many heavily armed cadres
of the NSCN-K have allegedly intruded into Nagaland from Myanmar.
Sources said the cadres had come close to Tuensang town, about 350
kilometres from Kohima District, in an effort to capture their lost
turf after the split into Khole-Kitovi and Khaplang factions on
June 7. The Khole-Kitovi faction said the intruders were mostly
non-Nagas from Myanmar and were currently camping at Tuensang village.
The Khole-Kitovi group had termed Khaplang a Burmese national who
should not interfere in Naga issues.
The NSCN-K, on the other hand,
warned of confrontation with the rival group if they did not stop
provoking immediately. It said it would retaliate in multiple measures.
"Blood shall flow and the NSCN/GPRN makes this declaration for all
Nagas to place on record the culpability of Khehoi gangsters," NSCN-K
sources said. The Khole-Kitovi group has its council headquarters
at Khehoi near Dimapur District.
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. 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 everywhere.
July 12: With the support from members
of Peace Commission of the Division of Freedom and Justice for Baptist
Word Alliance (DFJ-BWA) towards the "Journey of Common Hope" for
Naga reconciliation, Forum for Naga Reconciliation declared on July
12 that reconciliation process would continue till the goal is achieved.
Addressing a press conference at Hotel Saramati conference hall,
Dimapur, Wati Aier convener, FNR said it was a great honour to get
support from 120 nations for Naga reconciliation process and now
its time to see how seriously leaders from various factions would
NSCN-K claims that its 'chairman'
S.S. Khaplang took the first step to initiate the Naga Reconciliation
process (in November 2007) to shun violence and fratricide, after
a long spell of bloodshed among Naga brothers.
The NSCN Ao Region (Nagaland) has
endorsed the leadership of NSCN 'chairman' Gen Khole Konyak and
'General Secretary' N Kitovi Zhimomi and not S.S Khaplang after
the split of erstwhile NSCN-K.
July 11: NSCN-K took responsibility
for the July 10 killing of Babul Rongmei, 'Chairman' Barak Valley
Hill Tribes Development Council, at Sabadashpur in Cachar District
July 10: The Khole Konyak and Kitovi
Zhimomi faction of the erstwhile NSCN-K after being under his (S.S
Khaplang) leadership for years in their struggle for a sovereign
Nagaland have termed S.S. Khaplang a Burmese national and asked
him not to interfere in Naga affairs. The Khole and Kitovi group
accused Khaplang, the Myanmar-based 'chairman' of NSCN-K, of active
involvement in the elections in Myanmar for his own benefit. Khole
is now the 'chairman' of the NSCN (Khole-Kitovi) faction.
July 3: Yimchungru Tribal Council
(YTC), the apex body of the Yimchungru community in Nagaland has
resolved not to pay tax to either faction of the NSCN-K till further
orders, unless the group came clear that they were but one faction.
The rift within the NSCN-K has
once again come to the fore with the outfit, led by S.S Khaplang,
accusing its breakaway Khole-Kitovi faction of carrying out the
June 30 bomb blast in the 3rd Mile area of Dimapur District. One
person was killed and three others were injured in the attack. On
July 2, the NSCN-K said it had carried out an "investigation" into
the grenade attack and found "major" Hotoi of the NSCN (Khole-Kitovi)
had carried out the bomb attack.
July 1: The Shepoumaramth Region
(Senapati District) of NSCN-K has reaffirmed its support to its
'chairman' S. S. Khaplang.
NPF working committee at its meeting
held at central headquarters Kohima, resolved to term it as "unfortunate",
the recent division that took place "within the erstwhile NSCN 'K'
group which had "caught Naga people by surprise".
June 30: One person, identified
as one Niranjan Das (60), was killed and three others injured when
unidentified militants lobbed an IED at a shop belonging to one
Pankanj Jain at 3rd Mile in Dimapur District. Preliminary investigations
revealed that the incident was a result of a clash between two factions
of the NSCN-K over "taxation". Both factions were supposedly claiming
legitimacy over illegal taxation.
June 29: While Lotha Region and
Pochury Region (Nagaland) of erstwhile NSCN-Khaplang declared their
support for "General" Khole Konyak, the Sumi Region and Zeliangrong
Region (comprising of Assam, Manipur, and Nagaland) affirmed their
support for S.S. Khaplang.
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.
June 26: NSCN leaders loyal to SS
Khaplang have blamed the split in the NSCN on manipulation by the
advisors of the leadership besides lack of communication and coordination
among the leaders. Interacting with media persons at the Suruhohoto
designated camp on June 26, "Lt. General" Niki Sumi and senior CFSB
member and "Kilonser" (minister) Hokato Vusshe, disclosed that there
was absolutely no communication between the 'chairman' and 'general
secretary' and that they and others including emissary to the collective
leadership Kughalu Mulatonu had to act as the messengers or the
go-betweens between the leaders in turns.
To clear the confusion in the aftermath
of the recent split in the NSCN-K, the Amammcht Region (Chandel
District) of the outfit said that the region is steadfastly behind
June 24: Terming the Khole and Kitovi
group as "breakaway", Y. Wangtin Konyak, a senior functionary of
the NSCN-K, said rival groups would have no impact on the Khaplang
group as it still controlled parts of Nagaland, Eastern Nagaland
(Myanmar) Southern Nagaland (Manipur sector) and Tirap and Changlang
Days after the Khaplang faction
of the NSCN split along the international border with Myanmar, the
Indian faction suffered another jolt with its 'finance kilonser'
(finance minister), Kughalu Mulatonu, joining the group's Myanmar-based
'chairman', S.S. Khaplang.
With regard to the removal of S.S.
Khaplang by the 'National Assembly' (Tatar Hoho), NSCN said that,
"there was, and is, never a question of split in the NSCN. The Tatar
Hoho only removed a self-righteous leader who was an obstacle to
reconciliation and peace among the Nagas. The effort of FNR must
continue unabated if the future of the Naga people is to be secured
through acceptable political solution".
June 23: The "GHQ, Naga army" of
the NSCN-K said it had resolved to stand "firmly and uprightly"
after 'chairman' S. S. Khaplang. A statement of "major general"
Nyemlang Konyak, NSCN-K faction, released by 'Ministry of Information
and Publicity', said the resolution was made during an emergency
meeting held on June 22.
June 21: SFs arrested two NSCN-K
militants identified as Piketo Swu (36) and Hukato Sema (35) on
charges of extortion from Chekiye village. Two booklets of tax collection,
receipts bearing the name of "ministry of chaplee affairs, NSCN-K
along with cash amounting to INR 2580 were recovered from their
S.S.Khaplang, 'chairman' of NSCN-K
expelled Khole Konyak from the post of 'commander-in-chief' of 'Naga
army' with effect from June 21, informed a statement issued by P.
Tikhak, spokesperson, NSCN-K. Konyak is expelled from the party
for his anti party activities, who had in recent past joined hands
with the breakaway faction led by Kitovi Zhimomi. He is replaced
by an incumbent Kumchok who joined the 'Naga army' in the year 1965,
and has served in different capacities.
June 14: One militant of NSCN-K,
identified as Kehoi Achumi, was arrested by SFs from Green Park
area in Dimapur on charges of possessing illegal arms and ammunitions.
SFs recovered one AK-47 assault rifle along with 21 live rounds
of ammunitions from him.
June 7: Chairman of NSCN-K, S.S.
Khaplang, was impeached and expelled for his alleged dictatorial
leadership. Khaplang was expelled during a meeting of militant leaders
loyal to 'general secretary' N. Kitovi Zhimomi at the Khehoi designated
camp near Dimapur, thereby creating two factions of the outfit -
one led by Khaplang and the other by Zhimomi and Khole. Khole, commander-in-chief
of the group, was elected its acting chairman. The group said Khehoi
camp would be designated as the council headquarters. Sources also
said some of the top leaders from the Konyak community did not attend
meeting. Naga organisations were optimistic that the split would
not hamper the ongoing reconciliation process among the militant
May 20: NSCN-K elected 'Lieutenant
General' (Retd) Khango Konyak as the 'Vice-chairman' of the outfit
on May 20 through the people's council vote of majority.
May 4: The NSCN-K has warned its
members of action if they contradict the policy of the 'government'
stating that none of its officials whether civil, military or at
regional level is authorized to participate in the forthcoming by-election
to 26 Aonglenden constituency under Ao region (Mokokchung District).
The NSCN-K also mentioned reports about terminated and discharged
cadres being used by certain groups to whip up anti-NSCN-K sentiments
in Ao Region. The NSCN-K said it has no concern over who is elected
to the vacant Constituency.
NSCN-K expressed shock at what was
termed as the brutal killing of Nechizo of Naga army of Thehepu
village in Phek District on June 4 by NNC (Non-Accordist) faction.
April 29: The DAN Government and Chief
Minister Neiphiu Rio have welcomed the extension of ceasefire between
the Government of India and the NSCN-K for a period of one year.
The DAN has appealed to the negotiating parties to expedite the
peace talks so that it reaches a logical conclusion through a negotiated
political settlement that is honorable and acceptable to the people.
The DAN also appealed to all sections of the people and the militant
outfits to reconcile and work towards unity, understanding and oneness
of Naga society.
April 23: The NSCN-K Zeliangrong region
of Tamenglong District expelled one of its cadres for misconduct
and bypassing order, and warned to give befitting punishment. A
statement issued by 'Captain' (Retd) R. Adon, said that R.C.M. Tabipou
Neumai alias T. Neumai has been terminated from the NSCN-K
with immediate effect from April 23. It said that the individual
have collected Lakhs of rupees and even took over many work order
of Backward Regions Grant Fund (BRGF) from Tamenglong District and
Tamei Sub-Division, without the consent and knowledge of the Region
Authorities. The individual have been summoned at the region Headquarter
more than five times but pay no heed instead bypass and challenge
April 19: The arrest of a youth from
Diphu railway station in Assam's Karbi Anglong long with arms and
INR 80,400 in cash on April 19 revealed that a section of militants
and their linkmen in Nagaland, including two NSCN-K cadres, were
selling second-hand sophisticated arms to the mafia in Bihar. Dashan
Poddar (23) confessed that he was transporting the arms, one AK-56
rifle and two magazines, from Dimapur to Munger in Bihar to hand
them over to Ramakant Singh, who is the kingpin of a local mafia
group there. According to a Police sources, the AK-56 rifle recovered
from him was a used one and a Dimapur-based militant sold it for
INR three lakh.
April 15: Two NSCN-K militants identified
as one Vihele, "Tatar" (the core member of the
outfit) and Peter (Sectional Officer) were reportedly arrested by
the Assam Rifles in Forest Colony in Kohima District. One M-16,
one AK, five Pistols, one SBBL and huge rounds of assorted ammunition
were recovered from their possession.
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).
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.
A hand grenade, left by suspected armed cadres of the Naga militant
group, Government of the People's Republic of Nagaland/ National
Socialist Council of Nagaland (GPRN/NSCN), was found at the residence
of a Manipur University Professor, Oinam Imocha (57) at Langthabal
Kunja Awang Leikai in Imphal West District. The bomb was defused
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.
The NSCN-K ‘head’ from Tirap (Arunachal),
self-styled ‘brigadier’ Chipu Menon-Khunwang, was killed in Mon
District of Nagaland. Sources said that Menon was killed by another
NSCN-K cadre near Mon town gate in the afternoon. His body was later
on dumped in a jungle nearby. Sources disclosed that Menon was summoned
by higher-ups from Tirap (Arunachal) to Mon in Nagaland to sort
out issues related to organizational management which included disciplinary
and financial matters.
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.
March 12: According to a delayed
report, two NSCN-K cadres identified as ‘Captain’ Kughaho
Chishi and ‘Lieutenant’ Akato Yeptho were detained by local peoples
near Naharbari in Dimapur District while abducting a non-local student.
Akato Yeptho was a habitual offender and was earlier booked under
NSA. Based on their confessions, Police later arrested the third
accused identified as ‘major’ (retd) Obed Awomi of FGN. Two weapons
and a total of INR 26,000 were recovered from the possession o the
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 10: NSCN-K has dismissed recent
report published in some local dailies that three Naga outfits,
NSCN-K, FGN/NNC and NSCN-IM have agreed to confront the newly formed
ZUF. Stating that while it was unfortunate that a creation of a
new militant organization could not be healthy, the MIP, NSCN-K,
however, said it was a "duty of all concerned" to identify
the factors that contributed to its formation
March 8: SFs arrested one NSCN-K
cadre, identified as Himato Sumi, from Padumphukri area in Dimapur
District and recovered two 7.65 mm pistols from his possession.
The NSCN-K, NSCN-IM and FGN/NNC
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 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 ignored.
February 28: Two
NSCN-K cadres were injured during a factional clash in Myanmar.
It was learnt that the two NSCN factions - NSCN-K and NSCN-IM
were engaged in a fierce gun battle since February 24 and continuing
till date. The number of those injured or casualty from the NSCN-IM
could not be confirmed.
NSCN-K spokesperson P. Tikhak has
said that any agreement that might be arrived at between the NSCN-IM
and the Government of India would "always be limited"
to the problems between those two entities involved and not Nagas
as a whole.
February 26: The
NSCN-K conveyed a message to the GoI that it has no objections to
the proposed meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and NSCN-IM
‘general secretary’ Th. Muivah sometime in April since the talks
were "merely a bilateral meeting between two parties and not
a political talk between GOI and the Nagas". It said though
Th. Muivah has every right to seek solutions to "social problems
and other issues in Ukhrul District and other Naga inhabited areas
of Manipur State, solution to the Indo-Naga-Burma political problem
shall be the sole prerogative of the Naga people at a right opportune
February 22: expressing
deep 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.
The NSCN-K ‘President’s
office’ strongly denied the news report on ‘likely’ visit of its
chairman S. S. Khaplang to Nagaland and ‘likely’ meeting with NSCN-IM
Isak Chishi Swu.
February 4: One of the three criminals
arrested in relation to an abduction case in Dimapur was reportedly
a cadre of NSCN-K.
January 31: NSCN-K
held a meeting to discuss the proposed visit of its ‘chairman’,
S.S. Khaplang, to Nagaland. The general council meeting, held at
Khehoi designated camp near Dimapur, was attended by ‘general secretary’
of the outfit, Kitovi Zhimomi, and other top functionaries of the
January 27: Five NSCN-K militants
laid down their arms to the state Police Chief at Leimakhong military
headquarters in Imphal.
January 21: The
highest policy-making body of the NSCN-K decided to immediately
ban burning of jungles and fishing with poisonous chemicals in rivers
and streams. The outfit’s ministries of forest and environment,
and kilo (home) affairs have issued the directive to all Naga areas
in a bid to keep waters clean and prevent wanton burning of jungles.
The outfit’s forests and environment secretary T.A. Rao appealed
to the Nagas to preserve natural forests, medicinal plants, flora
and fauna. The outfit’s ministry of kilo affairs also affirmed the
January 18 decision, issued by D.G. Robert, kilo (home) secretary
at its council headquarters of the steering committee to preserve
the depleting flora, fauna and aquatic bio-diversity in "Nagalim".
January 19: The
NSCN-K revoked the discharge order of ‘Captain’ Ziso alias Thomas
of Sepoumaramth region. The order was announced as per directive
of the ‘Chairman’, S.S. Khaplang, said spokesperson of the outfit.
January 18: The ‘Deputy kilonser
(minister)’ for information and public relations of the NSCN-K D.W.
Wilungbou clarified that he has not awarded or favoured any contract
works in Tamenglong District. Wilungbou also suggested other outfits
not to take interest in any contract activity for the welfare of
December 6: Two Territorial Army (TA)
troopers were and two NSCN-K cadres were arrested along with arms
from Dimapur Railway station area by SF personnel. According sources,
the four were traveling in an autorickshaw when the SF personnel
spotted them stranded near the Railway Station area. Upon learning
from the auto driver that the four persons had forcibly hired his
auto, the SF personnel got suspicious and frisked them and recovered
a .22 country made pistol from one of them. The four accused, later
identified as "pvt" Zhekuho and "lance corporal"
Kevi Swu of NSCN-K, Kusheto Sema and Kavito Sema of 164 TA, were
remanded to Police custody.
November 20: Three cadres
of the NSCN-K were arrested by 24 AR personnel near Hevukhu village
in Niuland area in Dimapur District while they were reportedly moving
about in combat dress with arms. The arrested cadres were identified
as one ‘sergent’ Zutovi Sema (29), ‘sergent’ Kiyeka Sema (20) and
‘sergent’ Holtu Sema (25).The AR personnel recovered a huge cache
of arms and ammunition form their possession. The recovered articles
include one Lathode, a self loading rifle (7.62 mm) with one magazine,
one rifle (modified for AK-56 rounds), 60 rounds of SLR ammunition,
nine rounds of AK-47 ammunition, five rounds of Lathode ammunition,
two cell phones, two pages of bond agreement (NSCN-K), two pages
of order (NSCN-K).
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 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 24: An intelligence source
stated that two militant outfits have been operating in Jiribam
in Manipur bordering Assam’s Cachar District. The source said, a
newly formed outfit called UTLA and NSCN-K have been operative in
the border area, issuing extortion notes as well as threatening
local people. The 20-25 cadres of NSCN-K team was led by Franic,
while Martin, was the ‘self-styled town commander’ of UTLA, a Hmar
outfit. Martin was originally from Mahur of Dima Hasao District.
The source said UTLA was a break away faction of Kuki National Front
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: One NSCN-K cadre, identified
as S.K. Kotai (43) of Betuk village, was arrested by the Assam Rifles
from Molnoi village of Chandel District in Manipur.
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 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.
September 3: Two officials of the
Food Corporation of India, who were abducted by suspected NSCN-K
cadres on August 31, were released un-harmed in Senapati District.
They were identified as Elangbam Pishak and Laishram Ibomcha.
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 26: A NSCN-K cadre, identified
as Mohammed Jamaruddin (57), was arrested by the Imphal West District
Police from the Electricity power house at Keisampat. A sum of INR
0.49 million and three demand letters were recovered from his possession.
Further, he disclosed that the recovered amount had been collected
from the Chandel Division Electricity Department at Keisampat.
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.
August 25: NSCN-IM leader, D.T Lincoln
Poumai, defected to the rival NSCN-K in Dimapur.
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.
August 18-19: 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. 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. Meanwhile, 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 16: The NSCN-K
informed that many criminals and fraudulent persons are extracting
unauthorized ‘tax’ from the general public in Angami region, using
the outfit’s name.
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 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 Co-ordination Committee
of the recently merged NSCN-K and NNC has said that reconciliation
and unity was "hard but possible" and appealed to all other groups
to pursue the path of reconciliation. "Reconciliation takes place
when two opposing camps do away with apprehensions, past bitterness
and acknowledge each other as equals," the Committee said and added
that Nagas were blessed for having leaders who were willing to meet,
reconcile and work in tandem with once sworn enemies.
July 28: Three cadres of NSCN-K
were arrested along with arms and ammunition by Assam Rifle personnel
from Niuland area in Dimapur District. One M-16 rifle along with
two magazines and 86 rounds of ammunition and one 7.62 SLR along
with two magazines and 89 live rounds were recovered from their
possession. They were identified as self-styled 'Lieutenant' Phusheto,
self-styled 2nd 'Lieutenant' Kireto Yimchunger and self-styled 'Sergeant'
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 National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah (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 anonymity.
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 20: The first coordination
committee meeting of the NSCN-K and NNC was held at Oking in Dimapur
District. The outfits asked all other Naga political groups to unite
under the banner of the unconditional unity agreed between the two
July 16: Three persons, identified
as self styled 'sergeant major' Masaka Kinny and self styled 'corporal'
Kukhalu Sumi of NSCN-K and Pongthon Rongmei were arrested from Holy
Cross School junction in Dimapur on while they were waiting to receive
the extorted money. A .32 pistol was also recovered from their possession.
July 15: The NSCN-K and the NNC
have united "unconditionally" at Monyukshu town.
July 13: Nagaland Page reports
that four militant groups of Manipur, ULFA and the National Socialist
Council of Nagaland- Khaplang (NSCN-K) have jointly decided to put
up a joint front against the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah
(NSCN-IM) in Manipur, following a senior level meeting held in Bangladesh
recently. According to sources, United National Liberation Front
(UNLF), People's Liberation Army (PLA), ULFA, Kanglei Yawol Kanna
Lup (KYKL), People's Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (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.
July 8: Troops in Nagaland are probing
the possibility of a link between the NSCN-K and China after
arresting two suspected Chinese nationals who were returning from
the outfit's camp at Dzukou Valley in Kohima District last week.
Sources said the Chinese nationals were picked up from Mon District
of Nagaland, bordering Tirap District of Arunachal Pradesh, after
residents tipped off a patrolling team of Assam Rifles about the
duo's suspicious movements. An official in the security establishment
said, "Assam Rifles jawans picked up two Chinese nationals from
Mon district of Nagaland last week. The security forces, which were
tipped off about the suspicious movements of the duo by local people,
swung into action and intercepted them. The two were detained after
they were unable to show any visa or valid document. They also admitted
that they were returning from Dzukou Valley-based NSCN (K) camp.
From preliminary investigation, it appears they could be Chinese
nationals employed to carry out espionage activities."
June 28: Reacting to
NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah’s current visit to
"Ao country", the NSCN-K in Ao region accused Muivah of
taking undue advantage of the present reconciliation process by
sowing seeds of disunity which was against the very principle of
June 23: Sangai Express reports
that the NSCN-K of Khurmi Region has dismissed as baseless and unfounded
allegation by the KNO ‘president’ P. S. Haokip that NSCN members
namely Ts Thumvar and Ws Shelno were involved in the killing of
five PRA cadres, on May 14 at a Chandel District area.
June 17: The NSCN-K stated that
it would not participate in the forthcoming reconciliatory meet
to be organised by the Church-led Forum for Naga Reconciliation
(FNR) at Chiangmai in Thailand owing to "prior commitments" requiring
"urgent attention of the officials at home."
June 16: The NSCN-K 'envoy to collective
leadership' Kughalu Molatonu said that sovereignty of the Nagas
will be the focal point of its talk with the Government of India
at the end of 2010.
The NSCN-K accused Naga Hoho (apex
council of Naga tribe) and the Naga Students' Federation (NSF) of
'imprisoning its wisdom and activity to patronize one faction and
one region' and 'selling themselves to a particular faction.'
The NSCN-K terminated its three
‘regional officials’, Zheheto Aye, Ghukhui and Kikheto Sema, on
account of alleged ‘immorality and indiscipline.’
June 11: A NSCN-K cadre, S.N. Thanghkul,
was arrested by the Assam Rifles personnel from Khudengthabi in
June 10: 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.
June 9: Assam Tribune
quoting sources revealed that the ‘council headquarters’ of the
ULFA in Myanmar is headed by senior leader Jiban Moran, while, another
camp is headed by Prakash Baruah, while, the headquarter of the
'28th battalion' located near the NSCN-K camp is headed by Bijoy
Das alias Bijoy Chinese, reports Assam Tribune. The total strength
of the ULFA cadres in Myanmar would be around 100 or so. A number
of hardcore militants belonging to the ULFA have sent feelers to
the Police and Security Forces to express their desire to come over
ground following the arrests of the top leaders of the outfit.
June 7: The NSCN-K led by S. S.
Khaplang is likely to start political negotiations with the Government
of India at the end of 2010, said envoy to collective leadership
of the outfit, Kughalu Mulaonu.
The NSCN-K accused the Union Government
of playing 'undercover' tactical politics by giving coverage to
Naga Students' Federation (NSF) and Naga Hoho in enforcing the economic
blockade for almost 60 days in Manipur. "The rampant arson carried
out by NSF on the state Highways would have not been done without
the assistance and support of the state Government and Government
of India because there is normal government running the affairs
of the state," Kughalu Mulatonu said.
June 5: 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 outfit said.
June 4: Nagaland Post reports that
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.
A former cadre of the NSCN-K, Ameto Awomi (23), was abducted by
unidentified militants when he was traveling with a companion in
Kohima. The abductors subsequently gave a phone call to the victim''s
companion threatening him of dire consequences if he leaked information
about the incident.
June 1: The NSCN-K Chakhesang region
chairman opposed the proposed visit of Muivah to Chakhesang area,
who was reportedly seeking to camp at Pfutsero under the shelter
of Chakhesang Baptist Church Council (CBCC), reports Nagaland Post.
He said that the proposed visit/camping of Muivah could never be
accepted under any circumstances and added that forceful entry would
lead to "ugly confrontation." He described Muivah seeking
to shelter himself at CBCC as a ‘shameful approach’ and reminded
about the physical assault and harassment of Rev. K. Luruo, the
then mission field director of CBCC some years back by a one "constable"
in Muivah’s functionary in his residential compound at Pfutsero
Mission Centre. He said neither the "constable" has apologized
nor the case compromised in any manner till date. Referring to Muivah’s
proposed visit to Somdal, the chairman said "we had no objection
on his propose visit to his native village rather we ought to keep
ourselves far away from interfering in it as it was none of our
business however our statement is specifically opposed to Muivah’s
entry into the Chakhesang areas under any circumstances."
May 29: The NSCN-K, referring to
the proposed talks between Center’s Interlocutor R. S. Pandey and
Muivah in Nagaland, stated that the meeting should, in no way, be
considered as political talks between Government of India and the
Nagas as it is clearly a localized issue revolving around an individual’s
visit to his native village in Manipur. "GPRN/NSCN believes
no matter the amount of animosity, hatred and bad blood between
Manipur Government and Nagas of Manipur generated recently, emotion
should not betray sanity and reason. Meiteis and Nagas of Manipur
will co-exist for as long as man walks on earth," the NSCN-K
Two NSCN-K cadres were
arrested in a joint operation by a combined force of the CRPF, the
Army and Deomali Police in Tirap District, Arunachal Pradesh. An
extorted amount of INR 58440, two extortion letters and cellular
phone were recovered from their possession. The arrested cadres
admitted to have been active in the outfit since ten years. They
disclosed that they had been sent from Pongchau area to Deomali
for the express purpose of carrying out extortion.
May 26: The NSCN-K accused the Naga
Hoho (apex tribal council) for having made "the same inflammatory
declaration" at Kohima on May 22, two days after a meeting with
its leaders at Khehoi designated camp, according to Nagaland Post.
The NSCN-K said that even if Naga Hoho represented only six out
of 17 Naga tribes, it had erred in its judgment "by allowing itself
to be dictated." The NSCN-K said attempts to "label the incident
[Mao Gate] as Naga-Manipur clash is outrageous" and appealed to
the Nagas living in Myanmar, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur
"not to be misled by publicity stunt played out at Mao gate recently."
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 20: The Naga Hoho delegation
met NSCN-K leaders at the Khehoi designated under Niuland sub-division
of Dimapur District camp.
May 19: 13 NSCN-K cadres led by
a senior functionary defected to the NSCN-IM.
The Police arrested a NSCN-K cadre,
Pitovi, along with one Sebu Angami from Hotel Regency at Dimapu,
in connection with the May 9 assault of Naga community leaders at
Hotel Grandeur in Kohima.
NSCN-K leader, Kughalu Mulatonu,
warned Naga community groups against holding Manipur to ransom.
"We warn Naga civil society groups not to hold Manipur to ransom
by blocking trucks from entering Manipur via Nagaland. You cannot
do that as it violates all basic norms of human rights," Mulatonu
said. "We want that the Meteis of Manipur and the Nagas cohabit
without any animosity," he said. Mulatonu also accused Muivah of
being a terrorist who was trying to stoke communal clashes by pledging
to visit his birthplace in Manipur. "Muivah is a terrorist and his
terror designs were reflected when he used hundreds of innocent
Naga civilians as a human shield to try to enter Manipur and visit
his birthplace. Muivah has no business to curb the human rights
of the people of Manipur," Mulatonu said.
May 18: The NSCN-K accused the Naga
Hoho, apex council of Naga tribe, of escalating tension. The NSCN-K
warned Naga Hoho that if Manipur resorted to violence against the
Nagas, the Hoho would be held responsibility for the consequences.
It accused the Hoho of "throwing a flaming ball" into
the neighbourhood in accordance with a "script" written
by NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah. It said the Hoho
had stirred up "unjustified anger over a tiny issue",
tarnishing the image of Nagas.
The NSCN-K release criticized the
Naga Hoho leaders for, what it claimed, creating wider rift among
the Nagas and apprehension in the neighbouring states. The NSCN-K
accused them of having hidden agendas and of whipping up people’s
sentiments to suit their own interest. It said instead of declaring
vengeance against Manipur on behalf of the Naga people, the Hoho
should have seen what had transpired preceding the May 6 firing
in Mao. "If the Manipur government has accused Muivah of committing
heinous crimes in Manipur, did it merit that the Hoho unilaterally
declare war against Manipur state on behalf of Nagas?" the
statement asked. Would it not have been wiser to first investigate
whether the accusations were fabricated or true? it added. It said,
"All Naga and Manipuri organisations should realise that a
man’s entry or exit from his village was not worth a battle, let
alone a war and asked the Naga Hoho to let "father and son
solve their domestic issue".
May 17: 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 National Socialist Council
of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) general secretary Thuingaleng
May 6: 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."
May 3: The Union Government extended
the cease-fire agreement with the NSCN-K for another year till April
April 27: A NSCN-K cadre, Phybio
Lotha (33), was arrested from Burma Camp area. One .32 pistol along
with one live round was recovered from his possession.
April 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 years.
April 22: 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, according to Telegraph. 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 17: 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: Manipur
Food and Civil Supplies Minister Yumkham Erabot asked the Centre
to take concrete steps regarding the extortion bid by the NSCN-K.
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.
April 10: The NSCN-K
lifted the ‘ban’ on the Western Sumi Hoho (apex tribal council)
following change of its leadership. The ‘ban’ on the tribal council
was imposed by the NSCN-K on July 29, 2008.
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.
The Assam Rifles clarified
that statement of NSCN-K on the alleged raid by Assam Rifles personnel
allegedly on the residence of its cadre, Ghuito Sumi, was factually
April 5: Dimapur District
Police arrested a NSCN-K 'sergeant' Sunny Anal, in connection with
the seizure of Manipur-bound trucks. Subsequently, the Manipur-bound
trucks loaded with rice and sugar, which were stranded at Food Corporation
of India godown in Dimapur, left for Manipur in the
afternoon of April 5. Dimapur District Police provided security
to the vehicles till Piphema. Sunny Anal, reportedly camping
at KhehoiDesignated Camp, confessed that he acted under the
‘orders’ of Abi Anal, 'chairman' of Chandel region in
Manipur of NSCN-K.
April 4: NSCN-K had
stopped at least 70 Manipur bound trucks from carrying essential
commodities such as rice and sugar at Dimapur on a demand for INR
five million. Sources said that the outfit had demanded the Manipur
Department of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution (CAF&PD)
to pay an amount of INR five million. But the CAF&PD did not
pay the money. Reacting to the non-payment of the money, the NSCN-K
stopped 70 trucks from lifting the essential commodities from the
Food Corporation of India (FCI) godown located at Dimapur in Nagaland.
a hardcore cadre of the NSCN-K operating in Longding sub-division
of Tirap District, was arrested fromLongding market
in Tirap District, Arunachal Pradesh by the Assam Rifles.
During interrogation, it was revealed that he was using his Army
identity card to carry out criminal activities, including extortion.
A senior Assam Rifles officer said "We have recovered an Indian
army identity card bearing No. F479968 from Noklem Wansu,
a self-styled sergeant major in the NSCN (K). During the initial
interrogation he revealed that he was enrolled into the Assam regiment
of the army in 1996 and after 11 years of service he deserted his
battalion." Post desertion, he joined the NSCN-K in 2007. Being
a trained soldier of the Army, he was enrolled as ‘sergeant major’.
Using the Army identity card, he could easily access the Government
offices and pass through Police and security checkpoints, the official
added. The NSCN-K also used Wansu to spread rumours that many more
like him were deserting the Army and joining the outfit. Initial
interrogation has also revealed that he had collected huge amount
of ransom from Government Departments and the people in 2009. Wansu
is a resident of Zedua, a village near Longding, which
is considered a hub of militant activities.
April 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.
March 29: Union Home
Minister P. Chidambaram would make an aerial survey of the India-Myanmar
border along Arunachal Pradesh on April 3, fuelling speculation
that a joint operation against Northeast militants based in the
neighbouring country is on the cards. He would visit Arunachal Pradesh
on April 1 during which he would also visit Tawang, Tirap, Changlang,
Lower Subansiri and Papum Pare Districts to take stock of the situation
along the China-India and India-Myanmar borders. Cadres of ULFA
and NDFB are said to be hiding in the forest camps in Myanmar’s
Sagaing division where the NSCN-K has its headquarters. Source said
Chidambaram would address a high-level security meeting with officials
of the Army and other security agencies on April 3 after visiting
Tirap and Changlang Districts, which border Myanmar, and have been
affected by insurgency in an otherwise peaceful State.
March 24: The NSCN-K denied its
involvement in the March 21 killing of four UTLA cadres at Longpi
village in Tamenglong District of Manipur.
March 23: The United Tribal Liberation
Army (UTLA) claimed that four of its cadres were shot dead by the
NSCN-K in Zeliangrong Region inside Longpi Government High School,
in Manipur on March 21.
March 22: The NSCN-K 'kilonser (minister)
of trade and commerce', S.K. Peter, in a statement issued in Manipur
asked all the businessmen, transporters, proprietors, suppliers
and vehicles plying on the National Highways and State Highway to
'co-operate' and 'pay taxes' to the trade and commerce kilonser,
saying no 'payment' should be made to any agency other than the
March 21: NSCN-K 'prime minister'
N. Kito Zhimomi addressing a press conference at a designated camp
of the outfit in Khehoi near Dimapur said that without including
the issue of sovereignty the NSCN-K would never enter into talks
with the Government of India.
March 18: The NSCN-K informed that
its two cadres of Amamcht region were ‘expelled’ for their alleged
‘misconduct and disrespect to the higher authority’. They were identified
as one ‘corporal’ W.S. Monem alias Joheb alias Momo
and ‘sergeant’ J.S. Rokan alias Pemin.
March 17: The NSCN-K, ‘Area Commander’
of North Cachar Hills District, in Assam, Zeliangrong. M. Kamei
condemned the extortion drive carried out by some unidentified miscreants
using fake and forged letter heads of the GPRN and NSCN. He also
said that the extortion move was aimed at tarnishing the image of
NSCN (K) which, till date, after signing the ceasefire agreement
with the Government has not violated ground rules. Kamei also cautioned
against the harassment of the general people in the Hills Districts
by some persons camouflaging themselves as cadres of some militant
organization with the sole objective of fulfilling their own vested
interests and for creating disturbed situation and to frustrate
March 16: The NSCN-K ‘issued’ a
strong warning against extortion and abduction by ‘external forces’
in Dimapur. "In Nagaland, particularly in and around Dimapur, the
activities of external forces and anti-social elements have increased
alarmingly," the outfit's ‘ministry of information and publicity’
said in a statement in Imphal in Manipur.
March 12: Three
NSCN-K cadres were arrested by the Police near Naharbari in Dimapur
District, while abducting a non-local student, according to a delayed
report. They were identified as ‘captain’ Kughaho Chishi, ‘lieutenant’
Akato Yeptho and ‘major (retired)’ Obed Awomi.
March 1: The dead body of abducted
trader, Sujit Paul (30), from Joypur area of Lakhipur bordering
North Cachar Hills District, was recovered from the dense forests
of Dijung hill in the neighbouring District in Assam. Paul had been
running his business at Sonkai market in North Cachar Hills and
it was reported that he used to pay money to militants. Sources
said that he was abducted and later killed by suspected NSCN-K militants.
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 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 7: A NSCN-K militant, identified
as Ponglem Wangpan (25), was arrested by the SFs, after an encounter
at Longding sub-divisional headquarters of Tirap District in Arunachal
Pradesh. One Police officer was injured in the exchange of fire.
The Assam Rifles personnel neutralised
a joint hideout of the NSCN-K and Naga National Council at New Chingkao
under Tousem sub-division of Tamenglong District in Manipur. While
other militants managed to escape, a NSCN-K cadre, Kabipou Rongmei
(22), was arrested from the incident site.
February 5: The NSCN-K in Zeliangrong
region stated that S.K. Rongmei would be the new ‘finance in-charge’
of the outfit.
The NSCN-K in Zeliangrong region
stated that S.K. Rongmei would be the new ‘finance in-charge’ of
February 4: A NSCN-K cadre, Lote
Gangmei of Oinamlong in Tamenglong District, was arrested by the
Imphal East District Police from Mahabali Kabui village. He confessed
that he was operating under the ‘command’ of one Miliyangbi of NSCN-K
outfit and engaged in hijacking vehicles for extortion along National
February 3: A NSCN-K cadre, Lote
Gangmei of Oinamlong in Tamenglong District, was arrested by the
Manipur Police from Mahabali Kabui village in Imphal East District.
He confessed that he was operating under the ‘command’ of one Miliyangbi
of NSCN-K outfit and engaged in hijacking vehicles for extortion
along National Highway-53.
January 31: 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
United National Liberation Front (UNLF), People’s Liberation Army
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 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 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 drive.
January 14: A NSCN-K cadre, Kasum Sangshang
alias Winson (38), is arrested by a combined force of the
Imphal West District Police and Assam Rifles from Keishampat Junction
in Manipur. He discloses he joined the outfit in October, 2009 and
was operating under the 'command' of one Starson. He is asked to
serve demand letters to Government Departments. He has also collected
a sum of INR 50,000 and 100, 000 from the Manipur Water Supply Department
and Aganwadi (pre-schools) centre respectively for the group's fund.
25 demand letters relating to the outfit are reportedly recovered
from his possession.
January 8: At least
five NSCN-K cadres are arrested by a combined force of the Assam
Rifles and Imphal East District Police from Langol area in Manipur.
They are identified as R.V. Shimray, Longyao Zelle, M. Giteon, Ngalangzar
Roland and Soul Romai. A number of incriminating documents, including
recommendation letters for awarding of contracts and threat notes,
is recovered from their possession.
January 5: The North Cachar Hills
District Police confirms that NSCN-K had carried out January 4 ambush
on a Police convoy to avenge the killing of two of its cadres near
Haflong in Assam in December 2009. A constable of the Special Task
Force (STF) of Assam Police and two siblings were killed in the
attack near Mahur town. A senior Police Official said intelligence
inputs had confirmed that the ambush was the handiwork of NSCN-K
militants, who had now made Mahur, 40 kilometres away from the District
headquarters, Haflong, one of their strong holds in North Cachar
December 29 The NSCN-K ‘chairman’
S. S. Khaplang hails ULFA ‘chairman’ Arabinda Rajkhowa for "not
submitting to the tactics of the Government of India". The
‘deputy minister’ of the ‘ministry of information and publicity’
of the NSCN-K, T. Tikhak said that by refusing to surrender to India,
the ULFA ‘chairman’ has given a ‘big morale booster to all the revolutionary
December 27: The NSCN-K has brought
in heavily armed cadres of the Myanmar-based KIA group to take on
its rival NSCN-IM in a renewed turf war at Tirap and Changlang Districts
in Arunachal Pradesh. "NSCN-K has turned to the Kachin Independent
Army for logistical help to build up bases in the twin districts
of Arunachal Pradesh — Tirap and Changlang — and heavily armed KIA
fighters have already entered these two districts along the Indo-Myanmar
border," an unnamed senior Police official said. The Police
official said the NSCN-K had also started a recruitment drive in
the twin Districts to take on the rival faction. "Altogether
16 youths from Pongchau and two others from Bonia village under
Pongchau circle were recruited by the NSCN (K) in November,"
he said. Besides, nine youths from Nyinu village under Wakka circle
of Tirap District were recruited by the NSCN-K in December 2009
and these youths are currently undergoing training under the guidance
of the KIA in Myanmar.
Police arrest three persons, including
two NSCN-K cadres, while demanding INR 20,000 from a non-local trader
near SD Jain college area in Dimapur. They are identified as Ameto
Awomi, Inakhu Aye and Akato Sumi. Ameto Awomi and Inakhu Aye reportedly
belong to the NSCN-K.
December 13: The All Arunachal Pradesh
Students’ Union (AAPSU) has alleged that 18 youths, aged between
18 and 23, were recruited by the NSCN-K from Pongchau circle in
Tirap District on November 19. Of the 18 reported recruits, 16 were
from Pongchau village while two others belonged to Bonia village
under Pongchau circle.
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 8: The NSCN-K has ‘terminated’
one Meiriliangdo Abonmei alias Felix, a 'deputy kilonser
(cabinet minister)’ in the ‘chaplee (finance) ministry’, following
his expulsion from the group by the ‘chairman’ of the outfit, on
account of his ‘anti-party activities and indiscipline’.
December 3: Eight out of the 14
youths, abducted by suspected NSCN-K cadres from Purr village in
Phek District on November 29, have returned home. The report adds
that eight youths returned to Purr in two separate batches and the
remaining six youths are still missing. "It is feared that
the group under hostage may have been forced to cross over to Myanmar
to hit safe havens of NSCN (K)", the release said about the
six missing youths.
December 1: Nagaland Post
quoting UNI sources reports that the ULFA and NSCN-K were conducting
joint training for 30 newly recruited ULFA cadres in Mahadevpur,
Pongchau and Bordumsa Circles of Lohit, Tirap and Changlang Districts
in Arunachal Pradesh to prepare for a possible Army crackdown in
Assam and Nagaland.
November 23: The NSCN-K is granted
by the Union Government two more designated camps in Kiphire and
Tuensang, apart from the five designated camps already occupied
by the Naga outfit.
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 12: The Dimapur District
Police arrested a NSCN-K militant, Athrongmong Pochury (34), while
he was extorting money from traders at Hong Kong Market area.
November 9: Police arrested three
NSCN-K militants while they were extorting money from the public
near Lerie Central Reserve Police Force camp in Kohima. Two .32
pistols along with 22 live rounds are recovered from their possession.
They were identified as Lhouvisalie, Shikuto Kiba and Khrieletuo
Chalie-u of Tsiepama village.
November 5: Three NSCN-K militants,
while traveling in a vehicle along with arms and ammunitions, including
one AK-56 rifle and 57 live rounds, are arrested by the Assam Rifles
personnel at Cathedral area in Kohima.
November 4: The routine Cease-Fire
Monitoring Group (CFMG) talks between representatives of the Union
Government and NSCN-K is held in New Delhi.
November 1: A NSCN-K militant, identified
as 'sergeant major' Kakuto, is arrested by a combined force of the
Police and India Reserve Battalion from Khermahal junction in Dimapur
District. Police recover one locally-made .32 pistol, one magazine,
and three 7.65 live rounds from his possession.
October 27: A NSCN-K militant, Ketovi,
is arrested by the Police while trying to extort money from vehicle
owners at Niu colony in Dimapur. Police also recover one locally-made
pistol, seven live rounds, 7.65 live rounds of ammunition, two mobile
handsets and INR 5000 from his possession.
October 27: The NSCN-K stated that
the outfit collects taxes from all Ministers and all employees of
the Nagaland Government. "We never extort but collect taxes, we
receive donations from the well wishers…not only the well wishers…we
also collect taxes from ministers of Nagaland and entire Government
employees of Nagaland. There is no question of deducting but they
give us themselves," disclosed senior NSCN-K leader Kughalu Mulatonu,
to a group of local and national media persons at Khehoi Camp. Mulatonu,
however, denied that his outfit has any role in extortion and abduction
activities in the State. "We do not accept allegation unless the
culprits are brought with evidences. Such charges are fake and do
not turn to real allegation," he said. The NSCN-K leader accepted
that the outfit has links with more than 20 militant groups, including
October 26: The 'military wing'
of the NSCN-K in a press release stated that a huge quantity of
sophisticated arms and explosives was procured by the outfit from
an unnamed foreign country. The procured arms are reported to be
mostly the world-class A-Series, the latest version of the M16.
The press release informed that the "highly-sophisticated" weapons
were procured "chiefly to defend ourselves from the aggressors,
standing in the way of Naga unification" and the "NSCN will not
rest till Nagas are united". The release also said that the weapons
would not be used for "destructive" but only for "defensive purposes".
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: A NSCN-K militant, Sanchamo
Ezung alias Mark Ezung (31), is arrested by a combined force of
the India Reserve Battalion and Dimapur District Police near Holy
Cross School junction. One .32 pistol along with eight live rounds
of ammunition was recovered from his possession.
October 19: Three NSCN-K cadres
are arrested by the India Reserve Battalion personnel while they
were traveling along with arms and ammunition in a vehicle at Agri
colony junction in Kohima. They were identified as Tseuthungo Lotha,
Vibou Angami and Khehoto. An AK-56 rifle with two magazines, four
9-mm pistols with 74 live rounds, one hand grenade and 60 live rounds
of AK-47 were recovered from their possession.
October 18: Dimapur District Police
arrested two cadres - one each from the NSCN-K and Naga National
Council (NNC) - for illegal possession of arms at Khermahal junction.
They were identified as Longshe Khemunger of the NSCN-K and Songyei
Khemunger of the NNC. Police recovered one 9-mm locally made pistol
from their possession. Police said the duo was sent from Tuensang
for a ‘mission’ in Dimapur.
October 17: A NSCN-K cadre, Khriebu
Pochury, is abducted and subsequently killed by the rival NSCN-IM
militants in Kohima.
Four NSCN-K cadres, while trying
to infiltrate from Myanmar, are arrested by the Assam Rifles personnel
from Shengha Mokok area in Mon District.
October 16: Two NSCN-K cadres, while
traveling in a vehicle, are arrested by the Assam Rifles personnel
in Dimapur. Two pistols, several live rounds of ammunition, a cellular
phone and some cash are recovered from their possession.
October 13: A NSCN-K militant, identified
as Kapu Aloboto Wotsa (22), is arrested by the Dimapur District
Police, when he along with his accomplice is demanding a ransom
of INR 16,000 each from Manipur bound trucks at a cement storehouse
near the Firing Range area. While his accomplice manages to escape,
a blank receipt is recovered from the possession of Kapu.
October 12: Two NSCN-K cadres are
arrested by the Assam Rifles personnel near Wungram Colony in Dimapur
while traveling in a vehicle. One 9-mm pistol, three cell phones
and cash are recovered from their possession.
October 11: A NSCN-K militant, Abemo,
is arrested by the troops while traveling in an unregistered vehicle
at Old Showba village in Dimapur District. A .23 pistol and eight
live rounds of ammunition are recovered from his possession.
October 10: A NSCN-K militant, Nekavi
Chishi, is shot dead by the rival NSCN-IM militants at Diphupar
in Dimapur District. Police recover two empty shells of M-20 and
a motorcycle from the incident site. Police said Nekavi had reportedly
defected from the NSCN-IM.
September 28: 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.
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.
September 27: A NSCN-K militant,
Tokheho Aye (33), is shot dead by unidentified militants at Tinali
in Duncan Bosti junction under Old West Police Station in Dimapur.
Police also recovered seven empty cases of AK-47 ammunition and
one 9-mm empty case from the incident site.
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 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 19: A NSCN-K cadre is
killed while three others, including a civilian, are injured when
three armed men open fire on three NSCN-K cadres in a hotel at Burma
Camp bazaar in Dimapur. The slain NSCN-K cadre is identified as
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: A NSCN-K militant
is shot dead and three other militants arrested in an encounter
with the Security Forces (SFs) at Lungsem village in the North Cachar
Hills District of Assam.
The NSCN-IM claims that 23 cadres
from the NSCN-K and NNC (both accordist and otherwise) have defected
to its camp.
September 9: A suspected NSCN-K
cadre is arrested by a combined force of the Assam Rifles and Police
from his hideout at Walford Colony in Dimapur. Several incriminating
documents related to extortion and statement of accounts are recovered
from his possession.
August 30: Two NSCN-K militants
are arrested by the Army personnel from Langrangjao under Harangjao
Police station of North Cachar Hills District in Assam. A cache
of arms and ammunition is recovered from their possession.
August 24: Extortion, abduction
and forced collection of money from the general public by the militant
groups and maintenance of law and order were the core issues of
the Cease-fire Supervisory Board meeting held between representatives
of the Union Government and NSCN-K in Dimapur. The NSCN-K representative,
C. Singson, reportedly admitted that the group has been warned about
indulging in extortion activities.
August 23: The NSCN-K has reportedly modified its
stand saying "sovereignty" could be redefined once the
negotiation begins with the Government. Kughalu Mulatonu, the NSCN-K
emissary, said talks with the Centre would be based on sovereignty
of Nagaland but that the leadership would define the term once the
dialogue begins. "Sovereignty will only be defined by chairman
S.S. Khaplang and general secretary N. Kitovi Zhimomi," he
August 7: Seven NSCN-K 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 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 21: The Union Government decides
to extend the ongoing cease-fire with the NSCN-K for another year.
The extension was decided during a meeting between the two parties
held in New Delhi on April 24, official sources reveal. Official
sources quoting an office memorandum issued by the Union Ministry
of Home Affairs say the Union Government on June 29 stated that
"it was agreed to extend the Ceasefire for a period of one year
during the meeting held with the NSCN (K) on 24.4.2009". The report
adds that the NSCN-K has declared it is willing to hold peace talks
with the Union Government, if invited.
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.
The NSCN-K releases eight persons,
kept in confinement for their alleged involvement in the abduction
of one Virender Singh on June 27, after thorough ‘interrogation
and extraction of confessional statements of all the accused’.
Around 25 houses are set ablaze
by Zeme Naga militants at Joypur-Sanpur Dimasa village under Lakhipur
sub-division, 42 kilometers away from the Silchar of Cachar District
in Assam. Sources said militants of the NSCN-K outfit are suspected
to be involved in the incident. The area comes under the Kanakpur
Dholaiera Gram Panchayat (village level local-self Government) which
is situated in the border area of Cachar and North Cachar Hills
District. Amal Kanti Barman, president of Dimasa Society Development
Organisation, said that the group of 50 cadres belonged to the NSCN-K
July 14: The NSCN-K intercepts two
vehicles carrying liquor to Mokokchung. The two drivers, Mughato
and Yeghoto, along with their vehicles and the 'seized' goods are
kept in the confinement of the outfit, informs its 'publicity cell'.
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 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 spokesman said.
June 5&6: Police arrested seven
extortionists in connection with illegal tax collections from truck
drivers and transporters at Dimapur and Medziphema. In one incident,
two persons, identified as Kamal Chetri and Hukato Awomi, are arrested
while collecting money on behalf of the NSCN-K outfit at New Field
Check Gate. However, Police recover receipts of different factions,
including UPDS, from their possession. In another incident, Police
arrest one person, Hukato Awomi, while collecting ‘taxes’ in the
name of FGN Western Command. Police also arrest a KRA cadre, Alvis
Rongmei, for demanding money from transporters at a godown near
Firing Range. His accomplice managed to escape from the incident
site. Medziphema y Police arrest three cades of the Kuki Revolutionary
Army-Unified from Jharnapani while extorting money from truckers
at Jharnapani. They are identified as Apao Khom (25), Inohoto (26)
and Nagato (15). According to Police sources, they had already collected
INR 500 each from three vehicles in the name of the outfit.
May 29: 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 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 23: The dead body of the self-styled
'secretary' of NSCN-K, abducted by unidentified gunmen from his
residence at Medziphema, is recovered from Kiruphema in Dimapur
District along the National Highway-39. He is identified as Kevingulie
Yeise. He is also the chairman of the Angami Region of the NSCN-K.
Assam Rifles personnel rescued two
abducted traders and arrest three NSCN-K cadres during an operation
in Niu Colony area of Burma Camp in Dimapur District. The two rescued
traders are identified as Umesh Singh and Rajiv Soni. One AK 56
rifle, one 9mm Pistol besides magazines and live rounds are recovered
from the possession of the arrested NSCN-K cadres.
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 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 2: The speaker of the Sumi Students'
Union, Benato Swu, and former president and advisor to Kiphire Sumi
Students' Union, Atoka N. Chophy, are wounded when some NSCN-K cadres
open fire on them at Dimapur. The NSCN-K group subsequently apologises
for the attack on students leaders.
April 24: The Union Government decides
to extend the cease-fire with the NSCN-K for a period of one year
after holding a meeting with the outfit in New Delhi.
April 21: The Cease-fire Supervisory
Board (CFSB) meeting between a delegation of the Union Government
and the NSCN-K is held in Nagaland to work out a proposal for implementation
of cease-fire ground rules at grassroots level. The CFSB Chairman,
Lieutenant General Mandhata Singh, discloses that so far the NSCN-K
has three out of eight designated camps and the fourth one is proposed
to be set up within months in Mon District. He also says there is
a need to check activities like illegal collections, extortions
and giving shelter to criminals, who in the guise of insurgents
are creating problems. He adds that the cadres should also abide
by the rules and identify such criminals. "The designated camps
should not be misused for illegal/incorrect activity," he notes.
He states that a meeting between the Union Government and NSCN-K
is scheduled to be held on April 23 at New Delhi, where the decision
on cease-fire extension would be taken.
April 20: A class 12 student, Benjong
Wati, reportedly the younger brother of a surrendered NSCN-K militant,
is abducted by unidentified militants. According to official sources,
Benjong Wati was kidnapped from his residence as his brother had
surrendered to the Nagaland Armed Police along with arms and ammunition
at Chumukedima near Dimapur on April 18. The sources add that the
victim was now reportedly in a designated camp of the NSCN-K and
they were demanding INR 500000 for his release.
April 18: A NSCN-K militant surrenders
before the Nagaland Police along with one AK-56 with 95 live rounds
of 7.62 mm and one 9 mm pistol with 22 live rounds. He revealed
that he was discontented with the outfit.
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.
April 8: The NSCN-K militants vacate
Songsamong village near Longkhim area in Tuensang District due to
pressure from the Assam Rifles (AR). The report adds that the AR
put pressure on the NSCN-K to vacate after finding unauthorised
concentration of around 25-30 of its cadres in that village.
April 4: Altogether 11 NSCN-IM cadres
join NSCN-K in response to "desirous aim of all true Naga patriots
March 30: 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 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: Assam Rifles personnel
stopped the movement of armed NSCN-K cadres from Bongkolong to Khelma
near Athibung area in the Peren District.
One 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 District.
March 15: Troops arrested two NSCN-K
cadres while trying to hijack a vehicle moving between Khongsang
and Jiribam along the National Highway 53 in Manipur. Based on their
revelation, one 7.62 mm pistol was recovered from a house in Kambiron
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 5: A NSCN-K cadre, Tochimong
Yimchunger, while extorting money from trucks at Padum Pukhuri area,
is arrested by the Dimapur District Police. One locally made .32
pistol, one magazine, five live rounds, cash receipts of the outfit
and INR 250 are recovered from his possession.
March 4: The ‘information and publicity
secretary’ of the NSCN-K in the Zeliangrong region, Loveson, asks
any institution or individuals receiving monetary demands to confirm
the veracity of the demands with either the region ‘chairman’ of
the group, R. Gaiduanrei, or ‘finance secretary’ Hopeson.
February 28: Personnel of the Assam
Rifles rescue two non-local traders earlier abducted by unidentified
NSCN-K militants in Kohima on February 26.
February 25: A NSCN-K militant,
identified as '2nd lieutenant' Chi Bui Be, is arrested by Security
Forces from the Badarpur-Lumding train at Dautuhaja railway station
in the North Cachar Hills District of Assam. One 9-mm pistol and
six rounds of live ammunition are recovered from his possession.
February 23: A NSCN-K cadre, Khondao
Lotha, is arrested by the Assam Rifles from Humtsoe village in the
Wokha District. One 7.65-mm pistol, one round of ammunition, INR
100000 and a vehicle are recovered from his possession. He is remanded
to Police custody for further interrogation.
February 21-22: The two-day long Naga
Convention for Reconciliation and Peace is held in Kohima. Several
Naga community groups, militant outfits and church groups adopt
a resolution and urge all organisations to "genuinely and honestly"
implement reconciliation. The ‘chairman’ of the NSCN-K, S.S. Khaplang,
lauds Naga community groups, including Forum for Naga Reconciliation
(FNR), Naga Hoho (apex tribal council) and its constituent units,
for taking the initiative to hold the convention.
February 11: Assam Rifles personnel
arrested a NSCN-K militant who was trying to infiltrate from Myanmar
by traveling in a vehicle along the road between Chetwetnyu and
Chenmoho areas in the Mon District. He was identified as 'senior
sergeant major' Khami of Lungwa village. One Chinese grenade, combat
uniforms and incriminating documents were recovered from his possession.
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 arrest 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
January 24: Two NSCN-K cadres, Sheto
Awomi and Vinohoto, are arrested by a combined force of Nagaland
Police and India Reserve Battalion in the Dimapur area.
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 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 6: The NSCN-IM claims to
have captured several persons, including rival NSCN-K cadres, for
their alleged involvement in extortion and abductions in and around
Dimapur. Of those arrested, the outfit 'released' 12 persons on
the same day.
January 5: 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.
December 20: The three-day 4th ‘Naga
Peace Summit’ under the banner of Forum for Naga Reconciliation
held at Chiang Mai in Thailand concludes with participation from
representatives of the NSCN-K, NNC and Naga National Workers People
Support Group, Quakers, American Baptist, and Naga church leaders.
However, the NSCN-IM has not participated in the reconciliation
December 16: Seven NSCN-K cadres
among 38 militants surrender before Major General Jatinder Singh,
General Officer in-Command of 2 Mountain Division, at its headquarter
in Dinjan of Tinsukia District in Assam. The surrendered militants
hand over 35 weapons, including pistols, revolvers, rifles, and
a cache of ammunition.
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.
November 30: Police arrest a 19
year-old LAEF cadre, Chongteng Ch. Sangma, while travelling on a
motorcycle along with another LAEF cadre in Daggal area of East
Garo Hills in Meghalaya. His accomplice Darit Marak manages to escape
from the incident site. Chongteng later confesses before the Police
that he had undergone training provided by the NSCN-K.
November 29: 14 persons, including
nine teenaged boys and five village guards of Purr village under
Phek district, are abducted by suspected NSCN-K cadres, for their
subsequent conscription into the outfit.
November 26: A NSCN-K militant,
identified as Aumde Jane, is arrested by the Border Security Force
personnel from Haflong market in the North Cachar Hills district
November 24: Telegraph reports
that the ULFA and NSCN-K are holding joint training sessions in
the Lohit, Tirap and Changlang districts of Arunachal Pradesh fearing
possible army crackdowns in Assam and Nagaland. A group of 30 newly
recruited ULFA cadres are undergoing a two months’ advanced training
in villages bordering Changlang and Myanmar under the supervision
of ‘sergeant commander’ Anjan Borthakur of the ‘B company of 28
battalion’ of the ULFA, the outfit’s ‘publicity secretary’ Michael
Deka and the commander of NSCN–K Siv Konyak. "After two months
of training, the cadres will head for Myanmar to join other group
members. It is an alarming trend. This is the first time that Ulfa
and NSCN (K) are jointly conducting such advanced training courses
in the state," a police source said. The villages in Mahadevpur
circle of Lohit district, Ponchau circle of Tirap district and Bordumsa
circle of Changlang district are the outfits’ new havens. Both groups
have held recruitment drives in Lohit and received ‘satisfactory
response’, sources said. The report added that altogether 40 new
cadres were recruited in Mahikong, Malemna, Maling, Manchal areas
under Mahadevpur circle in the district. The NSCN-K also recruited
about 20 cadres from Khanu, Khasa, Bonya, Konnu and Konsa areas
of Tirap district in the past three months. The ULFA has also begun
a fresh recruitment drives in Borkhet Chaimu, Chamro and Changlai
villages of Changlang district. The report also said that the stretch
from Chessa to Chengmara along the Arunachal-Assam border is used
by militants from Assam as an escape route.
November 22: The 19th regiment of
Assam Rifles (AR) stationed at Khonsa in the Tirap district has
launched a counter-insurgency operation targeting militants, suspected
linkmen and sympathisers in the district. Official sources said
in Itanagar that area domination patrols, search parties and mobile
patrol bases had been established in the entire district covering
Khonsa town, Deomali, Borduria, Kaimai and far-flung villages of
Pongchau on the international border. On November 16, AR personnel
arrested a NSCN-K linkman, Hanjam Loham, from Kanubari. He had recently
served an extortion notice to villagers at Loksim. In the past months,
the AR personnel arrested militant linkmen from Khonsa, Longding
and Kanubari and handed them over to police, sources said adding
that house-to-house search operations was carried out in Pongchau.
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: The Dimapur district
police arrest a NSCN-K cadre when he was extorting money from traders
at Hong Kong Market area. He is identified as Athrongmong Pochury,
a ‘Leacy’ in the NSCN-K. He was residing at New Market. He is arrested
while serving a demand note of INR 500,000 to one shop. The demand
note issued by ‘chaplee committee’ of the ‘Government of the People’s
Republic of Nagaland (GPRN)’ gave November 15 as deadline for payment
of the extortion amount. The arrested militant also told police
that he had issued a similar demand note to another shop in the
Hong Kong Market. According to police, the modus operandi of such
extortion was to first issue demand note, followed by threats and
finally abduction if the shopkeeper failed to pay.
November 5: Assam Rifles personnel
arrest three NSCN-K cadres while travelling in a vehicle in the
Cathedral area under Kohima South police station in Kohima. Arms
and explosives, including one AK-56 rifle and 57 live rounds of
ammunition, are recovered 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 30: A suspected NSCN-K cadre,
Kehoi Sumi, is shot dead by unidentified militants near Zion Hospital
while returning to Dimapur town from the hospital in an auto rickshaw.
Police recover six used shells of AK-47 from the incident site.
October 28: A NSCN-K cadre, identified
as ‘2nd Lt.’ Ketovi, while trying to extort money from vehicle owners
at Niu colony of Burma Camp in Dimapur, is arrested by Nagaland
Police. Police also recover one country made pistol, seven live
rounds, 7.65 live ammunition, two mobile handsets and INR 5000 from
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 21: A NSCN-K cadre, Sanchamo
Ezung alias Mark Ezung, is arrested by a joint force of India Reserve
Battalion and Dimapur district police personnel during a search
operation near Holy Cross school junction. A .32 pistol along with
eight live rounds of ammunition is recovered from his possession.
October 20: Personnel of the India
Reserve Battalion arrest three NSCN-K cadres while traveling along
with arms in a vehicle at Agri colony junction in Kohima. They are
identified as ‘sergeant’ Tseuthungo Lotha, ‘sergeant’ Vibou Angami
and ‘sergeant major’ Khehoto. An AK-56 rifle with two magazines,
four 9-mm pistols with 74 live rounds, one hand grenade and 60 live
rounds of AK-47 are recovered from their possession.
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 19: The Dimapur district
police arrests two cadres, including one each from the NSCN-K and
NNC for illegal possession of arms at Khermahal junction. They are
identified as ‘pvt’ Longshe Khemunger of the NSCN-K and ‘corporal’
Songyei Khemunger of the NNC. Police recover a 9-mm country made
pistol from their possession. Police say the duo was sent from Tuensang
for a mission in Dimapur.
October 17: Two NSCN-K cadres, Amuhato
and Kevi Koza, are arrested by a joint force of Nagaland Police
and the India Reserve Battalion during a search operation at Kohima
town. Two.32 pistols and 35 live rounds are recovered from their
October 16: A NSCN-K militant, ''sergent
major'' Honkin Mukan Chang, is arrested by a joint force of Nagaland
Police and India Reserve Battalion (IRB) from Khermahal area. While
two other militants manage to escape, one 9-mm pistol along with
five live rounds is recovered from Honkin.
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 3: Three NSCN-K cadres are
killed when the rival NSCN-IM attacks a transit camp of the NSCN
K at Lower Agri colony in Kohima. Police recover 108 empty cases
of AK 47, 42 empty cases of 9 mm pistol and the safety pin of a
grenade from the place of incident.
October 1: A NSCN-K cadre is shot
dead while three civilians are injured in a shoot out with Assam
Police at Longti colony in the Karbi Anglong district.
September 28: A NSCN-K cadre, Akham
Tomba alias Nepoleon Singh, is arrested by the Imphal East district
police commandos from Lamshang bazaar.
September 26: Police arrest one
NSCN-K cadre, identified as "Lt" Bokato, during a search operation
along the GS Road. A .32 country made pistol along with two empty
magazines and 12 live rounds of 7.56 caliber are recovered from
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: The Gaonburas (village
heads) and public elders of Pungro sub-division in the Kiphire district
appeal the NSCN-K to release the Gaonburas, Village Construction
Committee (s), Village Council Member(s), Village Development Board
secretaries from Longkhimvong, Khong, Khongjiri and Mimi Villages
under Pungro sub-division, within three days.
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: One NSCN-K cadre,
Mughaho, is killed and three others, including a civilian, are injured
when three unidentified militants open fire on three NSCN-K cadres
at a hotel at Burma Camp bazaar in Dimapur.
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 17: The Dimapur district
police arrest two extortionists, including one NSCN-K cadre, while
demanding money from traders at Church Road. They are identified
as ‘pvt’ Vitokhu Chophy of the NSCN-K and Kaboto Awomi. They have
been collecting money ranging from INR 200-500 from each shop at
Church Road. Police recover INR 11,760 and two cellular phones from
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 13 The Dimapur police
recover the dead body of a National NSCN-K cadre, ‘s/s’ SO Vito
Chishi, from Chathe River near Ekranipathar . He is shot on the
back of the head and his eyes are blindfolded and hands tied behind.
September 12: The dead body of one
NSCN-K cadre, identified as ‘s/s’ SO Hukato Achumi, is recovered
near Delhi Public School in the Dimapur district. He is blindfolded
and his hands are tied behind. He is shot on the forehead.
September 10: The Mokokchung District
Police recover dead bodies of two NSCN-K cadres, Aoluin and Moajungshi,
at a forest between Khensa and Chungtia villages.
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 8: Three NSCN-K cadres
are arrested by a combined patrol party of India Reserve Battalion
and Kohima police. AK-47 ammunition are recovered from their possession.
September 4: Nagaland Police arrest
two persons, including one NSCN-K cadre, while trying to extort
money from people at Walford colony in Dimapur. Police recover one
.32 country made pistol along with five live rounds of 7.65 caliber
from their possession. They are identified as ‘sergeant’ Zakato
Achumi and Hetozhe Achumi.
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 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.
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 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 20: An Army convoy is attacked
during crossfire between the NSCN-IM and NSCN-K at Khermahal area
Police arrest 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.
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.
Two NSCN-K militants,
Alen Nokte and Tanwang Tingkathra, are arrested by the Army at Towkak
in the Sivasagar district.
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
July 21: The Dimapur
district police recovered the dead body of a NSCN-IM cadre, Hokheshe
Kinimi, from the Burma Camp area. Police also recovered four empty
cases of 9-mm from the incident site. According to unconfirmed reports,
Hokheshe had recently defected from the rival NSCN-K.
July 17: 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 along with ten others
from the Lotha region.
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.
India Reserve Battalion personnel
arrest four NSCN-K cadres from the Hong Kong market area. One AK-56
rifle along with 36 live rounds, two empty magazines of AK-56, one
empty magazine of .32 pistol and a motorcycle are recovered from
their possession. They are identified as Nasaka Kinny, Akuluto,
Boshito Awomi and Avikato Awomi, all from of Satami village in the
July 13: One NSCN-K cadre, A. Z. Jami,
deserts the outfit after failing to get a ‘positive response’ from
its ‘chairman’, S. S. Khaplang. Jami also attributes the ‘premature
exit’ to his name being dragged into unnecessary controversies by
some of his colleagues and others.
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
One NSCN-K cadre, Wangkam
Konyak, is reportedly 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 same area.
July 10: 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 claime that three NSCN-IM
cadres are also killed in the clash.
Security Forces evict
militants of the Black Widow (BW) group while taking shelter along
with the NSCN-K militants in camps at Athibung forest in the Peren
district along the Assam-Nagaland border.
July 8: One NSCN-K cadre, Pukhrambam
Sheitya-banta Khuman alias Gogo, is arrested from Checkon of Imphal
East district in Manipur. Three receipt books and some extortion
letters of the outfit are recovered from his possession.
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 2: The NSCN-K cadres say that
the Union Government has permitted their outfit to establish a designated
camp at Khehoi near Dimapur.
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 ammunitions is
held at unspecified place in the Tamenglong district.
June 30: One NSCN-K leader, A.Z.
Jami, deserts the outfit due to differences of opinion. "I have
already submitted my resignation to chairman Khaplang," he says.
June 27: One NSCN-K cadre is arrested
by Imphal East district police commandos from New Checkon area in
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 the 32 surrendered militants, 26 belong
to the ULFA, four belong to the NSCN-IM and two are from the NSCN-K.
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 13 : A meeting of the Cease-fire
Supervisory Board (CFSB) between the Union Government and the NSCN-K
is held at Chumukedima near Dimapur. Official sources say that the
discussion took place on shifting the Vihokhu camp of the outfit
to a new location at Khetoi under Niuland sub-division in the Dimapur
June 8: Two NSCN-K cadres, S.K.
Kumar alias Momo and H.N. Danial alias Koko, are arrested by a combined
force of Imphal East district police commandos and troops of Assam
Rifles from Keikhu village in Manipur.
June 8: Two NSCN-K cadres, S.K. Kumar
alias Momo and H.N. Danial alias Koko, were arrested by a combined
force of Imphal East district police commandos and troops of Assam
Rifles from Keikhu village in Manipur.
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 two magazines.
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 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.
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 19: The formation of a new militant
outfit, United Naga People's Council (UNPC), is formally declared
before the media at 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, mentioned that
it aims to restore 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 10: 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'.
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.
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.
April 24: The NSCN-K said that it would
extend its cease-fire with the Union Government for another year.
The tenure of the cease-fire agreement expires on April 27.
April 23: Chief Minister
Neiphiu Rio said that "The state government and the constituent
units of the DAN will support the cause of the Eastern Nagas in
Myanmar to help them get due political recognition and rights from
the Government there… They have been neglected by Yangon. The Nagas
in Nagaland should unanimously support them to facilitate their
development along with other Naga communities." He also asked the
military regime in Myanmar to declare a truce with the NSCN-K.
April 15: A gun battle occured 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
are 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.
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 18: The Union Government has
said that at least 20 youths abducted by the NSCN-K from the Tirap
district of Arunachal Pradesh have been kept in camps in neighbouring
Myanmar. The Minister of State for Home Affairs, V. Radhika Selvi,
said in the Lok Sabha (Lower House of Parliament) that the outfit
abducted 52 youths on three different occasions in January 2008.
While 30 youths were subsequently released, two others escaped from
their custody. "The remaining 20 youths are still reported to be
in their custody and have been kept in their camps in Myanmar",
added the Minister. .
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 13: One NSCN-K militant, identified
as Kitoyi Zhimo of Zekiye village under Satakha sub-division in
the Zunheboto district, is shot dead by unidentified gunmen at Electrical
Colony in the capital Kohima. Police recovered three empty cases,
one live round of ammunition and one bullet head from the incident
February 28: An encounter occured between Assam
Rifles personnel and armed NSCN-K cadres near the Tamenglong Forest
Gate in Manipur. The Army Public Relations Officer, Rajesh Mishra,
stated that two NSCN-K cadres were wounded in the encounter and
that one may have died. However no body was recovered. One Assam
Rifles person was also wounded, he added.
February 20: The NSCN-K warns of
stringent action against its cadres in case of their failure to
boycott the Legislative Assembly elections scheduled to be held
on March 5.
February 11: Police arrested a NSCN-K
cadre while he was extorting money from a businessman in the Marowari
Patti area of Dimapur.
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.
January 7: A meeting of the Cease-fire
Supervisory Board (CFSB) between the Government of India and NSCN-K
is held in the capital Kohima. The ongoing inter-factional unification
move and setting up of a NSCN designated camp somewhere between
Ghaspani and Vihokhu village were reportedly discussed. The meeting
also deliberated on a strict implementation of cease-fire ground
rules by both parties and immediate establishment of NSCN-K's authorised
camps. Representatives from the Union Government and Security Forces
who attended the meeting include the CFSB chairman Lt. Gen (Retd)
R.V. Kulkarni, IGAR (North), Deputy Inspector General of the Central
Reserve Police Force and State Commissioner Toshi Aier. The NSCN-K
was represented by C Singson, 'cabinet secretary' Nitovi Aye and
'spokesman' Hokato Vusshe.
January 2: One NSCN-K militant is
killed by his colleagues when he along with four others tried to
escape from the outfit's camp at Samjiuram under Jalukie sub-division
in the Peren district. Five militants, hailing from the Chanlang
district of Arunachal Pradesh, were trying to escape from their
camp when the other militants chased them and shot dead one of them.
However, two of the fleeing cadres surrendered before the police
at Jalukie, one of them managed to escape and the other was captured
by the NSCN-K militants. Police later recovered the slain militant's
body as well as empty shells of SBBL and AK rifles.
December 1: The Nagaland Chief Minister
Neiphu Rio asks the Union Government to prevail upon Myanmar to
declare a cease-fire with the NSCN-K instead of trying to drive
out the outfit. He says, "Peace in the Naga areas of Myanmar is
essential to develop trade with Myanmar through Nagaland."
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 are 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 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.
Telegraph reports 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"
November 20: Nagaland Post reports
that the Myanmar Government has launched a counter-insurgency operation
targeting the ULFA and NSCN-K militants operating in its territory.
"The junta has launched an offensive against our bases in Myanmar,"
NSCN-K leader A.Z. Jamisay said. He stated that apart from the NSCN-K,
ULFA and other North Eastern militant outfits are being targeted
in the operation. "We are yet to get actual picture of the situation
as well as casualties, but it has certainly affected us badly,"
Jami says. However, the Assam Rifles denied knowledge of any operation
carried out by Myanmar. "We have no such information so far," said
Assam Rifles spokesperson Col. Sahidul Islam over phone from Shillong.
However, an unnamed commander of the Assam Rifles said that camps
belonging to the ULFA have been neutralised in Myanmar's Sagaing
division. "The offensive is continuing... since the last four days
with some key ULFA bases demolished according to information available
so far," he said.
November 18: Police recovered the
dead body of a NSCN-K militant, identified as Luchiolui, from Dimapur
Stadium in the Dimapur district.
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 Mokokchung district.
Five women are injured in an internecine
clash between the NSCN-IM and the rival NSCN-K at Lazu village in
the Tirap district.
November 10: Telegraph quoting
the confession of Kughalu Mulatonu, a 'kilonser (minister)' of the
NSCN-K, reports that the ULFA, NSCN-K and the UNLF and some other
Northeast-based militant groups clandestinely met in Bangkok in
2006 to discuss how to revive the dormant Indo-Burma Revolutionary
Front (IBRF). "I personally did not visit, but our representatives
were there at the meeting in Bangkok in 2006," said Mulatonu.
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 were recovered from his possession.
November 7: Rev. Zhabu Terhuja,
the general secretary of the Nagaland Baptist Churches Council (NBCC),
accuses both the Isak-Muivah and Khaplang factions of the National
Socialist Council of Nagaland for bringing "chaos and destruction"
in the State.
November 3: One NSCN –IM cadre,
Kewhise Metha, is killed by the rival NSCN-K militants during a
factional clash. His dead body was 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.
One NSCN-K cadre, Thiyam Kunjamohon,
is arrested from Palace Gate of Imphal East district in Manipur.
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
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 are
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
October 31: Two NSCN-K cadres, Samurailatpam
Sanjoy alias Bipin and Koijam Kenedy alias Abhinas, are arrested
from Palace Compound in the Imphal East district of Manipur.
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: Two NSCN-K militants,
Jachariah and Salem, are shot dead by security force (SF) personnel
during an encounter at Noney area in the Tamenglong district. One
AK 56 rifle with ammunition and an improvised explosive device (IED)
are recovered from their possession.
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: 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. Meanwhile, the NSCN –K condemns the civil
society organisations for their silence over the eviction drive
carried out by the NSCN-IM at Inavi village.
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 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.
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 capital Kohima. Several others are wounded.
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
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.
October 2: Eight NSCN-K
militants were arrested and arms and explosives, including two AK
series rifles, one SLR and one .303 rifle, are seized from the house
of one Shikaho Sumi of Project Colony at Zunheboto. They were allegedly
trying to use a house in Project Colony without approval.
September 25: The NSCN-K has asked
public sector undertaking, the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)
Ltd, and other international oil companies not to carry out drilling
operations in the Champang area of Wokha district. "We won't allow
any oil company to operate in Nagaland without the consent of the
Government of the People's Republic of Nagaland," said Kughalu Mulatonu,
the 'finance minister' of the outfit.
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 19: The Nagaland government,
while responding to NSCN-K's ultimatum for Nagaland Minister for
School Education Imkong L. Imchen to submit INR 71 lakhs , the amount
spent for accommodation and protection of the Naga students of Manipur
during the High School Leaving Certificate examination, to the Education
department, clarified that no individual should be held solely responsible
for executing a decision of the government that is strongly supported
by the civil society organisations, students' bodies and others.
September 12: NSCN-K denies its involvement in the September 8
killing of five NSCN-IM cadres in the Kohima district.
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 4: Militants
of the rival NSCN-K and NSCN-IM 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 of Manipur. The two slain cadres
of the NSCN-K are identified as ‘lance corporal’ P. Kanepou and
‘private’ G. Bamruang alias Akhui. Two rucksacks, 90 live rounds
of AK series and parts of the assault rifle are recovered from the
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 13: The review
meeting of cease-fire ground rules between the representatives of
the Union Government and the NSCN-K was held at Circuit House in
Kohima. Issues pertaining to cease-fire ground rules and designated
camps of the NSCN-K were discussed. The outfit has reportedly proposed
for three more camps to be declared as designated camps.
August 7: Rival factions
of the NSCN-IM and NSCN-K clashed at Longkhim-Chare in the Tuensang
district. However, no casualty was 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 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 25: A day after civil society
groups pressed for a cease-fire, a group of 40-60 cadres of the
NSCN-K and Federal Government of Nagaland attacked militants of
the rival NSCN-IM outfit at Phek town in the Phek district. Sources
added around four to five hundred rounds are fired in the clash.
However, no causality is reported.
The NSCN-K expressed its uncertainty about the credibility of resolutions
adopted in Dimapur by the civil society groups for a cease-fire
to formulate peace without any pre-condition. Senior NSCN-K leader
A.Z. Jami said that they did not accept the proposals of the civil
society groups as they produced a different draft before it and
not the one adopted on July 24.
July 23: Suspected NSCN-K militants
fired upon cadres of the rival NSCN-IM when the latter were alighting
from a local taxi near Agri Colony junction at PR Hill in the Kohima
district. One NSCN-IM cadre and the taxi driver were injured in
the incident. Later, police recovered one live and 15 empty shells
of AK ammunition and one empty shell of M20 pistol from the incident
June 23: SFs arrested a NSCN-K cadre,
identified as Aso Alvis alias Sankana alias Asholi at Paomei Colony
in the Imphal East district.
June 21: The NSCN-K secretary Kivi
Kips claimed that since the talks between the Centre and the NSCN-IM
had come to a deadlock, the NSCN-IM is resorting to forceful occupation
out of sheer frustration and with some "hidden agenda." The clashes
had reportedly led villagers of Mon district to flee to the neighbouring
Sibsagar district in Assam.
June 19: The NSCN-K truce supervisor
and 'senior minister', Kughalu Mulatonu, said that they would not
adhere to the directive of the Union Home Ministry and go back to
the designated camps. "Under no circumstances will the NSCN enter
the designated camps on the dictates of either the Assam Rifles
or Nagaland state (government)," Mulatonu said. The Union government
directed and set the deadline of June 30, for both the factions
of NSCN to return to their designated camps. They are allotted seven
camps each, but currently the NSCN-K does not have a single designated
camp after its members are driven out by the rival group.
June 13: Police recovered the dead
body of a NSCN-K cadre, identified as Chijanbemo, inside a jungle
near Doyang Hydro Electric Project in the Wokha district. Chijanbemo
was reportedly killed in a clash between the NSCN-K and the rival
NSCN-IM outfit. Meanwhile, police recovered 28 empty cases of assorted
weapons from the incident site.
June 1: One NSCN-K cadre, identified
as 'corporal' Gaibonlung, is caught red handed while carrying out
extortion from villagers and as per orders from the NSCN-K cadres,
is given capital punishment at Loktak project area in the Bishnupur
May 30: One SF personnel, identified
as Nungsang Meren, is shot at and injured by the NSCN-K cadres at
Agri Colony in the Kohima district.
May 19: According to a delayed report,
suspected NSCN-K cadres shot dead a civilian, identified as Yuromi
Tangkhul, inside the Doyang Hydro Electric Project in the Wokha
May 6: The NSCN-K parades a person,
Kalangong Malangmei, in front of the media at an unspecified place
in the Imphal East district of Manipur for allegedly extorting money
from people in the name of the outfit. One of his accomplices, identified
as Sailash, who impersonated himself as a UNLF cadre, managed to
April 30: NSCN-K faction has dismissed
the Union Government's efforts to clear out its camps and flush
out the ULFA militants from Myanmar, claiming that the military
regime in that country would not fully co-operate with the Indian
security forces. Meanwhile, a spokesman for the NSCN-K, Wangmi Pangmei,
said his organisation still had respect and regard for the ULFA
and its revolutionary cause, but denied there is any tie-up between
the two as is often alluded to by the Indian security and intelligence
agencies. On reports of an impending joint military operation by
India and Myanmar to flush out Northeast militants holed up across
the border, the NSCN-K said such an offensive would be unable to
replicate the success of 'Operation All Clear' in Bhutan.
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 28: NSCN-K cadre Akaho Assumi
is abducted by cadres of the NSCN-IM and shot dead in the Dimapur
April 26: The cease-fire between
the Union Government and NSCN-K is extended for one more year. The
deal to extend the truce is signed during a meeting between the
Union Home Ministry officials and the NSCN-K representative at New
Delhi. "First we entered into a bilateral agreement with the Indian
government in 2001. For further extension of the cease-fire agreement
we met in New Delhi today," said Kughalu Mulatonu, a senior NSCN-K
April 23: Police also arrested a
NSCN-K cadre, identified as Damii Dumei, at Shangakpham Paomei Colony.
April 20: Security forces arrested
one NSCN-K cadre, identified as Ason alias Bimol Hungyo, at Sangakpham
Paomei colony in the Imphal East district. They also recovered one
9-mm pistol having one magazine loaded with two live rounds and
one polythene bag containing three receipt books in the name of
NSCN-K having 79, 79 and 68 leaves respectively and 80 numbers of
blank demand letters. Later, police said Ason is engaged in extortion
of money from the general public especially from the Naga tribes
for procuring arms and ammunition for the outfit.
April 19: Five NSCN-K cadres joined
the NSCN-IM outfit at the Phek district along with two AK-56 rifles,
one M-21 semi rifle and G-3 rifle.
April 17: One civilian, identified
as Vihoto Chishi, is killed by the NSCN-K cadres at Police Colony
in the Dimapur district. Police said the victim was earlier with
the NSCN-IM as its 'Central Administrative Officer' of Sumi Region.
April 16: One NSCN-K cadre, identified
as 'Sergeant Major' Kihoto Chophy, is killed during a factional
clash with the NSCN-IM, while another cadre sustained injuries at
Medziphema in the Dimapur district. Two civilians from the Kuki
community were also injured in the clashes.
April 15: Six NSCN-K cadres are
killed during a factional clash with the NSCN-IM in the Zunheboto
district on April 15. Police said three of the slain NSCN-K cadres
were identified as Yenito Sumi of Hoshepu village, Hukugha Sumi
of Tsuruhu village and Koza Chakhesang. One civilian was injured
during the incident.
April 10: NSCN-K cadre, identified
as Benzamin Paomei, committed suicide by shooting himself with the
weapon issued to him by the outfit on April 10 at the headquarters
of Tamenglong district. Two used cases and the AK rifle along with
a handset were found at the incident site.
April 9: Two cadres of the NSCN-K,
identified as Pingkiubou Pamei and Jiangam Kamei, are arrested and
one scooter recovered from them in the Kangla Park area of Imphal
March 21: Three NSCN-K cadres, identified
as Thuigongpau Gangmei alias Bookie, Dingamlung Kamei and John Pamei,
are arrested along with a 9-mm pistol and four live rounds from
Lilashing Khongnangmakhong in the Tamenglong district.
March 8: Four NSCN-K cadres are
injured in an internecine clash between NSCN-IM and NSCN-K militants
at Satakha in the Zunheboto district.
February 27: NSCN-K militant, identified
as Uewrethong, was killed and two others sustained injuries during
a factional clash with the rival NSCN-IM militants at Khukiye-Lukhaiyi
village in the Zunheboto district.
February 20: NSCN-K claimed to receive
a "donation" from the Congress party. The outfit’s ministry
of finance issued a statement conveying its gratitude to the Congress
party for a donation of INR five lakh received through the Leader
of the Opposition, I. Imkong Ao. Kughalu Mulatonu, the outfit’s
‘chaplee kilonser’ (finance minister), said, "The money could
be to play the buy-and-win game for the coming elections… The chaplee
ministry is grateful to I. Imkong Ao for assisting the Ao region
(unit of the outfit) with INR Five lakh."
February 20: NSCN-K asked candidates
of the Tamenglong constituency to boycott the Assembly elections.
February 19: One NSCN-K cadre, Vijai
Chakma, surrendered at Chowkham in the Lohit district of Aruchanal
February 15: At least 100 militants
belonging to the NSCN-K and ULFA were reportedly killed during a
massive counter-insurgency operation by the Myanmar Government in
its territory bordering the North Eastern States of India. Reports
added that ULFA had over 300 cadres in the camps when the operation
began from January 26.
February 12: A factional clash between
the NSCN-IM militants and the rival NSCN-K militants was reported
from the Phek Town.
- February 7: Security forces (SF) recovered 75 kilograms
of TNT from National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K)
militants in Arunachal Pradesh. The propaganda wing of the NSCN-K
said that raids were conducted in the Saiching village of Changlang
district. While the NSCN-K claimed that two SF personnel and a ‘sergent
major’ were killed during the raid, SF sources said that the casualties
among the militants could be higher.
February 3: A passenger bus carrying
Naga students from Manipur were pushed down in to a gorge by the
NSCN-K militants, at a place between Thonglan Akutpa and Duna villages
in the Tamenglong district. Reports added that these students heading
for Kohima for the forthcoming High School Leaving Certificate Examination
conducted by Nagaland Board of Secondary Education were asked by
NSCN-K militants to de-board the bus before the bus being pushed
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 NSCN-IM,
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.
January 28: The NSCN-K reiterated
the ‘Quit Notice’ given to Tangkhuls and asked them to leave Nagaland
before February 5, 2007. A statement made available to the media
by Seochem Sangtam, ‘Deputy Kilonser’ of the NSCN–K, said, "If
anything happens to any Tangkhul be he/she, a government servant
or a businessman or a student or terrorist, it will be taken as
self-inflicted punishment and no Naga organization can be blamed."
January 26: NSCN-K militants abducted
a rival 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 militants,
following the pressure of the Western Sumi Organisation (the apex
body of the 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 rival National Socialist
Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) militants on January 22
and held captive in the NSCN-IM ‘central headquarters’ at Hebron
in the Dimapur district.
January 23: The NSCN-K militant,
identified as Vikuto, was allegedly abducted and subsequently shot
dead by the rival NSCN-IM militants near Camp Hebron in the Dimapur
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: An 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 18: Nagaland Police arrested
10 more NSCN-K militants, including ‘finance secretary’ Inaka Swu,
at an unspecified place between Officers Hill colony and Paramedical
colony in the Kohima district. One AK-56 assault rifle, one M-20
and .32 pistol was recovered from their possession. As reported
earlier, five militants were arrested from the same area on January
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 14: The NSCN-K
asked the Industries & Commerce minister of Nagaland Khekiho
Zhimomi to submit INR 9.5 millions to the outfit’s chaplee (Finance
Ministry) before January 20, 2007. The outfit alleged that Khekiho
Zhimomi had deducted five percent of the total INR 19 millions,
an amount meant for beneficiaries under the transport subsidy scheme
financed by North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Ltd.
January 14: A United Liberation
Front of Asom (ULFA) militant, Jaan Bhuyan alias Jim Chowdang, surrendered
before Assam Rifles at Jairampur in the Changlang district. He deposited
an AK-series rifle, a sub-machine gun and explosives and also confessed
that at least 60 ULFA cadres were currently undergoing training
in Myanmar under the guidance of the National Socialist Council
of Nagaland - Khaplang (NSCN-K).
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" are 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,
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 was
killed and another injured during a factional clash with the rival
NSCN-K cadres at Sanghou Village near Athibung in the Peren district.
January 7: One NSCN-K militant
was killed during an attack on a NSCN-IM camp at Dimapur town in
the Dimapur district.
December 29: Two NSCN-K militants,
Longtsuo Shitiri and Rabeth Ovung, defected to the rival NSCN-IM.
December 26: The
NSCN-K reportedly warned Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio of dire consequences
over his alleged nexus with the rival NSCN-IM. NSCN-K spokesman
Kughalu Mulatonu said that his group would not remain a ‘lame duck’
while Rio patronized the NSCN- IM.
December 23: A National Socialist
Council of Nagaland – Khaplang (NSCN-K) militant, identified as
Loushangbam Sanatomba alias Naocha, is arrested by security force
personnel during a search operation at an unspecified location in
the Imphal East district.
December 20: The Tangkhul Naga Long
(the apex body of the Tangkhul tribe) requested the NSCN-K to revoke
the ‘Quit Notice’ served to Tangkhuls residing in Nagaland. The
President of the Tangkhul Naga Long, Stephen Angkang and President
of the Tangkhul Naga Villages Headman Association, A.S. Patrick,
said that the request was made in the larger interest of the Naga
NSCN-K reportedly threatened to
eliminate the rival NSCN-IM top leader, Thuingaleng Muivah, if he
visits Nagaland. "We have already deployed about 70 fighters
around Dimapur town to attack and finish off Muivah if he tries
to set foot in Nagaland and if required we shall send more reinforcements
to accomplish our mission," said Kughalo Mulatonu, the NSCN-K
December 19: Security force personnel
arrested two NSCN-K militants during a search operation at Dewlahland
near Kids English School in the Imphal West district.
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 at Bypass Road in Kohima district.
Reports added that the NSCN-K took away an AK assault rifle along
with ammunition after the ambush.
December 19: The 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
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 woman,
identified as Premabati, was injured when unidentified militants
lobbed a bomb targeting her residence at Elangbam Leikai in the
Imphal West district. Her husband, a contractor by profession, said
that the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K)
had recently served an extortion demand on him.
December 13: 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 10: The NSCN-K has reportedly
informed all its 'commanders' not to accept any rival National Socialist
Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) defectors from the Lotha
tribe. Reports added that this 'notification' was promulgated due
to 'security reasons'.
An unidentified cadre of the NSCN-K is arrested during a search
operation in Imphal, capital of Manipur.
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: 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: 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 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, is killed and another injured by the rival
NSCN-K group during factional clashes at Zunheboto town and Sukhalu
village in the Zunheboto district.
November 25: The NSCN-K has asked
for a separate board to conduct examinations for the Naga students
belonging to the four hill districts of Manipur such as Ukhrul,
Tamenglong, Senapati and Chandel. The outfit reportedly opposed
the decision of Nagaland Chief Minister Nephiu Rio to allow Naga
students to appear for the High School Leaving Certificate examination
under the Nagaland Board of School Education.
November 22: One NSCN-K activist,
B.P. Sony Poumai alias Sheshu alias Sazil alias Kahu, was arrested
by SFs at Sekmai Khunou.
November 19: Suspected NSCN-K cadres
abducted six persons from Makhan village in the Senapati district.
A bomb was later recovered from the incident site.
November 18: A cadre of the National
Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang outfit, Shanthong Abonmei,
was shot dead by the rival National Socialist Council of Nagaland
- Isak Muivah, at his house in the Khunkho Naga village of Senapati
November 17: A senior cadre of
the NSCN-IM, 'Major' Lokishe, defects to the rival NSCN-K. 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 14: One NSCN-K militant,
'2nd lieutenant' Khetoka Kinimi, was arrests by security force personnel
during a search operation at Hong Kong Market in the Dimapur district..
November 13: One person belonging
to Tangkhul community, identified as Enoch, was killed by the NSCN-K
militants at an unspecified place along the National Highway No.
39 near Jotsoma road in the Kohima district. The NSCN-K claimed
that the slain person was allegedly an 'informer' of the rival NSCN-IM.
October 27: One NSCN-K cadre was
killed following a factional clash between the two rival Naga factions
at Amiphoto colony in Zunheboto town.
October 21: The dead body of a 'Lance
Corporal' of the NSCN-K is recovered from an unspecified place near
Jot soma bye-pass check gate in the Kohima district.
October 17: Three dead bodies are
recovered from Mandeu village in the Tamenglong district of Manipur,
from where a factional clash is 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
October 12: The NSCN-K kills a NSCN-IM
cadre, Pvt. Ramthing, 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 12: The Union Ministry of
Home Affairs submits to Myanmar's Government a list of 15 militant
camps run by outfits, including NSCN-K.
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 17: NSCN-K says that the Naga
Hoho, Naga Students’ Federation, Naga Mother’s Association and Naga
People’s Movement for Human Rights do not represent the Nagas.
August 16: NSCN-K serves a ‘Quit Notice’
to the Tangkhuls in Nagaland, accusing them of being “terrorist
August 16: A gun battle occurs between
cadres of the NSCN-K and NSCN-IM at Athibung area of Peren district.
August 14: NSCN-K decides to severe
ties with the Naga Hoho, Naga Students’ Federation and Naga People’s
Movement for Human Rights, whom it accused of deviating from their
actual responsibilities and instead acting as political parties
"prejudicial to the Naga revolutionary organisations'. It accused
them of acting as auxiliary bodies of the NSCN-IM.
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.
July 13: One NSCN-IM cadre, Nzanthungo
Lotha, is killed during a shoot out with rival NSCN-K at Lerie near
July 10: Five NSCN-K cadres are arrested
for resorting to indiscriminate firing near the State Chief Minister's
official residence in Kohima. One AK 47 rifle with 60 live rounds,
two .32 pistols with 17 live rounds, one M20 pistol with 18 live
rounds, a hand grenade, three mobile sets and cash amounting to
INR 18,475 are recovered from their possession.
July 5: One NSCN-IM cadre, Yongpong
Konyak, is shot dead by rival NSCN-K at Longkhim in the Tuensang
June 18: NSCN-K awards capital punishment
to one, Wanpa, at Nangtan under Tizit Assembly Constituency for
his alleged role in the assassination of a NSCN-K ‘Education minister’,
Ngampan Konyak, in the Mon district on May 18.
May 31: One NSCN-K cadre, `2nd Lt.`
Aloto and a civilian are wounded in a factional clash with rival
INSCN-IM at Sheyipu village in the Zunheboto district.
May 31: Factional clashes takes place
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: Two NSCN-IM cadres are seriously
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: 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. Four
more militants and a civilian are wounded in the clash.
April 7: An unidentified NSCN -K cadre
is killed in an internecine clash with the rival NSCN-IM cadres
at Wazeho in the Phek 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 8: A NSCN-K cadre, Aman Konyak,
is killed in a clash with the rival NSCN-IM near Namsa colony in
the Mon district of Nagaland.
January 23: The 'founder chairman'
of the ZRNF, Guang-sinlung alias Namgao Kamei, is killed by cadres
NSCN-K cadres at Zeliangrong region in the Sadar Hills district
of Manipur. The NSCN-K's spokesman for the region, Felix, says that
Guang-sinlung is 'arrested' by their cadres from the area between
Newlong /Lanka village and Ariang village and later killed during
January 11: At least seven Myanmarese
Army personnel and three NSCN-K cadres are killed in a gun battle
in Myanmar's northern Sagaing division.
January 4: Four NSCN-K cadres, Rockson,
Darii, Jonah and Sapuni, are killed by the security force (SF) personnel
near Chandraman bridge under Kangpokpi police station in the Imphal
West District. One AK-47 Rifle, one Chinese pistol, two hand grenades,
ammunition, Rs 3000 and incriminating documents are recovered from
the incident site.
December 30: Ten NSCN-K cadres are
arrested from the Maibong and Mahur areas of North Cachar Hills
district in the State of Assam. An unspecified cache of arms, ammunition
and documents are recovered from them.
December 25: SFs arrest two NSCN-K
cadres, including a 'sergeant', in the Jiribam sub-division of Imphal
East district in Manipur. One 9-mm pistol and three live rounds
of ammunitions were recovered from their possession.
December 14: The Myanmarese troops
neutralize two NSCN-K camps in the Sagaing division bordering India.
The NSCN-K spokesperson Kughalu Mulatonu says that two of their
cadres are killed and three more seriously injured in the military
operations. One of the outfit's 'lieutenants' is also arrested.
December 12: Three NSCN-K cadres, including
a kilonser (minister), are arrested from Paona Bazaar in the Imphal
city. They are identified as S.K. Losii Peter Poumei, his younger
brother David Poumei and S. Xhavei Poumei. Police recover Rupees
1.4 lakh from Peter and a notebook listing details of the outfit's
money collection drive and expenditure.
November 20: A security force personnel,
injured in the November 19 encounter between the SFs and a combined
team of NSCN-K and UNLF cadres at Longmai part-III village under
Longmai police station in the Tamenglong district, succumbs to his
November 19: Four members of a family
are killed by stray bullets during an exchange of fire between the
SFs and a combined team of NSCN-K and UNLF militants, at Longmai
part-III village under Longmai police station in the Tamenglong
October 29: Two youths, Ningam Tangkhul
and Leishikham Kumar, suspected to be former cadres of the NSCN-K,
are killed by unidentified militants at Deulahland under Imphal
September 15: The Imphal East district
police arrests four NSCN-K cadres from a house during a cordon and
search operation at Paomei Colony. They are identified as Saionii
Lakhamai alias Dean, Robin Rangsanami alias Naching, Rockson Lannamai
alias Kackson and Leishikham Kunrah Tangkhu alias Akham. 35 demand
letters of the outfit are recovered from their possession.
September 10: Three NSCN-K cadres are
arrested from the Uripok area in the capital Imphal. They are identified
as Chujanglung Daingmei, Panmei Kalingong and Lungkinlakpou Kamei.
One 9mm pistol and one magazine with five live rounds are recovered
from one of the arrested militants.
August 23: The NSCN-K claims that following
a meeting in New Delhi a day earlier, the Union Government agrees
to concede its demand for a separate cease-fire mnonitoring cell.
The outfit's 'finance minister', K. Mulatonu, says: "The Ministry
of Home Affairs (MHA) has agreed to our demand for a separate truce
monitoring cell to oversee the ceasefire between our group and the
Government. We have proposed the name of Maj Gen (retd) D.P. Merchant,
who was Inspector General of the Assam Rifles in Nagaland [as the
chairman of the cell]." He also claims that the Government agrees
not to conduct any counter-insurgency operations near the designated
camps of the outfit.
August 1: Unidentified gunmen kill
a suspected NSCN-K cadre, Tiayanger, at Aradura colony in Nagaland's
capital Kohima. An empty case of 9 mm pistol and a scissor are recovered
from the spot.
July 25: One NSCN-K cadre surrenders
before the SFs at Khonsa in the Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh
along with a Chinese made pistol.
June 14: Two suspected NSCN-K cadres
are arrested from a private hospital in the Cachar district of Assam.
Official sources said they were undergoing treatment after being
injured in a landmine blast at Thosen subdivision in the Tamenglong
district of Manipur.
April 28: The cease-fire with the NSCN-K
is extended for another year following a meeting between the NSCN-K
and Government of India representatives in New Delhi. The cease-fire
will now be in force till April 28, 2006.
April 13: The NSCN-K decides to extend
its cease-fire with the Union Government for another year. The truce
agreement is due to expire in April 2005. The outfit indicates that,
"the decision was arrived not due to either coercion or any other
factors, as presumed by certain sections, but purely taking note
of the absolute desire of the Naga people."
February 24: The NSCN-K offers to mediate
between the Government of India and ULFA. Kitovi Zhimomi, the outfit's
Ato Kilonser' (prime minister), says: "If our assistance is needed,
we are ready to be the go-between in peace talks for the larger
good of the region."
February 22: The NSCN-K holds a cease-fire
supervisory board meeting at Mon in Nagaland to review the implementation
of cease-fire ground rules. According to reports, this is the first
such meeting in the last six months.
February 22: Two NSCN-K cadres, Madan
Gamei and Jintal Kamei, are arrested from Banskandi under Lakhipur
police station in the Cachar district of Assam, while they are en
route to Jirighat near the Assam-Manipur border. A revolver and
a foreign-made wireless set are recovered from their possession.
January 23: NSCN-K sources say that
15 persons, including five NSCN-K cadres and 10 personnel of the
Myanmar army, are killed in a series of clashes in the forest areas
along the Chindwin river in the Sagaing division of Myanmar between
January 19 and 21. The NSCN-K leader, Kughalo Mulatonu, confirms
that five cadres of his outfit have died.
December 13: The NSCN-K announces cessation
of all military operations with effect from December 15 to facilitate
"one of the most peaceful Christmas in Naga history." The outfit's
'general secretary', Kitovi Zhimomi, says, "Let peace prevail in
Nagaland for all its inhabitants. The NSCN believes that peace,
unity and reverence are the only panacea for factionalism."
December 3: The Imphal West district
police arrests two NSCN-K cadres, identified as Sikam Thaimei alias
Abung and Gaikham Guwang Kamei alias Abung, from Lamshang Chingkhulong.
November 25: One NSCN-K cadre and a
woman are killed when unidentified militants open fire on them at
Kohima in Nagaland.
November 16: Two NSCN-K cadres killed
in a factional clash with the NSCN-IM militants near Yakor village
under Tuensang district of Nagaland.
May 10: NSCN-K ‘deputy Kilonser’ Kughalo
Mulatonu survives an attempt on his life by suspected NSCN-IM cadres
at Ambolo colony in the Zunheboto town.
April 28: Union Government extends
cease-fire with the NSCN-K for another year.
March 31: Suspected NSCN-K cadre, identified
as Letna Kuki, is arrested from the Jiribam area of Imphal East
district in Manipur.
March 29: A NSCN-K cadre surrenders
before Lt Gen. Anup S. Jamawal, General-Officer-Commanding of the
Army’s Gajraj Corps, at Tezpur.
March 20: The Khaplang faction of NSCN
kills a cadre of the rival IM faction at the Firing Range area in
Imphal West district of Manipur.
January 31: Nagaland Police arrests
one NSCN-K cadre from Dimapur while he was trying to enter the premises
of the Directorate of Industries and Commerce with a revolver to
allegedly drop an extortion note.
January 13: Reports indicate that the
Government of India is likely to begin its formal peace process
with the Khaplang faction of National Socialist Council of Nagaland
(NSCN-K) during the last week of February
2004 in Thailand's capital, Bangkok.
January 7: Three persons are abducted
by suspected NSCN-K cadres from Dighli village in the Cachar district
January 5: Report indicates that Myanmar
has launched a military offensive against Indian terrorists, especially
targeting the NSCN-K hideouts in its territory.
December 15: NSCN-K abducts 18 youths,
including six girls, from the Langpan, Langton, Tinoung and Keyam
villages in the Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh.
December 22: Nagaland Police arrests
an NSCN-K cadre along with four of his accomplices from Kohima and
recover a pistol from his residence.
November 23: Former 'medical Kilonser'
(Minister) of NSCN-K, Temjen Ao, who had recently defected to the
rival Isak-Muivah faction, is found dead in a jungle area in the
November 19: NSCN-K kills a civilian
after mistaking him to be an NSCN-IM cadre at Naginimora in the
November 12: Reports indicate that
at least 17 NSCN-K cadres defect to join the IM faction in Nagaland.
November 1:NSCN-K issues warning indicating
that it would hold Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio directly
responsible for any ‘untoward after-effects’ in the event of a possible
tripartite agreement between the Union Government, the Government
of Nagaland and the NSCN-IM.
October 14:Security forces kill two
suspected NSCN-K cadres during an encounter in the Leingangpokpi
area of Jiribam subdivision in Manipur and recover a 9 mm pistol,
a 7.63 mm pistol, one live 9 mm and five 7.63 mm rounds of ammunition.
September 30:NSCN-K launches a tactical
operation code named ‘Operation Rocket’ to regain lost ground in
the Tirap and Changlang districts of Arunachal Pradesh and to extend
its base to parts of neighbouring Assam.
September 10:Three NSCN-K cadres are
abducted and later killed allegedly by the NSCN-IM near a local
market in Kohima.
September 5:Three NSCN-K cadres are
killed during a factional clash with its rival outfit, NSCN-IM,
in the Tizit area of Mon district.
August 29:One NSCN-K cadre is killed
in renewed factional clashes in Pfuchama village of Kohima district.
August 25: Two NSCN-K cadres are lynched
in the Mokokchung town of Nagaland following the killing of a student
by the group.
August 4: SF personnel arrest a 'lance
corporal' of the NSCN-K at Longding in the Tirap district of Arunachal
August 2: Two NSCN- K cadres are killed
in a factional clash with the rival NSCN-IM near Kohima town in
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 continue to indulge
in abduction and extortion and are violating the cease-fire ground
July 7: Security forces arrest six
NSCN-K cadres and rescue 11 youths from their captivity in the Changlang
district of Arunachal Pradesh.
June 4: Reports indicate that the NSCN-K
has warned Government staff against 'negligence of duty' in the
Chang region of Tuensang district.
May 24: Security forces arrest at least
six terrorists, including one NSCN-K cadre, during a search operation
in the Imphal East and Imphal West districts of Manipur.
May 16: NSCN-K calls for unity and
peace among the Nagas and terms the 16-point agreement concluded
in July 1960 between the Naga People's Convention (NPC) and Government
of India as the 'seed of hatred and division' among the Nagas.
April 25: Union Home Ministry confirms
the bilateral ceasefire agreement between Government of India and
the NSCN-Khaplang. The truce has been extended for another year
with effect from April 28, 2003.
April 17: Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu
Rio conveys his Government's desire to extend the cease-fire with
NSCN-K during a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani in
April 10: NSCN-K cadre identified as
Tochimong Yimchunger is killed in an internecine clash at Chessoere
in Tuensang district.
April 22: NSCN-K requests the Naga
National Council (NNC) to play a more active role in finding a peaceful
resolution to the Naga conflict.
March 19: Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu
Rio says the Union Government has initiated steps to hold formal
talks soon with the NSCN-K
March 15: Unidentified armed men shoot
two NSCN-K cadres dead in separate incidents in Kohima. Police recover
an empty AK-47 cartridge and three cartridges of a 9-MM pistol from
the incident-sites and reveal that both the slain cadres belong
to Senapati district, Manipur.
March 4: NSCN-K blacklists at least
17 newly elected State Legislators of the National People's Front
(NPF) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Nagaland.
February 26: Security force personnel
arrest a conduit of the NSCN-K near Borpathar, Karbi Anglong district,
and recover a single barrel gun, five live rounds of ammunition
and battle fatigues.
February 25: Security force personnel
in Ledo market, Margherita, Assam, arrest three NSCN-K cadres, including
two women, and recover some extortion notes, cameras, photos, Myanmarese
currency and incriminating documents.
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), Tuensang
January 31: Three NSCN-IM terrorists
are killed by the NSCN-K in renewed internecine clashes in Zunheboto
January 20: Assam Rifles personnel
arrest a 'lance corporal' of the NSCN-K following an encounter in
Laju, Tirap district, Arunachal Pradesh, and recover a M-21 rifle,
a magazine and 45 rounds of M-21 ammunition.
January 14: NSCN-K chief SS Khaplang
likely to visit India in November 2003 for a political dialogue
with the Union government
January 10: NSCN-K's deputy kilonser
(minister) Khughalu Mulatonu indicates that chairman SS Khaplang
could return to India later in the year for "political negotiations"
with the Union government. He also says that the outfit has lined
up something very positive for Nagaland.
January 7: Media reports say NSCN--Khaplang
[NSCN-K] is providing training and shelter to various terrorist
outfits of the Northeast at its bases in Myanmar, despite a cease-fire
with the Union government. The United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA),
All Tripura Tigers Force (ATTF),
People's Liberation Army (PLA),
United National Liberation Front (UNLF),
Kanglei Yawol Kunna Lup (KYKL)
and People's Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK)
are being trained at these camps, the reports add.
December 31: Suspected NSCN-K cadres
shoot dead Achan Newmai, a tribal leader at Langol Laimanai village,
near Imphal, Manipur, for alleged close links with the rival NSCN-Isack-Muivah.
December 23: NSCN-K deputy minister
for information K.Mulatonu informs his outfit's willingness for
negotiation and plans to begin 'political dialogue' with the Union
government after March 2003.
December 10: NSCN-K publicity chief
K Mulatonu rules out the possibility of the outfit's participation
in the forthcoming Legislative Assembly polls in Nagaland until
the peace talks came to a logical end.
December 7: The ministry of information
and publicity (MIP) of the underground government of people's republic
of Nagaland (GPRN)/NSCN (K) releases a 70 page-booklet entitled
The Threat. The booklet lists all the killings and over-all atrocities
inflicted by the rival NSCN-Isac-Muivah on the outfit.
December 3: Five NSCN-K terrorists
are among 11 who surrendered with arms to Assam Rifles Deputy Inspector
General (DIG), Nagaland Range (North), Brig NN Madappa.
November 28: Reports say some 300 NSCN-K
cadres have been extorting huge sums and resorting to vandalism
for the past few days, mainly in Chetapbashi, Baregharia and Sonapur,
along the Assam-Nagaland border.
November 20: Cease Fire Monitoring
Group (CFMG) Chairman Lt Gen Kulkarni asks the NSCN-K to select
a site in Dimapur to locate its office and to inform him in order
to enable him to assess the feasibility of the camp and office.
November 6: NSCN-K declares it won’t
participate in the forthcoming Legislative Assembly elections in
Nagaland. It also warns cadres of penalty if found involved in the
election process. However, outfit chief S S Khaplang and N Kitovi
Zhimomi reiterate they are not in favour of disturbing the ongoing
peace dialogue between the Union government and the rival NSCN-IM
November 5: Police arrest three Rongmei
Naga youth belonging to the NSCN-K in Jiribam sub-division, Manipur.
November 2: Two NSCN-K terrorists
are killed and another severely injured in a suspected internecine
clash in Kuthur village, Tuensang district, Nagaland.
October 29: A joint patrol party of
Sonari police and CRPF personnel arrests two NSCN-K terrorists in
Namtota, Sivasagar district, Assam. They are identified as Tingkong
Konyak and Yangpong Konyak.
October 19: NSCN-K self-styled
sergeant Selshi John Lamkng alias Chingthangkhonmba is arrested
along with four of his accomplices in Sokmai.
October 17:Three NSCN-K terrorists
are killed in renewed internecine clashes in Nagaland at Yoruba
gate, Phek district. The victims are ‘Hotoyi Sumi of Luhomi village
and pvt. Hukavi Sumi of Kuihito village, both under Zunheboto district,
while the third is sergeant maj Selhito Chakhesang of Khusomi village,
also in Phek district.
October 16: NSCN (IM) terrorists armed
with AK 47 rifles gun down two civilians and a terrorist of the
rival NSCN-K in Rusoma village, Kohima district.
July 18: Three NSCN-K terrorists arrested
by Imphal West district police from a hideout in Lamshang Maning
NSCN-K criticise the July 11-joint statement issued in Amsterdam
by the NSCN-IM and Union government interlocutor in the Naga peace
talks K Padmanabhaiah. It also warns Muivah against setting foot
on Naga soil, warning the Naga Hoho and other non-governmental organisations
(NGOs) against supporting the NSCN-IM in the ongoing peace talks
with the Union government.
July 16: Three security force personnel
of the Army’s Jat Regiment, including an officer, are killed, while
six others are seriously injured in an attack by suspected NSCN-K/Kuki
National Front (KNF) terrorists from atop the hills of Jujam, about
45km away from Silchar.
June 28: Security forces arrest two
NSCN-K terrorists from Loktak following the abduction and killing
of a Naga youth in Khuirai Kongpal, Imphal East district, on June
June 27: NSCN-K cautions against supplementing
NSCN-IM for ‘Nagas’, especially in the context of the ongoing peace
talks between the terrorist group and the Union government.
June 23: Five NSCN-K terrorists arrested
by Manipur Rifles (MR) personnel from separate locations in Manipur.
June 19: NSCN-K accuses the NSCN-IM
of harassing and killing its cadres and threatens to retaliate with
June 11: NSCN-K criticise the inclusion
of Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga in the ongoing Naga peace
talks as a "crime" committed by the NSCN-IM faction, and says he
is ignorant of the Indo-Naga political issue.
May 15: State Bank of India’s Jairampur
branch, Changlang district, Arunachal Pradesh, resumes work, after
closing down for eight days as NSCN-K terrorists serve extortion
notices on its employees.
April 24: Union Home Minister L K Advani
announces in the Lok Sabha (Lower House of India’s Parliament) that
the cease-fire between the Union government and NSCN-K would be
extended for a year beginning April 28. The cease-fire was initially
signed in the year 2001
April 18: The Cease-fire Monitoring
Board reviews the ongoing truce between the NSCN-IM and the Union
government. Both are represented on the Board.
February 19: At the fourth meeting
of the Cease-fire Supervisory Board, in Kohima, NSCN-K resolves
to shift cadres to designated camps from March 15, 2002
October 26: Five Assam Rifles personnel
killed by Myanmar troops, who mistake them for NSCN-K terrorists,
in Lungwah village, Mon district.
June 8: On June 8, 2000, four terrorists
of the NSCN-K were ambushed and killed by NSCN-IM terrorists, in
an internecine clash, near Tuli town in Mokokchung district.
May 17: The NSCN-K accused the NSCN-IM
of killing two of its cadres and injuring one near Kohima on May
17, 2000, a few days after the arrival of the NSCN(I-M)'s Isak Chishi
Swu and Thuingaleng Muivah in Dimapur.
March 2: The self-styled National Socialist
Council of Nagaland-Khaplang Deputy Minister for Information and
Publicity, Kughalu Mulatonu announces that the NSCN-K is ready to
negotiate with the Central government for a solution to the vexed
Naga problem provided the ban on the organisation is lifted.
Source:Compiled from news reports and