Incidents and Statements involving DHD:
October 28: DHD-N will not dissolve
itself until the recently signed MoS with the Government gets Parliament's
October 17: DHD-N is planning a
homecoming ceremony at Haflong, sometime in the first half of November.
In the presence of representatives from New Delhi and Dispur, 1,152
cadres of the outfit will formally abjure the path of militancy
and join the mainstream.
October 12: The DHD-N lodged complaints
with Dispur and Delhi, alleging that the Jewel Gorlosa faction of
the DHD had opened fire at one of their camps at Maibong in Dima
October 11: After signing the MoS
with the two factions of Dima Hasao District based DHD on October
8, the Centre is now looking forward to a peace agreement with both
the factions of the NDFB. The indication came on October 11 when
Centre's interlocutor and former Intelligence Bureau chief P C Haldar
met Ranjan Daimary, the chief of NDFB-RD, inside Guwahati Central
October 10: DHD-J 'chairman' Jewel
Garlosa has appealed to IPF, other organizations opposing the MoS
signed between DHD-N, DHD-J and the Central, and State Government,
to come and join the process of development in Dima Hasao District
under a fresh atmosphere.
October 9: Security agencies think
the rivalry between DHD factions [ DHD-J and DHD-N], which has been
one of the causes of bloodshed, is unlikely to subside even after
signing the MoS.
The tripartite MoS signed to end
insurgency in the Dima Hasao District has angered the non-Dimasa
tribes living in the District, including the Nagas, Kukis, and Hmars.
Further, the Bengalis, the second largest community (approximately
32,000) in the District, continue to remain tight-lipped over the
APCC has welcomed the MoS that was
signed between the Centre, State Government and both the factions
of the DHD on October 8. APCC termed it as a "big achievement" for
ACCO welcomed the peace initiative
between the two factions of Dima Halim Daogah, [Dilip Nunisa faction
of DHD (DHD-N) and Jewel Garlosa faction of DHD (DHD-J)] and termed
the signing of the historic peace pact a step in the right direction.
ACKHSA has hailed the historic Dimasa
Accord signed on October 8, 2012 which it believes will now accelerate
the pace of development of the Dima Hasao District.
October 8: Central Government and
both the DHD factions have delegated State Government with the task
of dividing exiting Dima Hasao District into three administrative
October 4: The CCPA cleared the
DHD accord, paving the way for signing of the final agreement with
the outfits next week. It may be mentioned that after being cleared
by the Home Ministry, the approval of the CCPA was the last hurdle
before formal signing of the agreement.
September 28: The final round of
the tripartite talks between Delhi, Dispur and the DHD-N, which
began in New Delhi on September 27, is poised for a cordial settlement.
September 20: Dilip Nunisa faction
of DHD-N has expressed unhappiness over what it termed as "inordinate
delay" in signing the draft agreement that would formally end insurgency
in Dima Hasao District.
August 27: Central Government is
likely to sign MoS with DHD-J / BW and DHD-N of Dima Hasao District,
August 23: DHD-N 'chairman' Dilip
Nunisa is scheduled to visit Cachar early next week to meet leaders
of all communities inhabiting areas bordering Dima Hasao to arrive
at a consensus on amalgamation of a few Cachar villages with the
adjoining District. The DHD-Nunisa has demanded integration of 18
Dimasa-inhabited villages in Cachar with Dima Hasao as part of a
possible tripartite treaty to be signed by the rebel group with
the Central and State Government.
July 20: CPI-ML leaders, workers
and supporters staged protest demonstration infront of the office
of the Deputy Commissioner of Cachar District, opposing the proposed
merger of 18 villages of the District with Dima Hasao Territorial
Council in accordance with the draft agreement signed by the Union
Home Ministry with DHD.
July 15: ABYSA organized a public
meeting at Ellora Heritage in Silchar to protest against the proposed
transfer of certain villages of Cachar District to Dima Hasao District
and the harassment of Bengalis in the hill District.
July 12: The people of Barak Valley
have strongly protested against the proposal to carve out 26 villages
of Cachar District and add them to the proposed DTC.
July 11: UMHA extended the SoO agreement
with the DHD-N for another three months until September 30. Joint
secretary in charge of North East, Shambhu Singh signed the extension
agreement on behalf of the Central Government.
June 14: The draft MoS, signed by
the DHD-N and the Central Government on June 12 is yet to be received
by the State government, reports Nagaland Post on June 15. The important
points of the proposed draft MoS includes incorporation of few more
Dimasa inhabited contiguous villages with the existing Dima Hasao
District, a package between INR 200 crore to INR 250 crore for next
five years and recruitment of about 1500 surrendered militants and
other able bodied youth from the District into State Police, Central
paramilitary wings, Assam Rifles and Army.
June 11: The Central Government
signed a draft MoS with the DHD-N. The report adds that draft MoS
will now be sent to the State Government for approval by the State
May 22: Uncertainty shrouds the
nine-year-long tripartite peace talks between the DHD-Nunisa, the
Centre and State government, after Dilip Nunisa, the 'chairman'
of the outfit, struck a discordant note. "Unless more villages from
other districts in the state are not amalgamated with the mainland
Dima Hasao, the parleys are bound to hit a wall. No breakthrough
will be possible though both New Delhi and Dispur are sincere about
the peace process," Nunisa said over telephone from New Delhi.
May 21: SFs arrested a youth, identified
as Rabijul Alom Choudhury (20), for allegedly demanding money from
businessperson posing himself as DHD militant at Badarpur in Karimganj
Central as well, State Government
is likely to sign a tripartite agreement likely by June 2012 with
both the DHD factions. The DHD-N faction 'chairman' Dilip Nunisa
along with some of his colleagues met joint secretary (North East)
UMHA, Shambhu Singh at North Block and discussed in detail the terms
and conditions of the draft agreement. DHD-N also raised the issue
of over 20,000 Dimasa tribe inhabited in Nagaland and demanded that
the government of India should make a special provision for the
Dimasas of Nagaland as and when it signed any agreement with the
May 6: CPRO of DHD-N, Mondol Chandra
Langthasa, as saying that the outfit has been thinking of withdrawing
from the proposal made by the Central Government. According to DHD-N,
which is on ceasefire for the last nine years, the Government has
only been delaying the peace process.
April 28: The DHD-Nunisa threatened
to stop all ongoing work of national projects in Dima Hasao District,.
The DHD-N has called for a work halt of all projects for 36 hours
from 5am on May 8 to 5pm on May 9 in protest against the Government's
"delaying tactics" to initiate peace talks with the outfit.
April 25: State Government has indicated
that it will not rush into signing any memorandum of settlement
with the BW / DHD-J. The basis of the move is that it will be difficult
to accommodate the justified demands of the DHD-N, which is in a
ceasefire since 2003, if it went ahead with its agreement only with
the BW group.
March 13: SFs recently arrested
a militant belonging to DHD-N, identified as Foroj Kumar Barman,
in area Alubhaja of Cachar District.
February 1: Following a request
from Indian Government, Nepal Government has started attaching the
property of Niranjan Hojai, the 'commander-in-chief' of DHD-J, in
January 23: Fifteen former militants
of the DHD have in association with Dimapur-based Naga militant
outfit has formed DNRF in Dima Hasao District. The leaders of the
outfit are R.J. Dimasa alias Arje Dimasa, Soten Dimasa and
Jensingh Dimasa. The outfit's main demand is to establish a separate
Dimasa State. The outfit was also involved in abduction of Dharmendar
Yadav of Tribeni Construction Ltd recently.
January 13: DHD-N supremo Dilip
Nunisa on the current impasse in the peace talks with Central and
State Government said, "Instead of demanding all Dimasa-inhabited
areas lying in these districts and also in Nagaland, which was our
earlier stance, only some adjacent areas, where the Dimasa people
are a majority, should be amalgamated with the present Dima Hasao
District. If the government can give away land to Bangladesh without
any question, why can't they include our villages in the council?"
Earlier, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on January 12 said that peace
accord with DHD-N has not yet been singed due to the outfit's demand
to include 96 villages of Nagaon and Cachar District in the greater
December 17: Joint Secretary (North
East) of the MHA, Sambhu Singh admitted that the talks with the
DHD-N have not been progressing satisfactorily. Singh said that
on the other hand, talks with the DHD-J are progressing well and
the leaders of the outfit are showing a positive attitude. He said
that the Government of India has almost finalised an agreement with
the DHD-J and a formal agreement is likely to be signed after the
State Cabinet approves the same.
December 14: Major Dimasa organisations
urged the DHD-N not to sign a peace accord if New Delhi refused
to include their demarcated 95 villages outside Dima Hasao District
within the proposed Dimaraji Territorial Council.
December 6: Indian Agencies tracked
money worth $200,000 remitted by BW, through banking channels from
Singapore to Nepal to an account with Everest Bank's branch in New
Baneswar in Kathmandu.
December 5: BW and the Central Government
are close to sealing a deal on the lines of the UPDS Accord. However,
the sticking point remains on the issue of withdrawal of criminal
cases pending against its members.
DHD 'Chairman' Dilip Nunisa termed
the renaming of North Cachar Hills as Dima Hasao a conspiracy and
reiterated the demand for integration of Dimasa villages, including
those in Cachar and Nagaon Districts.
December 3: Tripartite talks between
Central Government, State Government and NDFB-PTF remained inconclusive.
Tripartite Talks DHD-N faction also suffered the same fate. Talks
with NDFB-PTF and DHD-N were stuck over the demands for separate
States of Bodoland and Dimaraji, respectively.
November 28: Dilip Nunisa 'Chairman'
of DHD-N said that although his group has settled for the demand
of a territorial council instead of a separate state, two sticking
issues of splitting Dima Hasao into two Districts and amalgamation
of Dimasa-inhabited areas in adjoining districts with council areas
Senior Congress leader of Dima Hasao
District and 'chairman' of Dima Hasao Autonomous District Council
(DHAC) Depolal Hojai has been removed from the party days after
the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) named him as one of the
accused in a INR 520 million scam in the NC Hills Autonomous Council.
October 14: The Central Government
has refused general amnesty to top militant leaders belonging to
the DHD and asked the both DHD-Jewel and DHD-Nunisa factions to
sort out differences. Both factions of the outfit held back-to-back
negotiations with the central government for the first time. Dilip
Nunisa and his team held talks on October 13 while Niranjan Hojai
and Jewel Gorlosa spoke to the Union Home Ministry officials on
October 14. DHD-Nunisa is unsatisfied with the progress of the talks.
Dilip Nunisa said, "We are not happy." Although DHD-Nunisa has scaled
down its demand for a separate state, it is seeking the transfer
of some 90-odd villages in Karbi Anglong and Nagaon Districts to
be transferred to the Dima Hasao area. The Centre, however, refused
to concede to the demand.
October 13: Shambhu Singh said
that the Government of India is planning to sign peace pacts with
at least three militant outfits of the State by November. He said
that the process of talks with the UPDS is complete and only the
date for signing of the accord is to be decided. He pointed out
that the Government was trying to make the KLNLF to sign the same
pact, which delayed the process of signing of the pact with the
UPDS. But the KLNLF could not make up its mind and the Government
would not go ahead with the signing of the accord with UPDS, he
added. He also said that talks with both factions of DHD-Jewel &
DHD-Nunisa are in final stage and accords with the outfits are likely
to be signed soon. On the progress of talks with the Pro-Talks faction
of NDFB-PTF, Singh said that the outfit is still sticking to its
demand for creation of a separate state and the Centre has already
made it clear that there is no possibility of division of Assam.
September 23: DHD-Nunisa has decided
climb down from its demand for an autonomous state and settle for
a territorial council with proposed boundary that includes parts
of Nagaon, Cachar, Karbi Anglong Districts of Assam and Dimapur
of Nagaland. The DHD-Nunisa 'chairman' Dilip Nunisa said the proposed
council is to be named as Dimaraji Territorial Council (DTC) and
it would comprise three Districts including existing Dima Hasao
and two new Districts namely Garampani District and Borail District,
while Borail will include parts of present Dima Hasao and the tribal
dominated areas of Cachar, including the ancient Kachari kingdom
capital Khaspur. Garampani would include eastern Dima Hasao and
neighbouring Nagaon District's Dimasa-dominated of Lanka, Hojai,
Lumding and Kampur and stretch up to Kachari Satra in Dakhinpat
under Nagaon sadar Police Station. In addition, Borlangfar, Dhansiri
in Karbi Anglong District and Dimapur plains in Nagaland should
be included in the existing Dima Hasao District. Nunisa further
said, "The territorial council will have 40 elected and four nominated
members. The number of Assembly constituencies might be increased
from the present one to four and there might be a separate Lok Sabha
seat comprising the three territorial council districts."
September 22: talks between the
Dilip Nunisa-led faction of the DHD-Nunisa and the Union Home Ministry
is on the brink of reaching a conclusion.
September 17: SFs arrested one militant
belonging to the DHD-Nunisa, identified as Kubul Barman (29), from
Joypur-Rajabazar Area under Joypur Police Station in Cachar District.
September 4: Two hardcore militants
belonging to Dilip Nunisa faction of DHD, identified as 'corporel'
Nirmal Burman (30) and 'private' Naroni Burman (25), who came to
extort money, were overpowered by public at Digli village in Cachar
District and subsequently handed over them to Police. Two mobile
handsets along with extortion notes were seized from them.
September 2: Chief Minister Tarun
Gogoi said that a meeting with Assam's ethnic militant group KLNLF
was scheduled for September 3 in Delhi. Union Home Ministry officials
will meet a three-member KLNLF team. He, however, made it clear
that there was no scope for negotiations on the KLNLF's demand for
a separate state. Stating that most of the militant outfits were
willing for peace talks, the Chief Minister said, "We want to sign
an agreement soon with the KLNLF and UPDS." The BW group has already
come forward though we have differences with the Nunisa Faction
of DHD. But discussions are on with them."
August 18: A senior Home Department
official said Assam Police is preparing to form a battalion in Assam
Police with recruits from the surrendered cadres of DHD and BW.
"We have to absorb them for rehabilitation and settlement. The selection
process to recruit 235 men is on, after which they will be sent
July 25: SFs arrested one militant
'lance corporal' Naikhu Dimasa alias Putul belonging to DHD
in Ainacherra under Joypur Police Station of Cachar District.
July 3: The Central
Government on July 3 formally announced extension of ceasefire with
DHD for a period of six months. The Suspension of Operation would
continue up to December 31and tripartite talks on the demands of
DHD are continuing.
June 23: Union Government
has decided to extend the cease-fire with DHD.
June 21: The suspension
of operations with DHD is likely to be extended beyond June 30th.
June 20: The surrendered
militants of DHD who are staying in designated camps after surrendering
arms have demanded immediate rehabilitation.
September 13: The United
People’s Federation of Assam (UPFA) has urged the Assam Government
to hold talks with the militant outfits, including the ULFA and
DHD that are in ceasefire or have offered to sit for a dialogue
without further delay for a solution to the insurgency problem and
peace and development in the State. UPFA working president John
Phoithong warned that if the Government did not consider the October
2, 2010 deadline given by the Dilip Nunisa faction of the DHD over
the issue of "Dimaraji", the Dimasa militants might go
back to forests leading to fresh incidents of violence in North
Cachar Hills District.
September 4: A new militant outfit,
Dima National Democratic Front (DNDF), was formed in the Dima Hasao
(erstwhile North Cachar Hills) District to protect the Dimasa community
from the attacks of the non-Dimasa tribes. One Jainisring Dimasa,
claiming himself as the ‘publicity secretary’ of the newly formed
outfit had reportedly stated that since both the factions of the
DHD were now in truce with the Government, the Dimasa community
had become an easy target of various non-Dimasa tribes. Sources
said that Kemaron Dimasa was the ‘self-styled chairman’ of DNDF
and Leiding Dimasa the ‘commander-in-chief’.
August 30: Civil society organizations
of Dima Hasao District organized a massive rally in Haflong town
demanding immediate steps by the Union Government to resolve the
crisis in consultation with Dilip Nunisa faction of DHD which has
been in truce since January 2003.
August 25: The Union Minister said
that it is a matter of great satisfaction that a number of groups
are engaged in talks with the Government of India. Among them are
NSCN-IM, pro-talk faction of the NDFB, Nunisa faction of the DHD,
Black Widow (BW), United People's Democratic Solidarity (UPDS),
Achik National Volunteer Council (ANVC), Karbi Longri North Cachar
Hills Liberation Front (KLNLF), Kuki National Organization (KNO)
and United Peoples Front (UPF), he said. H further added, "We have
appointed two Interlocutors: RS Pandey to talk to the NSCN (IM)
and PC Haldar to talk to NDFB (PT), DHD (Nunisa), DHD (J), KLNLF,
UPDS and ANVC, besides ULFA [United Liberation Front of Asom]."
August 24: The Dimasa People's Council
(DPC), an umbrella organization of the Dimasa civil society organizations,
has appealed to both the Government and the DHD to work towards
the solution of the Dimasa problem, rather than aggravating it.
Expressing concern over the "ultimatum given by the DHD" regarding
their demand of Dimaraji, the DPC members alleged that the Government,
instead of solving the problems, is rather complicating the peace
process by its 'delaying tactics' which create a confusing situation,
which may ultimately instigate the militant outfits on ceasefire
to return to violent means.
DHD 'chairman' Dilip Nunisa said it
is unfortunate that the Centre has failed to reciprocate positively
despite the militant outfit showing a great deal of enthusiasm and
will for peace.
May 6: The United People's Federation
of Assam (UPFA) urged upon the Government of India to expedite the
peace talks with the NDFB, pro-talk ULFA, DHD, KLNLF and other outfits
who are already under ceasefire to solve their problems politically.
April 12: The Assam Government has
to spend around INR 7.59 million a month for the 4,006 militant
cadres who have been staying in various designated camps in the
State. The militant outfits now in ceasefire and whose cadres are
in such camps are the UPDS, DHD, BW, NDFB, Adivasi Cobra Force (ACF),
Birsa Commando Force (BCF), KLNLF and the ULFA.
April 2: KLNLF 'publicity secretary'
Rejak Dera said: "Seventy-five per cent of forests in Karbi Anglong
have been cleared by DHD(N) cadres, now lodged at the designated
camp at Dhansiri in Karbi Anglong. These militants have been selling
timber from Karbi Anglong to Nagaland. This is not the allegation
of the KLNLF alone. EvenBiren Singh Ingti, MP, had alleged that
the DHD (N) had been involved in tree felling in Karbi Anglong forests.
The MP has already requested Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to stop
the DHD (N) militants from felling trees in Karbi Anglong." Dera
further said the KLNLF would not tolerate if the Nunisa faction
of the DHD continued to destroy Karbi Anglong forest and sell timber
Regarding security of the 400 KLNLF
cadres staying in makeshift designated camps, said: "Three hundred
and thirteen of our cadres have been staying in the makeshift designated
camp on the Polytechnic premises in Karbi Anglong where only 20 Assam
Police battalion personnel have been deployed on security duty. The
other makeshift designated camp in the Agriculture Farmers' Hostel
gives shelter to 75 of our cadres who are without any security cover.
No security personnel has been deployed there. If any of our cadres
flee, we won't be responsible for that."
As many as 20 KLNLF cadres had fled
with arms when talks for surrender were going on. While six of the
deserters came back with their arms, one was killed in an encounter.
According to reports, the other deserters have been active in armed
activities. Dera said: "We have apprised Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi
of our security concern. We have demanded of him to set up four designated
camps in Karbi Anglong and one at Umrangshu in NC Hills, a demand
being opposed by the DHD (N). We have also apprised ADGP (SB) Khagen
Sarma and the Home Commissioner of our security concern."When asked
on the opposition from the DHD (N) to the proposed KLNLF designated
camp at Umrangshu, Dera questioned: "If a DHD (N) designated camp
can be set up at Dhansiri in Karbi Anglong, why can't a KLNLF camp
be set up at Umrangshu in NC Hills?"
March 28: The Assam Government will
have to take the lead role in early completion of talks with militant
groups of the State, which already signed cease-fire agreements
for peaceful solution of the problems. Sources said that the Union
Government had a very limited role in the process of talks with
the militant groups like pro-talk faction of the NDFB, UPDS, KLNLF,
DHD and BW. Sources added that in case of the militant groups of
Assam, the Union Government had already ruled out the possibility
of division of Assam and asked the militant groups to seek solution
of the problems within the geographical boundaries of the State.
March 8: The Assam Government assured
the Assembly that all efforts were on to trace the ‘commander-in-chief’
of BW, Niranjan Hojai, who had gone missing from a designated camp
about two months ago. According to other sources, Hojai could remain
in hiding till the political process with the BW begins and he manages
to get amnesty. "In that case, he doesn’t have to go to jail although
the process of getting amnesty could be time consuming. Otherwise,
he lands in jail as soon as he surfaces," a source said, adding
the court could soon declare him a "proclaimed offender". Assam
Forest and Environment Minister Rockybul Hussain said that action
would be taken against the cadres of the militant groups who had
fled their designated camps. So far, 15 BW militants, seven DHD
militants, 40 NDFB militants and five ULFA cadres have fled their
February 12: The pro-talks ULFA described
the Government’s decision to the arms surrender term for talks as
a step in the right direction, which might even prompt the outfit
to consider coming forward for talks. Mrinal Hazarika, a leader
of the pro-talks group, said, "Ulfa is not like the DHD or the KLNLF.
You cannot impose conditions on them." Union home secretary G.K.
Pillai on February 11 had said that the Centre had never asked the
NDFB or ULFA to lay down arms but only to abjure violence if they
October 23: The Dilip Nunisa faction of the DHD, which
concluded its two-day talks in Delhi on October 22, warned the Union
Government of severe consequences if its demand for a Dimaraji State
is not met. Nunisa told over phone from New Delhi that October 22’s
discussions had ended on a "positive note" but the Dimasa group
had warned the Union Government not to take its principal demand
of a separate Dimaraji State lightly. He said "if it was spurned,
the "consequences would be severe". He, however, did not spell out
the consequences. Nunisa said senior officials of the Union Government
and the State Government had agreed to "examine" their demand for
Dimaraji State in every detail and from all angles. The pro-talks
Dimasa group was represented by a four-member delegation, including
‘Chairman’ Dilip Nunisa and ‘commander-in-chief’ Pranab Nunisa.
July 3: Dilip Nunisa, the leader
of pro-peace faction of the DHD, condemned the two factions of NSCN
for launching serial attacks on Dimasa villages in the last few
months in the North Cachar Hills District. It was reported that
Dilip Nunisa, in a press conference, directly blamed both the NSCN
factions for attacking Dimasa people with an evil eye to trigger
a racial war between the two communities. But he also admitted that
some elements among the Dimasa people have also joined the fight
against the Zeme Nagas and are hell bent on defending their own
June 18: The United Pro-talks Organization
(UPO), comprising the ULFA, DHD, ACF and the BCF, demanded regional
autonomy in the Northeast so that lasting solutions to the problems
of the region could be solved.
June 12: Dilip Nunisa, the chairman
of DHD, said that slow progress in peace talks between the Government
and DHD is one of the main reasons for the deterioration of the
overall law and order situation in North Cachar Hills District.
Talking to Assam Tribune, Nunisa alleged that the DHD came out of
the jungles to express its desire to solve the problems through
talks, but the Government is responsible for the slow progress in
dialogue. He said that though five years have passed since the dialogue
began, not much headway has been made and the Government is yet
to make clear what it could give the Dimasa people for their political
safeguard and economic upliftment. Nunisa blamed the Government
for the sharply deteriorating situation in North Cachar Hills.
May 16: The DHD Militants shot dead
one person, Paunamteutuing, at Asongram village in the North Cachar
Hills District. Sources said the militants who were holed up in
the second floor of the State Bank of India's Mahur branch fired
upon the Zeliangrong villagers who went to retrieve the corpse of
Paunamteutuing in the next-day morning. However, there was no report
of any casualty.
February 19: Protesting against
the killings, kidnappings, torture and extortions of hundreds of
people in North Cachar Hills District by the BW outfit, the rival
DHD submitted a memorandum to the Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram
asking for strong measures against the BW. The memorandum signed
by Dilip Nunisa, 'chairman' of DHD, Kanto Langthasa, home secretary
of DHD and Ronsling Dimasa, organising secretary of DHD, mentioned
the free movement of BW cadres and the silence of the North Cachar
Hills District administration.
February 12: One DHD militant, identified
as Lojendra Langthasa, was shot dead by militants of the rival BW
fraction at Khalimindisa under Maibong Police Station of North Cachar
January 26: A DHD cadre, identified as ‘lance corporal’
Zenga Dimasa, was shot dead by its rival BW outfit near Digandu
under the Doyangmukh police station in the North Cachar Hills District.
Another cadre, identified as ‘second lieutenant’ Manik Dimasa, was
injured in the incident.
January 14: The pro-talks DHD made
it clear that its cadres, living in at least five designated camps
in the North Cachar Hills District, must be allowed to hold on to
their arms for self-defence. Referring to Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh's statement in Shillong on January 3 that all the militant
groups in the Northeast, including those who are pro-peace, must
first lay down their arms to facilitate talks, the DHD chief Dilip
Nunisa said such a step would be very "unfortunate". Nunisa said
his cadres without arms would be left "vulnerable" to attacks in
both North Cachar Hills and adjoining Karbi Anglong Districts, especially
in view of the threat from the rival Black Widow outfit.
January 12: The Justice P.C. Phukan
Commission of Inquiry, probing the ethnic clashes between Hmars
and Dimasas in the North Cachar Hills and Cachar Districts in 2003,
tabled its report in the State Legislative Assembly. Over 50 people
had lost their lives in the conflict. In its report, the Commission
has recommended proper implementation of the cease-fire ground rules
between the DHD and Assam Government.
December 24: The Union Government has extended the
Suspension of Operations agreement with the DHD for a year till
December 31, 2009. According to official sources, the extension
follows a tripartite meeting among representatives of the Centre,
Assam Government and the DHD.
December 17: One Mazibur Rahman alias Majib of Muslimpatty
under Hojai Police Station in the Nagaon District was arrested by
the Sub-divisional Police Officer (SDPO) of Hojai, Dharmendra Das,
for his involvement in selling arms to militant outfits and other
criminal organisations. According to information received from the
SDPO, "Mazibur Rahman is involved in selling arms to extremist
groups and has clandestine links with KLNLF, DHD, anti-social elements
and also linked to various criminal activities. The SDPO further
informed that Rahman was a most wanted criminal and absconding for
a long time. He was in Saudi Arabia in between 1992-94 and Mumbai
for some years."
October 30: In a separate incident,
BW militants killed at least seven police personnel at Langlai near
Thujuari of North Cachar Hills district, reports Sentinel. Three
militants were also killed in the retaliatory firing. Haflong police
sources said that the BW militants opened fire on the police party
who were carrying the body of a DHD leader, Naklai Dimasa, who was
killed by the BW militants on October 29 from Haflong Civil Hospital
to Diyongmukh after the post mortem. Out of the seven slain police
personnel, four were constables in the 8th Battalion of Assam Police;
two were from the District Armed Branch and one Home Guard. Meanwhile,
Dinob Dimasa, spokesman of Black Widow, denied the outfit's involvement
in the ambush.
October 29: A self-styled 'sergeant
major' of the DHD, identified as Naikhlai Dimasa, was shot dead
by the BW militants at his residence in Doyangbra of North Cachar
October 30: A self-styled 'sergeant
major' of the DHD, identified as Naikhlai Dimasa, was shot dead
by the BW militants at his residence in Doyangbra of North Cachar
October 22: In a statement, DHD
has strongly condemned the serial killing, kidnapping of innocent
women, civilian and DHD cadres by BW. The DHD also condemns attack
on Ms Rantha Thaosen, wife of Srimongol Dimasa, at Maibang police
station. The outfit further added that the Black Widow is a gang
of killers not a revolutionary organization. Black Widow is fighting
neither for the Dimasa people nor for the people of North Cachar
Hills. The Black Widow and their conspirators had been planning
to disturb the peace process started by DHD which was anti Dimasa,
anti social and anti development.
October 3: The publicity secretary
of DHD, Dhonsiri designated camp, Suraj Dimasa was gunned down by
two youths who were in his Maruti 800 car (AS092199) near the police
point at Diphu in the Karbi Anglong district. He was rushed to hospital
where he was declared dead.
September 25: The pro-talk faction
of the DHD has expressed its willingness to extend its manpower
for providing security for the construction of Silchar-Lumding broad
gauge, particularly in North Cachar Hills district. In a meeting
with Assam Home Commissioner Rajib Bora, the DHD chief Dilip Nusisa
conveyed this offer.
September 16: Dilip Nunisa, the
'chairman' of the DHD, alleged that the Black Widow outfit was behind
the September 14 and 16 explosions near the ASDC office. However,
Dinar Dimasa, 'publicity secretary' of the BW, denied of the outfit's
September 14: Black Widow militants
killed two persons in a hilly section between the Kalasang and Batsa
areas under Maibong police station of North Cachar Hills district.
The dead include a DHD militant, Dibakar Langthasa, and a civilian,
identified as Subol Langthasa.
September 4: Combined forces of
the Assam Rifles, Assam and Tripura Police recover a cache of arms
and ammunition during a joint search operation at Khasiapunji along
the Tripura-Assam border. The seizure includes one carbine, two
revolvers, mortar, one improvised explosive device and 145 lives
bullets. According to the Assam Rifles, the NLFT and DHD might have
stored these arms and ammunition at the dense forest to carry out
militant activities along the inter-state border.
August 22: A NSCN-IM camp inside
the Chingdol forest under Umrangsu block in the North Cachar Hills
district is destroyed by the rival Black Widow (BW) militants. The
report adds that the two outfits had developed enmity after the
NSCN-IM cadres allegedly informed the Army about the whereabouts
of the BW's spokesman Phaiphrang Dimasa, leading to his arrest.
August 17: One forest official,
Sorvendra Johri, is killed and a school guard, Firoze Thausan, is
injured during crossfire between cadres of the BW and DHD at Doyangmukh
in the North Cachar Hills district.
June 23 : The Centre extended its
Suspension of Operation agreement with the DHD for another six months
in a tripartite meeting at New Delhi. The Suspension of Operation
agreement with the outfit which is due to expire on June 30 is extended
till December 31.
March 27: The 'chairman' of the
DHD, Dilip Nunisa, meets Assam Governor Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Ajai Singh
and requests him to take steps to expedite the peace talks between
the Government of India and the outfit.
March 20: One DHD militant, identified
as Joydeep Maibongsa, was killed by army personnel during an encounter
at Maibongdisha in the North Cachar Hills district.
March 14: Police arrested three
DHD cadres from Matikhola Gojalipar village in the Howraghat area
of Karbi Anglong district.
March 2: One former DHD militant,
Belen Kempry, was killed by unidentified militants at Prabadisha
Block Bazaar under Dagang police station in the North Cachar Hills
January 31: A six-member delegation
of the DHD, led by its chairman, Dilip Nunisa, called on Union Home
Minister Shivraj Patil and discussed ways to end the stalemate in
peace talks. He renewed the demand for 'Dimaraji' state to be carved
out of North Cachar Hills and Karbi Anglong districts of Assam and
Dimapur district in Nagaland.
January 28: Sentinel reports that
the DHD has recently served extortion notes to businessmen in Dayangmukh,
under Kheroni police station in the Karbi Anglong district. A statement
released by the market committee of Dayangmukh has said that the
DHD has demanded huge amounts of money ranging from INR 20,000 to
INR 50,000 from each shopkeeper and businessman of the locality.
A caller, identifying himself as a DHD cadre, has threatened that
their demand should be met immediately; otherwise they will not
allow the businessmen to transact their operations in peace.
December 30: The Union Government
decides to extend the cease-fire with the DHD by another six months
with effect from January 1, 2008, following a meeting between senior
officials of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs and a seven-member
DHD delegation led by Dilip Nunisa.
December 25: The DHD threatens
to withdraw from the peace process with the Central Government and
go underground out of frustration over 'no progress' in the on-going
peace talks with Government of India. The DHD has about 1000 cadres
in four designated camps.
December 8: A DHD militant, identified
as London Dimasa, was killed in an encounter with police at Waris
village, about 20-km from Haflong. The police arrested another militant,
Stabli Dimasa, and seized an US-made carbine from him.
November 23: Militants belonging
to the Nunisa faction of the DHD fired 15 rounds in the air and
lobbed two grenades at an election rally and injured two Autonomous
State Demand Committee workers. The members were at an election
rally for Kalachand North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council constituency
at Kranthangdoliya village under Maibong police station in the North
Cachar Hills district. The NCHAC polls are slated to be held on
November 26 and December 1.
November 22: One DHD cadre, identified
as Kanak Bora alias Ladu Baruah, surrendered to the Army at Laipuli
Army Camp in the Tinsukia district.
September 22: One Black Widow militant,
Uttam Kachari, is killed in a cross fire, when combined cadres of
the NSCN-IM and the Black Widow attack a designated camp of the
Dima Halim Daogah-Pranab Nunisa faction at Halflong in the North
Cachar Hills district of Assam.
August 23: Black Widow militants
kill a cadre of the Nunisa faction of the DHD, identified as Lal
Khelma, in an internecine clash at his residence near Umrangsu town
in the North Cachar Hills district.
August 8: Assam Rifles personnel
arrested the 'commander' of the Harangajo camp of the DHD from Banderkhal
in the North Cachar Hills district along with five other cadres.
Sources said that they are travelling in a jeep and armed with two
AK-56 rifles, one US-made pistol, a mauser pistol and other ammunitions,
which is a violation of truce ground rules.
August 3: Khaoklu Dimasa, the secretary
of DHD, termed the July 26-claim of the UPDS accusing the DHD of
having links with the NSCN-K as baseless.
July 24: Three unidentified members
of the Black Widow group were killed in an internecine clash between
rival groups of the DHD - Black Widow and the Nunisa faction, near
a designated camp at Pathergaon under Diphu town in the Karbi Anglong
district. Police also recovered remnants of RDX from the encounter
site and accordingly stepped up vigilance in the southern districts
after intelligence reports indicated possible attacks by a combined
team of the Black Widow militants and the NSCN-IM during the Independence
July 21: At least two militants
of the Dilip Nunisa faction of the DHD, identified as Rocket Dimasa
and Samir Khersa, are killed and another, Banesa Langthasa, sustained
gunshot injuries when the rival Jewel Gorlosa faction cadres, also
known as the Black Widow, clashed with them at a jungle near Lallongcherra
village in the Silchar district.
June 19: Nonphong, a 'corporal'
of the Black Widow, a breakaway faction of the DHD, was killed during
clashes between the two factions of the outfit at Harangajao in
the North Cachar Hills district. Nonphong had deserted the Dilip
Nunisa faction and joined the Black Widow faction in 2006.
June 15: Security forces killed
an unidentified DHD militant at Maibong in the North Cachar Hills
June 14: SFs arrested three militants
of the Black Widow, a breakaway faction of the DHD, identified as
Anglong Manin, Zintus Marak and Walsong Manglong, from Hotel Ambassador
at Paltan Bazaar in Guwahati on June 14. One car and a motorcycle
were also seized from them.
June 11: Four hardcore militants
of the Black Widow, a breakaway faction of the DHD, identified as
‘Lt. Corporal’ Pradesh Thaosen and his associates Manjit Langthasa,
Piten Thaosen and Niben Langthasa, are arrested by the Assam Rifles
personnel from Bhuban Pahar in the North Cachar Hills district.
They were reportedly involved in the June 4-killing of Purnendu
Langthasa, Chief Executive Member of the North Cachar Hills Autonomous
Council, and his colleague Nindu Langthasa. Police also recovered
one AK 47 rifle, one AK 56 rifle, two self-loading rifles, one rocket
launcher and INR 80 lakhs from their hideout at Nayanpur in the
Police sources revealed that the
NCSN-IM is extending support to different militant outfits in the
North Cachar Hills district, including the Black Widow group. The
outfit is providing weapons, training and giving shelter to the
cadres in its camps. It is suspected that the NSCN-IM also receives
a share of extorted funds collected by the Black Widow group.
June 8: Police sources said that
the Black Widow is trying to extend its area of operation to the
northeastern flank of neighbouring Cachar district. Sources also
revealed that nearly two dozen people living in the Harinagar and
Jaipur enclaves along Cachar’s northeastern boundary with North
Cachar had received extortion notices. The notices, either sent
by post or hand-delivered, demand amounts between INR 50,000 and
INR 5 lakh. The residents have been also threatened with dire consequences
if they fail to pay the said amount.
June 4: Suspected Black Widow militants
killed former Chief Executive Member of the North Cachar Hills Autonomous
Council, Purnendu Langthasa and former executive member of the Council,
Nindu Langthasa at Langlai Hasnu village in the NC Hills district.
Both were candidates of the ruling Congress party for the upcoming
Council election. The party alleged that the Militant group has
been warning and demanding an amount of Rs one crore from the party
for the safety of its candidates for the elections.
May 31: The level of violence involving
the KLNLF and Black Widow group, a breakaway faction of the DHD,
in the hill districts of Karbi Anglong and North Cachar Hills reportedly
showed an upward trend. According to records available, the Black
Widow group was involved in 10 acts of violence in 2006 and it increased
to 17 so far this year. The KLNLF militants were involved in more
than 10 major acts of violence so far in 2007.
May 30: One cadre of the Black Widow,
a breakaway faction of the Dima Halim Daogah (DHD), identified as
‘Sergeant’ Gale, is killed in an encounter with the security forces
(SFs) at Hatikhali near Maibong area in the North Cachar hill district.
The slain militant was leading a five-member team that tried to
ambush a patrol squad along the Maibong-Diklem road. One AK-56 rifle,
100 live rounds of ammunition and three magazines were recovered
from his possession.
Two bullet-riddled bodies were recovered
from Lombapathar, under Kheroni police station in the Karbi Anglong
district. One of them was identified as Dauthau Dimasa of the Black
Four groups - the United People's
Democratic Solidarity (UPDS), Karbi Longri North Cachar Liberation
Front, DHD and Black Widow, reportedly have launched widespread
extortion drives in their respective strongholds in the Karbi Anglong
and North Cachar hill districts making the life of common people,
government staff and traders miserable.
June 4: Police recovered the body
of Ajit Bodo, Deputy Chairman of the North Cachar Hills Autonomous
District Council, from Maibong area in the North Cachar Hills district,
on June 4 - night, reports Shillong Times. He was killed by suspected
militants of the Black Widow, a breakaway faction of the Dima Halim
June 4: Suspected militants of the
Black Widow, a breakaway faction of the Dima Halim Daogah (DHD),
killed the former Chief Executive Member of the North Cachar Hills
Autonomous Council, Purnendu Langthasa, and a former executive member
of the Council, Nindu Langthasa, at Langlai Hasnu village in the
NC Hills district. Both are candidates of the Congress party for
the upcoming Council election. The party alleged that the militant
group has been warning and demanding an amount of Rs one crore from
the party for the safety of its candidates for the elections.
May 31: According to reports, the
Black Widow group was involved in 10 acts of violence last year
and it increased to 17 so far this year. The KLNLF militants were
involved in more than 10 major acts of violence so far in 2007.
May 30: One cadre of the Black Widow,
a breakaway faction of the Dima Halim Daogah (DHD), identified as
‘Sergeant’ Gale, is killed in an encounter with the SFs at Hatikhali
near Maibong area in the North Cachar hill district. The slain militant
was leading a five-member team that tried to ambush a patrol squad
along the Maibong-Diklem road. One AK-56 rifle, 100 live rounds
of ammunition and three magazines were recovered from his possession.
Two bullet-riddled bodies were recovered
from Lombapathar, under Kheroni police station in the Karbi Anglong
district. One of them was identified as Dauthau Dimasa of the Black
Four groups - the United People's
Democratic Solidarity (UPDS), Karbi Longri
North Cachar Liberation Front (KLNLF), DHD and Black Widow, reportedly
have launched widespread extortion drives in their respective strongholds
in the Karbi Anglong and North Cachar hill districts making the
life of common people, government staff and traders miserable.
May 28: Mosorom Dimasa, a militant
of the Black Widow, which is a break away faction of the Dima Halim
Daogah (DHD), is killed in an encounter with the security forces
at Haflong in the North Cachar district. One 9-mm pistol was recovered
from the slain militant.
May 25: One militant of the DHD,
identified as Girifer Hojai alias Dimasa, is killed by militants
of the Black Widow, a breakaway faction of the DHD, at Forest Bagan
under Umrangshu Police Station in the Karbi Anglong district.
May 24: Rathu Bodusa, an 'area commander'
of the Dima Halam Daoga (DHD) -Nunisa faction, is killed by suspected
cadres of the rival Black Widow at Block Bazaar under Doyangbra
police outpost in the Karbi Anglong district.
May 15: One DHD militant, identified
as Badal Ardau, surrendered to the security forces along with a
grenade launcher at Diphu in the Karbi Anglong district.
March 22: Dimasa militant outfit
DHD held a two-day conclave, which was joined by several political
parties in appealing to both the Centre and the ULFA
to sit for unconditional talks for a political settlement of the
insurgency problem. The DHD 'chairman' Dilip Nunisa urged the Center
to play the role of "guardian and big brother" and hold direct talks
with the ULFA. He also appealed to the ULFA to authorise the five
jailed leaders to hold negotiations with the Government.
March 21: Assam Rifles personnel
arrested one DHD cadre and seized a huge cache of arms including
one AK-47 rifle, a US-made M-16 rifle, four Chinese rifles with
bayonets, two bolt action rifles and one Chinese made automatic
pistol along with live ammunition for all weapons from Silchar-Haflong
in the Cachar District.
March 10: An 'area commander' of
the Black Widow, identified as Chinese Dimasa, is arrested from
a hideout on the outskirts of Maibong town in the North Cachar Hills
district. In a separate search operations, two militants of the
same outfit are arrested from a hotel in Guwahati and seven others
are arrested from Pura Basti near Mahur town in the North Cachar
February 25: Intelligence sources
in Haflong, the headquarters of North Cachar Hills district, said
that the UPDS and DHD are silently expanding their area of operations
in both Karbi Anglong and North Cachar Hills districts, and the
February 8-abduction of a DHD militant, Ronald Hojai, who was on
his way from Dhansiri to Diphu, by UPDS militants could be fallout
of that rivalry.
February 1: The NSCN-K says that
the outfit's 'makeshift' camp at Saijang in the Kohima district
was attacked by a combined force of the NSCN-IM, "PREPAK, KYKL,
KRA, UPDS and DHD (Anti-talk party)" numbering about 150 cadres.
During the encounter, five militants of the NSCN-IM were shot dead
while two NSCN-K militants are killed and one weapon is lost, said
Anie Konyak, 'Under Secretary' of the NSCN-K.
January 28: The cease-fire liaison
office of the DHD is attacked by the rival Black Widow militants
at Haflong in the North Cachar Hills district and in the ensuing
clash a Black Widow militant is killed.
January 27: The DHD leader, Dilip
Nunisa, claims responsibility for the killings of 13 of their cadres
who had deserted their camp at Dhansiri to join the rival Black
Widow in Karbi Anglong on January 14.
January 19: Three DHD cadres are
arrested by SF personnel during a search operation at Laitumkhrah
January 3: At least 24 DHD cadres
deserted the Nunisa faction's designated camp at Dihinga along the
North Cachar Hills-Kari Anglong border in two batches to join the
Black Widow, the anti-talks faction of the DHD led by Jewel Garlosa.
They decamped with six self-loading rifles, an M-16 rifle and a
few more arms along with a huge cache of ammunition. The cadre strength
of the Black Widow increased to over 100 following the defections
from the DHD camp. They are kept in the hideouts at Umrangshu, Mamboing
and Maher in the North Cachar Hills.
January 1: The Union Government
extends the four-year-old cease-fire with the DHD by another year.
"The suspension of operations agreement between the security forces
and Dima Halim Daogah (DHD), a militant outfit, has been extended
for a period of one year up to December 31, 2007," says a release
issued by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs. The Government and
the DHD had entered into a truce in January 2003.
December 13: A DHD leader, Arnol
Ponglu, is killed and two cadres are injured when militants of the
Black Widow, the anti-talks' faction of the outfit led by Jewel
Garlossa, attacked them at Umrangshu in the North Cachar Hills district.
A junior engineer of the North Eastern Electric Power Corporation,
Manilal Thousen, is also killed during the clash.
The beheaded body of a DHD militant, Jaulal Raijung, is recovered
from Langting under Maibong police station in the North Cachar Hills
district. According to police sources, Raijung may have been killed
by suspected cadres of his outfit.
December 2: A DHD leader belonging
to the Dilip Nunisa faction, 'lieutenant' Mazran Dimasa, is wounded
when he is attacked by the rival anti-talks faction led by Jewel
Gorlosa at Maibong town in the North Cachar Hills district. Mazran's
wife, Riya Maibongsa, and a civilian, Ananta Langthasa, are also
wounded in the attack.
December 1: Two DHD cadres, Formet
Nunisa and Ramen Hagjer, are arrested from Diphu in the Karbi Anglong
November 16: Assam Government is
working on a "special" economic package for the twin hill districts
of Karbi Anglong and North Cachar Hills to convince groups such
as the UPDS and DHD to give up their demand for statehood and involve
themselves in planning and development of the backward districts.
"We are planning the package in such a way that it could be close
to the budgets of certain states whose territories are smaller than
the two districts combined. If we draw up an annual budget that
is more than that of these states or at least on a par, we see no
reason for its rejection by the militant leadership. The package
could be worth around Rs 500 crore," said an unnamed official.
October 30: Suspected DHD militants
abduct Samdes Ardau, a revenue officer in the North Cachar Hills
Autonomous Council, from his Haflong residence.
October 23: The NDFB, DHD and UPDS
are reportedly involved in extortion activities, despite the fact
that all these outfits are under ceasefire agreement with the Union
October 22: A CPI-ML leader, Lantuk
Phangcho, is abducted by the militants from Umrangshu in the North
Cachar Hills. Involvement of the Jewel Gorlosa faction of the DHD
is also suspected in the abduction.
At least 12 DHD cadres along with a civilian driver are arrested,
while traveling in two vehicles, near Umrangsu in the North Cachar
Hills district. A huge cache of arms and explosives, including five
Russian AK-47 assault rifles, four Chinese AK series rifles, 15
magazines with 16 rounds of ammunition, an M-16 rifle with 105 rounds
of ammunition, a rocket launcher, five hand grenades, two detonator
hand grenades, an improvised flame grenade thrower, three pieces
of dagger, two vehicles, along with INR 36,135, a set of combat
uniform and four mobile cell sets, is recovered from their possession.
October 18: The dead body of a DHD
cadre is recovered from Khinmung Basti under Mahur police station
in the North Cachar Hills district.
October 7: Two civilians are killed
and three others injured in crossfire during an encounter between
security forces (SFs) and cadres of the Black Widow faction of DHD
at Mujam village under Kherni police station in the Karbi Anglong
district. The SF personnel were carrying out a combing operation
in the area following the October 6 attack on the Railway Protection
Force in the adjoining North Cachar Hills district. Tools used for
making arms, military fatigues and incriminating documents were
found in a temporary camp of the Black Widow near the incident site.
October 6: At least 13 Railway Protection Force
personnel are killed by in an ambush by the DHD militants belonging
to the Black Widow faction in the North Cachar Hills district.
September 18: A DHD cadre belonging
to its Black Widow faction, Ajit Hagjer, is arrested from Hotel
Geetanjali at Panbazaar in the Guwahati city.
September 10: DHD cadres belonging
to the anti-talks faction headed by Jewel Gorlosa set ablaze two
labour camps at different construction sites of the Northeast Frontier
Railway’s broad gauge project in the North Cachar Hills, as the
companies involved in the project fail to pay ransom to the militants.
Additional Superintendent of Police Bidyut Buragohain confirmed
that two labour sheds at Asong Haju and Saron Basti under Mahur
police station were set ablaze by at least 12 cadres of the outfit.
September 6: DHD militants belonging
to the Jewel Gorlosa faction shot dead two cadres of the rival Dilip
Nunisa faction at Langting under Maibong police station in the North
Cachar Hills. One of the slain militants was identified as ‘lance
corporal’ Lampthou Dimasa.
September 1: An anti-talks faction
of the DHD, Black Widow, which is operating in the hill districts
of the State, destroys an excavator worth INR 60 00, 000 used in
a railway project to terrorize the contractors to meet the demand
for ransom amount. The NSCN-IM is suspected to be conniving with
the Black Widow to maintain its influence in the North Cachar Hills
district. The railway construction work between Lumding and Silchar
through North Cachar Hills is affected, as contractors decide to
suspend construction work due to extortion threat by militant outfits.
August 20: An internecine clash
among DHD cadres belonging to the Jewel Garlossa faction occurs
at Lanfer village under Kheroni police station in the Hamren sub-division
of Karbi Anglong district, following the escape of five cadres of
the outfit from its camp in North Cachar Hills.
August 7: Four persons are wounded
in a grenade blast triggered by suspected militants belonging to
the anti-talks Jewel faction of the DHD at Mahur market in the North
Cachar Hills district.
July 30: Two DHD cadres,
V. Dimasa and Ithang Dimasa, are arrested from Silchar town in the
Cachar district. According to police sources, the arrested militants
confess to have come from their camp in North Cachar Hills district
to Silchar for medical treatment.
July 26: An unidentified
DHD cadre belonging to the Jewel Gorlosa faction triggers a grenade
explosion, targeting CRPF personnel, killing three civilians, including
one female child, and injuring three others at a railway station
in Maibong of North Cachar Hills district.
July 3: A trader, Jagannath
Prasad, is killed, and at least 18 persons are wounded in a grenade
explosion triggered at a market place in Haflong town of North Cachar
Hills district. Subsequently, a caller, identifying himself as the
‘area commander’ of the Jewel Garlossa faction of the DHD claims
responsibilty for the grenade attack reportedly intended ‘to teach
a lesson’ to the shop owner.
June 20:The Zemi Students
Union, Asom (ZSU-A) accuses and condemns the Dilip Nunisa faction
of the DHD for its involvement in the May 8 abduction and subsequent
killing of three Zemi Naga youths in the North Cachar Hills district.
June 18: The dead bodies of three unidentified
persons, belonging to Zemi Naga tribe, who were abducted by the
suspected DHD cadres on May 8 from Fiding village under Mahur police
station in the North Cachar Hills district, are recovered after
a month at an unspecified place near a rail track.
June 12: Three cadres of the anti-talks
Black Widow faction of the DHD, Shishuranjan Bar, Chandrakanta Naiding
and Peikhuk Rangkhol, are arrested from a hotel at Bhangagarh in
the Guwahati city of Kamrup district. Incriminating documents and
Rupees 5,00,000 are seized from the arrested militants.
June 4: A DHD cadre, Shyamal Langthasa,
of the Gorlosa faction is reported to have deserted a designated
camp in the North Cachar Hills district on an unspecified date in
April 28: The 'deputy commander-in-chief'
of the DHD, identified as Naizing Daulagapu, is shot at and wounded
by suspected militants belonging to the breakaway faction of the
outfit led by Jewel Garlosa at Upper Dibbarai under Haflong police
station in the North Cachar Hills district.
March 30: DHD militants belonging to
the Jewel Garlossa faction kill a worker engaged by a railway contractor
and injure another at Retzole in the North Cachar Hills district.
Seven rounds of empty cartridges of AK-47 assault rifles were recovered
from the incident site.
March 28: The North Cachar Hills district
police recover three rocket launcher shells, two pistols, nine magazines,
one revolver and an unspecified amount of ammunition from a husband
and wife, identified as Afhringdaw and Dipali Warisa. They were
traveling from Guwahati to Umrangso and are allegedly linked to
the Jewel Garlossa faction of the DHD.
February 23: A school-teacher is killed
in an exchange of fire between cadres of the HPC-D and DHD in the
North Cachar Hills district. DHD chief Dilip Nunisa said that the
vehicle in which his deputy Yathon Dimasa, the public relations
officer of the outfit Samir Dimasa and their bodyguard were traveling
was ambushed by the HPC-D at Mahadev Tilla. In the exchange of fire,
the school teacher who was passing by is also killed.
January 21: DHD chief Dilip Nunisa
said that Ministry of Home Affairs officials have confirmed January
31 as the date for another round of dialogue between the Union Government
and the outfit to be held in New Delhi. The previous round of dialogue
between a DHD delegation and Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil was
held in New Delhi during June 2005.
December 14: Union Minister of State
for Home Affairs, S. Reghupathy, while speaking in the Rajya Sabha
(Upper House of Parliament), said that cease-fire was currently
on with the DHD along with other militant outfits of the North East.
December 13: DHD announces cease-fire
with the UPDS in the Karbi Anglong and North Cachar Hills districts
during Christmas festivities.
December 6: Two unidentified militants
of DHD’s Jewel Garlossa faction are killed at Retzol near Haflong
in the NC Hills district.
December 3: 379 houses are set ablaze
by the DHD in six villages of Mohendijua and Lunhnit areas in the
Karbi Anglong district.
December 2: Suspected DHD militants,
armed with grenade launchers and AK rifles, open indiscriminate
fire at Sirkangnep village in the Karbi Anglong district killing
four persons, including a two-month-old infant.
October 23: Security forces arrest
five armed DHD cadres from Umrangshu Bazaar in the North Cachar
October 21: Suspected DHD militants
kill nine UPDS cadres at Tamulbari under Diphu police station in
the Karbi Anglong district.
October 17: Suspected DHD militants
waylay two passenger buses traveling from Zirikinding at Charchim
under Kheroni police station in Karbi Anglong district and kill
23 persons, including nine women, belonging to the Karbi tribe.
June 23: DHD chairman Dilip Nunisa
says that the outfit is ready to compromise on its demand of the
integration of Dimasa-inhabited areas of Assam and Nagaland "if
Delhi accedes to the call for Dimaraji statehood."
May 19: DHD cadres serve extortion
notes targeting the non-Dimasa population in and around Harinagar
under Jaipur police station limits in the Cachar district.
May 10: Three Dima Halim Daogah cadres
were reported to have been killed during an encounter with the Meghalaya
Police personnel at Pendung village in the Jaintia Hills district
April 27: Superintendent of Police
in Karbi Anglong district says that the DHD has been using conduits
from various tribal communities to carry out illegal activities
in the districts of Karbi Anglong and North Cachar Hills.
April 22: The DHD chairman, Dilip Nunisa,
in an interview, accuses the Union and State Governments of promoting
a rival faction, the Black Widow, to weaken the DHD’s struggle for
a separate state.
April 21: Suspected terrorists belonging
to the anti-talks faction of the DHD kill a villager after setting
fire to two houses in the Lanku Garu Basti area under Umrangshu
police station of the North Cachar Hills district.
April 11: Black Widow, a splinter group
of the DHD, abducts Lakhyajoti Langthasa, an executive member of
the North Cachar Hills Autonomous District Council
January 20: DHD leaders meet the Union
Government representatives and say that no solution short of a separate
‘Dimaraji’ State would be acceptable to the outfit.
January 2: Four suspected DHD cadres
are arrested while extorting money from Kalain in the Cachar district.
January 1: Cachar district police arrests
a suspected DHD cadre from an unspecified place in the district.
Cease-fire agreement between the Government of India and the DHD
is extended till December 31, 2005, following a tripartite meeting
between the group, the State Government and the Centre held in Guwahati.
December 4: The DHD Chief, Dilip Nunisa,
expresses disappointment over the delay in holding negotiations
with the government and terms the delay as "intentional procrastination".
November 25: Three DHD cadres arrested
from an unspecified place in the Cachar district along with five
AK-47 rifles, one SLR and a huge quantity of ammunition.
October 30: DHD and NDFB cadres open
fire on a Dimapur bound truck at Sat Mile.
- October 17: DHD calls for a 48-hour
general strike in the North Cachar Hills district to protest against
the alleged 'atrocities' by the army personnel on its cadres.
- October 13: Assam Police arrests three
DHD cadres from an unspecified place along the Assam-Mizoram border.
- September 23: A DHD delegation meets
Union home minister Shivraj Patil in New Delhi and submits a memorandum
demanding a separate homeland for the Dimasa tribals.
- July 29: Suspected DHD terrorists kill
a teacher, namely Altaf Hossain Barbhuyan, at Karkat Basti in the
- June 28: Jewel Garlossa, the ousted
DHD 'Chief' in an interview with Sentinel terms the ‘takeover’ of
the outfit by the ‘military wing’ chief Pranab Nunisa as a ‘gross
violation of the ceasefire agreement.’
- June 24: Pranab Nunisa becomes the president
of the DHD. He ousts the former president, Jewel Garlossa for anti-DHD
- May 19: DHD releases a trader, whom
the outfit had abducted on May 16 from Tumpreng under Hojai subdivision
in Nagaon district.
- May 16: DHD cadres abduct a trader from
Tumpreng under Hojai subdivision in Nagaon district.
- April 11: A civilian working as an employee
in a fuel pump killed during a grenade attack by DHD terrorists at
Sukanjan under Bokajan police station in Karbi Anglong district.
- March 18: DHD terrorists shoot at and
injure a couple at Singaribasti near Hojai town in Nagaon district,
following an unsuccessful attempt to abduct their son.
- March 15: Three DHD cadres arrested
by the Army for their alleged involvement in extortion activities
in Pailapool area under Lakhipur police station in the Cachar district.
- January 1: Ceasefire with the DHD extended
upto December 31, 2004.
Cease-fire between the DHD and Union Government is extended by one
year from January 1, 2004.
Jewel Garlossa, President of DHD, in a press statement, appeals
to insurgent outfits in the northeastern region to come forward
A trader is injured in an attack by a group of DHD terrorists for
having refused to pay extortion amount to the outfit in the Diphu
town of Karbi Anglong district.
August 28: Report indicates that the
DHD would discuss the issue of Statehood for the Dimasa tribe in
the Northeast during a meeting with representatives of the Union
Government slated to be held in September 2003.
- August 7: Suspected DHD terrorists abduct
a civilian from the Lumding area in the North Cachar Hills district.
- August 4: DHD terrorist is lynched while
allegedly attempting to extort money from a local businessman at Lamsakhang
bazaar in the Karbi Anglong district.
- July 17: Media reports indicate formation
of Hmar Hunam Santo (HHS) with links to the HPC-D as counter outfit
of the DHD in Assam.
July 7: DHD
'commanding officer' Yaohang Dimasa threatens to carry out counter
attacks against the HPC-D alleging the latter of attacking Dimasa
villages in Cachar and North Cachar Hills district of Assam.
July 6: DHD
terrorists kill an employee of Lengrijan Tea Estate under Khatkhati
police outpost in Karbi Anglong district.
June 30: DHD
threatens to target HPC-D cadres under code name "King Cobra" in
the North Cachar Hills and Cachar districts of Assam.
June 27: Cease-fire
with DHD in operation since January 1, 2003 extended for another
six months, beyond June 30.
- June 17: Reports indicate that the Union
Government is likely to extend the cease-fire with the DHD for another
term, beginning July 1. The earlier cease-fire agreement, which was
in force for six months, ends on June 30.
- June 15: DHD terrorists kill a tribal
youth of Hmar community at Haflong, district headquarters of North
- June 13: The North Cachar Autonomous
District Council submits a memorandum to the visiting Cabinet team
urging, among others, to start the proposed dialogue with the DHD
DHD ‘vice-chairman’ Dilip Nunisa
warns that the outfit would conduct ‘raids’ on alleged HPC-D hideouts
in the neighbouring States of Mizoram and Manipur.
- June 12: DHD says that its cadres were
not involved in the Mahur incident that occurred on June 10.
- June 10: DHD terrorists set ablaze 60
Hmar dwellings in two villages of Garden Basti and Saron in the North
Cachar Hills district.
- June 1: Report indicates that the DHD
is yet to decide over extension of its six-month cease fire with the
Union Government that came into effect on December 31, 2002. The DHD
‘vice-president’ Dilip Nunisa alleges that while the security forces
act "provocatively" against its cadres, Hmars terrorists target
the members of the Dimasa tribe.
- May 29: DHD alleges that cadres of the
Hmar People’s Convention-Democracy (HPC-D) are involved in the killing
of a Dimasa youth at Haflong, district head quarters of the North
Cachar Hills district on May 28.
- May 28: Railway Protection Force identifies
four insurgency prone sectors in the Northeast and says that the DHD
is active in the Lumding-Halflong sector.
- May 27: DHD ‘vice-president’ Dilip Nunisa
complains against the alleged detention of his team by an Army officer
at Lumding Tin-Ali in North Cachar Hills district.
- May 15: DHD says it would not carry
out retaliatory attacks to avenge the killing of State Veterinary
Minister G.C. Langthasa’s son, on May 12.
- May 7: Suspected Hmar terrorists kill
two DHD cadres at Redzol, near Halflong, North Cachar Hills district.
- May 2: 15 DHD cadres arrested on April
29 are provided ‘safe passage’ to their hideouts in North Cachar Hills
- May 1: DHD threatens to call off cease-fire,
in operation since December 31, 2002 over the arrest of its 15 cadres
on April 29.
- April 30: DHD denies that its 15 cadres
arrested on April 29 had violated the ground rules of the cease-fire
and demands their release.
- April 29: Security forces arrest 15
DHD cadres from Thaba Basti, North Cachar Hills district, on charges
of violating cease-fire ground rules.
- April 16: Security forces arrest nine
DHD terrorists under Lakhipur subdivision (administrative unit), Cachar
- April 10: Hmar Peoples’ Convention-Democrat
(HPC-D) denies involvement in the massacre of 23 Dimasa tribals following
their abduction in Cachar district on March 31.
- April 9: A group of approximately 40
armed DHD terrorists attack Hmar settlements and set ablaze 25 dwellings
at Radzol, Harangajao police station-limits, North Cachar Hills district.
- April 2: DHD 'vice-president' Dilip
Nunisa threatens to call-off the cease-fire following an alleged attack
by the Hmar People’s Conference (HPC) on a Dimasa (a tribe) settlement
in Cachar district.
- April 1: Bodies of 23 Hmars recovered
near Mastul hill area, 15 km from Sonai, in Cachar district.
- March 31: Hmar People’s Convention-Democrats
(HPC-D) terrorists abduct 23 Dimasa tribals from Chekarcham and Meghnathal
villages, Sonai police station limits in Cachar district and later
kill them. Approximately 450 dwellings were also torched and some
500 persons were rendered homeless.
- March 26: DHD cadres attack Hmar villages
and ask Hmars to leave the North Cachar Hills area or to face dire
- March 5: DHD cadres attack two Hmar
villages–– Balmul and Multhajao in North Cachar Hills district forcing
nearly 800 Hmars to desert their homes and flee to Hmar-dominated
village of Hmarkhawlien in Lakhipur subdivision of adjoining Cachar
district and Kolasib town in north Mizoram.
- February 3: DHD 'president' Jowel Garalosa
reiterates demand for Dimaraji (separate Dimasa State).
- January 7: DHD 'commander-in-chief'
Pranab Nunisa says idea of autonomy is irrelevant for people of Karbi
Anglong and North Cachar Hills districts.
- January 2: Report indicates that process
of ground rules of cease-fire agreement between government and DHD
are being finalised with Assam government.
- January 1: Various Dimasa civil society
groups welcome cease-fire agreement between Dima Halim Daogah (DHD)
and Assam government.
- December 12: A security force (SF) personnel
is killed and nine more troops are injured in an ambush laid by suspected
DHD terrorists at the eight mile point between Umrangshu and Doyangmukh,
North Cachar Hills district, Assam.
North Cachar Hills district
Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) N R Seal succumbs to his
injuries at Silchar Medical College Hospital. DHD terrorists had ambushed
his office in Haflong, on December 9.
- December 9: DHD terrorists lay an ambush
and injure two railway policemen and a railway engineer, at Langting,
in Assam's North Cachar Hills district.
DHD terrorists attack
North Cachar Hills district Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP)
N R Seal, while he is in his office. His Personal Security Officer
(PSO) is killed in the attack.
- November 22: DHD terrorists shoot at
and injure a nine-year-old boy at Babunala Borbasti, under Lumding
police station-limits, in Assam’s Nagaon district.
- November 13: Reports indicate DHD terrorists
have intensified their extortion drive in North Cachar (NC) Hills
district of Assam
- November 4: Police arrest a DHD terrorist
following an encounter at a place under Bokajan police station-limits,
Karbi Anglong district.
- November 3: DHD terrorists attack the
bungalow of Pathemara Tea Estate manager in Assam's Cachar district
and kill a private security guard and injure two others.
September 20: DHD terrorists abduct a teacher of Lumding Hindi
High School in Assam's Nagaon district.
September 13: A DHD self-styled 'sergeant', Krbite Nunisa killed
in an encounter near Maibong in North Cachar Hills district, Assam.
September 1: DHD terrorists set ablaze 27 vehicles at a quarry
in Madhuraghat, Udarbond police station limits, in Assam's Cachar
district, as the vehicle-owners refuse to meet with the extortion
August 23: Police arrest two DHD terrorists near Haflong Railway
Station, North Cachar Hills district, Assam.
August 22: The abducted daughter of the assistant manager of Kalain
Tea Estate, Cachar district, returns home after 77 days in captivity.
Reports say DHD terrorists facilitated her rescue in order to falsify
suspicion of their role.
August 6: The driver of a Dimapur-bound bus is killed in arson
committed by suspected DHD terrorists in Kokrajhar district, who
had set the bus afire.
July 22: Reports say DHD terrorists have served extortion notices
on tea planters in southern Assam, demanding huge sums as 'protection
July 18: Seven security force (SF) personnel killed in an ambush
allegedly laid by DHD terrorists near Diyungmukh, a local market
in North Cachar Hills district.
July 14: DHD terrorist killed in an encounter near Bara Langpher
village in Karbi Anglong district.
July 3: Police seize 72 rounds of live cartridges and a walkie-talkie
at Dhansiri in Karbi Anglong district, after an encounter with DHD
June 24: Eight Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) employees
killed, six more injuried at Daldali, in Karbi Anglong district.
May 28: DHD terrorist killed in an encounter at Hojaipur Basti
in Karbi Anglong district.
May 1: Report says DHD served extortion notices to the Bengali
residents of Thaligram, Nagadoom, Chalitacherra, Bagerkona, Pathimara
and Guabari villages under Khaspur in Cachar district.
November 3: DHD terrorists kill two persons, including a police
personnel near Diphu in Karbi Anglong district. Two others were
also injured in the incident
September 30: DHD terrorists abduct two employees of a private
firm from Dhansiri railway station in Diphu, Karbi Anglong district.
21: Two DHD terrorists killed in an encounter at Haflong in North
Cachar Hills district.
September 3: Suspected DHD
terrorists abduct two Northern Frontier Railway (NFR) employees
from the Mandaradisha station, North Cachar (NC) Hills.
3: DHD along with 11 other terrorist outfit calls for the boycott
of Independence Day celebrations.
18: DHD terrorist killed at Odali Tiniali, in Nagaon.
14: Two DHD terrorists arrested at Umrangsho.
April 14: Kanta Langthasa, 'Home Minister' of Dima Halim Daoga
(DHD) was arrested by the Guwahati police.
June 30: Three security force personnel killed and two others injured
in an ambush laid by DHD terrorists in North Cachar Hills district.
May 18: Six persons, including an Executive Magistrate, killed
in an ambush laid by DHD terrorists near Haflong, North Cachar Hills
Note:Compiled from news reports and