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Incidents and Statements involving NSCN-U: 2016



Nature of incident

January 29

Longbu village / Tirap District

One automatic pistol with ammunition and AK 47 live ammunition were recovered from 'self-styled captain' of NSCN-U, Jenlang Moinyak (40), who was arrested by the personnel of AR based in Khonsa from Longbu village in Tirap District. On specific input from the locals about presence of some cadres for extortion at the village, the troops of 1st AR conducted a search operation named in the adjoining forest area of Longbu, last which led to arrest of the militant.


January 30

Longbu village / Tirap District /Arunachal Pradesh

SFs arrested a cadre of NSCN-U, identified as Jenlang Moinyak, from Longbu village in Tirap District of Arunachal Pradesh.

October 23

Okotso village / Wokha District

One NSCN-U cadre, identified as 'lieutenant' Imti Ao was killed while another cadre, identified as '2nd lieutenant' Chipemo Lotha sustained injury following an operation carried out by troops of 28 AR near Okotso village in Wokha District. According to AR officials, one of its jawan (trooper) was also injured in the clash. Conflicting reports emerged as NSCN-U accused AR troops of launching an ambush while the AR claimed that they were first fired upon by the cadres.

In a press note, PRO, IGAR-N said based on inputs on movement of large number of armed groups in uniform near Okotso, AR troops launched an operation on October 22 night. On October 23 morning, having come across armed Under Ground cadres, PRO said the cadres despite being warned, opened indiscriminate fire on the troops injuring one of its soldier. In the ensuing gun-fight, one cadre was killed and another injured, PRO said adding, the injured was provided immediate first aid and evacuated by AR troops for treatment. The injured was later taken to Wokha civil hospital and handed over to the Police.

October 23

Okotso village / Wokha District

The GPRN/NSCN-U, while warning the AR, in a press note vehemently condemned the "ambush and brutal killing of its cadre and causing injury to another by" at Okotso village in Wokha District. While making it clear that there was no excuse "for such an action on the part of the so called friends of the hilly people", GPRN/NSCN-U said it was an act of cowardice and a direct provocation of the Naga Army to resume hostility despite the existence of ceasefire and laid down ground rules. GPRN/NSCN-U said section of the Naga army, keeping in mind and respecting the ground rules between Government of India and GPRN/NSCN-U, on the orders of the high command had vacated their makeshift camp and were heading towards designated camp when the AR ambushed the Naga Army, violating the ceasefire ground rules. "If the so called friends of the hill people acts like rogues in uniform, the Naga Army will respond in a befitting manner", GPRN/NSCN cautioned.

The NSCN-U, like the NSCN-R and the NSCN-IM, has signed a ceasefire pact with the Government of India. The ceasefire agreement is renewed every year in April.

October 25

Okotso village / Wokha District

The NSCN-R condemned the firing incident of October 23, where one NSCN-U cadre was killed and said that it shares the "pain and distresses of the GPRN/NSCN". "This act of the Indian Army is direct violation of not only ceasefire clause but also disrespects the human rights of mankind. We need to have equal respect to understand one another to ensure permanent solution," it affirmed.

November 1

Dibrugarh District

A linkman of NSCN-U, identified as Toiho Semma (56) was arrested by a joint team of Army and Police from Rajgarh under Tingkhong Police Station in Dibrugarh District. One China-made pistol and 17 rounds of live ammunitions of 9 MM pistol was recovered from his possession. The arrested linkman, who belongs to Vikheto village in Dimapur (Nagaland), had come to the area for collection of money.

November 2


The NSCN-U said it will seek solution for the Nagas in the State. A senior functionary of the outfit, Kughalu Mulatonu, said talks with the Centre would start soon but they would seek solution only for the Nagas of Nagaland. Mulatonu, convener of the NPAC, said talks would be transparent unlike the NSCN-IM, which has kept the current talks top secret. Rebutting the NSCN-IM statement that it is the sole representative of the people, Mulatonu asked the rival faction to stay away from the affairs of Nagas of Nagaland. "We will seek solution for them. Let NSCN-IM seek solution for Nagalim," he said.

The NSCN-IM has been demanding "Nagalim", comprising the Naga-inhabited areas of Nagaland, Manipur, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Myanmar. Mulatonu asked outsiders (Nagas of other states) not to decide the fate of Nagas of Nagaland. The NSCN-U, which is likely to start talks by March 2017, said the issue of sovereignty would be on the cards. Mulatonu said talks would be between two entities and the NSCN-IM had no business to interfere. "Why should we take permission from them?" he asked. He said the outfit has started its homework and consultations with Naga NGOs.



Source:Compiled from news reports and are provisional.





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