Senior cabinet ministers from Assam, Tripura and Nagaland-- the states governed by the BJP and its allies-- accompanied by BJP general secretary Ram Madhav visited the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou last weekend and met Indian and Chinese businessmen.
Guwahati/Imphal, August 16: Amid tight security, unidentified armed militants attacked an Army camp in Manipur’s Churachandpur district near Theigothang village along the India-Myanmar border on Wednesday morning.
As per media reports, the militants attacked the B-company of 6 Sikh Light Infantry at around 5 am and attacked the base camp with several rounds of bombs followed by firing to which the Army retaliated.
A heavy exchange of firing took place and lasted for several minutes. No casualties have been reported so far.
Guwahati, August 16: In a similar Dokmoka like mob lynching incident, a fifty-year-old man was beaten to death on suspicion of being a cattle thief in Sootea, Biswanath.
The incident took place in the wee hours of Wednesday in Sootea’s Diplonga area.
As per reports, a group of men attacked four persons with sticks, iron rods and machete.
Gen (Retd) Kholi, Vice president of the government of the People’s Republic of Nagalim (NSCN-IM), in his speech on theoccasion said that the Nagas are ready to understand together with their neighbours. “We are ready to understand together with our neighbours on issues of each others’ history and rights provided they come with rational and realistic approach and are prepared to appreciate the history and the right of the Naga people in its right perspective,” the speech of Gen (Retd) Kholi said.
Nagaland Governor, PB Acharya has appealed to all sections of Naga people, particularly tribal hohos, civil society groups, NGOs, youth and hard-working womenfolk and farmers to come forward and support the ongoing Naga peace process with a spirit of understanding, brotherhood and unity.
In his Independence Day message, the governor also hoped that people’s efforts would help Nagaland in scaling new heights of development, which would contribute significantly to the progress and prosperity of the nation.
Federal Government of Nagaland (FGN) Kedahge (President) Gen. (Retd) Viyalie Metha today maintained the FGN recognizes the fact that the Indo-Naga conflict remains unresolved due to the “invasion and continued occupation” of “our land by India and Burma.”
In his address at the 72nd Nagaland Independence Day here, the FGN president reiterated that the long drawn Indo-Naga conflict is not an Indian internal law and order problem and that Nagas are not secessionists or insurgents. “The conflict is an international conflict of invasion by India and Burma. Nagas are only defending the Naga nation. Therefore, the conflict can only be resolved from an international level.”
UKHRUL | Aug 14 : Commemorating the 72nd Naga Independence Day, Naga Youth Locomotion for Peace (NYLFP) organised a mass walkathon and motor rallies and a confluence gathering today at Somdal village, demanding expedition of the on-going Indo-Naga Peace process in line with the Framework Agreement.
Chairman of Ukhrul ADC, K. Dickson, and president of ZTKL, PA. Epchan flagged off the motor rallies at Bakshi Mini Stadium, Dungrei Junction and Ringui village Junction simultaneously at 10 am, while chairman of VAC Phalee, RM Somingam kicked off the Walkathon from Phalee village to at 10:30 am. Various motor-bikers took part in the motor rallies and the walkathon event was accompanied by thousands of Ukhrul town residents and neighbouring villagers along with Somdal villagers from the three different points.
IMPHAL | Aug 14 : A public meeting against the implementation of Article 371 (A) or similar acts in the state was held at Nambol Keithel today.
It was jointly organised by United Peoples’ Front (UPF), Manipur, Bishnupur District Council, Chaokhat Khongthang Apunba Nupi Lup, Nambol and Nambol Women’s Vendor Association under the aegis of United Committee Manipur (UCM), said a release.
IMPHAL | Aug 14 : Remembering the most significant day of the history of Manipur the state got freedom from the clutches of colonial British, Coalition for Indigenes’ Rights Campaign (CIRCA) today observed 72nd Manipur’s Independence Day at Sana Konung, Palace Compound.
The chief guest of today’s function, titular king, Leishemba Sanajaoba opened the programme by hoisting red flag decorated with the image of Pakhangba (Meitei/Meetei deity) in the Sana Konung where the then king Bodhachandra, last Manipur king, hoisted the same flag on first independence day of the state.
IMPHAL | Aug 14 : Maoist Communist Party Manipur stated that the organisation has given prior notice to the director of RIMS to leave his post but the director has remained silent till date.
A release signed by coordinator standing committee, Kyonghan Mangang said that the silence of RIMS director on the demand is akin to inviting untoward incidents at both inside and outside of the institution. Maoist would not like taking unnecessary confrontations but the director of RIMS is allegedly not doing his duties for the people, it said. RIMS have become a place for getting contract works for his family and relatives, the release alleged.