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NSCN(K) Chief SS Khaplang dies in Myanmar

Discussion in 'Internal Affairs' started by Butter Chicken, Jun 9, 2017.

  1. Butter Chicken

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    Khaplang dies in Myanmar.Many sources reporting in social media
     
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    Which means that Niki Sumi will probably be the next chief. Sumi is an Indian citizen so that might change the rules of engagement.

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    I think we need to have more development for the eastern part of india.... Indeed this government has pushed the democracy there :devilwork:.

    It still require constant attention and funds for that part to be fully integrated. This problem will go away by itself.
     
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    Not really. There are fierce tribal loyalties at play that might actually get worse. Ex. NIA in Assam just convicted DHD ex-militants under ceasefire for laundering entire funds of Rs 1000 crores from the centro.
     
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    Khungo Konyak is the new chief. Few interesting developments:
    A. Niki Sumi and semas might breakaway.
    B. Now NSCN(K) has Indians as top leaders. This frees Myanmar from their obligations.
    C. ULFA chief Paresh Barua might takeover as overall boss of NE insurgents. Worrying cause Barua is Chinese puppet.

    @Hellfire do you have any inputs.
     
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    I can tell you a lot,but will keep it short, Present Govt. has favored local Companies to bid for N=E Infrastructure, I have a lot of very close Naga friends, but apparently the contracts were given to people known, not a very transparent auction or project. The Main Benifitor from this deal is previous lackeys of UPA 1 AND 2.
    This is the truth, why MP.Subbi Rami Reddy's Company' GAYATHRI CONSTRUCTIONS' never,ever goes on a loss, be it TDP or UPA rule.
    I with my Naga classmate tried a lot honestly,thinking,maybe this government will make a difference,but so far we only got dissapointment.
     
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    Agree M/s Gayatri project limited has abandoned 2-lane road projects under SARDP Phase-I in Nagaland. But in all fairness the issue is now with the Supreme Court as the company claims being “dragged into huge loss”. Not to mention militants from different factions extort these companies. Ex. Recently, Niki Sumi's gang took away the keys of all the excavators working between Satakha town and Zunheboto. The outfit is demanding a huge amount of money to return the keys. As we are a democrazy and not "you-screw-with-authority-you-die China" such people get away with murder. It is Nagaland which suffers in the end or maybe they want to be that way?
     
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    Also in Mizoram(or was it Meghalaya),protesters burned Railway equipment being used to construct a greenfield line.
     
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    Meghalaya. Railway line being constructed from Guwahati to Shillong. Protestors were Khasi Students Union. Their main complaint is 'outsiders' (aka non-locals) will come in and dominate the state economically. This is what happens when you just throw money at local mafia bosses(CONgress) for 70 years and expect them to take care of a part of your country!! Instead of providing real opportunities with good governance for people to develop their self confidence. Well that railway line will be built and the Khasis will have to catch up.
     
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    //economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/61711904.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

    SHILLONG: Inovi Avika Assumi, the "Finance Secretary" of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K),), has been arrested here, an official said on Sunday.

    Acting on a tip, Meghalaya Police and Assam Rifles troopers raided Assumi's hideout at Demseiniong area on Saturday night. He was an accused in an extortion racket.

    "We were informed about his presence in Shillong. We kept surveillance on his movement and activities. We finally raided his house and made the arrest," Davies.R. Marak, the district police chief of East Khasi Hills, told IANS.

    "He is a prize catch. We will soon start interrogating him about his activities here in Meghalaya."

    The police did not recover any arms or ammunition from his possession.

    The NSCN-K has given up the ceasefire pact it earlier signed with New Delhi in 2015.

    The outfit was declared a terrorist organisation after Khaplang's rebels went on a killing spree, attacking Indian soldiers in Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur.
     
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    http://www.hindustantimes.com/india...nding-probe/story-agBariPd2tD6tsecoOlylL.html

    Fear of persecution by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on charges of funding rebel groups has led state government employees in Nagaland to demand an end to the agency’s terror funding probe in the state.

    Thousands of employees under the banner of the Confederation of All Nagaland State Services Employees Association (CANSSEA) staged a rally in capital Kohima on Tuesday, seeking withdrawal of cases filed against their colleagues by the agency.

    Carrying banners with slogans like, ‘NIA leave our employees alone’ and ‘Forced taxation is not equal to aiding and abetting’, the employees marched till Raj Bhawan and submitted a memorandum to governor PB Acharya.

    Accusing the state government of failing to protect interest of employees, the memorandum urged Acharya to take up the issue with the Centre.

    The demand by the CANSSEA, which represents 1.3 lakh of the nearly 1.6 lakh state government employees in Nagaland, follows arrests of seven employees by the NIA earlier this year on charges of diverting government funds to rebel groups.

    In Nagaland, various insurgent outfits, also called Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) run parallel governments and collect ‘tax’ from government employees, traders and businesses. Sometimes these ‘taxes’ are diverted to the groups directly from government coffers.

    “The undisputed reality is that payments of tax to the NNPGs are made not voluntarily or willingly, but under duress and fear of life and limb,” stated the memorandum.

    The CANSSEA feels if the NIA continues its investigations against employees, who are caught between “the devil and the deep blue sea”, no one would be spared.

    “We want the NIA to stop investigations against the seven officials (who have since been granted bail) and drop all charges. If that doesn’t happen, we will be forced to take steps like mass casual leaves and other measures in the interest of our safety,” CANSSEA general secretary Tarachu Fithu told HT over phone.

    Following arrests of three officials in April, the NIA had arrested four more government employees in October on charges of “contributing government funds to the banned outfit (National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang)” and paying “huge amount of money” to other outfits between 2012 and 2016.

    Most of the militant outfits in Nagaland are engaged in peace talks with the Centre to end decades-old militancy in the state. Taxation and extortion are the major sources of funds for these outfits.

    In April this year, the Isak-Muivah faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) halved the annual tax it imposes on the state government employees.


    Earlier, every employee was required to pay 24% of their one month’s salary to the outfit once a year. After slashing of rates, employees are required to pay 1% of their month’s salary (12% in a year) to the group.

    Resident tribes in Nagaland, who enjoy special privileges under Article 371 (A) of the Constitution, are exempted from paying taxes to the state and central governments.
     
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    New Delhi, November 22, 2017 22:27 IST
    Updated: November 22, 2017 22:27 IST
    http://www.thehindu.com/news/nation...nterlocutor/article20667339.ece?homepage=true

    Standing Committee wants clarity on framework agreement signed in 2015

    The parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs has asked Naga interlocutor R.N. Ravi to appear before it to explain the status of the Naga framework agreement that was signed in 2015.

    A senior government official said the panel headed by senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram asked Mr. Ravi to appear before the panel when it met last week to discuss the “security situation in the northeastern States of India”.

    Mr. Ravi and Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba have been asked to be present on November 27, an official said.

    The Centre recently gave a one-year extension to Mr. Ravi, Joint Intelligence chief who signed a framework agreement on behalf of the Union government with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah) group to end the decades-old Naga insurgency.

    Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh, all BJP-ruled States that have Naga populations, have refused to part with any land to make the peace deal a success. The Centre is yet to spell out the details of the Naga agreement.

    For Naga unity

    The NSCN-IM has been fighting for ‘Greater Nagaland’ or Nagalim — it wants to extend Nagaland’s borders by including Naga-dominated areas in neighbouring Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh, to unite 1.2 million Nagas.

    “The panel met earlier to discuss the security situation in the North East states and the Naga peace deal is a crucial aspect. We have asked Mr. Ravi to appear before the panel and tell us the status of the peace deal, if any. It has been three years since it was signed but we have not seen any results,” a parliamentarian said.


    ‘Settlement soon’

    The Centre and the NSCN-IM had earlier issued a joint statement that they were “closer than ever before to the final settlement and hope to conclude it sooner than later.”

    In October, for the first time in 20 years, Mr. Ravi met all the stakeholders in Nagaland’s capital Dimapur and told the Naga groups that Prime Minister Narendra Modi kept asking him about the progress of the talks and they should not waste time now.
     
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    Aizawl, November 28, 2017 13:38 IST
    Updated: November 28, 2017 15:41 IST
    http://www.thehindu.com/news/nation...r-tribals-fleeing-clashes/article21037402.ece

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    o.79 in the Indo-Myanmar international border in Moreh, a border town in India’s northeastern state of Manipur bordering Myanmar’s Tamu town. | Photo Credit: Ritu Raj Konwar


    Those who crossed over to Mizoram were mostly Buddhists and Christians and they speak the same tribal language as the locals.

    The Mizoram government has given shelter and relief to around 1,300 tribals from neighbouring Myanmar’s restive Arakan State, officials said on Monday.

    “Around 1300 men, women and children have fled from Arakan State and taken refuge in four villages of Lawngtlai district [in southern Mizoram] on Saturday night,” Lawngtlai district police chief Lalsanglura said.

    “The Myanmarese fled their homes after the Army clashed with the outlawed ‘Arakan Army’ militant outfit cadres last week. As the armed clashes continue, we would not push back the refugees due to humanitarian grounds.”

    Construction of makeshift relief camps
    According to the police official, the district administration is constructing makeshift relief camps for the refugees. As clashes are unrelenting, more refugees might cross over to Mizoram, he added. Assam Rifles and police personnel were deployed in the area.

    Mr. Lalsanglura, along with Lawngtlai Deputy Commissioner Arun T., and senior Assam Rifles officials would visit the areas on the Myanmar border on Tuesday to supervise the relief and other necessary arrangements for the refugeees.

    Those who crossed over to Mizoram were mostly Buddhists and Christians and they speak the same tribal language as the locals.

    Fourth instance

    This is the fourth instance in recent past of people from Myanmar entering Mizoram after ethnic troubles in the neighbouring country. The local villagers initially volunteered to provide food to the Arakanese people and arranged shelter for them. Mizoram has a 510 km border with Mynamar and 318 km with Bangladesh, guarded by the Assam Rifles and the Border Security Force, respectively.

    In the past 12 weeks, over 622,000 Rohingya refugees have fled to southeastern Bangladesh to escape a military crackdown in Rakhine state.

    The current Rohingya exodus to Bangladesh started with the Myanmar security forces responding to the August 25 attacks on government outposts by the Rohingya rebel group Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army.
     
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    https://economictimes.indiatimes.co...ese-moves-in-myanmar/articleshow/61826389.cms

    India's military exercise with Myanmar and move to deliver relief material for displaced people in Rakhine state are in keeping with its strategic interests of expanding relations with the neighbouring country at a time when China is seeking to extend its influence in the region.

    The Rohingya refugee crisis and the situation in Rakhine have provided an opportunity for China to try to expand its strategic partnership with Myanmar by offering to broker a deal with Bangladesh and create economic projects in the disturbed zone.

    However, India, in a timely move, kicked off a military exercise with Myanmar last week to keep the country's all-powerful military engaged. This was followed by 3,000 family relief packs delivered to Rakhine on Friday.

    Rakhine is critical to the strategic objectives of both India and China. Kaladan multimodal project, India's dream connectivity project in the region, originates from the restive state.

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    China, on the other hand, is building a port not far from the Indian built Sittwe port - the nodal point for Kaladan multimodal project - in Rakhine to connect Bay of Bengal with Kunming province. The project has been included in China's Belt and Road Initiative. Therefore, stability in Rakhine is as important for India as it is for China.

    The $484-m Kaladan project plans to connect Sittwe port with Mizoram through multimodal means. The port is ready for use and work is on for the road connectivity segment of the project.

    China recently proposed to build an economic corridor with Myanmar through Rakhine, which Chinese experts say would allow the country access to the Indian Ocean. Rakhine will also be transit for the $1.5 b oil pipeline from Bay of Bengal to China.
     
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    Anthony Ningkhan Shimray, the new military chief of NSCN (I-M) faction, spent almost six years in Delhi’s Tihar jail after being arrested for gunrunning in 2010.
    india Updated: Nov 29, 2017 21:30 IST

    http://www.hindustantimes.com/india...itary-chief/story-nhRmGWfUqawE7i0DNE7J4M.html


    A Naga extremist leader charge-sheeted by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) seven years ago for gunrunning, has been made the military chief of the Isak-Muivah faction of National Socialist Council of Nagaland that has been on ceasefire mode since July 1997.

    The NSCN-IM had late Tuesday evening said ‘Lieutenant General’ Anthony Ningkhan Shimray has been made the ‘longvibu’ or commander-in-chief of the Naga army. The outfit’s vice-president Kholi announced this via an ‘order’.

    Shimray, a 56-year-old Tangkhul Naga from Manipur’s Ukhrul district, replaces Phungthing Shimrang, who was formerly the convenor of the ceasefire monitoring cell. The NSCN-IM did not specify the removal of Shimrang, also a Tangkhul from Manipur.

    The outfit’s general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah belongs to the same tribe too.

    Expected to take charge within a week, Shimray has been the head of NSCN-IM’s foreign affairs. He was arrested in Nepal’s Kathmandu in September 2010 allegedly for negotiating an arms deal with a Chinese company, and lodged in New Delhi’s Tihar jail on charges of gunrunning and trying to wage war against India.

    On 4 August 2016, a special court of NIA released Shimray on bail in interest of the peace negotiation between the Indian government and the NSCN-IM and six other Naga extremist groups. RN Ravi, the Centre’s interlocutor in the Naga peace talks, played a key role in securing bail for Shimray.

    A spokesperson of NSCN-IM said Shimray is an easy-going person, is a post-graduate and has the kind of communication skills that helped the outfit garner global support during the days of conflict with New Delhi. Shimray’s military exploits include commanding the Naga rebels in their hideout in Bangladesh three decades ago.

    The NSCN-IM which is active in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur and Nagaland, is believed to have cadre strength of more than 5,000. It signed a Framework Agreement with the Narendra Modi government in 2015, but the contents of this peace deal have not been revealed yet.
     

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