• NSCN (IM) against any piecemeal solution
    DIMAPUR, OCTOBER 13 (MExN): The NSCN (IM) today said that it “detests any kind of piecemeal solution, short of Naga National Flag and Yehzabo.”  A press release from the NSCN (IM) Chairman, Q Tuccu said that these two issues are “non-negotiable” and “we shall continue to stand till the last man standing.” “NSCN shall be failing before God and before the Naga people if we stumble at this most decisive moment of our history. Naga people c
  • Talks going on with seriousness: NSCN (IM)
    Dimapur, October 7 (MExN): The NSCN (IM) on Wednesday refuted reports about a final Naga Accord being finalized without the group, and said that ‘serious’ talks regarding the Naga flag and constitution with the Government of India (GoI) are being held. A statement from its MIP on Wednesday claimed that while the informal talks with the Government of India (GoI) are going on for the ‘core issues of Naga flag and Yehzabo (constitution)’, “…mischief
  • NSCN (IM) regions say Naga flag and constitution must be part of solution
    DIMAPUR, SEPTEMBER 28 (MExN): Several regions of the NSCN (IM) today reaffirmed their stand that the Indo-Naga political solution should be based on the Framework Agreement (FA) signed between the Government of India and the NSCN (IM) on August 3, 2015. The NSCN (IM) Union Territory (UT) reiterated its support to the ongoing peace process under the collective leadership of Q Tuccu, President; Tongmath Wangnao, Vice President and Th. Muivah, Ato Kilonser of the NSCN (IM). A press
  • More NSCN (IM) leaders join Muivah in Delhi
    Morung Express News Dimapur | September 16 The NSCN (IM) general secretary, Th Muivah has been joined by more leaders of the group in New Delhi, according to reports. Sources informed The Morung Express that a 15-member delegation led by NSCN (IM) Chairman Q Tuccu and Vice President Tongmeth Wangnao left for Delhi on September 14 to join negotiations with the Centre. While Muivah has been camping and holding informal talks with Intelligence Bureau representatives led by its d
  • Check import of pigs: NSCN (IM) UT office urges district admin, VCs
    Dimapur, September 9 (MExN): The Union Territory Office of NSCN (IM) on Wednesday claimed that the pigs, particularly from Assam, are being imported unabatedly despite the State government’s ban on import of pigs from neighboring states. The ban was imposed following the reported outbreak of the African swine fever. Dead pigs are being imported into Dimapur which are then reportedly taken to the riverside for cleaning before being taken for sale, the UT office said. 
  • NSCN (IM) Chairman appeals for unity for a permanent peaceful solution
    Role of stakeholders should be totally focused on resolving and facilitating any differences, stresses Tuccu Dimapur, September 1 (MExN): Chairman (Yaruiwo) of NSCN (IM) Q Tuccu has asserted that there could only be one Naga accord signed with the Government of India (GOI) and said “it was important to take all Nagas along for an inclusive solution covering all Naga inhabited areas.” A press release from the Deputy Secretary to Yawuiro NSCN (IM), informed that Tuccu h
  • NSCN (IM)’s allegations against interlocutor ‘unfounded’: NTC
    Kohima, August 26 (MExN): The Nagaland Tribes Council (NTC) on Wednesday said that the NSCN (IM)’s “allegations” against the Centre’s interlocutor to the Naga Peace talks with regard to modifying the Framework Agreement and creating of the Working Committee, Naga National Political Groups (WC,NNPGS) were “wild, baseless and unfounded. “ In a clarification issued by NTC President Toniho Yepthomi and General Secretary Nribemo Ngullie on August 26, t
  • Nagaland: Congress attacks Govt on NSCN (IM)'s claims
    New Delhi, August 19 (PTI): The Congress on Wednesday attacked the government over NSCN (IM)'s claim that the 2015 Framework Agreement was signed after a series of discussions based on the principle of "shared- sovereignty", and sought answers over the deal. The NSCN-IM, which has been engaged in peace negotiations with the government, had last week said that an honourable solution to the seven-decades-old violent movement is not possible without a Naga flag and a constit
  • ‘Nagas are passing through most decisive moment’
    NSCN (IM) Steering Committee Convener stresses on need to work together   Dimapur, August 18 (MExN): The Convener of the NSCN (IM) Steering Committee,  Maj (Retd.) Hutovi Chishi on Tuesday said that Nagas are passing through the ‘most decisive moment’ and that “We have to choose which way to go.” In a press statement,  Chishi said that Nagas have to choose whether to be carried away “by the wave of anti-Naga forces,” or to defen
  • Put aside ‘distrust,’ continue talks: Former PM Gowda
    Morung Express News  Dimapur | August 17 The former Prime Minister of India and Member of Parliament Rajya Sabha, HD Deve Gowda today said that he was concerned over reports of the “Union government's negotiations with NSCN (IM)” running into "rough weather" and expressed hope that “talks continue, and a peace accord is reached at the earliest.” “Newspaper reports indicate that the Union government's negotiations with NSCN (IM
  • Hope ‘distrust is put aside, talks continue’: HD Deve Gowda on Naga political talks 
    Expresses concern about Naga peace talks running into ‘rough weather Morung Express News  Dimapur | August 17 The former Prime Minister of India and Member of Parliament Rajya Sabha, HD Deve Gowda today said that he was concerned over reports of the “Union government's negotiations with NSCN (IM)” running into "rough weather" and expressed hope that “talks continue, and a peace accord is reached at the earliest.” “New
  • Matter of bringing talks in correct perspective: NSCN (IM)
    DIMAPUR, AUGUST 16 (MExN): The NSCN (IM) continued its barrage of words against the Government of India’s Interlocutor for the Indo-Naga political talks. RN Ravi, who is also the Governor of Nagaland, was accused by the NSCN (IM) of manipulating the Framework Agreement (FA) of August 3, 2015. A clearly annoyed NSCN (IM) had on August 11 issued a press statement terming the Interlocutor a “liability,” while calling for his replacement as Interlocutor. He was further
  • Toward a Just-Peace: Respecting Naga Rights and Dignity
     Paul Pimomo* (To save time, I will focus my remarks on the three keywords of the topic I was asked to speak on about the Naga people’s relationship with India: Just-Peace, Rights, and Dignity. But I want to preface my remarks with a headliner on the political hurricane that has been sweeping through our lands regarding the Interlocutor of the Talks between NSCN (IM) and the Government of India). Current Event Headliner: The one basic historical fact about the Indo-Nag
  • No honorable solution without the ‘Naga flag’: NSCN (IM)
    Dimapur, August 14 (MExN): The NSCN (IM) on Friday said that to commemorate the declaration of Naga Independence, Rainbow flags were hoisted “all over Nagalim, including Eastern Nagalim in Myanmar” on August 14. It said that August 14 was a reminiscence of the day when the spirit of self-determination and freedom sparked the declaration of Naga independence, and changed the course of Naga political journey. For the Nagas, Rainbow flag is a God given political identity
  • Amid fresh government-NSCN (IM) talks, old issues resurface
    Kohima/Itanagar/New Delhi, August 12 (IANS): Amidst the fresh Central government-NSCN (IM) negotiations, numerous issues including the role of the government's interlocutor and Nagaland Governor R.N. Ravi and inclusion of Naga inhabited areas resurfaced. Officials in Kohima said on Wednesday that senior officials from the Union Home Ministry and the Intelligence Bureau and leaders of the NSCN (IM) (National Socialist Council of Nagaland -- Isak-Muivah), are holding informal talk
  • NSCN (IM) says Interlocutor a ‘liability’, calls for replacement
    •    Releases copy of ‘manipulated’ Framework Agreement •    Tells GoI to come out with an undertaking that FA is still alive in its original form Dimapur, August 11 (MExN):  The NSCN (IM) on August 11 came down heavily on the Government of India (GoI) Interlocutor for the Indo-Naga political Talks and Nagaland Governor RN Ravi, stating that he has become a ‘liability.’  Listing the Interlocutor’s &l
  • 5 long years of waiting, NSCN (IM) on Framework Agreement
    DIMAPUR, AUGUST 2 (MExN): Marking five years since the signing of the Framework Agreement between the NSCN (IM) and the Government of India, the NSCN (IM) today stated that it has been “five long years of waiting” and asserted that what was agreed to in the agreement should be upheld.  A press release from the MIP of the NSCN (IM) detailed the circumstances surrounding the signing of the agreement on August 3, 2015. It however regretted that after five years, the ag
  • NSCN (IM) questions Govt on urgency for dog meat ban
    DIMAPUR, JULY 24 (MExN): The NSCN (IM) today questioned the reason behind the urgency to ban dog meat in the State “without taking into consideration the culture of the indigenous Naga people.”  “One cannot forget that India is a land of diverse characteristics encompassing language, religion, physical traits, cuisine (food habits), social habits, music and arts. One cannot also forget that Nagalim is under forced occupation of India. Nowhere the Nagas share s
  • A retrograde step to cripple Naga movement: NSCN (IM)
    Calls State Government’s directive to employees 'incompatible with the spirit of Indo-Naga peace process'   DIMAPUR, JULY 21 (MExN): The NSCN (IM) has termed the Nagaland State Government’s directive to its employees to disclose their relation with “Naga underground groups” as a “retrograde step” to “cripple the Naga political movement and forcefully bring the Naga political issue under the purview of ‘law and order&rsq
  • Muivah in Delhi for ‘routine check-up’
    Morung Express News Dimapur | July 21  General Secretary of the NSCN (IM), Thuingaleng Muivah left for New Delhi from Dimapur on July 20. Muivah, who is also the chief negotiator of the Indo-Naga Peace Talks with the centre, was flown out in a chartered plane from Dimapur Airport on Monday afternoon. Sources informed that Muivah was accompanied by his wife and seven other members of the NSCN (IM).   While reports in national media claimed that the NSCN (IM) leader