In Nagaland, a 70-km-long walkathon demanding justice for 14 civilians killed by security forces, repeal of AFSPA
The walkathon, which stemmed out of social media posts following the Mon killings, gained the support of various tribal bodies and civil society organisations in the state
Clouded leopards are known for its spotted coat and inhabit in the primary evergreen rainforests.
Altogether 14 civilians in Mon district were killed on 4 and 5 December in three consecutive episodes of firing by security forces, the first of which has been claimed to be a case of mistaken identity
The killing of innocent civilians in Nagaland’s Mon by a squad of the Special Forces gives an occasion for introspection to prevent the same mistakes from being repeated
Nagaland killings: Konyak Union demands apology from Amit Shah, retraction of 'misleading' statement
The home minister had earlier said in Parliament that six civilians mistaken as insurgents were killed by security forces on 4 December and later seven more people were killed after forces opened fire in self-defence when they were attacked
The decision was taken during a meeting of the Core Committee on Naga Political Issue, headed by Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, held in Kohima on Thursday
Addressing party MPs at the meeting of the Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP), Gandhi also expressed deep anguish over the killing of 14 civilians in Nagaland, and said justice for families should be ensured at the earliest.
The security forces have always been working under trying circumstances in the North East, but with admirable restraint
AFSPA confers special powers on the armed forces in areas deemed disturbed. A military officer can fire upon an unlawful assembly of five or more people if the need arises or even for illegal possession of fire arms
Shah said that the Army has regretted the death of civilians and firing was done in self defence. He also informed that an SIT has been formed to probe the incident
Owaisi on Sunday demanded the sacking of home minister Amit Shah, saying there is no peace in the northeastern states
What exactly happened, who are Konyaks and what govt has said: All you need to know about Nagaland killings
While 14 civilians were killed in the incident, the Indian Army has expressed regret for mistaking them for civilians.
Nagaland killings: At least 11 civilians gunned down by security forces; army says 1 jawan dead, several injured
A few Naga youth were reportedly killed in Oting village of Mon district on Saturday by security forces, who suspected them to be terrorists. In retaliation, villagers torched their vehicles
Ensure full COVID-19 vaccination by increasing pace of inoculation, expanding coverage, says Mansukh Mandaviya
The health minister reviewed the situation in Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Puducherry where the first dose coverage is less than 70 percent
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Gaikwad's 80 gives Maharashtra 1st win, Rahane slams 50, Vidarbha crush Nagaland
Chasing 138 for victory, Gaikwad, who was in red-hot form for Chennai Super Kings in the recent concluded IPL, smacked eight fours and three sixes in the 54-ball knock to help Maharashtra post its first victory
New interlocutor 'failed to live up to hype', unable to resolve demands, says Naga rebel group NSCN(IM)
The NSCN(IM), the main rebel group holding out on a peace deal, accused the government of indulging in political escapism on the very issues that are holding up the road to the Naga solution.
Ravi had been holding peace negotiations with the Naga insurgent group NSCN-IM since 2014.
The interaction was held a day after the resumption of talks between the Centre and NSCN(IM) to find a solution to the vexed Naga political issue
Ramya Nair is a researcher leading a project in Thanamir village, Nagaland. The indigenous Yimkhiung Naga residents own and manage a roughly 65-square-kilometre community forest.
Assam, Nagaland agree to withdraw forces from inter-state border; Himanta Biswa Sarma calls it historic step
The news assumes significance as it has come amid simmering tensions between Assam and the neighbouring Mizoram, which lead to violence earlier this week, leaving six people dead