Urgent Need For Serious Introspection

Oh, it is 26th of January! What an opportunity to have a sound sleep or relishing lunch, be it indoors or outdoors! Engagement in picnic or visit to a mall-multiplex will also do! Visit to the venue of Republic Day…

The Sumis And Naga Labour Corps (NLC) [1917-1918]

History will recall that the Sumi Tribe comprised approximately 50% of the total strength of the Labour Corps drawn from the wilderness of Naga Hills by the British during World War-I to assist the war efforts of the Allied forces…

Extension of BEFR 1873 to plain areas of Nagaland and need for Foreigners Tribunals

There was a large scale influx of persons from the then East Pakistan, now Bangladesh into India before the commencement of December 1971 Indo-Pak war. Unabated influx of illegal migrants of Bangladesh into north-east India led to a perceptible change…

The CAB 2016 and its possible consequences

Not being a lawyer, my understanding of the Bill is limited and my opinion may contain legal errors. Thanks to Advocate Takamasa, Ex-MLA who has timely enlightened us on the legal implications of Citizenship(Amendment Bill) of 2016(CAB) vis-a-vis Art 371(A…

Land An Existential Thing

The Indigenous people the world over are rooted to their ancestral land which nurtures the social environment and from which a unique culture emanates and thrives. The culture is characterized by different customs, laws and procedures. It is this which…

The Citizenship (Amendment Bill) 2016 vis-à-vis Article 371 (A) of the Constitution of India and The Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation, 1873: An opinion

The Article 11 of the Constitution of India empowers the Parliament to regulate the right of citizenship law. The Citizenship Act, 1955(Act No.57 of 1955), an Act to provide for the acquisition and termination of India citizenship, in 1955, in…

Salvage Naga honour, dignity and identity

The Government of India has made it amply clear that the subject of “Sovereignty” and “Integration” is no longer negotiable. The NSCN (IM) is however singing a new song of sovereignty these days known as “shared sovereignty”. There is no…

Re-Imagining the Peace Process

Today, we need to re-imagine the Indo-Naga Peace Process with one that encompasses and compliments the political exchanges in Delhi between the Government of India and the Naga political groups by raising Naga peoples’ voices through inclusive participation and transparency.…

Where To? A Highway of Common Hope

Prologue The common dream of the Naga people needs unmasking. For years, we have absorbed all sorts of myths and prejudiced claims about our existence and about each other. We are unable to fathom that we are pathetic victims of…

Immanuel-God with Us

Rev. Dr. V.K. Nuh The most wondrous story of human history is God becoming man. It is amazing to imagine how our Heavenly Father, became a baby in the lap of a Virgin Mary who became speechless in the form…