NLSF Statement on Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016

We, the Nagas are all Indians by choice or coercion; pending the final settlement of the Indo-Naga issue. Most of us from the North-eastern States in mainland India have faced discrimination in some form or the other and are still…

Government Of Nagaland: Insincere Noise On Cab

Our gullible Nagas political leaders at the helms of governance are still dangerously flirting with surreal conjectures about the CAB…more worried about their immediate political survival alone while indifferently compromising the critical reality that is on the anvil to surreptitiously…

The PDA’s lack of integrity

Mostly the Hindus from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh including those in lakhs in India who are yet to get citizenship enrolment for want of requisite proof mostly in Assam under NRC will get registered as full-fledged citizens of India and…

Flaws and Flames on Article 371A: A critical Exposition and Observation

L.Moayanger Imchen, Advocate. A comprehensive study on the working of Article 371A has attained interesting prominence in the recent days. Many people have shared and contributed their scholastic views and opinions through mass media and other electronic means. I pen…

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…