NSCN-K: Decisive Moment, Uncertain Outcomes

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By Nijeesh N.
Research Assistant, Institute for Conflict Management

Shangwang Shangyung Khaplang widely known as S.S. Khaplang, the ‘chairman’ of the Khaplang faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-K) died in the evening of June 9, 2017, after a prolonged illness in a hospital at Taga in the Sagaing Division of Myanmar. Confirming his death, Indian intelligence sources disclosed that Khaplang, who belonged to the Hemi Naga tribe, had lately moved to Taga, the NSCN-K’s headquarters, from his native village Waktham, east of the Pangsau Pass on the Arunachal Pradesh-Myanmar border.

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Northeast: Persistent Anxieties

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By Giriraj Bhattacharjee
Research Assistant, Institute for Conflict Management

In the Northeast Security Review meeting, presided over by Union Home Minister (UHM) Rajnath Singh, held at New Delhi on May 16, 2017, security agencies demanded a greater presence of intelligence and Security Force (SF) personnel in five contiguous Districts of Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland along the Indo-Myanmar border. An unnamed official who participated in the meeting disclosed, "We have apprised the Home Minister of the security situation in the Northeast and informed him that all militant activities are being controlled from Arunachal's Tirap, Changlang and Longding Districts; and Nagaland's Mon and Tuensang Districts,". During the meeting it was emphasized that these five districts had emerged as the hub of the ‘last remaining militants’ in the Northeast.

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Odisha: Malkangiri: No End in Sight

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By Deepak Kumar Nayak
Research Assistant, Institute for Conflict Management

On June 3, 2017, Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) ‘commander’ Gadda Nageswara Rao aka Chinnabbai (38), carrying INR 400,000 reward on his head, was killed in an exchange of fire between the Security Forces (SFs) and Maoists in the Kapatuti Forest under Chitrakonda Police limits in Malkangiri District. A huge cache of explosives, some ammunition, a 9 mm pistol, Maoist literature and a kit bag were seized from the encounter site after the gun battle.

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Rajasthan’s Neo-Nazis Shows Their Contempt For The Poor

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By Soumya Dutta

Of late, these neo-Nazis have found a new identity to be demeaned and isolated – the all important‘vote bank’ of the poor in India. In BJP ruled Rajasthan, in the Dausa district, over 1.5 lakh poor households have been marked out prominently, with the demeaning sign painted in red over a yellow background – “I am from a poor family, and I take subsidised ration from the provisions of the National Food Security Act”, with the name and number prominently written below this forcible “declaration”

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http://www.countercurrents.org/2017/06/27/rajasthans-neo-nazis-shows-their-contempt-for-the-poor-in-yellow/

 

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OCTOBER 2017

Vol. 12 - No. 3










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