T.R. Zeliang’s son is the managing director of the firm to which funds were allocated under the Chief Minister’s Road Development Fund.
Around the world, tradition often opposes equality. But when it comes to the question of gender equality, such situations can become volatile. That’s what happened in Nagaland, India this February.
Ultimately we are disabled by the inaccessible environment and poor attitudes that surround us, not the functional limitations of our disabilities, writes one of Nagaland’s leading voices for disability rights.
Liezietsu succeeds T.R. Zeliang who stepped down on Sunday amidst protests by various tribal organisations against the state government’s decision to reserve 33% seats for women in urban local body elections.
The bandh was called on January 31 to demand scrapping of 33% reservation for women in urban local body polls, suspension of policemen involved in the firing that left two persons dead and the resignation of the chief minister.
Chief minister T.R. Zeliang resigned in the wake of protests after the government announced 33% reservations for women in urban local bodies, giving rise to an intense power struggle.
The state has been rocked by protests after the government announced that there would be 33% reservations for women in urban local bodies.
The anger over constitutional reservations for women is being expressed in a negative way only because of a larger atmosphere of frustration in the state.
Sources say the chief minister has been in talks with the BJP to move with his supporters to that party if the pressure on him to resign heightens further.
Violent protests had broken out in the Nagaland capital two days ago with tribal groups demanding the resignation of chief minister T.R. Zeliang for his refusal to meet their demand on local body polls.
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The decision has drawn the ire of powerful tribal bodies, who have called for a state-wide bandh in response.
A round-up of what’s happening in India’s Northeast.
A recent study by the North East Network interviewed 132 women from various Naga tribes and found that they continue to be discriminated against under tribal customary laws.
There is a deep dichotomy, a fundamental two-ness in the Indian psyche which can be seen as an ‘India versus India’ phenomenon.
For the last few days, Ukhrul residents have been protesting against the chief minister’s visit and had called for a shutdown on Monday.
Sanjoy Hazarika talks about Rambuai: Mizoram’s ‘Trouble’ Years, a film he has co-written that documents the state’s secessionist movement and New Delhi’s ruthless response to it.
Students from a remote Naga village are turning to a school across the border in Myanmar, hoping this will increase their employment opportunities.
Australia, Canada and the UK issue fresh travel advisories for citizens to avoid Kashmir, Indo-Pak border areas and five northeastern states.
The state government may have the legal backing to enact a ban on dog meat, but will likely face public opposition to its implementation.
At a memorial for Isak Chishi Swu, there was notable tension on the future of the Framework Accord and the peace process.
Isak Chishi Swu had been undergoing treatment for almost a year at a private hospital in South Delhi.
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The following is the text of a public statement issued by the Editors of six newspapers in Nagaland – the Nagaland Post, Nagaland Page, Morung Express, Eastern Mirror, Tir Yimyim and Capi – on November 15, 2015. On October 25 2015, the Editors of five Nagaland-based media houses were issued a notification by […]
If you are from the north-east and decide to visit a museum or a monument in mainstream India, it is likely that your citizenship will be questioned Some might recall a news report on July 22 about a Naga student in Pune who visited a museum in the […]
The ‘Framework Accord’ with NSCN(I-M) can serve as a new paradigm for security and federalism, reconciling the aspirations of the Kashmiris and Nagas with the larger vision of a strong India
The accord, whatever its substance, has further burnished the perception that the BJP-led NDA government is a government that gets things done, particularly in the northeast.
The much awaited peace accord with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah) was finally signed on August 3, 2015. While details of the agreement have not yet been made public, The Wire brings you a timeline to Naga issue: Nagaland, in the run up to India’s Independence 19th century: […]
If the NSCN (IM) has dropped its demand for reunification of Naga areas, its supporters may well ask how the new agreement is better than the 1975 Shillong Accord which Isak and Muivah had rejected.
Although details of the framework agreement have not yet been made public, NSCN leaders say it will serve as the basis for further talks on a ‘final solution’.