Prime Minister Modi stuns Nagas, others by not touching Naga issue

By Oken Jeet Sandham Never before had I come across any Indian Prime Ministers not referring to the Naga political issue whenever they paid a visit to Nagaland, because for the simple fact that the Naga political issue is as old as India’s Independence, besides the present state of Nagaland was born out of the “16-Point Agreement” signed in 1960

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Indian Prime Ministers lack wisdom on Naga issue

By Oken Jeet Sandham Many have already started losing their hopes on the long drawn out Center-NSCN (IM) talks with no early solution in sight. The Center and NSCN (IM) formally declared their ceasefire on July 25, 1997 and subsequently, they held over 80 rounds of talks. Both sides could iron out many contentious areas in their “Charters of Demand.”

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President fails to mention leaders who made Nagaland State happened

By Oken Jeet Sandham It is interesting to note that when the President Pranab Mukherjee spoke on the occasion of the historic celebration of the “50th Anniversary of the Nagaland Statehood” at Kisama on December 1, 2013, he did not mention even a single leader of the then Naga People’s Convention (NPC). Dr SC Jamir, ex-Nagaland Chief Minister and present

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Region and President Mukherjee

By Oken Jeet Sandham Pranab Mukherjee, the 13th President of India, is one of the known political faces in this country. He is widely considered among the political circles as the “Trouble Shooter” of the Congress Party. Whenever there were any political crises or Government crises either within the Congress Party or the Congress-led UPA Governments, he was always the

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