IN-DEPTH THINKING AND POLITICAL WISDOM CRUCIAL TO SOLVING NAGA PROBLEM

By Oken Jeet Sandham Almost all the people and even those who have been so closely associated with leaders of the NSCN(IM) for years in working to find solution to the decades old Naga political issue have been caught napping when the Government of India has inked the “Framework Agreement” with the NSCN (IM) on August 3, 2015 at Delhi.

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THE SIGNING CEREMONY OF “FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT” & MODI MISSES MANY

By Oken Jeet Sandham I have been closely observing the fast political development taking place after Prime Minister Narendra Modi tersely conveyed his mind and plan towards settlement of the Naga issue to the 19-Member Parliamentary Working Committee (PWC) of Nagaland. He actually opened up his mind what he was intending to do with regard to the solution to the

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NOBODY KNOWS WHAT PRIME MINISTER MODI’S “80%” FORMULA TO NAGAS IS!

By Oken Jeet Sandham When 19-Member Parliamentary Working Committee (PWC) of Nagaland met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Delhi, he told them, “You expect 100. (But) If I give you 80%, doesn’t mean I will not give 20%.” Interestingly, this “80%” had prominently dominated in the two-day discussion on the Naga political issue from July 23 to 24, 2015 in

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WHY NOT ASKING PRIME MINISTER MODI TO GIVE 100 TO NAGAS NOT 80!

By Oken Jeet Sandham Two days of discussion on the Naga political issue with almost all the legislators taking part on the Floor of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly has shown very clearly that not a single legislators of the present 12th NLA is aware of the “Charter of Demands” on which the Government of India and the NSCN (IM) leaders

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CULTURE OF BANDHS, STRIKES, BLOCKADES IN NORTHEAST; BUT SOMETIMES THEY BECOME INSTRUMENT OF ACHIEVING GOALS

By Oken Jeet Sandham About 20 bandhs and blockades are normally called by several organizations in Assam in a month. Maximum bandhs and blockades are called in Districts of Karbi Anglong, Golaghat and Jorhat bordering Nagaland. Calling bandhs and blockades have become routine affairs in Assam. They will launch agitations in the form of “economic blockade” and sometimes a complete

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Nagaland heading for Opposition-less government; not healthy in democratic government

By Oken Jeet Sandham When press people asked Chief Minister TR Zeliang as to when he would fill the vacant Cabinet posts in his Council of Ministers. “Any time after the Assembly,” he told the good-tempered journalists who still wanted to know about the Congress’ joining his Ministry. The suave Chief Minister gave his final nod approving the Congress’ joining

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