Issue important for the truce : Jamir
August 11 : Chief Minister of Nagaland, Mr. S.C. Jamir said
that the current ceasefire between GOI and NSCN (IM) "may
become redundant" if both the parties do not sort out their
differences and begin discussions on the core issue of the Naga
problem to evolve an amicable solution.
on the core issue must begin as soon as possible. Unless the
main issue is addressed soon, the ceasefire itself may become
redundant. The truce is only a means to create a congenial
atmosphere for the political dialogue to begin", he said.
Speaking on a news
portal, he said, "If the Government of India and the
underground leaders adopt a positive
attitude, the differences (on the cease-fire issue) can be
sorted out. Both sides needs to exercise restraint and decide on
the issues on merit, not on emotions or sentiment."
expressed satisfaction at the attitude
of the Centre, of late, and said New Delhi is moving ahead to
diffuse the crisis and evolve an acceptable solution "with
all sincerity". He
said: "The NSCN(I-M) and the NSCN (Khaplang) must swim with
the wishes of the people. The wishes of the people have to be
respected by all sides."
had earlier maintained that permanent peace can be restored in
the Naga areas only when the various rebel factions shed their
differences, come under a common platform and then discuss the
problem with the government of India. He has always been against
what he calls "a piecemeal solution" to the
longstanding Naga problem.
(August 11 : 11 PM)
govt to pressure Ulfa to wind up camps
August 11 : The new head of Bhutan Government has said all
efforts would be made to make the Indian separatist rebels
withdraw from the kingdom in accordance to the wishes of the
Bhutanese people, according to a report in Kuensel leading
newspaper of the country.
would focus on the security threat posed by the presence of the
United Liberation Front of Asom (Ulfa) and the National
Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB)," said Kuensel, quoting
Khandu Wangchuk, who assumed office on Friday as the Buddhist
nation's new head of government, as saying. "The
presence of the ULFA and the NDFB on Bhutanese soil is the main
problem facing the country," Wangchuk told a meeting on his
assuming office in Bhutan's capital Thimphu, attended by the
country's monarch Jigmye Singhye
was aware about the strong and unanimous view shared by all the
Bhutanese people that every effort must be made to make the
militants leave the country," the Bhutanese official said.
The outgoing Head
of Government Yeshey Zimba said: "Despite the presence of
the Indian militants, Bhutan is prospering because of the
blessings of its guardian deities and the enlightened leadership
of the Druk Gyalpo (king)."
Bhutanese authorities have held several rounds of talks with the
exiled Ulfa leaders to work out a 'peaceful exit' of the rebels
from the kingdom.
(August 11 : 11 PM)