A lingering memory of ethnic violence
For the past several years, the Kukis of Manipur in Northeast India have been observing September 13 as “Black Day” (Sahnit Nikho in local Thadou dialect) to remember the death of hundreds of Kukis during the Kuki-Naga clashes in the 1990s.
September 13, 1993 was the highest number of Kukis killed on a single day by the Naga Lim Guard and the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland led by Isak Chishi Swu and Thuingaleng Muivah (NSCN-IM).
Since 1994, the Kuki people across India and abroad have observed the day with mass prayers for peace, love and security. On this day, Kuki households put up a black flag and abstain from participating in entertainment programs.
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1 Jan 2009 - 8:51pm | editor
One person was injured when a minor blast took place in the city's Birubari area in the afternoon on Thursday. According to information, the bomb was planted inside a dustbin which exploded at around 2-45 in the afternoon.The injured person was waiting near the dustbin. Top ranked police officials rushed to the spot and investigation is on. The injury is said to be a minor one. Police say it an IED and that it's a handiwork of ULFA to terrorise the people on the new year's day.
16 Dec 2015 - 4:01pm | AT News Itanagar
A war like situation grips Itanagar and Naharlogun here an escalating group clash forced the authorities to clamp 144 Cr PC in the twin capital town of Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday.
Initially, a huge crowd gathered in front of the Assembly House to disrupt the session which began alleging that the Governor has summoned the session to disturb the Nabam Tuki government. The supporters of the chief minister further stoped many MLAs halfway.
Suddenly another crowd appeared in the scene in support of the session which, they said, was required to legislate a bill to end the Chakma Hajong impasse.
At a moment both the groups started attacking each other with stones and sticks forcing the policemen to sprang upon the people with lathi charge and blank firing.
All shops and business establishments, schools and colleges, banks and offices refused to open.
These uneasy scheme of things have marred the controversial 3 days session of the Assembly.
15 Dec 2015 - 9:25am | AT News
A vital proof suggesting a dangerous link of Pakistani terrorists with north eastern militant outfits to strike in various parts of the country.
According to a media report, a telephonic conversation has been intercepted where an alleged Jihadi has firmly revealed the presence of at least 100 terrorists to strike in Assam along with some other parts of the country with active support from ULFA.
During the conversation, the caller claimed to have underwent training in Bhutan along with ULFA much to a major concern for the security forces deployed in the north eastern counter insurgency operation.