North East - Developments & Debate

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    Migrant workers flee Manipur after killings

    Imphal (IANS): Hundreds of panic stricken migrant workers have started fleeing Manipur following frequent militant attacks on daily wage earners who don't belong to the State even as authorities began herding labourers into government relief camps, officials here said on Monday.

    A police spokesperson said up to 200 migrant workers from West Bengal and Bihar had left Manipur over the weekend fearing fresh attacks on non-Manipuri workers.

    "Despite best attempts at convincing them of adequate security cover, the workers were reluctant to stay back in Manipur," the police official said.

    Four migrant workers engaged by local contractors for construction work at the Central Agriculture University here were killed by unidentified militants on Thursday, the latest in a string of attacks on labourers from outside.

    "There is simply no security here as militants are capable of doing anything anywhere. Non-locals are not safe here in Manipur," said Prabir Mondal, a daily wage earner from West Bengal.

    Mr. Mondal was among 100-odd workers who left Imphal on Sunday by bus.

    "Most of the workers were from West Bengal, Bihar and Assam," Rajesh Jha, a middle aged construction worker originally hailing from Bihar and was working in Manipur for three years, said he left Imphal fearing for his life.

    Authorities meanwhile began herding non-Manipuri daily wage earners into government run relief camps set up here.

    "We are taking all possible steps to arrest the culprits and ensure security to the workers," said V. Zathang, the officiating Manipur police chief.

    Despite the two relief camps set up where an estimated 250 people were put up, migrant workers were jittery.

    "We are waiting for our dues from our contractors and once we get our money we plan to leave Manipur immediately," said Subir Das, a worker from Bihar.

    The immediate provocation for Thursday's killings was not known, but of late there has been an attack on either Hindi speakers or workers from outside Manipur - at least 20 of them were killed since February in separate incidents in the State.

    There are some 19-odd militant groups active in Manipur, bordering Myanmar, with demands ranging from secession to greater autonomy.

    The Hindu News Update Service
     
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    Woman injured in Manipur bomb blast

    Imphal (PTI): A woman was injured when a powerful bomb, suspected to be planted by militants, exploded in Imphal West district of Manipur today, official sources said.

    Sources said the bomb, attached to a two-wheeler, went off in front of the second Manipur Rifles battalion office at Pandon area near here at around 9.30 am injuring a woman passers-by.

    The police and security personnel went to the high security area soon afterwards and began frisking passers-by.

    The two wheeler might have been parked there either this morning or last night.

    No individual or group has claimed responsibility for the explosion.

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    Black Widow militants kill 12 villagers in Assam

    Guwahati (IANS): At least 12 people, including eight children, were killed and a cluster of huts set ablaze on Tuesday by separatist militants in Assam, officials said.

    A police spokesperson said heavily armed militants belonging to the Dima Halam Daogah (DHD) group, more popularly known as the Black Widow group, attacked Misadui village in North Cachar Hills district, about 320 km south of Assam's main city of Guwahati.

    “Suspected DHD militants first began torching down huts and then opened indiscriminate fire on fleeing villagers, in which about 12 people were killed,” district police chief Anurag Tangkha told IANS by telephone.

    Among those killed were eight children and two women.

    “At least a dozen of huts were set ablaze by the militants,” the police officer said.

    The village is located in an inaccessible area and inhabited by the Naga tribes people.

    “Police teams have since reached the spot and have launched a hunt to nab the rebels,” Mr. Tangkha said.

    The district has witnessed a string of attacks. About 50 people were killed in the past three months alone with the DHD responsible for the majority of the incidents.

    The Black Widow is fighting for an independent homeland for the Dimasa tribe in southern Assam since 1995.

    The leader of the Black Widow Jewel Garlossa was arrested by Assam police from Bangalore last week.

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    This is just amazing. Is the government retarded or just blind? My guess is partly both..

    Maybe if they take the Kashmir stick out of their arse and concentrate on rest of the India which matters, but that's asking too much.
     
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    Government is not retarded or its blind , Government is doing whatever it can do but the problem here is this that ours media , politicians all highlight the problem which is occuring in kashmir the most . And majority of Indians doesnt even know what really goes in that Northern east part of India .

    There are more terrorist outfits in North East and even more people have been killed and affected because of the violence in North East since the last 2 years but no one really cares .
     
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    Your point is? (I am sorry I am just trying to figure out what you are actually saying)

    Also, wtf has majority of Indians knowing or not knowing got to do with government being blind and powerless as usual? We hear a lot about Kashmir but you don't see us holding protests or fighting terrorists in there do you?

    One spineless government after another has just made us immune to human tragedy. Hell, most of the Indians are currently busy protesting the media showing how racist Australia is.. do you expect anything out of the average citizen in that case?

    It's the job of government to prevent such tragedies, not media or citizens. Any argument you can make against this fact is automatically invalid.
     
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    My point is clear .. Government is doing whatever it can do here , and in real such attacks should be stop by security forces but its even hard for them as terrorists operate within civilians .

    We do see protests time to time not only in Kashmir but even in Jammu and i think u dont even have any idea there were counter protests in Jammu and even in Kashmir ,assam,manipur,tripura always after such attacks supporting Government .

    Ours Government is not spineless as people trying to make it. the tactics which are used by terrorists always are hard to understand , they just carried out attacks being in public and just vanish in public .. Its like unseen enemy and its always hard to defeat them and this is even the problem in North Eastern parts .
     
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    Like I said, invalid. Do show me what the government is doing first and how effecting the actions were.

    Also, few protests in states SUFFERING from terrorism the most doesn't mean "rest of the Indians" are protesting. In other words, they are as effective as the spineless government in dealing with terrorism, like it or not. Or of course we can just bury our head in the sand like most people and pretend that everything's just dandy. It seems to be the nly way out for most Indians these days..

    ANYWAYS, if you think government is doing everything it can (why are people fleeing and protesting if they are doing such a good job?) then great.
     
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    Security forces are sacrifices thier lives for the safety of the civilians in all the trouble parts and even getting rid of terrorists in large numbers .. Political solutions are required not just military ones . Stationing all the armed forces to crush seperatists will create more problems .

    I seriously do think that Government is doing its best but proxies wars are always hard to win and these seperatist outfits cant match the armed forces and thats why they target and kill civilians . we still need time to secure ours borders completely and in North East , ethinicity card is used by terrorists
     
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    Bomb blast against ‘liquor sale’

    Iboyaima Laithangbam

    IMPHAL: Two persons, including a woman were seriously injured in a bomb blast on Tuesday at the main entrance of 2 Manipur Rifles here.

    The remote-controlled bomb, fitted in a scooter, was left near the canteen where liquor was being freely sold.

    Manipur is a dry State and women’s and various social organisations have been striving for total prohibition.

    The outlawed underground organisation, the Kangleipak Communist Party (Military Council), has claimed responsibility for the blast. It said that security forces were smuggling in Indian Made Foreign Liquor for sale with impunity.

    “This blast is merely a warning and if the sale is not stopped there will be more attacks,” it said. Police rushed to the canteen after the blast and confiscated hundreds of liquor bottles.

    The Hindu : National : Bomb blast against ‘liquor sale’
     
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    Three NDFB militants killed in encounter


    Lakhimpur (Assam) (PTI): Three National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) militants were killed and an armyman was injured in an encounter in Assam's Dhemaji district on Wednesday, police said.

    The incident happened when a joint team of Assam police and Army's 2nd Bihar Regiment launched an operation in Ghoghamukha Ouiguri area of Dhemaji district.

    In the encounter that followed, three militants were killed and an army jawan was injured, police said.

    Security forces found a 9 mm pistol with four rounds of ammunition, an AK-56 rifle, a 7.65 mm pistol with 19 cartridges and a 7.62 mm pistol with 50 bullets.

    The injured armyman was air-lifted to Dinjan Army Hospital in Dibrugarh, the sources added.

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    AK-56? Talk about funding, China has probably sent them a free tank as well.

    Also, in these encounters the casuality rate of Indian forces is way too high. Look at US forces in Iraq, they kill more and get killed or even injured even less. Government should seriously increase the funding and get some better equipment for the army. Terrorist threats like Naxals and NDFB (among others.. same people different names to confuse people) should've be wiped out a long time ago.

    Why isn't government calling a massive/lethal "WIPE THEM ALL" operation involving army and air-force at the same time? Maybe some politicians/parties (Left) don't want them all wiped out? But now that Congress doesn't have to deal with such people, they should spend all their resources in wiping these insects out.
     
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    Militant shot dead in Thoubal district

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    IMPHAL: The police and 21 Assam Rifles shot dead a militant in Thoubal district in Manipur on Wednesday.

    A 9mm pistol and some ammunition were recovered from his person.

    Meanwhile, women launched a sit-in in front of the police station at Jiribam bordering Assam, protesting against the alleged harassment of the president of the Manipur Students Federation by some army personnel

    The Hindu : National : Militant shot dead in Thoubal district
     
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    Two militants killed in encounter

    Guwahati (PTI): Two militants belonging to different outfits were killed in separate encounters in Assam on Friday, police said.

    A National Democratic Front of Bodoland militant was killed in an encounter during a joint operation by the army and police at Kacharital village under Kalaigaon police station in Udalguri district, they said.

    The security forces recovered a rifle and several rounds of ammunition from the slain militant.

    In another incident, a militant belonging to Dima Halam Daoga (Jewel) faction, was killed in an encounter with security forces at Maibong in trouble-torn North Cachar Hills district.

    The police recovered a rifle from the slain militant, sources added.

    The Hindu News Update Service
     
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    Four NDFB militants killed in Assam

    Sushanta Talukdar

    GUWAHATI: Four militants of the National Democratic Front of Boroland were killed in two separate encounters with the security forces in Kokrajhar and Sonitpur districts of Assam on Saturday.

    At Kachugaon, 20 km northeast of Gossaigaon in Kokrajhar district, three militants were killed in an encounter with the police and the Army. Three 9 mm pistols, five grenades, 27 rounds of AK-47 ammunition, extortion notes, a car and a motorbike were recovered. In the other encounter at Hathigate in Sonitpur district, a militant was killed. A 9 mm pistol and four rounds of ammunition were recovered.

    The Hindu : Front Page : Four NDFB militants killed in Assam






    Militants set fire to 27 houses in Dimasa village

    Sushanta Talukdar

    Guwahati: Suspected militants set ablaze 27 houses in a Dimasa village in southern Assam’s troubled North Cachar Hills district on Saturday.

    Police said the incident took place at Dolen Wattaling village near Maibong. A school student was reported missing after the attack.

    The Asam Satra Mahasabha, the apex body of the Satra (Vaishnavite monasteries), alleged that there was a conspiracy to include the N.C. Hills district in the Greater Nagalim demanded by some insurgent groups of Nagaland. This, the organisation claimed, fuelled the current spate of violence in the hill district. The organisation also suspected that there was a design by preachers of a particular faith from neighbouring States to convert the tribal people of the hill district and alleged that it was one of the reasons behind the violence.

    Asam Satra Mahasabha president Bhadra Krishna Goswami alleged that there was a conspiracy to wipe out the traditional culture and faith of the indigenous tribal communities of the hill district by certain quarters from neighbouring States.

    Mr. Goswami, accompanied by Janardan Deva Goswami, satradhikar of the Natun Kamalabari Satra in Majuli and Bhaba Goswami, secretary of the Mahasabha were speaking to reporters after returning from a three-day fact-finding tour to the hill district.

    Mr. Goswami said that apart from armed groups, preachers of a particular faith from neighbouring States had added fuel to the fire by sowing seeds of distrust among the tribes of the district.

    Mr. Janardan Deva Goswami claimed that common people of the two tribes said to be in conflict were still living in harmony although some quarters have been trying to project the ongoing violence by miscreants as a clash between the two.

    The satradhikar alleged that the government’s failure to arrest even a single miscreant had added to the feeling of insecurity among the affected villagers.

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    Two ultras killed in Assam
    Guwahati (PTI): Two militants have been killed by security forces in central Assam's Sonitpur district, Army sources said on Sunday.

    The militants were killed in a joint operation by army and police near the Dhekiajuli tea estate, about nine kms from the army's Missamari cantonment, at 9.30 pm last night.

    Army sources said the identity of the ultras were yet to be ascertained.

    One nine mm revolver, one AK-56 rifle and assorted ammunition was recovered from the spot.

    The Hindu News Update Service
     
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    Huge cache of arms and ammunition recovered in Assam

    Dibrugarh, June 24: Two sacks of arms and ammunition, suspected to be hidden by ULFA militants, have been recovered from Namgdang Reserve Forest in Assam's Dibrugarh district on Wednesday, official sources said.

    The arms and ammunition include one AK-56 rifle, one revolver, 3000 rounds of live ammunition, five grenades, three magazines, 30 detonators, two Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPG) and live cartridges of AK-47 series, the sources said.

    The cache of arms was unearthed from Roumari area of the forest where it was hidden underground in two sacks, the sources said.

    On a tip off, the police and troops of 11 Guards Regiment had launched a search inside the Reserve Forest beginning yesterday

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    ULFA bandh hits life in Assam; shops, banks shut
    25 Jun 2009, 1234 hrs IST, PTI


    GUWAHATI: Normal life was hit in Assam on Thursday due to a day-long Assam bandh called by the banned ULFA to protest against the stepped up operation by security forces against it.

    Shops, business establishments, banks, financial and educational institutions remained closed while traffic was thin on the national highways, official sources said here.

    Barring a few government-owned buses, there was no traffic on roads but trains and flights plied as scheduled.

    Security measures have been tightened as all major entry and exit routes of important cities and towns were sealed.

    Additional police pickets have been posted atop the Neelachal hills where the Ambubachi mela of Kamakhya temple was on with lakhs of devotees thronging the temple.

    The ULFA called the bandh to protest against heightened operation by security forces against it and other militant outfits in what it termed as fake encounters.

    Nearly 30 ultras, including six of ULFA and 24 others belonging to the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) have been killed in operation by security forces in the last one month in the state.

    ULFA bandh hits life in Assam; shops, banks shut - India - The Times of India
     
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    Two militants killed by security men

    Guwahati (PTI): Two militants were shot dead by security forces in Assam on Thursday where an ULFA-sponsored day-long bandh to protest operations against it affected normal life.

    A hardcore militant of the ULFA was tracked down by the police at Rani village in Kamrup (rural) district in the outskirts of the city in the early hours. The police shot dead the militant when he tried to escape in a motorcycle. A pistol and a hand grenade were recovered from him.

    In another operation, the Army and police shot dead a NDFB ultra Rajesh Basumatary in Kokrajhar district.

    Basumatary, who had recently returned from Bangladesh after receiving training was involved in an extortion racket in the district, police said. A 9.62 pistol, six rounds of ammunition were recovered from the ultra

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    Two NDFB militants arrested in Assam


    Guwahati, June 25: Two NDFB militants and three linkmen of a militant outfit were arrested in Assam's Sonitpur and North Cachar Hills district, police said on Thursday.

    Two NDFB cadres were nabbed by the police from Gohpur in Sonitpur district and a motor-cycle was seized from their possession today.

    In another incident, three linkmen of an unidentified militant outfit were arrested from Haflong town in North Cachar Hills district for allegedly extorting money from businessmen, the police said

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