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Nagaland Year Ender 2010
Dimapur, Dec.26 (NPN)
Published on 27 Dec. 2010 12:24 AM IST
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: While the year 2010 was marked by a series of events elsewhere such as the horrific earthquake that left more than two lakh people dead in Haiti in January 16; in India tragedy struck the nation when on May 22 the Air India plane from Dubai crashed while landing in Mangalore killing 159. India also adopted its new rupee symbol “`” which replaced ‘Rs/Re’.
In Nagaland, the year 2010 also witnessed significant developments within the various Naga nationalist groups in their journey of a common hope under the covenant of reconciliation which was signed by three leaders of the NSCN/GPRN (Isak-Muivah), GPRN/NSCN (Khaplang-Kitovi) and NNC (Brig Shingnya).
The reconciliation process received another jolt, when the NSCN(I-M) absented itself from the Chiangmai meet in November. The first jolt to the reconciliation process was in 2008 when factional clashes at Vihokhu between the NSCN(I-M) and NSCN(K) resulted in the killing of several armed cadres.
A Joint Working Group, comprising of representatives of the three signatory-groups was formed to act as a common platform to strengthen the reconciliation process.
NSCN(I-M) leader Th. Muivah returned to Nagaland for another consultative meeting with Naga tribal groups on March 18 but his declared plans to visit his native Somdal village in Ukhrul under Manipur was banned by the Manipur government. Muivah was stranded at Viswema village. Defying prohibitory orders, Nagas in Manipur attempted to breach the road block at the interstate boundary which led to firing by Manipur Police, killing two youths.
NSF delegates going to Tadubi for the proposed conference were also prevented from entering Manipur and in response, the NSF imposed an indefinite ban on all Manipur registration vehicles plying along the NH 39(now NH 29) within Naga inhabited areas.
After the May 12 meeting with union home secretary G.K.Pillai and Government Interlocuter R.S.Pandey at Viswema, Muivah ended his month-long stay and headed for Pfutsero and then visited some parts of Nagaland. However, the NNC and GPRN/NSCN opposed the visits accusing Muivah and the NSCN(I-M) of committing atrocities and genocide against Nagas, particularly those in Burma.
In response to the virtual declaration of war on the Meiteis by the Naga Hoho, the GPRN/NSCN hit out against the Naga Hoho and also against the NSF for imposing ban on Manipur registration vehicles. The GPRN/NSCN slammed the Naga Hoho and NSF saying they represented only a handful and not the majority of tribes of Nagaland.
The FNR also found itself virtually in a position of “being damned if it did and equally damned if it didn’t” after the GPRN/NSCN and the NNC agreed to unite unconditionally.
This was followed by expectations that the NSCNs and NNC would reconcile as agreed to at the September 18 summit at Dimapur signed by the Th.Muivah(NSCN/I-M),Kitovi Zhimomi(NSCN-K) and S.Singnya(NNC/FGN). However, the road to the reconciliation proved unachievable.
Even as the NSCN(I-M)condemned the unity among the two, the GPRN/NSCN, NNC/FGN and NNC(Senka) agreed to unite unconditionally on December 14.
On the government front, the bogus teachers issue raised a hue and cry among all and sundry and in the end, the DAN government relented by agreeing to allow those who were qualified to sit for exams and interview for government posts. The NSF however remained adamant that all those guilty be terminated from service, which the state government has not responded.
At the political front, the Congress, after its second consecutive electoral defeat in 2008 witnessed change of guards where I.Imkong was appointed as interim NPCC president and Tokheho Yepthomi replaced Chingwang Konyak as CLP leader on Janury 15.
Interim NPCC president I.Imkong was defeated nine months later by a big margin by S.I.Jamir who became the new NPCC president. The election was preceded by stray incidents and burning of the NPYC office room, purportedly by some members of the party opposed to S.I.Jamir.
The issue of financial irregularities and deficit leveled by the opposition Congress at the ruling DAN government especially the handling of the law and order in Dimapur in the face of kidnapping and extortions, dominated the media headlines in the later part of 2010.

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